With rising costs from our previous hosting company, I decided to make a change and rebuild the website on a different, more flexible platform. The new website will enable us to get information posted faster as well as open up electronic payments and registrations for rides. It’s still not 100% done, but if you find something odd or broken, please send me a message. If you have any content you’d like to include, let me know! Here’s some key improvements:
- We can allow multiple editors to create announcements and ride updates. This means, if the manager for Maplewood West has an announcement, they can create the post and it will show up on the Maplewood West ride page as well as the front page! Our newsletter editor can put his email blast information on the website without asking me to do it!
- Electronic Ride Registration and Payments! Wahoo!!! This is ride manager dependent, but for some rides, you’ll be able to create your UMECRA entry form and pay online. This also includes the ability to upload a coggins test result and pay camping fees (for rides who collect them). I was able to duplicate the exact UMECRA ride agreement, including signature collection, based on your form entries. And, once you enter a ride, your information is able to be retrieved easily for the next entry form (no credit card information is ever stored – anywhere). Also, you can still use the online registration form and mail a check! We’re a pretty accommodating group.
- Less annual fees. As mentioned, our prior company was charging us a lot to host our little website. This new website is a fraction of the cost yet allows me to make things fun and interactive.
I hope you like it. Thanks all.
Deb – Mndra.com Webdesigner