I’m sorry to announce I will be standing down from my position as webmaster, due to my upcoming planned relocation to Malaysia: as you might imagine, I have many loose ends to tie off before I leave. I’m hoping for a quick handover, so please form an orderly queue 🙂 Expressions of interest to the Chairman in the first instance, please.
As I see it, my successor has the choice of starting from scratch – in which case there is not much need for me to be involved – or continuing to use the current site, which is based on WordPress. Starting from scratch would imply some reinvention of the wheel when it comes to member-only content, although I know that the restricted access to the site is a contentious issue, and it may need to be revisited,
It follows that some familiarity with WordPress would be advantageous, and knowledge of php (a programming language) would be a positive bonus (there are one or two things I have done with php beyond the usual functions offered by WordPress, but these developments are not very advanced). Certainly, WordPress is a popular platform (one of the reasons why I opted for it) and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that we will find someone else who knows their way around it. In any event, whether we stick with WordPress or not, I will gladly work with my successor until he or she is happy to take over fully.
Finally, my thanks to you all for your trust, support, and constructive criticism. I’ve enjoyed the two years I’ve been club webmaster, and I am sad to have to relinquish the role. I will remain a club member, and look forward to seeing some of you in a muddy field somewhere.