Big changes to the website coming…

So, some of you may have noticed a posting earlier (see Jan 15th) about new things with the website. Well, just so you know, they are still on the way. Lots of things have been going on recently: 1. I have a five month old daughter. 2. I started a new job on March 3rd. I am now a …..wait for it…..webmaster. Seriously, I get paid to do this stuff now. Specifically, I’m now the Webmaster for the Administrative Services Division at Western Illinois University.

Anyway, long story short, I’ve learned a great heaping pile about web design over the last few weeks, and I can pretty much do everything I’ve ever wanted to do with the site now. Problem is, I have to find time to do it. So, here’s the deal. One of the big changes I’ve been working on is converting over to WordPress (blogging/website content management system). If you want to see it in it’s current state, you can check it out here: http://www.knightscorps.org/wordpress/. It’s not finished, I’ve still got a lot of data to move over, and probably do some changes to the theme (colors and general look). But once it’s done, it’ll be a lot easier to sort through postings and get new ones (think RSS).

In addition to this, we’ll have a sortable, searchable database of members that will display what you want it to. Want to see everyone who was in the guard in 1982, want to find everyone named Neuleib, want to just see everyone who ever played baritone. A few clicks, and you’ll have it (I learned how to do that yesterday, I’m so excited). Want to play around with the roughest of rough versions, you can see it here: http://www.wiu.edu/users/mustl/php_test/dbasetest/today.php

So anyway, feel free to check out the wordpress version at the link above, I’m going to double post everything on this page and the wordpress one until I get the entire site converted over. Let me know what you think, you can post in the comments section, or email me at scott@knightscorps.org. Enjoy.

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