|New Look Website - check it out!|
Our old MSAV/VPA website had grown to over 1000 pages with approximately 80 MB of linked files. It has been online for about 8 years and has become dated and time consuming to maintain. A decision was taken some months ago to build a new website based on the Joomla! Content Management system.
Joomla! offers Web 2.0 interactive features such as forums, blogs, polls, FAQs, RSS feeds and the ability for registered users to upload content and links from any web browser anywhere. Financial members who register will also be able to access restricted areas of the website with extra menus and documents that appear when you are logged in.
Most of the menu items on the new website will be familiar. The exception is Documents, where you will find Forms, Stat Reports and most of the documents you would expect to find in the Members Area such as Awards, Agreements and Wage rate sheets.
We currently have over 1200 members who can access the Members Area of our website. Unfortunately there is no easy way to transfer all those registration details (name, username, password and email address) across to the new website, so we will have to ask everyone to register again. (Apologies to members who have only recently been granted access to the previous Members Area.)