Re: Wordpress for Cohousing & Other Community Websites
From: Catya Belfer (
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:59:48 -0700 (PDT)
I'm much more a drupal person than wordpress, but I can get around in
it - I signed up.

     - cat

Catya Belfer   -
Technical Director   -
Cohousing in MA!  -

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Sharon Villines
<sharon [at]> wrote:
> I started using Wordpress two years ago and have transitioned my community's 
> websites, public and private. I'm the only person in my community who knows 
> WordPress although there are several people with enough website and 
> programming experience to learn it quickly.
> The community as a whole would feel much better about using WordPress if they 
> knew there were other cohousing webmasters who could help them manage the 
> site in an emergency — like if I walk in front of a truck (sort of possible) 
> or go catatonic (totally possible). We have a guest room calendar designed in 
> 3-4 different languages by a resident who left years ago and we just pray 
> that it doesn't break. It's uglier than sin and has misspelled words but we 
> don't dare touch the files. We still "researve" rooms.
> So I set up a YahooGroup for webmasters in cohousing and other residential 
> communities using Wordpress and other open source programs — I know some use 
> Drupal. I thought a support group would benefit everyone both learning the 
> programs and hearing new ideas.
> I'm sort of beginning to learn Drupal because the TimeBank USA's tracking 
> program, Community Weaver, is now on Drupal and available for hosting on your 
> own website. I'm thinking again of trying to use it for workshare.
> To subscribe to the Wordpress list, send a blank message to:
> coho-wordpress-subscribe [at]
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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