Webmaster

 

WEBSITE USAGE REPORTS

 
Period

(28 days)

Visits per Month

The number of times our Website has been accessed

Unique Visitors

a person who visits a site at least once within the reporting period. Each visitor to the site is only counted once during the reporting period, so if the same IP address accesses the site the site many times, it still only counts as one visitor. Special measures are taken by analytical programs to filter out visits that are not human, such as visits from spiders, crawlers and other bots.

Pageviews

A page view (PV) is a Web analytics term that refers to each time a Web page is successfully loaded onto a user’s Web browser. Every time a Web page is viewed in a browser, the site’s analytical software will increase the total page view count by one.

October 2020 821
645
4,587
September 2020 605 463 3,269
August 2020 580 439 3,280
July 2020 (28 days) 501 392 2,503
June 2020    
May 2020 248    
April 2020 230    
March 2020 244    
February 2020 345    
Jan 2020 441    
Dec 2019    
November 2019    
October 2019 272 124  
September 2019 395 265  
August 2019 372 222  
July 2019 471 285  
June 2019 581 356  
May 2019    
April 2019 423 290  
March 2019 431 255  
Feb 2019 356 220  
Jan 2019 221 205  
Dec 2018 295 183  

 

BACKUP STATUS

Backup Status Message Prime  Backup location Secondary Backup Copy Location
     
The backup apparently succeeded and is now complete (Oct 04 16:25:47) Alan Jelley Dropbox Alan Jelley Laptop in Folder –

C:\Users\ALAN\Documents\Cycling\UpdraftPlus.Com 2020-10-04

 

     

 

 

WEBSITE CUSTOMISATION

This section has information on the way that the Website has been built and is managed

This page is in preparation

Guidance

The following website has been invaluable in finding out how to build and customise a WordPress website – http://www.wpbeginner.com/

Installing WordPress on the Website Infrastructure

Go on the 1&1 website, login as account holder and click the right buttons to install WordPress on our account.

Our 1&1 Account details are –  ??????

Password Protected Pages and Posts

These have all been setup to have the same password you used to access this information

This website gives information on how to password protect Pages and Posts – http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-password-protect-posts-in-wordpress/

Customisation using Plug-ins

A great deal of the additional capability of the site over an above the standrd WordPress model is delivered by installing, activationg and customising Plug-ins. The following is a list of the additional functionality that has been built using a range of different plug-ins.

1. Anti-Spam Protection

This is performed by a Plug-in called Akismet.

This website gives information as to how to setup and customise Akismet – http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/akismet-101-guide-for-all-wordpress-users/

To access our Akismet account go to – https://akismet.com/account/

Userid    ctc3at (only lowercase & numbers allowed)     Password – 8Hdioq3!C

Our API Key is – e78bdb4a7394

We are signed up for Basic Protection which is free for usage such as personal and clubs.

All spam is directed to a Spam folder and deleted after 15 days

2. Embedded PDFs

In order to eliminate the need to reformat table data from ride schedules sent out as newsletters into tables on web pages a plug-in has been installed which allows PDF’s to be included ‘as-is’

The Plug-in is called PDF Embedder – https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/pdf-embedder/#description

To use it just use the Add Media option as normal, PDF Embedder will then do all the clever stuff to include the PDF as is in the page.

3. Contact Form

This functionality has been built using an additional Plug-in called WPForms-lite

This website gives information as to how to setup and customise WPForms (the paid for professional version and our free – WPForms-lite version)  – http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/wpforms-most-beginner-friendly-wordpress-contact-form-plugin/

Note that once the form has been created it is only the ‘shortcode’ that is pasted into the Contact page

There is a Main Menu Contact form and a number of additional ones for queries regarding specific activities, such as contact a Tour Leader.These can be found in the WPForms section of the Dashboard sidebar.

The Main Menu Contact form is setup with chairman@coventryctc.org.uk as the recipient

4. Making Links from Gallery Photos

The standard Gallery function will on let you build one link from the whole gallery. In order to have individual photos within a gallery have its own unique link it is necessary to use an additional plug-in  called WP Gallery Custom Links

5. Using theSlideshow function

This uses a plugin called NextGen

The NextGen function can be ccessed from the Dashboard sidebar – Look for the Green square icon with ‘Gallery’

6. Using non-default Fonts – Easy Google Fonts

This is the plug-in – https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-fonts/

The fonts available with the Theme are very limited. The following plug-in has been installed to allow for a degree of customisation of the fonts used to build pages and posts.

This video outlines how the plug-in works – https://vimeo.com/77878709

This plug-in adds an additional Customization option called Typography

  1. Go to Appearance – Customize – Typography tab
  2. Customise the necessary font you need
  3. Click Publish

Currently I have not found any way of modifying –

  1. the default font for page / post data entry ….. I suggest using Verdana 10pt for the bulk of the text and Arial 12pt for any section headers.
  2. the font type and size for the menus … I will continue investigating

7. Website Monitoring

The Plug-in Google Analytics has been installed to track the way that the website is being used

This descibes how to install and use the plug-in http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-install-google-analytics-in-wordpress/

Google Analytics Account has been built and linked to my gmail account ‘alan.s.jelley@gmail.com’

The website Tracking ID is ‘UA-114460719-1’
 
 The Insight data can be accessed by opening the Insight icon on the Dashboard sidebar
 

Maintenance

Plug-in Updating

On a quite frequent basis updates for the installed Plug-in seem to become available, and are flagged in the rotating arrows symbol on the Dasboard header. Currently in the absence of any reason not to update them I click on the symbol and initiate the updates.

Tables using Tablepress

Adding additional function buttons to tables

This describes the facility and how you add the additionl code to the shortcode put in the page to call the table 

DataTables Buttons

The data tables Plug-in has been installed

 

 

IT INFRASTRUCTURE

This page describes the Infrastructure that supports the Website

This page is in preparation….current information provided by George Riches

Service Provision

1&1 is the service provider.
https://www.1and1.co.uk/

Contract Holder
George Riches is the contract holder. 

Contact with 1&1

First point of enquiry if there are issues is
https://help.1and1.co.uk/?hc=Control-Center

Service Provided

 

Domains

2 domains

www.coventrycyclist.org.uk

www.coventryctc.org.uk

George Riches pays for  www.coventrycyclist.org.uk

CTC Coventry pays for www.coventryctc.org.uk

…..  These are £7pa each at the moment.

Hosting

emailboxes  – There’s 8 at the moment. I think there’s no limit on the number we can have. 

Storage  – is 50 GB.  At the moment 20MB is used. 

Access  – via webmail, IMAP, POP, & probably more

email sending  – SMTP & webmail, possibly more

Hosting –  sftp, MySQL and the ability to run any of about 70 different programs (“applications”) on the host such as WordPress.

No doubt there are limits on storage, traffic & database usage, but it is unlikely that we get anywhere near them.

 

Payment

George Riches pays half the costs (for cycle advocacy) and CTC Coventry pays the other half.  £72 pa (2x£36).