About SevaWebSites.org: All the “test/demo” sites I build are multilingual. However, English, my first language, is the language with which I create “stub” content, i.e. sample, place-holder, sparse or annotated outlines of future-content, and/or generic content (with keywords easily found and modified during site porting) and real site content.
For sites that are to be easily ported and tailored for a client’s uses, the real content I create is my idea of generic first-draft content as summarized just above. Unless I have explicit content supplied by a client, I “make it up” in the following ways: In a WordPress (WP) site’s blog posts or article-like pages, in Joomla! and in Drupal articles, I limit my use of the names or ‘branding names’ in that content such as the name of a political party or candidate name or a state or county or city. Then I might write a very short, vague ‘generic’ summary of a typical party or candidate. Something a site-requesting client does not yet know what to say or something a future site owner and operator can quickly find and change to suit their purposes.
ALL OF MY SITES ARE FREE TO PROGRESSIVE CLIENT POLITICAL PARTIES AND CANDIDATES. But you have to prove to me you are really a progressive and you are a US (or Canadian) citizen.
The download site(s) for high-beta-number sites, for well testedrelease candidate sites and for generic versions of working ‘live’ released sites will be listed here.
For those downloadable sites generic ‘branding names’ used in a particular downloadable site will be listed in a ‘readme’ or ‘generic names’ text file bundled into (i.e. as a part of the compressed site folders and files). The ‘readme’ or “generic-names” file will be for the use of the site port installer as a check-list to aid him or her, the site administrator, in the automated porting and site tailoring of key aspects of the new site at site-restoration time on their target web hosting server.
This “Portal” site is sort of a table of contents of many of my sites showing some, but not all, of (1) my multilingual LIVE Sites I created in the past primarily for non-political purposes and (2) some of the works-in-progress (w.i.p.) progressive political sites I continue to develop, which I call my multilingual Test Sites / Experimental Sites.
Those w.i.p. sites are primarily those I want to make public, admittedly to attract inquires that may lead to the inquiring progressive person’s or party’s or candidate’s pledge to adopt 1+ of them. Actual site adoption implies the client or his or her technically competent IT person will download a copy of a beta or release candidate or deployed and working site and with their own people who can repurpose their site either as-it-is or as clones or “tailored ports” of it. The tailoring and porting of a downloaded site is to be done by the adopter’s, a.k.a. the client’s, “web site administration and site content management experts” a.k.a. future site competent administrators and competent web site content managers of the content authors and editors. They may be volunteers of paid staff of 1+ progressive political parties and candidates who want to or have adopted one of my “cloneable/portable” web sites. The list of what I consider to be ‘the most important’ and urgently to-be-adopted of my in-development sites are in the Test Sites / Experimental Sites section of this “Portal” site.
My Background Summarized: For over four decades I, JGW: Jennifer Gopinathadasi Woodward, have been a self-taught computer systems designer, developer, solo and lead unit and integrated systems tester, and systems documentation provider. In the 1980s I completed four college degrees related to my (1) pursing a PhD (not yet achieved) and (2) to getting better grants to pursue my life-long interest the R&D of and providing of above average free and low cost distance learning to the “poorest of the poor”. In the last 10 years I also have also been a self-taught web sites designer and content developer. See my résumés, a mixed summary of several and one for each major work area in which I have had significant work experience. My work experiences have ranged (from most experience to least) computers, instructional design and instructional content development, audio-visual content production, and stand-up training. To repeat, my education and work experiences you will find at JGW-SanFrancisco.org . Using an online form I provide on the JGW-SanFrancisco.org site, please consider making a request that I mock-up or develop a test site for you. Providing progressive political web sites, since 2010 exclusively for the US Green Party, US state GPs, then also for Bernie Sanders and the progressive candidates he and “his people” supported, became my foremost concerns up to and into the 2015-2016 election season. But I now hope to clone and port, or have web experts for other progressive parties and candidates clone and port, these ‘generic’ sites I provide for other USA and Canada progressive groups and even for progressives groups in other off-shore countries eventually to do the same as well.
W.I.P. Site’s Status: WordPress (-wp), Joomla! (-j3x), and Drupal (-d7) prototyped test sites — many listed in the Test Sites section of this site — are in alpha and beta states. Alpha sites tend to be really ugly, almost unusable yet. But the ‘intent’ of an alpha site once it becomes a beta site can be obvious to those more familiar with site development. In my beta sites, more parts of the site’s user interface (UI) are “intuitively obvious” and therefore usable by computer novices and have “stub” (place holder) content and a bit of real content to display to the site user when the user clicks on a menu or searches for content. But on beta sites some site functions are not working 100% yet. As the beta number, e.g. beta-1, beta-2, …, beta-20, etc. increases for a listed site, more functions are working and more real content is available on the site.
Site Porting WebWare: Because I use Akeeba Backup on all my WP and Joomla sites, I or a client site’s administrator can quickly clone one of my sites, ‘tailor’ the generic party (or candidate’s) name, state and county names for the ‘client’s brand’, install the tailored port on another web hosting provider and the ported for the client’s needs will be ready for the client’s administrators and content contributors to start using in about one hour.
Project Management WebWare: At this update writing in June 2019 WP5 does not have a working project management plugin. But WP5 has robust site user groups management, on-site (private) site users communications and collaborative content development tools. And it has “good enough” work flow management — almost as good as having a project management plugin. The few Joomla sites listed use the no longer developed ProjectFork system for project management and that PF system for the Joomla! major version 3x series of sites is definitely good enough” for most small to medium sized projects not familiar with ‘real’ medium to larger sized projects project management (PM) software. So the Joomla! sites I provide are primarily for project management automation assistance to small groups and those sites — and the PM software on the site — are fast to build and configure for your organization’s needs.
Drupal sites, mine and anyone else’s, take more time to update. However for those site administrators, including me, who have done such site updating a few times, it can be done in less than 30 minutes. But I have not in 10+ years of trying found a Drupal “Project Management Module” that can be installed on a site and be usable by site users for PM work. But creating ‘multiple sites’ with a single Drupal version 7 core is supposed to be easy to do — if the administrator has done it before.