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About SevaWebSites.org: The “live sites” I build and maintain that are listed here in the INFO-WP site are multilingual and are here for reference only. For more information about them go to each and click Site News or Site Tech News in the “Main Menu” of a live site. The progressive political “test/demo” sites I build are also multilingual.  Most of those listed if not otherwise labeled are BETA sites; but some may be listed as ALPHA for those site viewers curious about “early works in progress”.  There are a great many of the “test/demo” sites; many of which can be accessed via the Test Sites “menu tree” at the top of most web pages.

Content of Test/Demo Sites:  English is my first language and is the language with which I create “stub” content for my “test/demo” web sites.  All posts and pages I create have what I call “generic content”, content which by technical means on-site and off-site I can change for an entire “test/demo” site text from my “generic” text to some of the “basic branded text” which a client web site adopter (e.g. candidate, party, organization) might want on a site I repurpose, provide and in some cases help them deploy on their chosen web hosting service for their use.

While the content is “generic” in what you “see and get” online now, sooner or later, so far as the mood suits me, I may add an automatically translated Spanish version of 1+ of the more important, at least to me, web pages and/or blog posts.

Stub content is by my definition just sample, place-holder and ‘generic’ (not client specific) content, often just sparse or annotated outlines of future-content, and/or generic content with keywords (a) noted by me during site creation and upgrading before it has been adopted by a client and (b) keywords easily found and modified during site porting by whomever is doing the site porting tasks.  Then more rarely there may some real site content such as “help files” regarding site features, how site administrators can (re)configure them and how site end-users can use them.

For sites that are to be easily ported and tailored for a client’s uses, unless the client provided me examples of content s/he or his or her organization wants, the real content I create is also 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 the client’s ‘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 or an organization’s mission statement.  Something giving an example to a site-requesting client who does not yet know what to say or something a future site owner and operator can quickly find and change — once they own, operate, and have learned to use their web site — to suit their purposes.

ALL OF MY SITES ARE FREE TO PROGRESSIVE CLIENT POLITICAL PARTIES AND CANDIDATES.  But you and your organization, if you have one, have to prove to me you are really a progressive, that you are a US (or Canadian) citizen, and that you have (or will soon find) at least 1+ technically competent Internet and computer server administration person and eventually also have (or will soon find) at least 1+ technically competent web site content manager and developer.  These people will take over your day-to-day management of your site once I have set it up, or helped your administrator(s) set it up, and a few of “your people” have become a bit accustomed to using your site.

The download site(s) for high-beta-number sites, for well tested release 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, information of that kind 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) I provide to a client. The ‘readme’ or “generic-names” file will be for the use of the site port installer. I envision it be used as a check-list to aid him or her, the site administrator, in the automated porting and site tailoring of key aspects of their new site at site-restoration time on their target web hosting server.

Summary of This Site’s Content:  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 originally and 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, Demo Sites and Experimental Sites. Some when listed on this site may be given “test, demo, or experimental” labels as well.

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.

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