Website Administration Blog

20 May 2015 9:00 AM | Deleted user

The officer and contacts page in the about us menu has been updated with the annual meeting election results.


From April 18 2015

Wild Apricots latest version has a bug in relation to forum sticky posts.  They are incorrectly sorted on the CCBCC home page to show up as the most recent updates. To work around this I have removed all the sticky flags, so the most recent updates on the home page are once again at the top.


From Jan 24 2015

I fixed problems with the login fields reported by Bill Scott..  The password field was not its full height, the forgot password and stay logged in buttons were missing.    The fix was to choose a different theme for the website that had a larger login area to accomodate the google and facebook login features.   Of course the different theme caused problems. The main one being that menu bar type face was too small to be easily read.  So anyone logged in this morning has seen many different looks to the site as I tried various options.

I'm putting up the events for 2015.  There are many that don't have a lot of detail but that situation improves as we move through the year. 


From DEC. 10 2014

Wild Apricot, our website software developer has upgraded our system last night.   The biggest differences are that after logging in you stay on the home page and logging in with facebook and Google IDs is now possible. 


From Nov 03 2014:

The BLW 2014 winners list has been updated with the Dick Hopfner - and Jerry Gougan award winners, Art Cox and Frank Frett respectively.  I should have included that info a few weeks ago when the winners list was posted. 

Our out of date address surfaced in the member renewal emails that recently were automatically sent out.  The address of the club lurks in many out of the way spots on the website.


From August 21 2014

The August monthly meeting minutes have been posted in the member only/meeting minutes section.

Members can now create up to four member photo albums for other members to view.

Here's how to create the albums:

  1. LOGIN!
  2. Select View Profile under your name in the top right corner of the page
  3. Select Member Photo Albums
  4. Straightforward from this point on to create and edit the albums
  5. Post in the Forum to tell members that your pictures are up!

Here's how to view the albums:

  1. LOGIN!
  2. Navigate to Member Only then Private Member Directory
  3. Search for the Member and click on their name
  4. The albums are at the bottom of their profile

Keep it Appropriate!


From July 17 2014

The July monthly meeting minutes have been posted in the member only/meeting minutes section.


From June 30 2014

The June Newsletter has been posted in the News section.   Bill Scott does a great job editing and writing articles, but give him a break!  Write up a newsletter article and submit it to Bill.   He'll appreciate it.


From June 26 2014

The June monthly meeting minutes have been posted in the Member-Only/Meeting Minutes section.

The website is pretty legible now, but there are a few tweeks ahead.  Everything continues to function well.


From June 18 2014

I have begun work on modifying the "theme" of the website so that it is more compatible with mobile devices.  This work has just started and I'll have to check each page for readability. An example is that the menu bar is too long after logging in.  Another is the words "View Profile" and "Change Password" are almost invisible.  During this modification period the site will be online and functional.


From June 7 2014

The system has been updated.


From May 30 2014

The Annual Meeting Minutes are posted in Member-Only/Meeting Minutes section.

The June 7th maintenance of the website which uses Wild Apricot software will bring more flexibility to the way in which the website can be modified. The way the site looks and works will not change at this time but this additional flexibility will be the basis of future enhancements.  The  Wild Apricot programmers are currently working towards a mobile app (IOS first), and a membership card system among other things. 

From April 19 2014
More Events Updated!
Classifieds moved to the members only section.  Will no longer be in the newsletter.
All new active members now have member numbers manually assigned.   The member numbers are only for bragging rights and are not used by the current software system.

June 7 we will be migrating to the newest version of system software.
From April 16 20114
Many events updated.

In May, (exact date TBD), the site software will be updated to allow for more customization of the website.  This should be pretty transparent to members.

From April 8 2014
March meeting minutes added in member only section.

From March 10 2014
Many events added.

From Feb. 20 2014
Meeting Minutes from Feb 18th can be found in Member-Only section.
Events are being added to the calendar as they are scheduled.  Most have details forthcoming and will be updated as they become clear.

From Nov. 20 2013
New membership renewal instructions posted in members only section.

From Oct. 15 2013
The British Legends Weekend Winners List has been posted and 2013 Sponsor Thanks.
Both are under the British Legends Weekend pull down menu above.

From Sept.  6 2013
The Sponsor Page and Duty Roster are up.

From Aug. 25 2013
BLW preregistration function is online.

From July 13 2013
Members:  Please update your email addresses as they change.  If you've forgotten your password or need help changing your information email me at  and I'll get you fixed up.

I've created a new membership level for Toolship Award recipients to distinguish them from permanent honorary members.   I know, its a subtle distinction.

In other subtle news, member numbers for our newer members have been updated.  The member number field is not used by the Wild Apricot club management system. Its a carryover from the first decade of the club and is used as bragging rights for original members.

From May 4 2013
Several members commented on a big red x by their name when they registered for Safety Fast.   That indicates that they will not be on the PUBLICLY visible list of attendees that you see if you were to click on attendees to see who has already signed up. They are still registered for the event!!! Notifications of their registration still goes to the event coordinator and they still should receive confirmation emails.

To avoid the red X, check the box allowing other members to see your name when you fill out the registration form.
From April 5 2013
The Newsletters (find them under the NEWS menu) are now up to date.
From March 19 2013
The monthly meeting page wording in the "about us" section has minor changes.  BLW sponsor status updated.
From March 13 2013
Do you have a potential sponsor for BLW 2013?   The information in the Member-Only section's Media/Downloads
page in the right hand column has been updated, and the BLW Online Press Release.
From March 4 2013
I have streamlined the forum topics to better reflect the headings people are posting under and make them easier to find.  You will see the changes when you navigate the forums.  Two threads,  repair garages and triathlon, I've moved to Garages for Repair Work and Non-CBCC events respectively.  Because there is no facility to do that automatically I've cut and pasted each post individually, nothing has been lost but its not pretty.

I did not move the Motor Madness posts because that is less than a week away.

If you are posting about an event you can navigate to the forum topic on the event page.  This should make the discussions easier to find.

Because of the moving around I've bumped recent existing posts that are on the home page to get them in reasonably correct order. Also not pretty but....
FROM March 2 2013
You will get more out of this site if you login first.  Its needed to look up members, send messages to members, register for events, and add posts to the forum.

When you register for an event there is usually going to be a line for guests.  This refers to anyone besides yourself that is attending.  So if you are attending with your spouse enter 1, even though your spouse is a member.

Looking to the future:  The website host company is currently working on making the software more mobile friendly and will introduce an app later this year. 

President Dallaire has asked me to take the lead on website administration.  All other administrators will still remain administrators.

If you have an event that you feel should be listed on the calendar, send me an email addressed to    (Don't use the event address - it doesn't seem to get sent to me)

In order to cut down on spam for everyone, I have made email addresses private.  You can still send email to anyone by using the message feature.  Click on a members name, and a send message link will appear (along with other info).  If you want less privacy (or more) edit your own profile by clicking on the view profile link under your name at the top right of the home page.

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