Wiki - EPO Hackathon

EPO Hackathon

A one day hackathon to help organise and restructure the existing EPO sites. We will be looking at unsnarling the


Tuesday 8th August


tbc - at this moment it is the lobby of Mark's hotel - Mercure (Airport)
* Oude Haagseweg 20
* Tel : (+31)20/5126767 - Fax : (+31)20/6159027


The EPO Membership site has become snarled up with major upgrade issues and a bunch of oh-gods-it-is-easier-to-re-do-it problems. So that's the plan. It is currently a CiviCRM running in Drupal on its own install, we want to integrate it into the main EPO infrastructure. See objectives below.


Existing Info and thoughts

* Original used to be a static site for, and the members was a completely separate Drupal & Civi install.
* Website:
* Need to keep the hostname due to SEO etc.
* Kill existing drupal site, extracting data. Move to a different hostname eg. membersold.*
* Possible issue with automated billing in paypal - need to make sure that's still covered and we get info about it.

New items

* Needs to be easy to maintain, update, and manage.
* All under one site, sort out redirects from members.* to new site as required (302 redirects)
* Link up to paypal for payments.
* Recreate current functionality for donations and membership
* Minor style tweaks
* Blog post and announcement
* Wordpress improvements (Eg Akismet spam protection, jetpack, etc)

What needs sorting before

* Read through documentation for installing CiviCRM, upgrades, etc.
* Using the existing Wordpress site, double check about extra plugins.
* Read up on user rights on CiviCRM for wordpress and who should have access
* Tom/Finn: Proper breakdown of tasks and targets for the day
* Mark: Signup page, location and announcement of event


* Look at Xero, but not for this event.