Suggested Updates Based on Feedback of the Site

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the feedback discussion for the site. We appreciate you all pulling from your different experiences and skill sets to offer suggestions on making this site more functional.

We have made note of all of the feedback. The items that seemed to have the broadest impact are:

  • Top Menu: Add “Events” as a top menu in the main navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. so people can find events as soon as they arrive at the site
  • Event schema: Evaluate the changes currently underway to see if more is needed
  • Events search: Improve the search filters for events
  • Define audience: Determine who the audience is
  • Content updates: Use the content to tell a story that appeals to the selected audience

Community Team Next Steps

Before involving other teams, the Community Team should discuss and decide on the following:

  • Decide who the audience is for the site
  • Determine a clear call to action for the site
  • Determine if the current Schema updates that are underway are sufficient
  • Decide what images will replace the map and statistics on the Home page; the current suggestion is “people enjoying events”
  • Decide what filters are needed for the Upcoming Events list
  • Decide on logical names for the filters
  • Determine if filters are easy to find; suggest updates as needed
  • Determine if the sub-navigation is logically named; suggest updates as needed

Filters Currently Under Consideration

One of the items above is to decide what filters the Upcoming Events list needs. The following filters were mentioned in the feedback:

  • A filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. that displays results according to location 
  • A filter that displays reasonable according to proximity (within a certain number of miles/kilometers)
  • A filter that displays events happening on a selected day

If the Community Team decides they do not want these filters, please mention it so they can be removed from consideration.

Future Phases

Once the Community Team has made its decisions, a granular list of tasks can be discussed with the marketing, design, and development teams. There are also further discussions needed around changing the url to, the map, displaying statistics, and the future of the site.