The Denver Press Club on Monday launched a new website powered by the WordPress content management system.
It’s the first redesign in several years, and we will continue to make improvements to it over the coming months and weeks.
Club leadership chose WordPress because it powers more than one-third of the world’s websites, and many journalists already publish on WordPress and are familiar with its publishing system. As such, we will be blogging and writing event recaps much more consistently, many of which you can already find now on our blog.
It includes an updated events calendar that syncs with EventBrite, allowing our members to get and pay for tickets right from the website. Many members had previously raised concerns that they could not find events easily without going to our Facebook page.
The Club has also launched new information about the Denver Press Club Legacy Society — a new planned giving initiative that details how people can add the Press Club to be part of their estate plans.
Prospective members can also sign up for memberships right from the site, which will link off to Nexudus, our membership relationship management platform. We hope to make improvements to this process over the next few months.
The pages of our board of directors and members of our Hall of Fame and Damon Runyon Award honorees have been overhauled. We’ve also posted our member code of conduct, which all members agree to abide by while part of our organization.
We have also enabled HTTPS across our site for the first time, which will protect our users’ privacy, ensure that our content is authentic and improve our search engine optimization.
The site was designed by president Daniel Petty using WordPress, a design tool called Elementor. Petty has worked with WordPress since 2008, when he launched his college newspaper’s website on the platform. He later