One of the things that would make the WordPress for Toastmasters software more useful for more club leaders is better and better organized documentation. I will be working on a series of articles (outlined below) and would also appreciate help from volunteers. For starters, you can tell me what’s missing from my list.

First, let me share the first installment in this project and a few other recent posts.

How To Do X Documentation Project

This is a series of short tutorials, offered as a work in progress (just getting started). If there is no link on the title, it’s planned but not yet published:

  • Routine Agenda Management Tasks:
    • Sign Up for a Role
    • Edit Signups
    • Recommend or Assign Roles
    • Print agenda
    • Export to Microsoft Word
    • Email agenda with a note, invitation to fill open roles
    • Show agenda
    • Show agenda with contact info for each participant
    • Show speech introductions
    • Signup Sheet – printable list of open roles for future meetings
    • Use Planner to sign up for multiple future meetings
  • How to Modify an Existing Agenda Event or Template
  • How to Create an Agenda Event or Template from Scratch
  • How to Create Multiple Events Using Projected Dates, Based on a Template
  • Specific Agenda Tasks for Club Leaders
    • How to Add Roles
    • How to Add Notes (Stage Directions) to the Agenda
    • How to Create Editable Notes (allow users to add / edit text in Edit Signups Mode)
    • How to Rearrange Agenda Roles and Notes
    • How to Set the Time Allowed for Each Part of the Meeting
    • How to Quickly Change Times (Agenda Timing Tool)
    • How to Add a Planned Absences Button to the Agenda
  • Record Keeping:
    • Edit History – correct the record after a meeting
    • Progress Reports screen:
      • Add Speech or Role – record accomplishments that occurred outside of a meeting
      • Edit (edit specific member records)
      • Edit Stats (Edit speech counts, gross statistics)
    • Attendance
  • Member / User Records
    • Add a single member
    • Import a spreadsheet of member records from toastmasters.org
    • Edit a member’s contact information
    • Reset a member’s password

 

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