Just wanted to make a note here that the ubuntu-uk.org domain currently points to an empty site. It used to be Wordpress, but the installation fell into disrepair, so we made it unavailable. The box that the domain points to is a bitfolk.com VPS, but it’s quite old - running a 32-bit install of 18.04.6.
Ideally somewhere should be found to host a simple site. This could be just a signpost to everything else (like here, irc, matrix etc), and information about upcoming events. If we used a static site generator like nikola or hugo, and put the code in github then anyone could potentially contribute.
I’d be happy to help if someone wants to lead this. I’d strongly recommend we move away from the box that the domain is currently on for sure.
i had think about this, and believe this is a good way forward:
Create a static site using something like Hugo (I’m familiar with this tool, other tools are available)
Put the code for the site on GitHub in a repository called “website” under an org called “ubuntu-uk”
Use a GitHub action to deploy the site to a test URL
- Build the basic boilerplate pages on there such as ‘about us’ and ‘how to contact’, ‘where to find us’, ‘how to join’, 'how to modify this site etc
- Once we’re happy with it, point the ubuntu-uk.org domain at it
- Add a small number of volunteers as moderators of the org/repository
- Accept pull requests for changes to the site
Ok. I have created a repo, and made an ugly static site!
This gets automatically deployed to https://ubuntu-uk.github.io/website/
Nice contrast when you click the welcome.
Oh wow! That would be a great way to bootstrap our site! Thanks!
Ok, I forked the Korean Loco repo, stripped out some content, translated a little, and commented out things we don’t have or don’t have yet… and …
@Ernmander - added you to the team on github.
Your template is excellent for a LoCo team looking to quickly bootstrap a web presence. Would you be opposed to me forking it and making a more generic template for folks to use?
Why not, feel free to do so.
Thank you, most kind of you
We are remaking the Ubuntu-pt website based on it.
It’s going be great when it’s up and running.
Happy to be added/help out on GH as well
Thanks so much for volunteering to help! I’ve added you to the repo. Feel free to dive in
Thank you so much. So much appreciated.
Sorry to jump into the UK Local Community but I heard Popey talking about this on the Linux Matters podcast and it got my attention.
@aaronprisk, I would love to get something going here in the St. Louis area. Please let me know how I can help here in the US. I think, currently, we only have a couple of groups. One in Arizona and the other, well, I’m not sure.
Chad feel free to jump in. I hope @aaronprisk can get you squared away with a LoCo for your area
I really do think this is something that will go over well here in the St. Louis area.