The software for meeting role signups and member tracking is now available as open source from the WordPress.org repository as an extension to my RSVPMaker plugin. RSVPMaker must be installed and activated on top of a current release of WordPress before the RSVPMaker for Toastmasters extension.
You can obtain the Toastmasters plugin here:
This means you can install the software on your own web server, independent of WP4Toastmasters.com and my business, Carr Communications Inc. If you are going to pay for web hosting, I would ask you to
consider hosting with me taking advantage of the offer from this host, which has agreed to pay a referral fee. That would help provide financial support and business justification for this project. You will also get a deeper level of technical support because I’ll know exactly how the web server is set up. Online ordering of hosting services is a work in progress, so for now I’d ask you to put in a request through my contact form.
I understand there may be cases where hosting elsewhere may make sense, as in the case of a closed company club that wants to run the software inside the corporate firewall. By making the software open source, I also help to reassure people that there is no lock-in to be worried about: other web developers will be able to pick up where I left off.
I also hope Toastmasters with web development skills will examine the software and come back to me with suggestions for improvement or actual code contributions.
The Toastmasters-branded themes I created for this project are not in the WordPress.org repository, but may be downloaded here: