The free club website offer from the WordPress for Toastmasters project is back! Fill out the signup form at toastmost.org, and you can be adding content to your website and setting up your online agenda and meeting role signups within minutes.
WordPress for Toastmasters is an open source software project that adds Toastmasters-specific branding and functionality to the world’s most popular blogging and web content management platform. You get access to professional, world-class tools to use in your club marketing and recruiting efforts, combined with the ability to manage club agendas, invite members to sign up for roles, and track member progress through the educational program.
This is a volunteer project led by me, David F. Carr, based on software I originally created for my home club, Club Awesome Toastmasters, and decided to share with other Toastmasters club leaders.
I continue to seek advertisers and sponsors to underwrite the costs of this project, particularly related to the toastmost.org club website hosting offer. See Support the WordPress for Toastmasters project.
The software itself is available for free, but you need a WordPress-powered website to host it on — and not everyone who could make use of the software is enough of a techie to set it up on their own. Toastmost.org simplifies the initial website setup. Creating the web content that shows what makes your club special is still up to you.
Keep This Service Free to Toastmasters Clubs
Running the toastmost.org service does cost money, which is why I briefly switched to a 6-month free trial offer for new sites, with the idea that clubs would pay a subscription fee after that period. However, I am going back to a free offer because I understand free is the only price that makes sense for most clubs.
I am currently experimenting with a couple of affiliate advertising programs that may help offset the costs of running the service as it grows. My preference is to secure direct advertiser or sponsor support. If you have a product or service that would be of interest to Toastmasters around the world who use this service, please consider becoming a sponsor. See Support the WordPress for Toastmasters project.