In a continuous effort to enhance the value of EMDA’s web site, a new searchable version of the Member Directory is now live on the site: Search Member Directory. A search box, specifically tied to the Directory, now appears on every page, along with a second search box devoted to the web site content.
The PDF edition will continue to be updated on the site, and a print edition is available as well.
To create the searchable Directory, I looked at all sorts of WordPress plugins (and believe me there are lots!) before I decided on using Connections by Steven Zahm. The Connections plug-in has numerous format options, as well as some great extensions to enhance its usability – all for an extremely reasonable price.
My goal is to have all the information found in the print and PDF editions available through search too. The searchable Directory currently includes all members, their contact information (phone, fax, email and web site link), a biographical paragraph and the territory each distributor and/or rep member covers.
I will be adding logos and product code information in the next weeks, and I can add links to many social media sites too – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc. If you’d like to add social media links to your member profile, just shoot me a note. I just added a promotional video that Stew Peterson from North Country Marketing provided. Pretty cool!
Any other ideas for other things to add? Let me know!