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REQUIREMENTS Before starting, these requirements should be met: Service Body Requirements Trusted Servant Requirements Server/ISP Requirements Budget Requirements
SERVICE BODY REQUIREMENTS This may be the most important part of the entire process. Ensure that the Service Body responsible for maintaining the meeting list and/or Web site is 100% behind this. Also, try to get the correct Service Body to do this (like RSC, vs. ASC). Doing this ensures that the project has as much support as possible.
TRUSTED SERVANT REQUIREMENTS Besides the technical folks, you need people who can explain the BMLT and help others, and people to administer the system. The BMLT gives many people the opportunity to become involved in Service.
SERVER/ISP REQUIREMENTS There are some basic requirements for an ISP (Internet Service Provider). This is the outfit that runs the server on which you install the BMLT. PHP 5.1 or above (Root Server) PHP 5 or above (Satellites) PDO. This is standard in PHP 5.1 or Above. This is only required for the Root Server. Database (Like MySQL). This is only required for the Root Server. It needs a PDO driver.
BUDGET REQUIREMENTS BMLT CODE: $0 (The BMLT is completely free) HOSTING/ISP: $4/Month and up DOMAIN NAMES: $15/Year (Average –can be less) SETUP FEES: Often $0. Sometimes $20-$50 Special Technical Workers: $50 - $150 per hour You can expect minimal setup and “up front” fees, with a yearly commitment of about $100-$200. Try to get volunteers, as opposed to hiring special workers. Some ISPs will help set up Web sites (Often, for a fee).
WHAT TYPE OF BMLT? What type of BMLT server we do we want? Each of these types of BMLT implementation has very different requirements. Root Server Satellites
ROOT SERVER The “Root Server” is the main “hub” server for a BMLT implementation. There is only one root server, and it is installed and maintained by one Service Body (Usually an RSC). It is not actually used to find meetings. Its primary purpose is to allow administrators to edit meetings. The root server is set up as a standalone Web site. It is not integrated into any other Web site.
SATELLITES The BMLT comes with direct support for four different types of “satellites”: “Standalone” –Directly mixed into your site code The following are three plugins for the major CMS (Content Management Systems), frequently used to create NA Web sites: Joomla! Plugin –A plugin/component for Joomla! 1.5 and Up WordPress Plugin –A plugin for WordPress 2.X and Up Drupal Module –A module for Drupal 6 and Up
STANDALONE SATELLITE The “standalone” satellite is really just some PHP code that has been written to be easily integrated into the main code for your own Web site. All that is needed is a Web server capable of running PHP 5 or above (no need for a database). You download the code, and integrate it into your site.
JOOMLA COMPONENT Joomla! is a very common PHP-Based CMS that is being used to create a lot of great NA Web sites. Joomla! allows plugins to be written that can be easily integrated into a site without having to write any code. The administrator simply installs the file. The BMLT provides a very powerful Joomla! Component and plugin combination that is extremely simple to install and to use.
WORDPRESS PLUGIN WordPress is the most popular blog CMS in the world. It can be customized to create almost any kind of managed Web site; not just blogs, so it is used for many NA Web sites. The BMLT WordPress plugin is distributed through the official WordPress Plugin Repository, so it allows auto-install and auto-update. BMLT for WordPress is woven into pages.
DRUPAL MODULE Drupal is an outstanding CMS that is becoming very popular for many professional Web sites (the new US White House site is Drupal). The BMLT Drupal module provides both a “block,” allowing the BMLT to be placed into its own context, and a “content filter,” which allows it to be “woven” into the text of a page or post.
THE NEXT STEPS If the BMLT looks good to you, here are our recommended next steps: UNIFY
THE NEXT STEPS If the BMLT looks good to you, here are our recommended next steps: UNIFY EVALUATE
THE NEXT STEPS If the BMLT looks good to you, here are our recommended next steps: UNIFY EVALUATE PLAN
THE NEXT STEPS If the BMLT looks good to you, here are our recommended next steps: UNIFY EVALUATE PLAN IMPLEMENT