Club websites appear online in many types, designs and sizes but tend to have similar structures in terms of the type of pages and functions they include.
Below is a quick overview of the sections found on most websites…
The home page is generally the first introduction people have to a club. It usually has information on the club, membership details, latest news, details of monthly meetings and upcoming events.
The About or About Us page usually includes a more detailed club history, membership information, committee member list with contact information and a list of club awards.
The Events Calendar lists all the club’s upcoming events with entry forms. It may also include local third party events attended by the club.
A Photo Gallery is usually a popular part of a club website. It can contain multiple galleries with photos of members’ vehicles, AGMs and events attended. Galleries can be added to blog posts.
Blog posts (or articles) provide an overview of the club’s activities and can record the club history through event reports, restoration reports, technical information and advice.
The Classified Section include items for sale, including club merchandise, and a list of items which club members wish to source or sell (parts, manuals, etc.).
The shop enables the club to take membership fee payments and sell products such as club merchandise online. It includes a Shopping Cart and Payment Portal.
Some clubs add their newsletters to their websites; others prefer to keep them for their members only but will include a sample newsletter for prospective members to read.
The contact page provides a way for people to get in touch with the club. It can range from a basic email link to a form.
Many club websites include information and links to sponsors, useful information and services. Some clubs include members’ personal and business websites.
Event and membership applications forms can be added to the website for downloading by members.