About This Website

Handcrafted with care

This website was built in the winter months of 2019-2020 by parish volunteers.

It was officially launched February 28, 2020.

Comments, corrections and suggestions are welcome! Please direct inquiries to the pastor or the parish office.


Colours

The colours of the headings and highlights are the blue and gold from our Parish logo.

Hexadecimal colour values:

Logo Blue: #1a355e

Logo Gold: #bd9040

Nicer Gold, but close to Logo: #dd8500
(Looks better in borders and text on screen)


Photos & Images

Local photographs:

  • All photographs are used with the permission of the owner, or have been used in previous publications.
  • Photos of people will be used only with the permission of the persons shown.

Photos and graphic images from all sources, including internet:

  • Only images known or assumed to be license-free images are used, with recognition of the owner or artist given where appropriate.

We won’t knowingly violate copyright or use any images against the wishes of the subject or the owner. Please report any concerns or violations to the Parish office for prompt removal.


Parish Calendar

The parish calendar is a Google Calendar owned and shared by liturgycom@gmail.com.

The Google account liturgycom@gmail.com is controlled by the Catholic Parish of the Holy Name.

The calendar is maintained separately from the website via Google Calendar in Google Chrome web browser.


Sign-Ups

The sign-ups for mass and for yard maintenance are on SignUpGenius, an independent service at https://www.signupgenius.com/

Signup administration account: signupholyname@gmail.com.

We are subscribed to the SignUpGenius “Silver” plan which provides 3 ad-free signups and one extra admin account. It auto-renews annually in November.


Technology

This website is built on WordPress.com, using the “Chaplin” theme.

Why WordPress?

  • WordPress is recommended by the Archdiocese, for various reasons including support for orphaned websites.
  • This website is hosted on the Archdiocese website.
  • The Archdiocese is the WordPress license holder.
  • Licensing fees are paid by the Archdiocese. As the license holder and website host, they have “Super User” access in addition to an Admin login.

Why Chaplin?

Chaplin is a free theme developed by Anders Norén, based on the current (at the time) WordPress default theme “Twenty Twenty“.

  • It supports the new default block editor.
  • It includes 3-column page support.
  • It has the unique parallax cover image. (See the Front Page Cover Image Gallery).
  • Chaplin’s features enabled us to build a website that stands out from the rest.
  • At the time, Chaplin was stable and bug-free, while Twenty Twenty was not (we tried it).
  • Chaplin is optimized for mobile devices.
    • Readability on cell phones is a priority.
    • Some features, such as the calendars were configured specifically for cellphone users.
    • Chaplin recognizes the size and type of screen being used (computer / tablet / cell phone) and changes the display accordingly.
  • Chaplin is free.

More Technical: Plugins used

Thousands of WordPress plugins are available to provide additional features.

Active Plugins:

Inactive Plugins:

  • Contact Form 7
    • Not currently in use
    • Tool to create forms like the Calendar Event Request.
    • Not-so-handy because you need to code in HTML.
    • BUT it includes a DATE Field in its ‘free” version. WPForms wants a $25/month subscription for that.
    • It makes nicer looking forms than WPForms, but uglier notification email.
    • It has no security features (ie reCAPTCHA)
    • Used initially for the “Contact Us” features. Those were decommissioned in July 2020 and replaced by WPForms, to take advantage of reCAPTCHA.
    • Following that, later in 2020 we switched back to WPForms, for the sake of confidentiality. Contact Form 7 does NOT have an option to store all emails sent. It may have other uses in the future.

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