The Mankind Project Northwest Website (mkpnw.org and nw.mkp.org) is a public site that is integrated tightly with the Mankind Project’s “private” website. The public site serves men who want to learn about The Mankind Project in the northwest and the local communities of northwest area men.
This site is developed in WordPress and includes a plugin I developed that pulls several XML data feeds from MKP’s central database that provide information about our communities, contact persons and local I-Groups (men’s circles). The plugin (called MKP Connect) is designed to allow the mkpnw.org site to become a template for other areas. By simply activating the template and providing an area name (e.g. New England), the site will display the communities, contacts and I-groups, calendars and announcements belonging to the New England area.
The intended result of creation and deployment of this plugin is to help unify MKP’s brand and to provide localized functionality that would otherwise be unavailable to the different areas of MKP.