Following months of development and feedback, we are proud to announce the redesign and launch of our brand new website!
Our main goals were to create a new website for SEDA Members to use featuring a fully-integrated membership system, directory and events calendar. Our old, confusing system of having two websites, with two logins, one for SEDA and one for the Find-A-DJ system will be finally laid to rest in the coming weeks leaving behind a lean, mean and VERY green, slick and responsive site that is so much better in so many ways!
Two logins for two websites….GONE!
Directory profiles disappearing after you’ve edited them….ZAPPED!
Out of date information….NUKED!
The website was in serious need of an update and we looked long and hard at what we wanted and what we needed to do to get there.
One of the biggest irritations of our previous site, and certainly one of the things we had most negative feedback about from our Members was the confusion over having two websites with two logins. In addition to this, after signing up on our main website you had to wait for us to “upgrade” your account so that you had access to the private member areas. This could often take days, weeks, even months in some cases! Our Find-A-DJ system was equally as confusing, built on a very out-of-date directory template for WordPress. After editing your directory profile your listing would disappear until we had reviewed and published it again. It was pretty bad and we apologise.
So, what’s new around here?
Integrated Membership System & Directory
You will be pleased to know that we have now managed to fully integrate our membership system and our member directory directly into this new website! Just one login to remember giving you access to your membership information which you can update 24/7.
New members can now sign up and pay online using their credit or debit card. Pro-rata payments are automatically calculated when you join! Online payments are handled securely by Stripe (opens in a new window or tab).
Existing members have been automatically set up for online billing or you can continue to pay by bank transfer, cheque or Paypal if you wish. You can change your billing method easily when you log in to your account.
Because we now store your membership data online, we take the security of this information very seriously which is why we have moved our entire website onto a secure server. 128 bit SSL encryption protects your confidential data and credit/debit card information used during online transactions.
All-New Members Directory
Write both a short and extended profile to advertise your services and upload pictures to your on-line gallery. You can add links to all the popular social networks you use and we also give you access to a set of privacy controls to show as much or as little information as you wish.
For the general public they can very quickly search our directory either by name, by post code or by the different services you offer. No more worrying about which geographical areas you wish to advertise in!
All-New Events System
We’ve overhauled our events system which means that we can now list detailed information about future events on the website. For workshops like SEDAbuzz you now have the option to reserve your place by buying tickets online!
We would like to thank you for your patience with regards to the website and we really hope you find our new website easy to use. Don’t forget to update your profile to get our directory system working for you straight away. To log in you will need your registered email address and a password. Simply click on the log in link at the very top of the screen and request your password by email to get started.
If you have any problems with the website, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you out.