Classified Terms & Conditions

Rules for Posting Ads on VCOA website Classified Ad Section

  • Ads are not to advertise any commercial, for-profit enterprise
  • Classified ads may be posted at no charge by current members of VCOA
  • Ads must be Volvo related; such as cars, parts, printed matter, apparel, regalia etc.
  • No duplicate ads or spamming
  • Ads will expire and disappear from the site after 60 days after which they may be reposted by the seller
  • Item price and condition must be indicated
  • Obscenities and profanity are not allowed
  • Copyright material or images not allowed
  • VCOA makes no claim of condition, authenticity or in anyway takes responsibility and does not warrant any item offered for sale
  • The Classified Ads section is for members use to post ads only.  Do not use to post questions or other commentary; please use the VCOA Forums for this purpose.
  • Members who abuse this posting feature may be restricted from further ad activity, face possible banning from the site or membership cancellation.

Warning!   Do not respond to requests for a Western Union transaction.

Chapter Websites

VCOA Chapter Websites

vcoa chapter 354x235This is a specially bundled package consisting of the website framework, support documentation and hosting program for officially sanctioned Chapters of the Volvo Club of America.   The VCOA Chapter site was developed to help build brand awareness and enhance communication and integration between local chapters the club's national endeavors.

Flexible WordPress Solution

Based on the very popular WordPress CMS, the Chapter website program is an all-inclusive package intended to make running, maintaining and keeping your chapter website up-to-date and relevant as easy and painless as possible.  Included in the bundled package is the website designed and coordinated with the national VCOA.org site, all required plugins and widgets installed and configured, hosting on state-of-the-art servers and online support documentation.

Designed and developed with the assistance of a sanctioned VCOA Chapter desiring a new website and research into existing chapter sites, as well as competitive association chapter sites, we believe a well-rounded chapter site bundle has evolved.   The VCOA Chapter template can be utilized to promote local chapter and national events, act as a social sounding board and even post new events, blog posts and news articles to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many more social sites automatically, eliminating monotonous duplication of effort.

The power of the Chapter theme doesn't stop there; a membership control program is also embedded that allows permissions to be granted or withheld to designated member-only areas of the site, such as the posting of member classified ads.   The membership program also allows for the collection and payment processing of dues, if desired.

For those unfamiliar with WordPress, 24/7 access to a comprehensive online support document is provided directly from the administrative panel.

Further information is available on this program offering and a preview is available for the fully featured demonstration site.

Hosting Features

Hosting is provided on state-of-the-art servers featuring 100% SSD technology.  Solid State Drives, are a type of hard drive that uses no mechanical parts and provides substantial performance upgrades from traditional spinning drives.  Solid State Drives give you faster read/write speeds, can handle more disk requests and can push through significantly more data than a standard Hard Disk Drive.*

Server Features Include:

  • Disk Quota - 3000 MB
  • Monthly Bandwidth - 3000 MB
  • Max FTP Accounts - 3
  • Max Email Accounts - 10
  • Max Email Lists - 3
  • Max Databases - 3
  • Maximum Hourly Email by Domain Relayed - 300
  • cPanel administrative interface
  • 100% SSD (Solid State Drives)
  • Raid 6 drive configuration
  • CentOS: Enterprise Class Linux

* During testing on our best-in-class servers, we found:

  • SSDs perform about 20 times faster than HDDs
  • SSDs were able to push through about 65% more data from the server
  • During times of high I/O requests, these data numbers can rise to approximately 95% when compared to HDDs

 Bottom line: SSDs mean improved performance and increased uptime.

VCOA Chapter Package

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This is a customized hosting program for officially sanctioned Chapters of the Volvo Club of America.   The VCOA Chapter site was developed to enhance communication and integration between local chapters the club's national endeavors.
 
The Chapter website program is an all-inclusive package intended to make running, maintaining and keeping your chapter website up to date and relevant as easy and painless as possible.   Included in the program is the website designed and coordinated with the national VCOA.org site, annual hosting on state-of-the-art servers, template updates if required and more.
 
A new chapter site will require an initial account setup on the hosting server which entails WordPress and database installation, template installation, installation and configuration additional of modules and program components, server email configuration and administrative account configuration.
 
A Google Developers account must be created to obtain a Google Map API and a Google reCAPTCHA API key is required as well.  All of this will be completed for a $25.00 setup fee.  All account administrative login credentials and site specifics will be provided to the chapter site administrator.  Please note that hosting for this package is only available on our designated servers.  Licensing for the Chapter theme and templates is a one time fee of $34.
 
Hosting for a chapter site is only $8.00/month, billable annually at $96.00.  A new chapter will most likely require Domain Name registration and pointing to the host server.  Chapters with an existing website may purchase this package and point their Domain Name to our servers.  An annual registration fee for a Domain Name is typically $15.00 and optional Domain Privacy is typically $10.00 per year.  While not required, Domain Privacy protects the registrant from unauthorized data collection, spamming and host hijacking (highly recommended).  Domain Names may be purchased from any registrar or purchased separately through our domain registration portal.
 
Provided with this package are the following included services:
  • Configured to maintain WordPress version updates automatically, directly from server
  • Create initial email address account
  • Setup Google Developer account and generate Map and reCAPTCHA keys
  • Theme maintenance and updates as required
  • Monitor server performance and up time
 
The chapter site administrator will be responsible for maintaining updates to additional modules and programs, as we will not have access to their administrative panels.  Administrators receive automatic email notification when update are available.  As expected, chapters will also be responsible for updating and maintaining site content, calendar events, gallery images, blogs and any other relevant content.
 
To summarize, the initial cost to license, install, configure servers and site is $155.  Thereafter, annual hosting is $96.
 
A full featured and fully responsive demonstration site is available to preview.   Feel free to test it on a range of devices from smart-phones to desktop computers.  View the VCOA Chapter website's comprehensive list of features here.

 

Chapter Site Features

Chapter Site Features

Each VCOA Chapter site is initially configured with a comprehensive collection of features tailored for typical chapter website requirements.  Additional functions and features can be added at any time for specific requirements or desires.

 

Major Features Include:

  • Clean, Modern, Professional Appearance
  • Fully responsive for viewing on mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers
  • Home page with four feature links to internal pages and a sidebar list of upcoming events
  • Chapter news/blog page and archives
  • Membership information page and registration form
  • Ability to collect chapter membership dues
  • Event calendar and listing pages
  • Social Feed function to push new events and news to social sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Classified ads
  • Website membership allows only members to post classified ads
  • Newsletter page and archives (newsletters can be emailed to subscriber list)
  • Newsletter subscription sidebar module
  • A Community page for social announcements
  • Forum links page
  • Galleries for both chapter and member images
  • About page featuring chapter officer images and profiles
  • Contact page with form and regional map
  • Configurable footer widgets
  • On-line Support Documentation for administrative settings and functions

For site administrators familiar with WordPress, transition to this template should be straightforward.  Those new to WordPress may find that there is a bit of a learning curve, but the site is fully configured and ready for the addition of your content.  Documentation is provided for basic procedures to get you started and includes theme specific settings and functions.  For those wanting to dig a little deeper, WordPress tutorials abound on the web.

 

 Notable Administrative Features:

  • Newsletters are created and sent from an administrative panel and the subscription list is maintained here as well.
  • Contact form messages and sender email addresses are stored in the database for easy retrieval. 
  • Classified ad maintenance is performed via the admin panel, but logged in members have the ability to post and edit their own ads.