The Bhakti Marga country website has been designed to assist countries market Bhakti Marga and allow them to communicate information about the organisation to people in their own region and language. The content and text contained in the country website is a condensed version of information that can be found on the international websites. The primary goals of a country website is to allow each country a way to promote their events/courses, support the work of country Swami/Swamini, take bookings for Gurudev darshan/satsang and manage enquires from the public. The website can also be extended to run an online shop, community forums or additional new features that a country may need.
Pricing and Payment
The cost of buying a country website is €100. This payment covers lifetime pro plugin renewals and font licences for Avenir.
Current additional modules
- WooCommerce online Bhakti Shop
- Online question and answer public forum for Swami’s
Each country website needs to be hosted on a web server. Vamadev can offer free web hosting and SSL certificate on his server for 2 years to get a country started. After two years, the following web hosting charges apply:
Website over 2 years old and:
– under €1000 in annual donations from devotees and course fees – free hosting
– over €1000 in annual donations from devotees and course fees – €50 year
– over €5000 in annual donations from devotees and course fees – €80 year
Alternatively, each country is welcome to self-host the website on a server of their choosing. Any server you choose, needs to run WordPress, have PHP installed and allow for the creation of a MySQL database.
How to maintain the website?
We recommend each country finds a seva volunteer to learn how to manage and change content on the website. Video tutorials are available to learn how to accomplish tasks such as setting up Darshan forms, create new pages, add events and so on.