The family tree looks so different, and has some of the same features as the rest of the site – why the duplication?
Well, they’re actually two different applications tied together, each one able to stand on its own as a complete website, so they’ve both got some of the same features.
The family tree comes from a different application, and is designed specifically to put genealogy information on the web. As such, it has its own login and user messaging features, there are quite a few family sites out there that just use TNG to handle the entire site.
I wanted a bit more, like the ability to share recipes and other articles and anything else I might dream up in the future, so I wrapped TNG in a frontend application called Joomla that gives me the flexibility to add stuff all over the place.
If you’ve got ideas on how to make all of this more sensible, PLEASE use the Contact form or comments or email and let me know!