Friends of Royal were wanting to move from really old WordPress system and theme that was very slow and hard to manage. My main job was to make the website look new and refreshed. And I also needed to make sure post-handover all of the website and content were manageable without needing much of my help.
My design approach was using flat design. This made it sure that website looked welcoming and engaging, and also this made it easy to develop CMS that was easy to implement.
Post hand-over, I have made sure most of the content is managed by Friends of Royal, without needing much of my help.
Custom built CMS can now handle adding galleries, events, event calendar along with pages and post. I find pride in my work when my clients can manage their website without needing my help. I make sure during design and development phase, content management by client is an integral part of my development process.
One of the main focus of Friends of Royal was to focus on volunteering events and get emails from visitors interested in those events. Some of the events were twice every week. So it was quiet important that these events could be easily populated from the CMS and user visiting website can select one or multiple dates they want to participate. Exporting data for the events based on dates or event name was important part of admin. These were to be handled efficiently too.
My solution was using custom post for creating Events that was very easy to manage and user visiting website could easily select the dates they wanted and send it to Friends of Royal. These were displayed in the front end using Calendar.
Result achieved – lightweight calendar system of events that were easy for both user and admin. Data exporting as needed for the general admin purpose.
Ecommerce shop was implemented using WooCommerce.
Membership was implemented using Gravity Form and PayPal Add-on.