We absolutely love WordPress, the open source content management infrastructure. As the platform has matured (and, frankly, as we’ve gotten better at developing sites using it), we find ourselves turning to WordPress as our CMS of choice for most website projects. Here’s a smattering of recent work where we’ve used WordPress.
The Medical Research Charities website represents a port of another content management system, originally built using Ruby on Rails, to WordPress. MRC, a national agency that helps research organizations raise funds and create unique collaborations between donors, charities, and medical researchers, now finds it easier to publish information relevant to their mission, tie their website content more closely to their extensive social media efforts, and better manage the listing of current member agencies.
PEACE Inc. is “a non-profit community-based organization with the mission of helping people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient” located in Syracuse, New York. The WordPress site we designed and developed for PEACE Inc. incorporates the agency’s growing social media presence, leverages the organization’s strong use of Google Calendar to communicate events, and presents some content in multiple languages. Our engagement with PEACE Inc. included extensive consulting and training.
The Merchants Commons project is a modern, urban mixed-use building featuring over 34,000 square feet of commercial space and 66 residential apartment units in downtown Syracuse, New York. We designed, built, and maintain the project’s WordPress site in 2012. We used the popular Contact Form 7 and some custom jQuery to build the site’s residential application, offering potential residents a chance to see details on availability, floor plan, and square footage for various units.
Working with designer Tom Smith Design, we developed a WordPress site for NYC-area real estate developer Bluestone. The site gives visitors a clear picture of the range and quality of the firm’s extensive portfolio; the site is (via our use of the Foundation framework) fully responsive.
While it isn’t a site we built recently, we can’t help but mention the MPH News Digest site, a WordPress site we built for DeWitt, New York, independent school Manlius Pebble Hill School. While relatively simple under the hood – the site incorporates few plugins and (other than a custom theme) very little one-off development – the site is a great example of a well-planned and well-executed content strategy. The communication staff at the school write well, write often, and write content that appeals to the school’s diverse audiences.