This is a super example of how WordPress enables low-budget non-profit and community organizations to have an attractive online presence and provide information and services to their constituents. ANC3B uses WordPress Plugins to increase the functionality of the website, including publish surveys on issues of local interests, and send out email blasts with meeting and agenda announcements.
Known as one of the best Brew Pubs in town, Iron Horse Taproom features lots of great brews on tap as well as skee ball, shuffleboard, and buck hunter. The design of the previous website was super strong visually, but, since it was all images (literally), did nothing to promote the ever-changing beer selection or their party-room rentals. With the new site on WordPress, Iron Horse now tweets their happy-hour promos and which games will be playing on the TVs.
YoKid is a wonderful non-profit organization in Arlington Virginia that brings yoga to inner city kids. Reading the quotes from kids about how yoga has helped them cope and relax is moving. The new site allows the organization to have a web presence and promote their work on a very slim budget.
Websites can – and should – change and evolve as your business grows and evolves. When I first launched the website for American Small Manufacturers in 2006, it was a huge jump in their visibility on a national scale, as well as the focal hub for 50+ member organizations.
Five years later the site was bogged down by dozens of archives and old links. This is a dynamic organization that is constantly putting our updates and success stories, but the static html website infrastructure was holding back access to the content. Clearly, this was a client that needed a database-driven website. WordPress to the rescue.
Sometimes it just all comes together in a sweet easy package.
Great product and great graphics… ripe to be spun into a different format. I love the owner’s mission statement: “We’re dedicated to finding simple solutions to the silly annoyances of dog ownership. Top of the list is the soggy dog.”
The result? A popping, crisp website, and an Alexa ranking that went from 9mil+ down to 1.6 million in two weeks!