Here at matm we like WordPress. As well as being the world’s biggest web publishing software, it’s:
- Coded in one of the most popular web programming languages (PHP) which is backed by a hugely knowledgeable worldwide community
- Open source, which means the core code is open to everyone and you’re not reliant on proprietary systems
- …and best of all, free! That translates to reduced costs for us which we can pass on to our web clients. Who can argue with that?
When Shropshire-based charity Severn Hospice approached us to build a multi-functional events “shop” into their existing WordPress site, I couldn’t resist the challenge.
Using extensive knowledge of the content management software, shared between myself and developer colleague Richard Pilsbury, we have tapped into user-control functionality built in to WordPress to develop a plugin that allows visitors to register for their very own ‘my Severn Hospice’ profile.
From here, supporters can sign up for events, manage their personal information, register as a team, make a donation, pay in sponsorship money and more. It’s all generated “on-the-fly” using WordPress ‘shortcodes’, meaning maximum extendibility with no programming required by Severn Hospice at all.
If you want to extend your current WordPress website with a bespoke plugin created specifically for your needs, or want to convert your website to WordPress, get in touch. We’re happy to talk through the options with you.