NonProfit Website Design for St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

NonProfit Website Design for St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

See my updated design for STAR Avian Rescue here.

This nonprofit website is the most complex site that I currently have online (STLCleanScene is no longer up). They didn’t know that WordPress could provide such extended functionality, and it was a pleasure to meet and exceed every single one of their “wishlist” items (and add some features that they didn’t know they wanted).

They signed a maintenance and hosting agreement, and I’ve committed to providing monthly code updates and improvements, training other volunteers to add content to the site, and generally keeping it up and running smoothly. STARAvian.org will be my ongoing project to showcase my best and most advanced work, including: WordPress implementation, graphic design, Search Engine Optimization, community development, and more. I am so excited!

Their site has the following features:

Inherit (native to WordPress with no mods or plugins):

    1. search engine friendly url structure
    2. site search
    3. article/news categories
    4. galleries on pages and posts
    5. ability to password protect pages or posts and to have pages not linked on menu
    6. ability to embed Youtube clips

Custom additional features:

  1. searchable, sortable, custom post types – “our birds” with subtypes “species” and “adoptable/adopted”
  2. board of directors/staff module
  3. events management with ability to RSVP
  4. fundraising module
  5. customer relationship management – to keep track of inventory, donors, volunteers, etc…
  6. project management to keep track of ongoing projects
  7. fully responsive and mobile accessible theme based on the iThemes Builder framework (an $80 value)
  8. automatic, weekly, backups (a $150 value)
  9. save contact forms to database/csv file
  10. newsletter (integrated with MailChimp)
  11. forums
    1. forum moderation
    2. private forums
    3. user profiles
  12. social sharing (to be added at launch)
  13. Search engine optimization features (to be added at launch):
    1. Search engine pinging when new content is published
    2. automatic sitemap generation
    3. search engine friendly URLs
    4. ..and other SEO tweaks
  14. Responsive rotating images/slideshow (you can make more than one and put it anywhere) – an $80 value
  15. related posts/birds/custom post type based on tags
  16. recent and/or random custom posts
  17. facebook integration and social sharing
  18. ability to login to and join forums from facebook and other social profiles (to be added at launch)
  19. site stats in back end
  20. auto image resizing & optimization
  21. caching and other best practices for website speed
  22. related posts
  23. spam protection (to be added at launch)
  24. training videos (to be added at launch)
  25. document and download controls

Don’t just look at the screenshots, go to STARAvian.org and see the site!

See my updated design for STAR Avian Rescue here.

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