Featured CMS: Let’s Talk About WordPress

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We are long-time advocates of open-source technology, and believe in finding solutions that are designed to meet the needs of your organization - no matter how big or small. Sometimes that means working with an efficient content management system (CMS) that is great for the here and now but is also versatile enough to evolve as you grow. While Drupal is a powerful CMS for complex, enterprise-level solutions, WordPress delivers custom-designed websites that are impressive and cost-effective.

WordPress is popular for a reason. Many people know it by name because of the sheer number of organizations that use it. What started out as a user-friendly platform for blogs is now a highly flexible CMS that is the backbone of countless businesses and non-profits. From brochure and ecommerce websites to learning management systems, WordPress has proven just how mighty it is.

We have many examples of how WordPress supports our clients in social justice, health and Indigenous-centred spaces. We’ll share a few of them here, along with highlights that show how WordPress might be the right solution for you. As a strategic partner, we love digging deep with our clients to understand your operations and digital ecosystems so we can work together on solutions that are well-aligned with your priorities.  


Benefits of WordPress

Delivering beautiful and engaging websites is where WordPress really shines. Given that millions of organizations depend on this platform to tell their stories, build relationships with their audiences, and operate their businesses, it’s no surprise that WordPress is the CMS of choice for all kinds of needs across many diverse sectors. Here are some of the most compelling reasons for choosing WordPress:

  •  Creative folks love its flexibility and capacity to translate static designs into engaging platforms 
  • A custom look and feel can be achieved cost-effectively 
  • The user-friendly interface and built-in publishing workflows make content management a breeze, and can be further streamlined by incorporating the Elementor drag-and-drop website builder plug-in
  • Versatile and customizable by utilizing supported plugins and themes 
  • Committed to accessibility according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 
  • SEO is simple and effective using the Yoast plug-in
  • Online learning and course delivery are set up for seamless delivery using LearnDash 
  • WooCommerce is a great option for ecommerce solutions


WordPress projects we celebrate

We have created some compelling WordPress websites over the years for a variety of organizations. We know it to be a great option for registered charities, virtual libraries, fundraising platforms and everything in between. 

Here are some examples of WordPress sites that leverage the platform’s flexibility and customization:

Belonging Network website was showcased on four devices to demonstrate its responsiveness. The homepage design showing 2 parent kissing their daughter. The design is  presented on a laptop, desktop screen, tablet, and mobile phone.

Belonging Network: Elementor, flexible content management 

Image of Gilda's Club website on mobile and tablet devices

Gilda’s Club Toronto: Elementor, donations, member portal

Image of Tseil-Waututh website on imac and tablet

Tsleil-Waututh Nation: - Elementor, flexible content management, member portal

What’s next

As an open-source CMS, WordPress is community-backed and always evolving. As with all technology, maintenance is required to protect your platform’s health and to take advantage of the ongoing advancements that come with open-source software. A bonus is that WordPress does not have licensing fees like its proprietary competitors. If you are thinking about refreshing your organization’s website or starting new, we are here to collaborate on strategic planning for your digital needs.