Adding the functionality of WordPress to a world-class organization, and giving its tech-savvy members a private area to call their own
Toronto-based digital marketing agency Kobayashi Online developed the website for IT.Can, the association of Canadian practitioners of information technology law. The new, bi-lingual website helps them in their mission of fostering the development of this growing legal field. The design and project management was done by Doodletronics.
It-can.ca provides personal member areas for more than 250 members, who can access special, members-only information and resources.
The S2 Member Plugin plugin to enable members to register and pay for their annual membership online. Kobayashi Online customized the plugin so that the administrator can open 2013 renewals before the end of the year. This lets people buy their 2013 memberships in advance so their account does not expire. Different price options for membership categories were also added, including regular, student, and in-house council.
Kobayashi Online used the WPML plugin to make it-can.ca bilingual, which is essential for a truly Canada-wide organization. Site visitors can switch between from English to change the language from a drop-down menu at the top right of each page. Website URLs are in the same language as the page contents, making it easier for search engines to find these multi-lingual pages for web searches in different languages.
Thanks to the Formidable Pro plugin, site visitors can easily register for upcoming IT.CAN events and conferences. They can pay using a secure, PayPal-powered gateway that supports PayPal and all major credit cards.
The website was also built with expansion in mind, having incorporated the WordPress Content Management System to enable site administrators to update all site information, publish pages and posts, and modify sidebars.
It-can.ca features a newsletter section that is easily updated with PDF newsletters that provide the latest information on the organization. Site administrators can also add multimedia content such as audio recordings of roundtable discussions, and downloadable conference papers.
Thanks to Kobayashi Online’s development, IT.CAN’s new website is easily updatable with dynamic content, and enables members to manage their accounts, sign up for events, and access pertinent information.
Platform: WordPress 3.2.1
- Formidable Forms: A plugin to create custom forms.
- Formidable Payment: Sends posted results to PayPal for payment completion.
- Formidable Multilingual: Adds multilingual support for Formidable.
- s2Member® Framework: A powerful membership plugin for WordPress which protects and secures members-only content with roles and capabilities.
- WordPress SEO: An all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and more.
- WPML Multilingual CMS: A plugin that makes WordPress a multilingual CMS.
- WPML String Translation: Adds theme and plugins localization capabilities to WPML.
- Advanced Custom Fields: A plugin to allow greater page customization.
- BackupBuddy: Backs up files, settings, and content for a complete snapshot of your site, which enables simple site restores and migration to a new host or URL.
- Custom sidebars: Allows to create your own widgetized areas and custom sidebars, and select what sidebars to use for each post or page.