Bells of Freedom, a long time client of MITO, recently decided to go through another website re-design (this is the 3rd iteration!) Bells of Freedom is a non-profit specifically dedicated to connecting our in-service military men and women to the community they serve in the form of holiday “family” adoptions, emergency support, and the development of transitional housing. This organization is a program of Dance Hearts, a company who also uses us for their website design, maintenance, and management.
Overall, it was a “Modern Refresh” both look & feel. The original site was functional, but a bit wordy and lacking some of the modern-day features. The new site features a full-width template, a larger typeface to make it easier reading both desktop and mobile, and a simpler navigation system to make the site easier to navigate. Behind the scenes, we condensed each page to be more user friendly, create an interactive home page, and implimented more photos of the events. We also ensure it is fully responsive for good use on mobile devices and tablets.
Online Event Calendar
One updated feature that we incorporated was a new, more functional and user-friendly events calendar. This calendar is separated into Upcoming and Past events, helping users find any future or prior event they need to! Managing the events in the back-end is very easy, and we are able to display different “Event Feeds” throughout the rest of the website, such as on the home page and the Upcoming Events page.
Online Donation / Payment System
In the past, Bells of Freedom would accept donations through external links and pages. With the advancement of technology, we moved over all of the donations to be accepted through the Bells of Freedom website itself. This narrows down the amount of clicking someone has to do. You have the option to choose which area you want your donation going into along with choosing any amount you wish to give! We assisted in setting up a Stripe credit card processing account so all payments are safely and securely processed without any interaction from the user or administrators.
Old vs. New Website Screenshots
Built on WordPress
This website is built on WordPress which is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) framework. WordPress is hugely popular due to its ease of use, wide range of capabilities, customizable architecture and a large pool of designers and developers. WordPress powers over 60% of all CMS type of websites, over 30% of the total internet and is backed by a pool of over 100,000 designers and developers.
The extremely wide-range of plugins and add-ons make the site easy to upgrade and expand in regards to functionality and content. Because of its popularity, the architects of WordPress keep the overall platform and architecture easy for webmasters and website owners to update content on the site.
MITO’s WordPress Deployment
We take great care in ensuring all of our WordPress Websites are built to the top of recommended standards.
- Mobile-friendly and Responsive for great display across all devices.
- Easy to use navigation and user interface
- Optimized best in class performance
- Search Engine Friendly design and implementation
- Additional layers of safeguarding from malware and attack
Experience that Counts
We have been developing on WordPress for over 12 years and are WordPress experts. If you are ready to power your website with WordPress Or need help with your WordPress design, development, issues or maintenance, then contact us today.
Manged WordPress Hosting
We’ve not only designed this website, but we’ve also hosted and maintained it. Since this new site is built on WordPress, the site is under our Managed WordPress hosting plan where we host, secure, and maintain the site. This company doesn’t have to worry about this site. Learn more about our Managed WordPress Hosting services here.