Congregation Beit Shalom, a Jewish synagogue in Visalia, CA is Porterville Nerd’s latest happy client.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the new site you designed for us” says Para-Rabbinic Cynthia Simonian. “The custom design is beautiful and that you can update the website is terrific. People have been finding us and the website is an great asset to our congregation”
Beit Shalom Visalia engaged the Nerd to update its prior stale web site which had not updated for over a year. The new web site, in addition to the custom design created to meet the needs of the Congregation, is easily updated because it consists of a WordPress backend that handles seamlessly laying out the data and the management functionality.
WordPress is a popular blogging platform, that in the hands of a professional designer and programmer such as Barry Caplan, known professionally as the Porterville Nerd, can become a sophisticated yet easy-to-use system for active web and complex sites.
“I took care of all of the steps for Beit Shalom to have a web site they can be proud of and rely on. Before, all communication with the congregation was only via monthly email letters. Since the web site was stale with no one available to update the complicated technical pages, all information on the web site, including service calendars, was nearly a year out of date. Now, when I receive the monthly calendar, I am able to update the web site with each of the stories simply by filing in a form for each one, and this takes a matter of an hour or so a month. In addition, if material is available during the month, new material can be added in minutes as needed.” Caplan said.
Caplan continued, “In addition to the new ease of administration and special design, there are many new features that the earlier site did not have at all. Photo galleries of precious memories, sophisticated search of content, RSS feeds, archives of old newsletters, driving directions from anywhere, and more help the members of the Congregation stay connected, whether on their computer or browsing via their iPhones.”
Implementation of additional features for a second version are underway. Planned for the next round of development are automated payment of dues via e-commerce and additional search engine optimization.
Is your web site stale and no longer serving its complete purpose? Porterville Nerd specializes in revitalizing web sites with beautiful designs and semi-custom and custom functionality. Updating content with Porterville Nerd designed web sites is always a snap – just fill out a form and don’t worry about the formatting or technical details. The Nerd can host your web site for you and manage all aspects of the technical implementation, including email addresses so you don’t have to. Either you or the Nerd, or both, can update content as needed. Training is available.
See how easy it can be to have a web site you will want your customers and visitors to visit. It is easier and less expensive than you think, it is time to make online an important part of your marketing strategy again isn’t it?
Special development rates are available to non-profits and religious organizations.