Julie Marchese and her friends needed a site to promote their sports club for female athletes in the Portland, Maine area.
I came up with a site that, in addition to the usual WordPress wonderfulness:
- Is a fully-fledged membership solution.
Users can register for different annual programs via a form that then processes payments and makes administrating and tracking members a breeze.
- Members get access to:
- a members-only forum
- event calendar
- photo gallery and
- There’s also a simple store area that uses PayPal add-to-cart buttons and lightroom to display the product photos.
The godaddy.com hosting came with limited email space so I also set up Google Apps for the account so everyone can use Gmail with its vast free storage for their @shejams.com emails.
This is an example of a site that uses plugins to take WordPress from beyond its usual scope of being just blog software to being a full-on “Web 2.0” Content Management System and have it all manageable through WordPress’ famously simple-to-use, back-end admin panel.
If you’re interested in hearing more about which plugins I used, just use the comment form below. If you’re interested in having me do it all for you contact me with the details.