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Sometimes you’ve got a variety of interests or specialties that are too much for a single site. Let us use our expertise with WordPress to build you an integrated network of sites.

There are many benefits to having a network of sites:

  • Single login allows access to all the website dashboards.
  • Information can be moved between sites quickly and easily.
  • Maintenance and updates are all handled from a central location.

For a few of our clients, we’ve created networks where all the sites are overseen by one person, but managed individually by different staff members – each a unique user – with their own speciality or job function.

Don’t be afraid to think big – we can build it and still keep it simple.

Community Action Initiative

Community Action Initiative came to us to create an integrated WordPress Network of sites. We created a fresh new design for the main site, worked with them to develop a streamlined data architecture, and created a fast, responsive template that is custom built to fit their needs. Their other network sites (Open Answers and Healthy Drinking BC) both run off a custom theme we developed for them that showcase custom built forum functionality. All of the sites on their network give the administrators the ability to manage Events, Training, Resources, and other Custom Post Types. A custom built page builder gives them the ability to create new pages with bright and engaging layouts without suffering the performance penalty.

Open Answers

Open Answers came to us to create an integrated WordPress Network of sites. Websites in the network include: Community Action Initiative and Healthy Drinking BC. The network of websites run off a custom theme we developed for them that showcases custom built forum functionality. All of the sites on their network give the administrators the ability to manage Events, Training, Resources, and other Custom Post Types. A custom built page builder gives them the ability to create new pages with bright and engaging layouts without suffering the performance hit that out of the box page builders create.

Healthy Drinking BC

Healthy Drinking BC came to us to create a website as part of an integrated WordPress Network of sites. The websites is based on a custom theme we developed with custom built forum functionality. All of the sites on their network give the administrators the ability to manage Events, Training, Resources, and other Custom Post Types. A bespoke page builder tool we built gives them the ability to create new pages with bright and engaging layouts without suffering the performance penalty that come with generic page builder plug-ins.

BC Landscaping and Nursery Association

The BCLNA site takes advantage of an integrated network to push information to its affiliate sites as well as event registration and numerous custom post types. Multiple unique contact forms make contacting specific staff members intuitive for the site users. The new updated design is responsive and separates the site into sections that each work to satisfy the unique needs of the different BCLNA related industry members. Event sponsorship and site wide ads are simple and intuitive with a combination of contact forms and custom post type. The vast member database is automatically synchronized with their Salesforce database to keep their records and data accurate.

Custom online data management solutions to manage member information help to streamline the yearly creation of their printed Buyers Guide, with member accessible front end management tools as well as many custom dashboard administration tools for BCLNA Staff.

We provide hosting and technical support, so this network of sites can continue to grow to meet the member’s needs.

Italian Cultural Centre

The Italian Cultural Centre (Il Centro) is a community hub for people in Vancouver seeking banquet venues, cultural events, workshops, and Italian classes. The site presents their range of services and we’re using a WordPress multisite system to support multiple website from one dashboard. Sites on the network also take advantage of WooCommerce integration and Il Centro can sell tickets to their events without the overhead of a third party reseller.

Vancouver Academy of Music

The VAM site was designed and built using the WordPress CMS to display the wide variety of music education available at the school. The fully responsive custom theme features custom fields, multiple custom post types,  secure contact forms, and is fully integrated with our custom payroll and registration tools. Our suite of custom plugins for VAM include Custom Faculty Payroll, Student Registration, Year End Controller Reports, and Registrar Management.

Hort Education

We migrated the Hort Education site from their old, difficult to use CMS to an integrated WordPress network. This allow them to feature content published on any of the other sites on that WordPress network, keeping the home page content fresh. We also did a redesign update on this site, keeping elements of the original design intact and updating it to be fully responsive and display across all devices. The design features slideshows, calendars, and dynamic content. Additional features include: event, job, and applicant registrations, as well as numerous custom post types. 

Plant Something BC

We built a site with integrated, automated, and fully customized data-based Google maps that allow visitors to search for garden centres and landscapers across British Columbia.  Site visitors can search the directory by city name or postal code to find the service nearest to them.

The data is managed across the BCLNA network of sites where the content is housed in one central location and displayed on any of the websites as needed. Social sharing is just a click away without the use of site slowing third party scripts, and our suite of caching tools mean the large and beautiful imagery loads in a snap.

Landscape British Columbia

The Landscape BC site takes advantage of an Integrated Network by displaying content from the member directory at their parent BCLNA site. A responsive theme that displays smoothly across all displays, the new Landscape BC theme also takes advantage of a custom Planting Calendar, which populates with seasonal planting information entered into Custom Fields.