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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.

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 anyone in Vancouver seeking anything from banquet services to Italian classes. The site presents their range of services clearly, using an integrated WordPress multisite. With a unique dashboard for each department within Il Centro, this site’s user interface is optimized for different tasks, from registration and ticketing to news updates. 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 with Event Espresso.

Our long term working relationship means we have moved beyond traditional web services and we now also provide and maintain cloud based backup services with redundancy, giving Il Centro confidence in their data storage solutions, and have created 360° Photo Spheres of their rental venues attached to their Google Places listing, and embedded them in the site.

Vancouver Academy of Music

The VAM site was designed and built using the WordPress CMS. The fully responsive custom theme features custom fields, multiple custom post types,  secure contact forms, and is fully integrated with custom payroll and registration functionality. Our suite of custom plugins for VAM include Custom Faculty Payroll, Student Registration, Year End Controller Reports, and Registrar Management. Our long term working relationship means their site is ready to grow alongside them whenever they require new functionality, and our training and continued support for the staff gives them the confidence to handle this large suite of custom tools. We also actively manage Google Adwords, ensuring that the site is always visible when potential students are searching.

As a result of our changes enrollment at VAM has increased 25%.

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 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 pulled to where it is needed, making content management simple and straightforward. 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.

Good Space Plan

We built an online interior design service that allows people to get professional help to design and execute their DIY interior renovations. We worked with Good Space and custom built a collaborative space for client and designer to interact and automated much of the pre-sale work. This complex network of collaborative projects is built upon WordPress and integrated with BuddyPress as a collaborative tool.

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.