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How a UK Charity was saved by Rocket Theme!

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    How a UK Charity was saved by Rocket Theme!

    Posted 3 years 3 months ago
    • The story of this website.
      tme.org.uk/

      I give some of my time to help non-profit organisations.
      Early in 2016 I found out that TME, one of our non-profit partners had experienced a wipe-out on their site when their hosting company had a problem.
      They thought they had backups - but the reality was different, sadly.
      So I offered to help the charity recover their website.
      The site was in WordPress which at the time I had no experience of - I was using Joomla.
      But RT was developing in WordPress.
      And I felt I had enough trust in RT to see what I could do to slowly rebuild the site.

      First I used the charity's existing theme but added Rok Sprocket to help present the latest news.
      We managed to rebuild the website so it worked.
      But I was really nervous.

      The theme they were using was 'free' and to be honest had zilch support.
      So, early this year I decided to convert the whole site to the Protean Wordpress theme.
      One of the issues was that previously the charity had 3 subdomains - each with its own Wordpress install.
      So we worked on bringing these subdomains together as much as possible.

      What was important was to be able to create seperate options for different sections on the website.

      For instance the charity provides educational software, for free on DVDs.
      Which are used in over 30 countries.
      People can order these DVDs for free - however the process needs to have a shopping cart systen to make this possible.
      WooCommerce was what was being used - so we used RT's integration of the WooCommerce plugin to adapt it to our needs.
      http://tme.org.uk/dvds/

      On top of this - the charity also offers their software to be viewed online - or downloaded.
      So we needed to create different pages / outlines for this section.
      http://tme.org.uk/online-lessons/
      We also incorparated a membership systen into these outlines.

      Altogether we are using 7 different outlines to control the whole process! I have no idea how we could have achived this using a different theme!

      http://tme.org.uk/

      Feedback welcome

      Please note: I have no affiliate relationship with Rocket Theme. I pay my annual fees like everyone else
    • Last Edit: 3 years 3 months ago by safeworld4women.
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    Re: How a UK Charity was saved by Rocket Theme!

    Posted 3 years 3 months ago
    • Thank you very much for sharing your experience. The site looks great! well done!

      Regards, Mark.
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    Re: How a UK Charity was saved by Rocket Theme!

    Posted 3 years 3 months ago
    • Thanks Mark
      And also thanks to everyone at RT who helped answer questions along the way.

      Andrew
    • My wife and I design, build and maintain websites as volunteers - for non-profit organisations. And occasionally for therapists, musicians and artists.

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