WordPress website design

All Saints’, St Andrews

Moved from a static HTML website to a new custom-designed WordPress site on a new hosting account, allowing a small team to update the site.

Laptop showing the All Saints', St Andrews website homepage.

This was an enjoyable project not least because I saw it as an extension of my ministry to the faith community in St Andrews. Granting WordPress access to the church administrator and rector meant that the site could be updated quickly and easily with minimum training.

Gareth J M Saunders

Services

  • WordPress
  • Child theme
  • Graphic design
  • HTML, CSS
  • Domain name migration
  • Google Analytics

Client

All Saints’, St Andrews

Project date

2013 – present

Our collaboration

As the previous webmaster was retiring and I was a non-stipendiary priest at All Saints’ as well as working as the Assistant Web Manager/Information Architect at the University of St Andrews, I was asked by the then rector Fr Jonathan to redesign the church website.

We decided on moving from a static HTML site, which required specialist knowledge and software, to the WordPress content management system, allowing a small team to update the website using a nothing more than a web browser.

Fr Jonathan and I worked first on the information architecture (as a mind map) to understand what content was required, before splitting the content writing between us. We prioritised the most vital content and went live when that was ready in early 2014.

Since then I have helped maintain the site, created new pages as required and advised on the use of multimedia during the Covid-19 pandemic.

All Saints', St Andrews contact and who's who page showing Google Map at the top of the page and a contact form further down.

The site includes Google Maps integration and a custom contact form.

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