Confluence works with WordPress as the preferred Content Management System (CMS) in a variety of difference scenarios, for example:
- The website already is implemented in WordPress – it rarely makes sense to move a site once it has been (well) implemented in any given CMS
- The site is mostly or completely a blog
- The site is very small, with highly non-technical users responsible for updating it
WordPress has come a very long way from the days when it was a blog creation tool. It is now a full-featured CMS that can certainly hold its own against other open source systems. Implementation partners need to take care to ensure the site is secure, as WordPress does have some unfortunately well publicized vulnerabilities, so it is important for example, to limit the file and folder write permissions and to ensure your site is up-to-date.
When used with a WordPress theme, WordPress implementations can represent a very cost-effective solution for small websites.
What Our Clients Say
"[…] and the team at Confluence have been amazing to work with! They've been patient, responsive and open to new ideas and directions, despite a frantic work pace, tight deadline, and ever-increasing amount of content. We issued a challenge in late January to get bellnursery.com up and running for the spring garden season, Confluence delivered. I personally look forward to continuing to work…on this and other projects in the future. "
Union for Reform Judaism
For the Union for Reform Judaism, we are migrating their existing Movable Type blog to WordPress and helping them create a blogging network focused on Reform Judaism. The system includes custom WordPress plugins to enable automatic configuration of new blogs and more granual permissions to ensure that blog administrators have access to everything they need without compromising the security of the entire blog network.
For Metro TeenAIDS, we performed a security audit of their WordPress installation and server, which resulted in a custom WordPress plugin to enforce strict database access rules throughout the entire WordPress system.
Food Research and Action Center
IMPACT Silver Spring
In this project, we defined and documented requirements for a new database system for integrated contact, donor and project management. We also implemented an Access database to collect/track information about door-to-door activism activities.
The Coordinating Center
Documented requirements and managed a software selection project to replace this nonprofit's aging case management software.
The Reverend Martha Macgill has spent a lifetime working within the Episcopal diocese, both in South Africa and the United States. Her meditations, or blogs, now have a home under Mother Martha's. We worked with Martha on branding, logo design, a stationery package and the website. Users can register for workshops and retreats online as well.
La Piana Consulting
After performing a strategic technology assessment, Confluence recommended that this virtual organization move to Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Standard Suite. This offering combines Microsoft Exchange, LiveMeeting, Office Communications and SharePoint into one integrated, hosted solution. For staff that must collaborate but work across the country and travel often, SharePoint offers a centralized, easy-to-use and easy-to-access web space for files, discussions, announcements, contact information and more.
We designed and implemented a web-based display of data collected by the Lodestar Foundation to support the Collaboration Prize. This included a searchable full-text indexed MySQL database with custom PHP programming to house applicant data.