Red Kite just launched a new website for Team Fort Collins, a local non-profit that’s been providing alcohol and drug prevention services to the Fort Collins community since 1989. Team approached us about getting a fresh new look and reorganizing the existing content on the site, and also a way for them to more easily edit the site’s content and pages themselves. We suggested WordPress for its ease of use and flexibility for growth.
One of the useful tools we created for Team’s site editors is the DVD/Book Library. Adding new books and DVDs is going to be easier for them thanks to a feature of WordPress called custom post types.
When they need to add a new book, instead of creating a new page on the site all they need to do is click on ‘Add New Book.’ WordPress provides custom entry fields that pertain to books, not pages: Title, Year Published, Author, etc. and a place to upload an image of the book’s cover. Team can choose one or more categories and audiences, then the book will automatically show up in the correct place on the site. Much easier than editing each page and the order of library pages one at a time!