World Watch List Website

World Watch List Website

Client: Open Doors USA Website: www.worldwatchlist.us Project Type: Custom WordPress Website Project Details: The World Watch List website was created in correlation with the launch of the Open Doors list of countries where persecution of Christians is most severe. Previously Open Doors would only focus on the countries for a limited time, but the goal of the new website was to have a year long focus on the countries while integrating it into all other online initiatives. What I Did: Lead in developing the website strategy and long-term mission. Lead creative for design and user experience. Designed the website around the Open Doors USA website for brand consistency. Integrated countries and news. Developed a custom WordPress theme for the...
One With Them Facebook App

One With Them Facebook App

Client: Open Doors USA Website: https://www.facebook.com/opendoorsfans?sk=app_222936761069057 Project Type: WordPress/Facebook App Project Details: This facebook app was created to facilitate the Open Doors ONE WITH THEM campaign website as well as gather more followers to the Open Doors USA fan page. The app mimicked the main website and allowed users to order wristbands and donate. Design/Development: The ONE WITH THEM website was modified to fit within the Facebook Fan Page canvas. Many features of the main website were removed due to the differences in audience. Website Features: Custom social media links, sign up forms, donation...
One With Them Website

One With Them Website

  Client: Open Doors USA Website: http://www.onewiththem.com Project Details: This website was created to facilitate the Open Doors ONE WITH THEM campaign that coincided with the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) in 2011. The campaign encouraged users to sign up to receive free wristbands as a reminder to pray for persecuted christians. In addition, users were encouraged to sign up for download materials for IDOP. Design/Development: The ONE WITH THEM website was designed by Contexture International and after being given the PSD I converted it into a fully functional WordPress website. The design was converted to fit the 960 grid (Nathan Smith). Website Features: Custom social media links, sign up forms, donation API, video lightbox, custom download center, custom rotating...
BuddyPress Mail() Fix

BuddyPress Mail() Fix

Today I installed the BuddyPress plugin to one of my WordPress sites in order to begin setting up a miniature social network for my family members to keep in contact with each other. Right away I noticed a problem where new users could not receive confirmation email. Also, after installing BuddyPress, I no longer received any sort of email from my site, even though WordPress use to do it. This is the message that I received: The e-mail could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function… So after scouring the internet and talking to BlueHost technical support I finally found a fix that worked in my situation. I’d like to share it because it took me half a day to find it. And the forums at BuddyPress are very difficult to navigate so it might just be easier if someone were to post it on their own site…which is what I’m doing. The answer came from a user in a WordPress forum. All I had to do was install a plugin. The plugin is called Mail From. It’s free, and even though it “hasn’t been tested” on my version of WordPress (3.2.1) it works and it saved me so much time. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the potential of BuddyPress and I can’t wait to get it fully set up and flowing on my families...