Our story with Cedar Lake Foundation, Louisville’s ninth largest nonprofit, began at the Chamber of Saint Matthews Business Expo in 2021.
Cedar Lake’s WordPress website was experiencing crashes and significant downtime due to a corrupt database. This was attributed to the use of a poorly-coded commercial WordPress theme and a lack of maintenance.
Fixing the WordPress Theme
We started by first migrating Cedar Lake’s existing theme into our environment, which is a managed WordPress hosting service.
Then, we began repairing the database and editing the theme’s base code to avoid future disruptions.
We also made a handful of routine technical SEO fixes to optimize the overall size of the site.
Nerdy talk aside, it loads faster and is much more stable and secure.
Isn’t that enough for you people?!
Has this been your experience with WordPress?
That doesn’t mean you should scrap the platform altogether. You just might have some pieces missing.
Bad experiences with WordPress websites are almost always the result of using poorly-coded commercial themes and plugins alongside a bad hosting service (we won’t name names here, but ask us and we’ll keep you safe).
A stable website is critical for every nonprofit.
Nonprofits must have a reliable website and available marketing resources while running fundraising campaigns.
Especially if there is an expectation to attract corporate donors.
Connecting offline and online experiences is key to building trust with donors, volunteers, and the community. That begins and ends with a well-managed “home base” — your website.
Unconditional Love for People with Disabilities
Cedar Lake provides care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They offer residential living, community outreach and community-based services, and plenty more.
Learn more about Cedar Lake Foundation and how to support the organization.