Website design for charity

Survivors West Yorkshire website design

WordPress support for Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY)

Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) has been our client for many years. We first took on their existing website in 2016 and have managed their hosting, security updates, and content edits for them ever since. 

As with many of our clients, when we take on sites developed by other companies, when it’s time for a refresh, we’re only too happy to quote for a new website build, as was the case with SWY this year when they felt it was time to give the old site a makeover.

Their existing website was built using WordPress, and with a file download system in place for leaflets and guides used throughout the site, it made sense to keep the same backend system.

Things have moved on a lot since their old site, so new ways of working would make editing the new site much easier than the old one. We use a WordPress framework called Beaver Builder to build all our sites. After many years of developing WordPress sites and trying all the big-name page builders and frameworks, it’s the most stable and easy-to-use system, making edits to the content very easy via the site’s front end.

As with all our bespoke website builds, we start with our designer putting together a mock-up of the new design. This design goes to the client for approval, and any requests or tweaks are made until we get it looking just right.

We start the build process with the design signed off in a fresh WordPress install. Subject to the number of pages and other features, this takes anywhere from five to ten business days, subject to content changes the client may wish to make along the way.

We ensure the client has access to the development copy of the website throughout the build, so if they have any input or wish to make content edits as we go along, they have complete access.

Upon completion, SWY took some time to run through the new site, checking the content and providing feedback on any page designs or layouts they wished to change.

With final approval, the old website is backed up and archived, and the new site is uploaded to the hosting server and put live. There are numerous tasks to complete, such as adding redirects to any old pages that are no longer needed, ensuring Google Analytics is running, and, most importantly, providing training on how to use the Beaver Builder page builder and tools.

We hope Survivors West Yorkshire gets many years of use out of their new site and visitors find it easy to navigate to get the vital information it provides.