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Bringing Clients into Every Step of the Website Process

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September 18, 2016

Bringing Clients into Every Step of the Website Process

Developer Kevin A. Barnes and client Megan McGee described the process of getting the new ExFabula.org website off the ground and establishing a cycle of continuous improvement.

Ex Fabula is a nonprofit that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula migrated its website from Joomla to WordPress in 2014, moved its online ticket sales from a third-party vendor to the Ex Fabula website (with WooCommerce) in 2015, and migrated from a .com to .org domain in 2016.

This talk examined that experience from both client and developer perspectives.

Presented at WordCamp MKE 2016 on September 18, 2016.

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Kevin A. Barnes

September 18, 2016
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  1. Kevin A. Barnes & Megan McGee WordCamp MKE 2016 September

    18, 2016
  2. Presentation available at: http://kevv.co/wcmke16/

  3. !  Website / WordPress Experience !  Hand-coded my first website

    (for fun) in 1995 !  Created my first WordPress site in 2004 !  Responsible for web development at Milwaukee agency Creatonomy from 2006 to 2011 !  Currently a Digital Experience Project Manager at Aurora Health Care !  Webmaster for ExFabula.org
  4. !  Public Allies Milwaukee alum !  Background in Theatre, Literature,

    and Spanish !  Passionate about personal stories and their ability to connect individuals and create the conditions for empathy !  Ex Fabula co-founder (fall 2009) !  Ex Fabula Executive Director since 2013 !  Knows enough web stuff to be dangerous
  5. !  What is Ex Fabula? !  The Ex Fabula Website

    Project !  Success Factors !  Questions and Answers !  Appendix: Resources
  6. !  What is Ex Fabula? !  The Ex Fabula Website

    Project !  Success Factors !  Questions and Answers !  Appendix: Resources
  7. Ex Fabula Ex Fabula is committed to strengthening community bonds

    through the art of storytelling.
  8. Ex Fabula Ex Fabula is committed to strengthening community bonds

    through the art of storytelling.
  9. !  What is Ex Fabula? !  The Ex Fabula Website

    Project !  Success Factors !  Questions and Answers !  Appendix: Resources
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  15. !  What is Ex Fabula? !  The Ex Fabula Website

    Project !  Success Factors !  Questions and Answers !  Appendix: Resources
  16. Success Factors Communication

  17. Success Factors Empowerment

  18. Success Factors Trust

  19. !  What is Ex Fabula? !  The Ex Fabula Website

    Project !  Success Factors !  Questions and Answers !  Appendix: Resources
  20. CONTACT KEVIN !  Email: connections@kevinabarnes.com !  Twitter: @KevinABarnes !  Download

    these slides: http://kevv.co/wcmke16/ !  Website: https://kevinabarnes.com CONTACT MEGAN !  Email: megan@exfabula.com !  Twitter: @ExFabula !  Download these slides: http://kevv.co/wcmke16/ !  Ex Fabula website: https://www.exfabula.org
  21. !  What is Ex Fabula? !  The Ex Fabula Website

    Project !  Success Factors !  Questions and Answers !  Appendix: Resources
  22. !  Some Tools and Vendors used by Ex Fabula: ! 

    Sucuri Security: https://sucuri.net !  WooCommerce: https://woocomerce.com !  Flywheel: https://getflywheel.com !  MailChimp: http://mailchimp.com !  Basecamp: https://basecamp.com
  23. !  Ex Fabula Season 8 Sponsors: