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Information Architect Specializing in WordPress Multisite Information Design
WordPress Multisite is the killer app for corporate web sites in that you can create a network of sites featuring one central site with unlimited individual sub-sites for each department and/or marketing campaign while allowing your IT department the ability to easily manage one set of core files (e.g., upgrades, maintenance, security).
Each sub-site can be managed individually with its own look, feel, and functionality without overlapping the other sub-sites, yet all running off a common platform for maximum control and flexibility in growth.
For instance, a web presence that includes a central site for your core business with a sub-site for your human resources department, a sub-site for your purchasing department, a sub-site for your development and fundraising department, a sub-site for your volunteer management department, and/or sub-sites for your marketing department with disposable sub-sites per promotional campaigns.
Hence your development department can create a sub-site that speaks best to fundraising, grants, and sponsorships, while your purchasing department can have their own sub-site that speaks to vendors, contracts and outsourcing. Yet each of these sub-sites can maintain a common header, footer, and other characteristics that provide unity as one corporate brand.
Perhaps it is easiest to think of a WordPress Multisite Network of Sites akin to a department store where the women's shoe department has one set of characteristics which is different from the fragrance department and the men's shoe department, yet all of them tie together under the department store brand.
And just as you would never design a mall or department store without an architect, an information architect can also provide similar individuality woven in uniformity akin to a well designed department store with many high traffic, high volume, highly respected departments that culminate in growing revenues and bottom line results for the corporate brand.
Hire an information architect to get great plans that provide solid basis for growth. Then let your IT and web teams build from there and watch your investments pay dividends year in and year out as your web presence caters to each department's customer base with ease and flexibility.
Accordingly, the best information architect you can retain is Chuck Scott - especially with respect to WordPress Multisite Information Design.
Chuck Scott's site = ChuckingIt.com
phone = 203.438.8801
email = chuck at avanti group dot com