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Furry Friends

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Furry Friends Cat Rescue

Furry Friends is a no-kill cat rescue group located in Vancouver, WA State. This cat rescue non-profit is near and dear to my heart. I started volunteering in early 2013. First, I fostered a few kittens; then, after I adopted a 10 week-old long-haired tuxedo, I switched to handling Saturday PM shifts at the local PetSmart Adoption Center. But I knew I could do even more by helping Furry Friends with online tasks.

I took the initiative and worked closely with a small team of volunteers. As the team’s discussions developed, I completely redesigned the rescue’s website, coding a new interface as a completely custom, responsive WordPress theme. Much of the content from the old site was recycled, but some was updated. In addition, new pages were added and new content and imagery was provided. I provided hands-on instruction to help volunteers learn the WordPress Dashboard. Lastly, I provided research and recommendations for the premium plugins Events Planner PRO (for online annual funraiser ticket purchases) and Gravity Forms (for applications). Though I moved out of the state at the end of 2015, I still keep in touch and handle some administrative, security, design, and upkeep tasks on the website.

As this is a custom WordPress theme I designed and coded from scratch, it features custom widgets and menu locations. Plugins on Furry Friends include the following:

Display Widgets, Events Planner PRO, Google Analytics Dashboard for WP, Gravity Forms, Hummingbird, iThemes Security, Page Builder, Sassy Social Share, UpdraftPlus, and Yoast SEO.

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    • Categories: Print, Websites
    • Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, PHP, Events Planner Pro