BuddyPress – a WordPress-powered social network
BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your WordPress.org powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, activity streams, user groups and more.
Join In needed more than just user profiles, they needed to connect volunteers with clubs all around the UK. We integrated the fantastic GeoMyWP plugin, looked at how we could best use these great plugins to help Join In’s website help its visitors, then layered sophisticated but light-touch development over the top to provide a custom but robust and future-proof solution.
Embeddable search widget
OK, so BuddyPress/Geo integration is advanced WordPress, but it’s still comfortably within the bounds of what WordPress does. What came next isn’t. Join In asked us to build a widget that websites can use to embed on their own sites to help their visitors find volunteering opportunities at local sport and activity clubs.
Join In needed to build a brand new website to connect volunteers with sports clubs near them. We didn’t need an expensive custom-built site but a flexible platform that would be easy to use. We chose Pragmatic because they rightly advised us to use WordPress and proposed to guide us through the process of creating a minimum viable product, with the view of adding to it in the future.
Pragmatic has done a great job, and they’re currently adding new exciting features to a well-loved website that has already connected many volunteers and clubs across the UK!