PTSA Website Design Chief Sealth International High School

A PTSA website gets a long overdue theme update and SSL certificate installation.


Meet my client: Chief Sealth International High School's PTSA supports the school's programs, staff, students, and families by strengthening their community and raising funds to "fill the gaps" for important programs and activities not funded traditionally.

What was needed: In 2012, Chief Sealth PTSA contacted WebCami for a website conversion to WordPress. At that time, I had a son in West Seattle High School, and he had many friends at Sealth from his Little League days. I was thrilled to work with parents I knew. Unfortunately, nearly ten years later, Chief Sealth PTSA still used the original design and lacked an SSL certificate.

Our solution: We converted the PTSA website from an ancient Genesis theme to the Beaver Builder framework. It was also a good time to restructure the page navigation, acquire new hosting, and install an SSL certificate. We also addressed accessibility needs with a plugin. However, since the website was designed so long ago, it also lacked the terms of use and privacy policy pages needed today.

Proven results: Chief Sealth PTSA now has a website they don't have to worry about breaking with every WordPress update because it's so outdated. Volunteers can now update with peace of mind. WebCami Site Design also provides care plan services to take the behind-the-scenes updates off their to-do list.

Remember this! If your website is 3-5 years old, you must consider a redesign. Going over five years is especially risky because updates can break your website. Lack of an SSL can harm your search engine results as well. 

Finally, an organization that relies on volunteers can benefit from the services of a dedicated professional as parents come and go as volunteers.


Chief Sealth PTSA — Chief Sealth International High School 2013 website


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