In today’s world, every organization, whether it’s a profit or non-profit, needs to have a website. A website is an essential tool that provides information about the organization to its audience. In the case of non-profit organizations, websites play a crucial role in spreading awareness about their cause, attracting donations, and engaging with volunteers.
The Bat World Sanctuary is the largest bat sanctuary on earth, located in Weatherford, Texas. This non-profit organization rescues and rehabilitates hundreds of bats each year, and provides lifetime sanctuary to non-releasable bats. Founded in 1994, the Bat World Sanctuary is an accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
However, their old WordPress website was not up to the mark, and they wanted to revamp it completely. They needed a website that would not only be visually appealing but also functional and user-friendly. Red Spot Design, a web design and development company, took up the challenge and designed a new website for the Bat World Sanctuary that would meet their requirements and exceed their expectations.
The Bat World Sanctuary had a few challenges that needed to be addressed while designing their new website. First and foremost, the website needed to be visually appealing and user-friendly. It had to be designed in a way that would engage the audience and make them want to learn more about bats and the sanctuary.
Secondly, the website needed to be functional and provide all the necessary information about the Bat World Sanctuary. It needed to have information on how to donate, how to volunteer, how to sponsor a bat, and how to adopt a bat. It also needed to have information on upcoming events, workshops, and educational resources.
Thirdly, the website needed to integrate their bat cams and Instagram feed. Bat World Sanctuary has several bat cams that allow the audience to watch the bats in their natural habitat. The new website needed to have these bat cams integrated into it so that the audience could watch the bats live from the website. They also wanted to integrate their Instagram feed to showcase their work and engage with their audience.
Lastly, the website needed to integrate with Google maps for their Locate a Rescuer map and their Bat transporter map. Bat World Sanctuary has a network of rescuers and transporters across the country. The new website needed to have a map that would allow people to locate these rescuers and transporters easily.
Red Spot Design created a fully custom WordPress website for Bat World Sanctuary that addressed all their challenges and requirements. The website was designed to be visually appealing, functional, and user-friendly. It was also designed to integrate their bat cams and Instagram feed seamlessly.
Custom Post Type for Sponsor a Bat
Red Spot Design created a custom post type for their sponsor a bat section. This section allows people to sponsor a bat and contribute to their care. The custom post type made it easy to manage and display all the information related to each bat that needed to be sponsored.
Integration of Instagram Feed and Live Bat Cams
Red Spot Design also integrated Bat World Sanctuary’s Instagram feed and live bat cams on the home page. This allowed the audience to engage with the sanctuary and watch the bats live from the website. The Instagram feed also showcased the sanctuary’s work and provided updates on their rescues and rehabilitation efforts.
Integration of Google Maps API
The new website also integrated the Google Maps API for the Locate a Rescuer map search and the Find a Transporter map search. This made it easy for people to locate the rescuers and transporters in their area and contact them for assistance.
Extensive Information on Bats
The new website had extensive information on bats, including what to do if you find a bat, educational resources, workshops, and events. The website was designed to be a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to learn more about bats and how they can support the Bat World Sanctuary’s mission.
Website Security Maintenance
Red Spot Design also does website security maintenance for the Bat World Sanctuary. This ensures that their website is secure and protected from any potential threats or attacks. Website security maintenance includes regular updates to the WordPress CMS, theme, and plugins, as well as regular backups of the website’s data.
Custom WordPress Website Design
Red Spot Design created a custom WordPress website design for the Bat World Sanctuary. The new design was modern, responsive, and visually appealing. The website was designed with the user in mind, with a clear navigation menu and easy-to-read content. The website was also designed to be mobile-friendly, ensuring that it could be accessed from any device.
User-Friendly Navigation Menu
The website’s navigation menu was designed to be user-friendly, with clear and concise labels. The menu was organized into categories, making it easy for users to find the information they were looking for. The navigation menu was also designed to be consistent throughout the website, ensuring that users could easily navigate from one page to another.
The website was designed to be responsive, meaning that it could be accessed from any device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. The website’s layout and content adjusted dynamically to fit the size of the user’s screen, ensuring that the user had a seamless experience regardless of the device they were using.
Integration of Social Media
Red Spot Design also integrated the Bat World Sanctuary’s social media channels into the website. This included Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This integration allowed users to easily access and follow the sanctuary’s social media accounts from the website, increasing their reach and engagement with their audience.
Search Engine Optimization
Red Spot Design also optimized the website for search engines. This included optimizing the website’s content, metadata, and images for search engine crawlers. This optimization helped the website rank higher in search engine results, making it easier for users to find and access the website.
Red Spot Design’s work on the Bat World Sanctuary’s website was a success. The new website addressed all the challenges and requirements that the sanctuary had, and exceeded their expectations. The website was designed to be visually appealing, user-friendly, and functional. It integrated the sanctuary’s bat cams and Instagram feed, making it easy for users to engage with them. The website was also designed to be responsive, mobile-friendly, and optimized for search engines, ensuring that it could be accessed by users from any device and rank higher in search engine results.
Overall, Red Spot Design’s work on the Bat World Sanctuary’s website helped the sanctuary achieve their goal of spreading awareness about their cause, attracting donations, and engaging with volunteers. The website is now a powerful tool that enables the Bat World Sanctuary to continue their important work of rescuing and rehabilitating bats and educating the public about these misunderstood creatures.
5 Star Website Design Review From Client
We are so happy to have found Red Spot Design! They were very responsive and patient with us through the many changes we requested. We left a lot of the creativity to them and simply love what they came up with. We will happily use them for any future sites we build.
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