Gym WordPress Site with Embedded Reclique App

Multi-Network Installation ~ Rotating Ad Banners ~ Open Hours ~ Facebook Feed ~ Embedded Reclique

About Northern Lights YMCA

Northern Lights YMCA is a YMCA with two locations that are an hour’s drive apart. Because of the distance between the two locations, each location is run independently and very little information is shared. Besides classes, the centers have special events such as fun runs and special nights for kids.

In 2016, this WordPress site was launched with a class registration system. The site includes many add-on features such as events, expiring ad banners, internal Paypal registration and other features. In 2019, the site’s theme was rewritten and the registration system was replaced with Reclique.

GOAL #1: Develop a Member Friendly Website

Multiple YMCA Centers

The two centers that are over 50 miles apart and managed separately.

A Multi-Site installation allowed for separate themes, navigation, and employee access.

Upcoming Dates & Events

A calendar of events is displayed with links to the program detail and registration page.

Each location’s calendar is separately managed.

Facebook Integration

Members use the YMCA’s Facebook page for many of the announcements.

The Facebook posts are displayed on each center’s home page.

GOAL #2: Allow Members to Register Online for Classes

Online Registration System

Reclique, a system specifically created for YMCA centers, is used to handle member and class registration.

It is embedded on the website.

Lobby Announcements

A special page was setup to broadcast announcements on the TV in the lobby with the weather, upcoming classes, and more.

It automatically refreshes every 15 minutes.

Prior Registration System

Prior to 2019, a custom class registration system was built into the WordPress site with Paypal payments.

It was replaced with Reclique.

Continued Support

Complex Page Development

Most of the public marketing pages were developed by Just2Technical using an Advanced Page Editor.

See what the home page and this product page to see what the plug-in can do.

Maintenance

This site’s updates is handled manually because of the website’s complexity. Backups, staging areas and test cases to ensure any updates to do not interrupt member activity.

The site is also monitored for uptime, malware and mobility issues.

Plug-Ins Used

The current WordPress site is a custom Beaver Builder Theme.

Some of the plugins used to help build this site include:

  • EventOn – Upcoming Calendar
  • Formidable Forms – Previous registration system
  • Custom Facebook Feed – Embedding Facebook Posts (Not Ad Blocker Friendly)
  • Beaver Builder and Ultimate Add-Ons for Beaver Builder for developing complex pages such as the home page and this product page.
  • Ultimate Add-ons for Gutenberg (free) – An add-on to the WordPress built-in editor which is used for posts and member library articles.
  • Central Color Palette (free) – Allows editors to quickly access the branding colors without searching to the hexcode.

This site was originally developed in 2014.

Need Help with your Website?

Ricki Steigerwald of Just2Technical can help you develop or update your website. Ricki  has over ten years of experience in WordPress.  She offers a free 1/2 hour consultation.

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