WordPress website design for SEMFS, UK

WordPress website design for SEMFS

The Society of Early Modern French Studies were struggling with their old website, and wanted to attract new members – particularly recent graduates – to join them.

Peacock Carter were engaged to design and build a new website for the society, powered by the WordPress content management system to allow the client to update content as they saw fit.

The society’s existing website was built with a well-known hosting company’s website builder tool, and began to be difficult to keep up to date.

As an established WordPress agency, Peacock Carter rebuilt the website and refreshed its design on the WordPress platform to give the client greater control over content without our intervention in the future.

A true showcase of our WordPress website design skills!

We kept the website design simple and understated to maintain legibility and longevity of the website, with just a hint of French in the form of the tricolor in the footer. Building the website in WordPress, we ensured the new website was compatible with modern smartphone and tablet devices to ensure the website was up to date, and our web design experience produced a modern, restrained design which will age well in to the future, reducing the pressure for this society to expend more on their website for the time being.

The society’s executive members were also keen to attract new members to the society, so the website needed to appeal to new members. In addition, Peacock Carter were asked to integrate a simple PayPal subscription system in to the WordPress website to allow members to pay their annual dues for membership.

The website provides information on a bursary available, as well as who sits on the society’s committee, and this content is easily updated through WordPress.

WordPress website with conference functionality

The website also needed facilities to showcase their annual conference (2017’s conference is in the plush surroundings of Durham Castle – oh la la!). Peacock Carter integrated custom fields in WordPress to allow the client to easily update key facts on the upcoming conference, including its location, date and theme. This functionality was also adapted for the homepage, to attract newcomers to the website to the flagship event of the society each year.

If you too would like to work with Peacock Carter on your next website design project in WordPress, please contact us.