May 2022 Ottawa Meetup – Volunteer Ottawa: Case Study

Voluteer Ottawa: Case study

Osamu Wakabayashi at Zen Ideas will share his recent WordPress volunteer management project at Volunteer Ottawa (­).

Building the Volunteer Ottawa site was a complicated project as he had to meet the following requirements:

• Membership management with over 6,500 users
• Creating custom post types such as volunteer opportunities, events, etc
• 66 meta fields
• Developing member organizations directory
• Developing filters for a better search experience
• Developing frontend forms for posting volunteer opportunities, application forms, and community calendar submissions.
• Selling workshops with WooCommerce.
• Bilingual site
• and more

Osamu used Crocoblock plugins to develop advanced dynamic content integrating with MemberPress, WooCommerce and other plugins. He and his team were nervous about the huge amount of content and database. Yet, the site performance was graded “A” when tested on GTmetrix.

If you’re creating a membership website, with volunteer management, job board management or event management, this case study talk may be informative.


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