Brandon Masonic Lodge Website Redesign

Location: Brandon, FL
Business Type: Fraternal Organization

Services At a Glance

WordPress Design and Implementation
Hosting Transfer
Content Creation
Interactive Calendar
Contact Form
Facebook Feed Integration
Speed Optimization
Google Analytics Configuration

Project Summary:

Embracing Modernity with WordPress Website Redesign for Brandon Lodge

Brandon Lodge No. 114 embarked on a digital transformation journey to modernize its online presence, amplify security, and enrich site functionality.

The project’s onset marked a significant transition from a free site builder to Divi, a powerful, flexible, and secure WordPress platform renowned for its customization prowess. This switch facilitated the creation of an engaging, visually appealing, and user-friendly website design.

Security and Functionality Upgrades

We swapped outdated and vulnerable plugins during the redesign for contemporary, dependable alternatives, fortifying the website’s security and user privacy. The upgrade ushered in innovative features, amplifying functionality, and creating a more immersive experience for visitors.

Website Performance Optimization

One key aspect of the project was enhancing the website’s speed and performance. By optimizing the website’s structure, content, and images, we boosted its loading speed, enabling rapid, seamless access to information for visitors.

Improved Hosting Services

To ensure peak website performance and reliability, we moved from GoDaddy to SiteGround for web hosting services while preserving WordPress as our core content management system for effortless content updates.

Social Media Integration

To create a cohesive and interactive online presence, we integrated a live Facebook feed into the Brandon Lodge website. This feature ensures visitors are kept abreast of the latest happenings and announcements via social media without leaving the website.

Enhanced Communication with Contact Forms

We recognized the importance of seamless communication between the Lodge and its visitors. To facilitate this, we implemented contact forms on the website. These forms provide an accessible, streamlined channel for inquiries, feedback, and other communications.

Interactive Event Scheduling with Google Calendar

To keep members and visitors informed about upcoming events, we integrated an interactive calendar powered by Google Calendar. The calendar is informative and allows for real-time updates, ensuring that users have access to the most current schedule at their fingertips.

Captivating Photo Gallery

Understanding the value of visual storytelling, we incorporated a photo gallery into the website. This feature showcases the rich history and vibrant community of the Lodge through a collection of high-quality images. The gallery offers an engaging way for members and the public to connect with the Lodge’s heritage and activities.

Engaging Flip Book Reader for PDF Files

Acknowledging the importance of accessibility and interaction in document presentation, we added a flip book reader for PDF files. This feature lets users view documents in a book-like format with a flipping page effect. The flip book reader enhances the reading experience by making it more engaging and visually appealing compared to traditional PDF viewing.

The culmination of these features and upgrades has made Brandon Lodge No. 114’s website a central hub for communication, information, and engagement with members and the wider community. The redesigned website is a testament to the Lodge’s commitment to embracing modernity while preserving its rich heritage.

Brandon Masonic Lodge


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West to East Consulting is a privately owned IT Consulting company based in Tampa, Florida. We specialize in WordPress design and implementation, digital marketing, site analytics, and ad campaigns.

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