The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) created a program called MatchSavings.org to encourage savings among their Mexican credit union members. The program ran for almost three years and was featured in the New York Times, Wisconsin State Journal and Madison’s InBusiness magazine. WOCCU decided to keep the design and programming in-house, giving me a chance to take full control over the look and feel of the branding and layout.
At The World Council of Credit Unions, there are many subsites with new ones being requested regularly. After creating each one by hand it occured to me that an admin that did all the set up for me would be useful for a few reasons. First, it would save me time. Each site requires me to create a lot of soft links around the webserver as well as creating configuration files for Apache and then finally to create database entries so that staff could add pages to the newly formed subsite. Secondly, it would reduce errors with that creation process. There were too many places for someone to forget a comma or link. Now with this admin, it became a couple clicks to create and verify a subsite.