Americares partners with Materiell for WordPress development, managed hosting and support.
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs. Since its founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $12 billion in medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to 164 countries in response to natural disasters, civil conflicts, and ongoing health crises in impoverished areas.
- Enterprise Managed WordPress Hosting
- WordPress Maintenance and Support
- Web Development
- Content Migration
- SEO & Accessibility Consultation
Americares relies on their website heavily to serve a global network of donors, volunteers, sponsors, and beneficiaries of their health-centered work. As a result of their focus on disasters, they must rapidly disseminate accurate information about the disaster situation and the relief needed.
Americares wanted to move to WordPress so their staff could manage content in a more user friendly system that was less labor intensive than their previous application. In addition, they needed changes to be made by their staff members rather than outside developers. This is particularly important since their site content includes a large amount of high resolution photos and videos.
In addition to their content needs, visitor traffic increases dramatically after a disaster. This means their website requires a high performance environment that can scale and handle large traffic spikes. The hosting environment, backup policies, and security were all important in choosing a new hosting and maintenance partner. As the Americares team grows and expands their reach, the needs of their site will adjust as well, creating new maintenance challenges.
Materiell developed Americares’ multisite in WordPress to maximize the more user friendly WordPress content management system. WordPress allows Americares staff to more efficiently find and update their content. Materiell also provided a process for Americares to create unique landing pages for each individual emergency so they could best highlight the needs and successes of each relief program.
Materiell hosts the Americares site on our enterprise multi-site managed hosting and support plan. This includes optimizing performance and providing continuous uptime monitoring, plugin updates, daily backups and disaster recovery. It also includes ongoing support and development resources as needed. Materiell provides Americares with a staging environment to test code prior to pushing it live. Regular check-ins with the Materiell and Americares team assure continued success as the needs of the organization evolve.