Gulf Islanders for Safe Technology

Gulf Islanders for Safe Technology (GIFST) is comprised of concerned island residents who have formed an ad hoc group to demand the right to have input on BC Hydro’s proposed WiMAX Smart Meter grid that will eventually blanket much of our communities with electromagnetic radiation.  The community group came to Cool New Media to help deploy a quick and simple, yet rich looking web presentation.  WordPress was chosen as the best solution given the news and information requirements of the group.

For this project, we helped this group select a pre-designed Wordpress theme and we setup Wordpress 3.1 on their hosting environment.   Our goal for this project was to setup something quick as the group's budget was limited and their timeline was aggressive.  This meant that development focus was be spend on putting pages and postings in place and then train the group on how to add/edit content.   The theme we purchased provided the right amount of content placeholders and it has worked well for the groups news and information needs.

Key Wordpress plugins used in this project:

  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Contact Form 7
  • Smart Youtube

Website was retired in 2014 at the end of the initiative.