Web Development

Guiding Light

Guiding Light faced challenges in regularly updating announcements and blog posts on their website. The site had been built several years ago using a bulky theme that slowed down the site significantly and was not user-friendly. Determined to enhance front- and back-end user experience, they partnered with Top Of The List to create a fresh site design and streamlined development.

The organization’s goal was to maintain their distinctive branding while simplifying the process for their team to seamlessly make site updates.

Our team started the process with a fresh, lighter theme. Leveraging an intuitive site-builder, we streamlined the update process, making it a breeze for the Guiding Light team. Copy and images were migrated to the new site and optimized for lightning-fast loading speeds.

The organization’s branding was retained while displaying more valuable communications at the top of the page. Notably, both blog posts and general announcements are displayed on the homepage. The result is a renewed digital presence that helps both donors and individuals seeking recovery to easily discover the information they need.

addiction recovery page on the guiding light website
what we do page on the guiding light website

Roughly one-third of the client’s visitors access the site on mobile devices, so each page was optimized for small screens.

women's sober living page on guiding light's mobile site
impact page on guiding light's mobile site
get involved page on guiding light's mobile site

Other project details:

  • Hosted by Flywheel
  • Built using WordPress
  • Uses the GeneratePress theme, which provides a lightweight site foundation.
  • The Elementor Pro site builder is user-friendly and makes it easy for clients to make minor site updates.
  • Top Of The List always creates websites with SEO best practices in mind.
  • RaiseDonors, the client’s donation management tool, was integrated into the site.
  • Form submissions are routed to different client emails depending on the specific form and subject.
  • Newsletters and other PDFs are displayed as 3D flip-book pages.

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