Moretown established its first professional website a decade ago as part of the Vermont Digital Economy initiative. The timing to upgrade was perfect and not a moment too soon as the aging theme and plugins were soon to break when platform updates including updating to PHP 8 would be made.
A new child theme was developed based on the WP Engine Genesis platform, bundling newer functionality and mobile compatibility. Older plugins were retired and replaced. Fortunately the code originally written for the uploading of agenda and minutes PDFs survived the PHP update, of course after appropriate testing on a development installation. Reorganizing information was key, especially for the lengthening list of announcements seeming to pile up on a desk with no permanent home on the old site. These were converted to standard Posts and categorization was added so they would display on department pages.
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