The Town of Fayston website was upgraded from its original twentyeleven WordPress theme in April 2021. The theme still worked seamlessly, but with all the upgrades to WordPress and the creativity offered in the block editor and the number of staff now editing, they were missing out on additional flexibility, functionality, and ease of updating.
A child theme was developed on the Genesis platform. The Advanced Custom Fields plugin allowed ease of setting up a file upload and management process for the departmental agendas, supporting documents, and minutes. Pages were created using either the standard sidebar or a two-column format for varied “sidebar” information per page where desired. Reusable blocks were created for Board Meeting and Office Hours schedules to be displayed on multiple pages. Header images can be random or specified per page.