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IDP has moved our office to a new location in downtown Lee’s Summit.  We are on the corner of Douglas Street and 3rd Street above the Bike shop on the 2nd floor.  The address is:

226 SE Douglas St., Suite 204

Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

The Bike America Building is a red brick building in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri right on the corner of Douglas Street and 3rd Street

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Look for our entrance under the green awning on SE Douglas Street.  Head up the steps and come visit us in Suite 204!

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We are sad to leave our good friends at Summit Strength Physical Therapy, where we have been located since 2008.  But we are also excited to be in downtown Lee’s Summit.  Downtown Lees Summit, Missouri has grown into a vibrant and growing area over the last few years.  Lots of restaurants and stores are within walking distance.  We are going to enjoy the convenience of walking to lunch and sampling the menus.

The work we do will be the same, high quality and professional web design services.  We put the web to work for YOUR Business.  Internet Design & Publishing, Inc. has been building websites in the Kansas City area since 2003.  If you would like a web design quote for a new website or existing website please contact IDP!



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Internet Design & Publishing, Inc., a Kansas City Web Design Company, completed a new website re-design project for Project One out of Denver, CO.

Project One has been a long time client of IDP.  This is the second website IDP has developed for the construction project management firm based in Denver.  The company was going thru some re-branding and the new website matches the new company brand.  The first web design project was built on Joomla CMS software.  The new KC web design project was built on WordPress content management system software.  Over the last 14 years Kansas City web design company IDP has built hundreds of websites and many of them in the past were built on Joomla.  Over the last 2-3 years IDP has focused on building WordPress web designs and converting over all of our old Joomla sites into WordPress sites.  We prefer WordPress websites because our clients like the content management system, the software is search engine friendly, the plugins are easy to install and are pretty stable and the software updates are easy to maintain and keep secure.

The new Kansas City web design project for Project One included graphic design work, web page mockups and layouts, content development, web development, Bootstrap responsive web design, home page banner slider rotator, project photo gallery, search engine optimization and web hosting.  On the Our People page we programmed a custom user interface that shows the entire team in boxes with short summaries, click to open each box to see blow up version of each employee.  The company services pages we organized into separate project photo galleries for each area.  Project One has completed a lot of successful, impressive projects and we wanted to feature them all.  We ended up building out over 50 project photo galleries.  Each of the sub pages feature large banner image shots.

Project One is a project management and owner’s representation firm that provides planning, oversight and implementation services for capital construction projects. Project One works with clients to build collaborative project teams and manage successful projects from inception through completion and beyond.  The new web design is clean, modern and attractive.  Check out the new site at www.project-1.com

Kansas City web design project launched for Project One

Domain Name Migration and Web Hosting

The new web design project also included switching domain names and web hosting.  The company had always used www.projectoneis.com and wanted to switch to a new domain www.project-1.com.  It can be very tricky to launch a new web site on a new domain name.  You can hurt your search engine optimization.  The website software was switching from Joomla to WordPress and we were switching domain names.  In order to change your website address you need to setup both domain names in a Google search console account.  Then you need to complete the steps provided by Google to change your web address.  If you skip this part you could harm your SEO rankings and lose all of your domain reputation history.  We also setup 301 re-directs to point all of the old Joomla URLs to the new WordPress URLs.  The link structure was completely different and we did not want to create any 404 web page not found pages in search results so we manually setup over 50 301 re-directs pointing all of the old pages to the new pages.



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I was recently asked to do some research and come up with a list of recommendations for online church tithing.

Givehttps://givewp.com/

PROS:

Works with WordPress easily, good reviews and full support.  Stable.  Popular solution

Lots of Robust tools around donation online giving

Goal tracking for specific fund-raising efforts

You can purchase Add-ons that would allow most popular payment gateways like Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.net, etc.  Some of the add-on programs look really cool, lots of additional functionality that could be used.

https://givewp.com/addons/

Zero Commission Charges

Seems to be really well developed and really good documentation

CONS:

The free version comes with PayPal standard only.  Which means they leave your website and go to paypal to complete the transaction.

Basic bundle is $147 per year.  This comes with 17 premium addons and all of the main payment gateways like Stripe.

Plus bundle is $247 per year.  You have to purchase the Plus plugin to get recurring billing.

https://givewp.com/addon-bundles/


 

Seamless Donationshttp://zatzlabs.com/project/seamless-donations/

PROS:

Works with WordPress easily, good reviews

Free and no commissions

Automatic repeating donations

Reporting and other robust features.  Add-on plugins available

CONS:

Only works with PayPal

They leave your website to donate and recurring donations are managed thru your PayPal account.  You fill out a basic submit form with your name and amount of donation, then you click a button that takes you to PayPal.


 

PayPal Donationshttps://wordpress.org/plugins/paypal-donations/

PROS:

Add simple PayPal donation buttons to your website.  Low cost option.

Your charitable organization can setup a special account with PayPal with lower transaction fees.

Easy simple setup

CONS:

User leaves your website and goes to PayPal

Low tech option not much functionality


 

WP Charitablehttps://www.wpcharitable.com/

PROS:

Same as others.  Popular and well developed.  Free if you connect to your PayPal account

More flexible for developers and custom programming.  More advanced

Lots of add-on plugins available.  Works with a lot of different WordPress plugins

CONS:

Looks like it is a little more difficult to setup

I don’t see recurring payment option

More of a fundraising plugin than church tithing plugin


 

Payment Gateway Fees and Details:

Braintree is a customer friendly payment gateway. There are no minimum or monthly fees, no hidden costs and the best part is the clear rate structure: After your first $50k, it’s 2.9% + $0.30 a transaction. Read more about Braintree’s pricing here.

Braintree is great for not-for-profits because of their first $50k zero rate offer. This can really save some money and help further empower your cause. Braintree is available for merchants in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and New Zealand.


Stripe has a very simple merchant fee policy. Every transaction is charged 2.9% plus $0.30 with NO monthly charges at all. Read more about Stripe’s merchant fees here. You can also read a comprehensive list of why Stripe believes it’s the best payment gateway available.

With excellent features, competitive rates, and wide ranging support it’s no wonder why more-and-more nonprofits, organizations, and personal causes are putting their trust in Stripe to process their online donations.


Authorize.net

Processing Rates: Authorize.Net charges a $49 setup fee, a $25 monthly gateway fee, and a $25 chargeback fee. The transaction fee is 2.9% + $0.30.


PayPal

Processing Rates: PayPal charges 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction (with option for volume discounts), and a 3.9% + fixed fee per international transaction. Additional add-ons may require other fees. and you can see all the pricing details herehttps://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/merchant-fees

Nonprofit Charity processing fees

Discounted credit card processing fees for registered charities with 501(c)(3) status.
Learn more about discounts for charities.

$0 to $100,000 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction
$100,000+ Call: 1-855-787-1012

 

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Online Resources Used for this Report:

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/tip-jars-the-5-best-wordpress-donation-plugins-that-work

 

https://www.wpkube.com/donation-plugins-for-wordpress/

 

https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?type=term&q=church+donations

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-burt/your-ultimate-payment-gat_b_9329154.html

 

 

 

 



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IDP launched a new website design for Berkley Construction Professional Underwriters.  We are very excited to launch the new site, host and maintain it. Check out the new site at www.berkleycp.com.

The web design project included graphic design work, web page mockups, home page hero banner, blog news section, forms and resources, rank your firm calculator and web hosting.  The web design project was built on WordPress content management system.  The CMS software allows the client to be able to login and make copy changes and edits to the website.  The new web site is a full width responsive template so that it is mobile friendly, tablet friendly and desktop computer friendly.  We custom build all of our templates starting with the Bootstrap Responsive framework.  Custom built templates load faster, are more search engine friendly, lightweight and customizable than pre-made templates. The new web design project Looks Great and Runs Great!

web design project for Berkley

One of the neat things about this project is the Rank Your Firm Tool.  The client wanted to create an interactive function where you rank your firm and the website automatically grades the questionnaire and gives feedback to your responses.  We built the Rank Your Firm calculator functionality as a custom PHP programming project. The user inputs their name, company and email.  Then they answer about 15 yes / no question and submit.  The web page loads the results in a cool report format and you can email the report.

IDP Specializes in Web Design Project Development

Internet Design & Publishing, Inc, (IDP) puts the Web to Work for YOUR Business.  We design and develop web design projects for all types of companies and industries.  We are located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri which is in the Kansas City, MO metropolitan area.  IDP does a lot of business in Kansas City but we also have a lot of clients from all over the United States and even a few in Europe.  Learn more about IDP web design and development.



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IDP recently launched a new WordPress web design project for Allegra Learning.  Allegra Learning provides nursing and healthcare professionals CE credits online.  This was a website re-design project.  The client already had a web site that was working OK for selling and providing online learning but it was getting very dated and it was not responsive.  The previous web development projects was built custom.  The new site we converted into a WordPress website.  The project included graphic design, web page mockups, home page slider, responsive development, custom programming, web development, WordPress development, CE Broker integration and E-Commerce.  Check out the new site at www.allegralearning.com

wordpress web design project

The biggest component of this project was the learning management software (LMS).  The LMS system provides the functionality for students to enroll in courses, take lessons and complete exams among other things.  For this project we used the LearnDash LMS system.  LearnDash is a WordPress paid plugin module that includes all of the standard LMS functionality.  IDP was responsible for installing the plugin, configuring and customizing the skin and templates, setting up the curriculum and completion certificates.  Our developers ended up doing a lot of custom programming on this project.  There were some things that the LMS software solution did not do that we needed to add some custom programming to solve.

The biggest challenge of this project was taking the existing website database from the old system and merging it with the new WordPress LearnDash software system.  The client already had a large e-commerce online LMS system with students, courses, course history, certificates and affiliates.  All of the old data had to be imported and merged with the new LMS system.  The student user accounts we were able to write a custom script to import into WordPress and they became WordPress / LearnDash users in the new system.  The old course data and completed certificates data we had to get creative and do some problem solving.  Data migration from an old site to a new site is often the most challenging and overlooked piece of a web project like this.

The e-commerce component of this project utilizes easy digital downloads.  The affiliates portion of the project utilizes wp affiliates.  LearnDash LMS system works very well with both of these plugins.

We were able to build the project in a way that all of the WordPress updates, LearnDash updates and other plugin updates can all be applied normally without breaking the site.  There was a lot of custom programming that had to be completed to make this project successful.  It is very important to build a site like this in such a way that WordPress software updates and plugin updates can be successfully installed.

 



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IDP recently completed a new web development project for Community Buying Group.  CBG is a long time client and IDP has done many projects for them in the past.  This project involved re-building a custom PHP web application from scratch and building it on the Yii Framework.  The original application was dated and showing its age.  Originally it was built on a custom PHP framework.  The new and improved application running on the Yii framework will be easier to develop and maintain going forward with future development.  The project included e-commerce integration with Stripe, API integration with Salesforce, custom PHP development, Yii Framework development, submit form signups to join CBG, custom fields and memberships, estimate your savings graphical sliders, administrator control panel development and many other things that cannot all be listed out here!  Sum it up to say this was a big, complicated custom PHP programming project.

One of the hardest parts of the project was integrating it with a WordPress frontend and setting up the application part to run in a sub-directory of WordPress.  We ran into a lot of technical challenges on this project.  The project was completed in 4-5 months. The final product is impressive.  It is an enterprise level web application system.  It runs on a Ubuntu 16.04 machine on PHP7 and Nginx, so it truly is the latest and greatest technology.  Check out the new site at

www.communitybuyinggroup.com

custom PHP development

Kansas City Web Developer Since 2003!

Did you know Internet Design & Publishing, Inc has been developing custom PHP web applications and web sites since 2003?  Yes we are old timers for sure.  When we started building websites everything was built in HTML Tables.  Now HTML Tables are considered like the plague.  Web page design is truly a constantly changing environment. The key to success in the web development world is to embrace change and evolve as the technologies around you evolve.  Don’t stand still, you have to keep moving forward.  ADAPT and GROW YOUR BUSINESS!



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