I am thinking about revamping my engineering company's website in my free time. It was designed years ago & is in need of updating - not only from a SEO and a visual point of view, but also so that I can give rights to certain people here to upload content. I am familiar with WordPress and am pretty sure that I will be going that route.
Our current site is pretty much static - with one exception. We update information (Advertisements for Bids, Bid Holder Lists, Addenda, Bid Tabulations) for our engineering projects so that Contractors and potential bidders can view this information. Them viewing the information online saves us the time and cost of answering their requests for this information over the phone or by fax.
Our current website is www.dsaengineering.com
. And although you can navigate to the page that I am talking about from our home page (by clicking Projects -> Bid Information), the direct link to the page that I am talking about is here - http://www.dsaengineering.com/projects/jobinfo/index.htm
The way that our page is designed requires a knowledge of some HTML and FTP to update and upload whenever we need to post a new project or update project information, and I would like a way to train an employee to use WordPress as an editor to update this information herself, so that I am freed up from this task.
I found a website that looks VERY MUCH like what I would want for us, and am looking for WordPress plug-ins that would make it easy for our receptionist to update the Project information pages. I am not sure if the website I like is a WordPress site or not. Its URL is http://www.spicergroup.com/index.php
and it has different pages for Advertisements, Bidding Documents, Planholders Lists, and Bid Tabulations that you can look at here - http://bidding.spicergroup.com/
(Our current website has all these files linked from ONE page, but I like the other website better - it looks easier to maintain.)
So..... I would like to have some help tracking down the BEST WordPress tools to host our current website content and functionality, with the goals being:
1. Receptionist can upload the PDF files easily through a WP plug-in for Advertisements, Addenda, PlanHolders Lists, Bid Tabulations, etc. for each project that we post online, and
2. The public can easily navigate to and download these files.
3. (Optional) Ease of getting our current content into the new format.
AND.... We would probably like the WP theme to be one that could easily add photos, etc to highlight our latest engineering projects with photos, etc.