My friend Tim messaged me on Facebook back in November. He said “I’m wondering if you could build a website for me when I could show my art stuff?”His specifications:
- I’d like to be able to scan and post a digital copy.
- I want people to be able to buy the art but I want them also to have a choice of several charities or nonprofits where the money will automatically go.
- I want to say to keep track of who bought the art what they paid and where the money went.
- I like those details to be optionally visible to others.
I said “Well let me think about the best way to do this.” (thinking to myself really the faith is touching – I have no idea if we can even do this at all)
I knew I’d use WordPress and I knew I’d use Woocommerce I have been looking for a chance to play with both. I looked for a theme that would work for WooCommerce and I liked Virtue. There were some things I did want to adjust and so I created a child theme.
I threw up a mock up site for him and he liked it so we decided to proceed.
We got pretty close to what he wanted – we still don’t have a mechanism for sharing donation information and unless we do adaptive payments which work on percentage payments do need to be distributed. Do check it out, buy a picture! The entire purchase price goes to charity. timvallilee.com