This is has been an interesting case study in my continued use of WOO Canvas. The client (Philanthropy Futures) had a theme in mind (from Theme Forest). It was a beauty. But as usual, I looked it up and was less than impressed with the support, features, and future proof-ness of the theme and people behind it. So what’s a good Canvas fan to do? Why, build it in Canvas of course!

Travis Culwell wanted to roll up his sleeves behind the scenes and add content, maybe even work on images and design at least a bit. Yet another good reason as with Canvas there are so many features that you have access to from the WP admin screens. He had a designer send me some ideas for design, which we added. We also talked through navigation and the featured images on the home page. They wanted it lean and clean–we got there.

It’s the beauty of WOO Canvas: as simple or as complex as you’d like–both on the inside and outside. Travis can get in there and add a new blog post, add a featured image, and an excerpt. But he can also get in there and get nutty with the whole WOO Sidebar Manager (allowing him to make different sidebars for different pages or sections of the site–try that without Sidebar Manager).