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Website Technical Updates

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Posted Date
Jul 12, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $3,757 , allowing us to apply these resources to on the ground habitat restoration and studies that will protect threatened species.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Updates and/or fixes to Organization’s existing website (e.g., bug fixes, plugin or widget integration, etc.)
  • Training for up to 3 Organization staff members on how to resolve minor issues going forward (if applicable)
Additional Details

Oikonos is seeking an expert in WPML plugin for WordPress websites. We manage a website in Spanish and English and have used WPML for many years, however, the plugin has changed considerably. We need an expert to evaluate the settings and teach us how to troubleshoot some issues. Our technical level with WordPress is advanced basic (we are biologists).

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an active wordpress and wpml account, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a list of issues, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Oikonos' mission is to study and protect imperiled ecosystems. Half of our operations and staff are in Chile. Managing a bi-lingual website for a small non-profit with no technical staff is cumbersome. We need to create efficient work flows and tools so we can retain a current web presence and be a resource for our partners and the public.

Project Plan

Prep: Share Scope of Updates
  • Volunteer Manager shares link to existing website with Professional
  • Volunteer Manager provides list of required updates or issues to resolve
Milestone 1: Kick-Off Meeting
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss requested updates and/or fixes, and agree on a project timeline
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with credentials to access the website admin portal
Milestone 2: Review Updates
  • Professional makes the requested updates and/or fixes to the website (if available, the changes should be made in a test or development environment first)
  • Volunteer Manager reviews each update or fix, and reports any remaining issues to the Professional (e.g., new bugs that were created by the updates, etc.)
Milestone 3: Implementation of Updates
  • Professional implements updates and/or fixes to the live website
  • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after implementing changes on the live site
Milestone 4: Training (Optional)
  • If requested, Professional trains up to 3 team members on how to update site and resolve minor issues going forward
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About The Org

Our Mission

Oikonos studies and protects imperiled ecosystems by engaging diverse communities through innovative scientific and artistic collaborations.

What We Do

We work in locations throughout the Pacific applying expertise in five priority areas: Biodiversity Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Ecosystem Science, Conservation Tools, and Career Training & Education.

Oikonos' goals are as varied as our projects, but across all programs we endeavor to accomplish the following:
(1) Protect breeding habitats, food webs, and populations.
(2) Improve the conservation status of threatened species.
(3) Incorporate biodiversity and ecosystem knowledge into policies and society.
(4) Create lasting stewardship of critical habitats and wildlife through community partnerships.
(5) Establish transdisciplinary collaborations that develop tools and solutions.

To learn more about where we work and what we do, visit us at

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Tom saved us many hours of headaches by finding solutions and a workflow customized to our needs. He is easy to talk to, very organized, efficient, and enthusiastic about helping our team. We highly recommend Tom!
Michelle Hester
Michelle H.


Website Technical Updates Project

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