Sutton Community Farm

South London based not-for-profit vegbox delivery company.

I approached Sam from South London based vegbox delivery company Sutton Community Farm via twitter in 2012 after seeing a tweet from the farm asking to hear from web developers regarding the redevelopment of their existing website.

His priority was to create a new website that would allow customers to manage their orders and pay online using a recurring order system, as well as streamlining the data downloads to make it easier to prepare delivery information for the veg box delivery drivers, packing labels, etc.

I suggested utilising the power of WordPress for the core of the farm’s new website to keep costs down, enabling us to focus our time on the customer management and ordering side of things. Whilst initially the plan was to adapt an existing WordPress e-commerce add-on to the job of managing the recurring veg box orders, it soon became apparent that it was going to be simpler to develop a bespoke WordPress plugin for the job.

The Sutton Community Farm website went live in May of 2013 and handled over 1000 regular customers before being redeveloped in early 2016.

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    We needed a quick refresh of our website, which is heavily used by prospective and existing parents, staff and pupils. We needed to make sure that our site was flexible to appeal to all our end users and showcased our school. Working with Jem, I was able to quickly turn my thoughts into a brief, and then into a final product.

    Jem clearly knows what she is doing with WordPress, and her work showcases her considerable knowledge and no nonsense approach. I intend to use her again, when required, and would recommend her to others looking for a developer who knows WordPress inside out.

    Network Manager (SMT)
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    I can’t recommend Jem enough. She was, and still is, a total pleasure to work with. Patient, diligent and best of all, she didn’t blind me with “technical talk” which in itself was a blessing in disguise. She was amazing whilst the site was being built and since the launch has always been on hand if I have needed her. If you are thinking of working with her, all I will say is… “DO IT!”

    Owner of Supermums
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    Howie Kent & Co
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    Director
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Why I love working with WordPress

I've been using WordPress since the heady days of version 1.2 and developing WordPress websites commercially since version 1.5 (released in 2005!)