The Whisstocks Project is a community led project managed by a committee of dedicated volunteers to preserve a derelict commercial waterfront property within the heart of the Woodbridge waterfront for community and light commercial usage such as crafts, boatbuilding, cafe’s etc.
The aim is to raise funding on two fronts, firstly to cover daily admin and lobbying of related organisations and secondly to canvas for larger investment from potential business ‘angels’ to purchase the site outright on a non-profit basis.
To this end, the site was constructed on WordPress to give maximum search engine visibility and to integrate with an interested user base with social networking. A self-hosted opt-in email subscription system has been implemented along with a simple ‘donate’ button linking to paypal. The site utilizes the wordpress user system to provide and intranet for committee members with specific pages access being limited to logged in users.