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A place for nonprofit WordPress developers and content managers of all skill levels.The WordPress group is an engaged network of WordPress developers and content managers, for all skill levels, by WordPress users for WordPress users, to encourage the usage of and advocate for WordPress.

Our goal: to support nonprofit organizations using (or interested in using) WordPress. Additionally, this is a safe and friendly place for beginning WordPress developers and users to ask questions and connect to like-minded people.

Website review tool

  • 1.  Website review tool

    Posted Jan 05, 2018 17:17
    Maybe I'm looking for a unicorn here, but if what I want exists, I'm sure you guys know about it.
    I'm getting to the point in our website redesign that I'd like to send it out into the wild for a few of our stakeholders to explore and give feedback. Is there a tool where a user could leave comments on the site that I could then see? Like digital sticky notes that could be placed on the exact places where there could be room for improvement.
    Is this a thing? A quick Google search of "website review tools" just shows a bunch of plugins to let people leave product reviews. Not helpful.
    I'm trying to avoid getting lists of links and comments and trying to decipher what exactly the reviewer is talking about.
    Thanks, hive mind! Bee warm!

    A cute bee

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    Kara Potter
    Missouri State Teachers Association
    Columbia, MO
    Community Organizer, NTEN Digital Communications Group
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  • 2.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Jan 06, 2018 13:17
    Typically what I've done in the past for feedback from stakeholders -- is use a spreadsheet -- which lets them detail which page and section they have a review for.

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    Ali Jaffar
    Lead Developer at Key Medium LLC
    codingforcauses@keymedium.com

    Visit www.keymedium.com for info on how we can help your organization succeed online, or explore nonprofit advice and news at www.donors.today
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  • 3.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Jan 06, 2018 17:26
    I would sign up for a free InVision account.  It's a design collaboration tool. But you can add screenshots (there's a Google Chrome extension for creating and uploading these) and comment on them.  From your account you can invite collaborators to the project.  You can even create "hotspots" on the screenshots to link them together.

    I'd be grateful if you used my referral link to take a look - it gets you a $25 credit too. http://get.invis.io/mecxEjg

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    Ross Wintle
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  • 4.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Jan 08, 2018 15:37
    I would second signing up for InVision. Also, Adobe has a product called Xd that has that capability. I would look into Balsamiq as well to see if they do it too.

    Hope this helps!

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    David Flores
    Project Manager
    http://onwardwebdevelopment.com/ - custom web and mobile applications
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  • 5.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Jan 08, 2018 15:45

    @KaraPotter – I'm interested in this feedback collector, too. We're getting ready to do a website "refresh" and this would work for me next month. Anyone got a tool suggestion that meets the need?

     

    Tara Collins

    Director of Communications & Resource Development

    RUPCO, Inc., Kingston, NY






  • 6.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Jan 08, 2018 15:50
    I know I've seen a tool like this in the past, but I can't find it! Project Huddle seems to be similar to what you described as is built to be hosted on WordPress. I've never used it, but it looks interesting.

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    Mark Root-Wiley

    MRW Web Design / MRWweb.com / @MRWweb
    Thoughtful WordPress Website for Nonprofits & Mission-Driven Organizations
    Seattle, WA
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  • 7.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Jan 12, 2018 13:56
    Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm getting feedback from staff on a different project in the next week or so, so I'll test some of these out and let you know what I discover!
    I'm particularly excited to try Project Huddle - they described it as post-its for your website, which was exactly what I was looking for.
    Have a great weekend!

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    Kara Potter
    Missouri State Teachers Association
    Columbia, MO
    Community Organizer, NTEN Digital Communications Group
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  • 8.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Feb 16, 2018 13:12
    I wanted to give a quick review after using Project Huddle for a little bit.
    In short: I'm a fan.
    We've just started asking staff to comment on our website redesign, and it has seemed really intuitive to use both on the commenter's end, and then on the comment receiver's end.
    Users access the tool by using a special URL. You can set it so that anyone with the link can view, or make people sign in.
    On the front end, the comments are numbered and placed specifically where the commenter wants to give feedback (the little blue circles below). They show up for anyone using the feedback too, so other users can comment on comments!
    On the back end, the comments are organized by page. You can assign comments to a specific user, mark things as resolved, and click to view the comment's location. You can also respond to the comment there, or share a URL that goes to a specific comment.

    You can also use it on multiple sites by pasting some code on whatever site you want feedback on. Then all your feedback goes to one central location.
    There are options to get feedback on mockups as well, but I haven't used that, so I have no idea how that works.

    So far it has definitely been worth the cost. The plugin is about $90, but if you give them your email address you get 10 percent off.

    Hopefully this isn't too much of a Project Huddle commercial, and I will certainly let you know if I hit some pain points down the line.

    Happy Friday!

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    Kara Potter
    Missouri State Teachers Association
    Columbia, MO
    Community Organizer, NTEN Digital Communications Group
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  • 9.  RE: Website review tool

    Posted Feb 19, 2018 14:14
    Kara, thank you for sharing this amazing post! There's no problem with showing us an example of a tool that's helping you succeed as a nonprofit staffer working on your website!

    I enjoyed peeking at the variety of feedback you got that I could see in the screenshot, and you've definitely got me curious about trying this tool on a future project!

    And just to extra make this not a sales pitch, I realized that "website annotation tool" (maybe with "WordPress" tacked on?) might be a useful search term for this kind of thing. I don't think I thought of that earlier. That turned up zipBoard, Pageproofer, and bugherd. Bugherd is actually the tool I had been originally trying to find before, so that's one I can recommend from experience (though it was admittedly years ago).

    We love these types of posts from nonprofit staff working hard on their sites and sharing what works and what doesn't! Thanks, Kara!

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    Mark Root-Wiley

    MRW Web Design / MRWweb.com / @MRWweb
    Thoughtful WordPress Website for Nonprofits & Mission-Driven Organizations
    Seattle, WA
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