Technology Used by the Willamson Strong team

We use a lot of open-source and freemium services to create a complete campaign experience.  In the spirit of sharing useful knowledge, below are links to all the core components that are using at time of writing.  This technology integration was created by a Williamson County Parent.

Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean is used as the website hosting provider


MailChimp is used to automatically process all registrations and to build the main campaign contact database


WordPress is used as the core server engine


Podio is our secret campaign management weapon. We use it for project management, automation of workflows, light weight CRM and more.

Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes Divi 2.0 is used as the core WordPress theme to provide a complete CMS like experience

Google Apps for Nonprofits

Google Apps is used for inbound email (non-paid version)


CloudFlare is used for security and performance optimization, as the content delivery network (CDN) for Williamson Strong


NameCheap is used to manage the domain name


Zapier is used to automate all the various technologies shown here

Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is used to power the registration, survey and quiz engines


WordPress can be difficult to secure.  We use a variety of protocols to protect information, one of the most useful and simple to use being WordFence.


Twibbon is used to allow our supporters to update their Facebook or Twitter profile pictures with a watermark of support


We use UpDraftPlus to take automatic backups of the website and databases and store on Amazon S3 (free version)

Amazon S3

S3 from Amazon Web Services provides storage for backups and other media content

Events Manager

Events Manager is a WordPress plugin used to power the calendar and event bookings

RSS King Pro

RSS King Pro is a straight forward plugin that is used to pull news feeds from Google News

Super Socializer

Super Socializer is used for the Social Media Share buttons, Facebook commenting, and other social features of the website


StatusCake is used to monitor website uptime and real user performance

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO ensures that our meta tags are set correctly for each post and page when sharing with Facebook, or crawled by the search engines

Images WeServ

We resize images using either picmonkey in advance or weserv in real-time


PicMonkey has lots of online tools for cutouts, crops and more


RunScope is used to test third party APIs and webhooks in real time

Custom Facebook Feed Advanced

Custom Facebook Feed Advanced is a WordPress plugin to link the Facebook page with the website.  It has been forked form the lite version to add comments, events etc.

API Mail Router

api-mail-router is a custom-written WordPress plugin to integrate Gravity Forms, MailChimp, Podio, Mandrill and Facebook.

Facebook Survey Login

facebook-survey login is a wordpress login that allows authentication with facebook as part of any survey workflow

Gravity Podio Integration

gravity-podio is a wordpress plugin for Gravity Forms that integrates surveys with any custom app in Podio

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