I’m a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Men’s Auxiliary in Tualatin, Oregon and volunteered to migrate their hand-coded web site over to WordPress. In the process I chose a 3 column theme called Revolution Code Blue to help display the info-rich web site:
The site is at: http://www.tualatinvfw.com
They needed to have events and a calendar, so I selected the Events Manager plugin. I placed an Events Widget in the left sidebar:
Also in the left sidebar is an area for monthly meetings, and I wanted the content to use a WYSIWYG editor. The plugin called Black Studio TinyMCE Widget worked well.
In the right sidebar we ask for visitors to join a newsletter using the Newsletter plugin.
We use several different Post categories in this web site, and then display the categories either in a sidebar or page:
In the right sidebar we have Recent VFW News, and they are Posts with a category of news:
To keep the spam down, I used the popular Akismet plugin.
On the Home page we have a photo gallery as thumbnails using the plugin NextGEN Gallery:
There’s a member Bios page that uses a custom page template showing only Posts with a category of Bio:
I’ve developed a web site for a non-profit using a Theme and Plugins to get up and running quickly. It’s take me more effort to train other volunteers to use WordPress than it did to create the web site, but now I have volunteers that are in control of their own message and they don’t need to contact a webmaster to update content.