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Real Maine

What we've done

“Real Maine,” a program of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), connects people with Maine farmers and food producers. By sharing their stories and giving consumers access to authentic Maine farm products and experiences, Real Maine supports the growth of an industry that is an essential part of Maine’s economy and the quality of life enjoyed by Maine people.

We were tasked with providing a member directory website that was easy to maintain for both staff and members, in which users could easily find members’ products, services, and activities and create an itinerary of members they want to visit.

Using WordPress as the content management system, we integrated a third-party membership management platform, MemberClicks, to pull in member data. The member data powers the searches, which users are able to complete based on member name, location, category, or radius of where they are located. From these searches, users are able to create an itinerary of members they want to visit, and they’re able to print, share, and save that itinerary. 

Getrealmaine.com also provides curated content, including a “What’s In Season” page, which gives users the ability to view which agricultural products are available during specific seasons.

www.getrealmaine.com

Project Highlights

  • Selected WordPress as the Content Management System
  • Integrated MemberClicks platform to easily manage members
  • Installed Google Analytics for accurate website traffic reporting 
  • The membership directory allows users to choose members they'd like to visit and add it to their itinerary, which can be easily shared using social media outlets
  • The "What's in Season" page gives users access to agricultural products in season during the time of year they wish to visit Maine

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