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CMS migration of over 70 websites for Leergeld Nederland


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Leergeld Nederland helps about 130,000 children a year who grow up in poverty in The Netherlands.

Together with almost 120 independent Leergeld foundations, Leergeld Nederland ensures with a huge volunteer network that these children in their municipality can participate in indoor and extracurricular activities.

Plate helped Leergeld Nederland in 2022 migrate over 70 websites from WordPress Multisite to Plate Multisite.

Within the multisite, a single theme containing all the components and functionalities was chosen to build the websites for the individual foundations. Each foundation has the ability to place its own logo, color styles and content.

From a central environment, all Leergeld foundations' websites are managed, new sites for members are added, updates are made centrally and volunteers are given rights to manage their specific website. Thanks to the visual CMS, it is a small effort even for several seniors within the foundations to make changes to their websites independently.

WordPress Multisite Performance Issues

Before Leergeld Nederland migrated to Plate, they experienced performance problems due to a large WordPress Multisite environment. As the previous WordPress environment wasn't that scalable, all the websites became really slow. This was problematic for two different reasons: website performance for people in need (resulting in fewer form submissions) and reduced fundraising, as the donation page took too long to load before allowing donations to Leergeld.

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