I need HELP on building a school website.

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Hello Warriors.
I am happy to be part of many helpful warriors around.
I have a school website design on my desk.I really want to make this job grand leaving my clients stunned or rather I want to WOW my clients.
I am pretty good in developing sites with wp and I intend to use WP to design this site.
Though I have never designed a school site before.
My clients want an attractive site with all the school jumbo.
1. They want to have a site where parents can view the progress and results of their wards per term.Possibly, have a history were they understand the developmental rate of their wards.Of course not everyone should view this section.
2.Pages for teachers and students alike.

Here is where I need help.

a.I want a recommendation for a good wp theme that can do this job for me.
b. I am a Little lost how I will create a class page with all the subject which the teacher will input results at the end of end term.
c.Creating an individual page for each student with their academic data for view by only the student and the parent.
d. How much I should charge for a job like this.

N.B: The school has about 600 students currently.
Thanks warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    a. I think a theme like Academy or WP Education can help you a lot. Of course they are ot free but you can also find some good free theme for that.

    b. It depends on how many options do you need to have for each profile. I think with a custom template and a few custom fields you can achive what you need. Of course you can also use a Membership plugin if you need but again it depends on our client requirements and how many access levels do you need

    c. You already have the WP user profiles so you can build on that

    d. This only depends on you and how much time do you need to develop that in WP.
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    • Profile picture of the author infogenius
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      Thanks Man, I will take a look at the themes.I am most grateful.
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  • Profile picture of the author SJL
    From the topic I assume you're new to this. I have to ask...

    Do you know "Americans With Disabilities Act", "Rehabilitation Act", "Family Educational Rights and Privacy regulations" and every other legislation that effect all US school websites and therefore your project?

    Save yourself from the headache and walk away.

    *if you happen to be in a different country, there is still most likely similar legislation.
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    • Profile picture of the author infogenius
      Originally Posted by SJL View Post

      From the topic I assume you're new to this. I have to ask...

      Do you know "Americans With Disabilities Act", "Rehabilitation Act", "Family Educational Rights and Privacy regulations" and every other legislation that effect all US school websites and therefore your project?

      Save yourself from the headache and walk away.

      *if you happen to be in a different country, there is still most likely similar legislation.
      Could you please let me know how it concerns what I want to do as I can not knit the pieces with your post.Moreover,it is not a school in the US.The records of individual students will not to be publicly shown.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndroidChip
    Education theme is great
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  • Profile picture of the author jamalexa2819
    Hello, I am a teacher and I had to do a similar project.
    a) any magazine or news theme would do as far as looks go.
    b) a membership plugin could work but access on the backend should be limited to one or two people to imput the grades.
    you really need a Student management system WP is a content management system but I dont know how the hosting of you site will be. There are very few WP plugins for student info.

    Try these links-
    Code:
     http://www.wordpressdatabaseform.com/creating-school-management-website-with-wordpress-tutorial/
    or this one -
    Code:
     http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/systems-management/24698:open-source-in-education-administation
    . I my case my school went with several expensive paid systems that they did not like. I tried to get them to go with a SIS and use an in house hosted server but was over ruled. Now they do things by hand and email.
    Sorry I could not give you a clear solution
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    • Profile picture of the author infogenius
      Originally Posted by jamalexa2819 View Post

      Hello, I am a teacher and I had to do a similar project.
      a) any magazine or news theme would do as far as looks go.
      b) a membership plugin could work but access on the backend should be limited to one or two people to imput the grades.
      you really need a Student management system WP is a content management system but I dont know how the hosting of you site will be. There are very few WP plugins for student info.

      Try these links-
      Code:
       http://www.wordpressdatabaseform.com/creating-school-management-website-with-wordpress-tutorial/
      or this one -
      Code:
       http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/systems-management/24698:open-source-in-education-administation
      . I my case my school went with several expensive paid systems that they did not like. I tried to get them to go with a SIS and use an in house hosted server but was over ruled. Now they do things by hand and email.
      Sorry I could not give you a clear solution
      Thanks Man, you gave me a brilliant insight.
      But could you give a reason y ur suggestion for them to use SIS and d hosted server was overuled?
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  • Profile picture of the author sham2
    You looking for schools website. I suggest you WP Education it is the best for me . Here I share a link where you can download this theme in free.
    WP Education Themeforest Wordpress theme free download -
    Hope this link will help you. Best of luck...
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    • Profile picture of the author infogenius
      Originally Posted by sham2 View Post

      You looking for schools website. I suggest you WP Education it is the best for me . Here I share a link where you can download this theme in free.
      WP Education Themeforest Wordpress theme free download -
      Hope this link will help you. Best of luck...
      The link will help a great deal.Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamalexa2819
    Using a SIS will allow them to control everything. Grades, attendance, parent/teacher interaction, etc. It also allows the teachers to input the information themselves and frees up administration. The open source systems will allow the school to start small and grow with the student population. Or the administration could go with a paid cloud system.
    Some of the open source systems have a paid module like for billing and food programs and offer low cost hosting as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author infogenius
      Originally Posted by jamalexa2819 View Post

      Using a SIS will allow them to control everything. Grades, attendance, parent/teacher interaction, etc. It also allows the teachers to input the information themselves and frees up administration. The open source systems will allow the school to start small and grow with the student population. Or the administration could go with a paid cloud system.
      Some of the open source systems have a paid module like for billing and food programs and offer low cost hosting as well.
      Thanks,you are great guy.
      I am really interested in using the SIS.Just what my clients want as it frees up too much administrative work just like you have earlier pointed out.
      The plugin you showed me earlier looks to do all the work,have u used that plugin (formidable pro)before and does it deliver all it promised on the sales page ?

      ^^^
      Some of the school website I saw do not use word press.But I want to use wp as I am more fluid with it.I will follow your advice as I may just run into a goldmine.
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      • Profile picture of the author jamalexa2819
        Originally Posted by infogenius View Post

        Thanks,you are great guy.
        I am really interested in using the SIS.Just what my clients want as it frees up too much administrative work just like you have earlier pointed out.
        The plugin you showed me earlier looks to do all the work,have u used that plugin (formidable pro)before and does it deliver all it promised on the sales page ?

        ^^^
        Some of the school website I saw do not use word press.But I want to use wp as I am more fluid with it.I will follow your advice as I may just run into a goldmine.
        I did not get to use Wordpress. I worked with a group that listened to anyone but me. We used a system called Typo 3. It has a lot of plugins but is a little complicated to use, so going with WP is an easier start.
        If you want to know if a site is using WP go to a blank side or corner of a page and right click. You should see - view page source. Click on that and read the html. It will let you know what framework the page is running on. hope that helps.
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        • Profile picture of the author infogenius
          This job is getting interesting.My client wants a site that offers the following. 1.An online registration form for online registrations. 2.An ability for applying students to write online tests & get instant results online. 3.An ability for applicants to apply & also write qualifying test and get instant results. I'll be grateful if I can get suggestions on how & which wp plugins that can help me achieve these objectives. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamalexa2819
    By the way, check out some school websites that you like the design of . Scroll to the bottom and see what kind of theme they are using.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adamlee123
    I agree with copilu0 and prefer WP education Theme for your here is the link WordPress - WP Education | ThemeForest. This is very good and pretty themes. Hope you will like it. There are many features in this help that help you to complete your school website.. Best of luck for your new website...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sreedharan
    Originally Posted by infogenius View Post

    Hello Warriors.
    I am happy to be part of many helpful warriors around.
    I have a school website design on my desk.I really want to make this job grand leaving my clients stunned or rather I want to WOW my clients.
    I am pretty good in developing sites with wp and I intend to use WP to design this site.
    Though I have never designed a school site before.
    My clients want an attractive site with all the school jumbo.
    1. They want to have a site where parents can view the progress and results of their wards per term.Possibly, have a history were they understand the developmental rate of their wards.Of course not everyone should view this section.
    2.Pages for teachers and students alike.

    Here is where I need help.

    a.I want a recommendation for a good wp theme that can do this job for me.
    b. I am a Little lost how I will create a class page with all the subject which the teacher will input results at the end of end term.
    c.Creating an individual page for each student with their academic data for view by only the student and the parent.
    d. How much I should charge for a job like this.

    N.B: The school has about 600 students currently.
    Thanks warriors.
    Hi,
    My name is Sreedharan, we can help you to build a good website for your school as you like. please contact us we provide customer satisfaction and your expectations.
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