Web Design

Ideal for the small-to-medium sized business/organization.

Wizzy Wig Design helps you stay current with your website without blowing your budget. We focus on bringing advanced functionality to web sites using the most popular content management system, WordPress. We can do simple brochure websites or robust websites with a lot of custom-coded functionality. Your imagination is the only limit!

Our focus is creating eye-pleasing designs and intuitive interfaces which are easy to use and update. WordPress's back end and plugins are open-source, which means you will retain full ownership of your site and save money on development. Once you launch, your site will be updated regularly making sure that your site stays current with security updates.

All of our websites are built on the popular and powerful WordPress platform. What's WordPress?

Featured Recent Project: Woodland Hills Church

We recently completed a completely custom, functionally robust website for a large church in St Paul Minnesota.

Woodland Hills Church

By Barbara Schendel | October 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Woodland Hills Church

This large church in Minnesota draws thousands of visitors from around the country either in person or through the podcast, partly due to the notoriety of their senior pastor Greg Boyd. The website has lots of custom-coded functionality, including the ability to search and filter sermons, classes, volunteer opportunities, and events. The theme was custom-coded to match a design which was done by an agency in St. Paul, MN. It features a megamenu (which can still be easily updated by the client), smart sidebars (which change out depending on what area of the site you are in), and click event…

AM950 Radio

By Barbara Schendel | October 3, 2017 | Comments Off on AM950 Radio

I’ve been working with this Twin Cities radio station since 2003, back when Al Franken was just first starting his radio show. We have gone through a few iterations of their website, the most recent having been launched in September of 2017. There is a dynamic show schedule which assembles a responsive table of showtimes (based on custom fields inside of a custom post type). The website also is used to create/manage podcast episodes of 14 separate shows each with its own podcast feed, using the PowerPress plugin. And of course, the homepage and sidebar displays what show is “On…


By Barbara Schendel | March 12, 2017 | Comments Off on ReKnew.org

A large blog for well-known theologian Greg Boyd, ReKnew.org features thousands of posts which are categorized using multiple custom taxonomies (category, topic and bible verse). The design was created with usability and distraction-free reading as the most important goal. It resulted in a crisp, clean site with minimal navigation and shortcuts back to the topic index just a click away. From the client: Say hello to the new and much-improved ReKnew website! Not only have we upgraded the look, feel, and functionality of our site (e.g. our new search engine frankly rocks!), we’ve added – and will continue to add…


By Barbara Schendel | November 14, 2016 | Comments Off on TribeNet.org

Created for ReKnew, this site was created to help visitors find people and churches (which share a similar theology) near them. It uses a custom post type (for the churches) with custom fields (using ACF), which are populated by Gravity Forms, and geolocated by a geomashup plugin. It also has a membership feature (using Ultimate Member plus some addons) which allows users to friend, follow and message each other. Also has some added functionality like a “search alert” feature which allows users to be emailed when a new church is added near them, as well as a map-based user search…

Give Us Wings

By Barbara Schendel | November 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Give Us Wings

GiveUsWings.org is a nonprofit dedicated to Rebuilding Villages and Restoring Hope in Kenya and Uganda. They wanted a website that demonstrated their unique approach and showcased the positive achievements they have had, and also made it easy for people to participate. To that end, we modernized their logo, created a website running a custom theme with custom post type showing their success stories, and a WooCommerce store called Gifts of Joy, which lets people give money representing tangible goods on behalf of another — such as a goat or school supplies. giveuswings.org

Prosthodontic Associates

By Barbara Schendel | December 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Prosthodontic Associates

Prosthodontics is a type of dentistry related to cosmetic dentistry… they do dental implants, dentures, that sort of thing. Since they perform medical services, using a regular simple contact form was out of the question because of HIPAA rules (which protect patient information, so you can’t just send them over a regular web connection). So what we did on this site was to use PGP encryption for all contact form notification emails (and disable saving them to the database) and then set the client up with a PGP decryption plugin for reading the incoming mail.

International Jacques Ellul Society

By Barbara Schendel | December 1, 2015 | Comments Off on International Jacques Ellul Society

The International Jacques Ellul Society connects scholars and friends who share a common interest in the legacy of philosopher and theologian Jacques Ellul (1912–94). This site 40 pages of mobile-friendly content about Jacques Ellul, his writings and his major themes. “Thanks, Barbara, for helping us up the steep mountainside and over the summit of our web-building project. We appreciated the way you worked with our own design preferences and content. We are also glad for the ongoing partnership and support system. Again, many thanks!” -Ted L, ellul.org

Wingspan Life

By Barbara Schendel | September 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Wingspan Life

Wingspan Life Resources is a non-profit organization that offers residential care in group homes and in-home programs to adults with developmental disabilities. We gave them a modern site that was crisp, clean and simple, with a very clear call to action — this in turn has resulted in an increase in much-needed donations. You can check them out at http://wingspanlife.org/.

Jumpn Gymnastics

By Barbara Schendel | September 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Jumpn Gymnastics

Sheila runs a successful gymnastics school called jumpngymnastics.com. “We teach gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3 to 6th grade. Our goal is that kids will learn to be fit, learn to use their muscles, and learn how to be positive in either success or failure. The main thing is for them to have fun and for them to genuinely feel good about themselves.” Her business is booming and she is on the verge of opening her 4th location. It soon became clear to her that, in order to effectively handle her growth, she would have to make her business…

VOSH Minnesota

By Barbara Schendel | September 1, 2015 | Comments Off on VOSH Minnesota

VOSH Minnesota is a nonprofit dedicated to providing vision care services for people around the world who cannot afford or do not have access to vision care. The site features automated/scheduled post updates (from “upcoming” missions to “past” missions) and customized display of past missions so that only ones with photos or sufficient content show up as clickable. You can check out this great organization at voshminnesota.org.

Access Financial Services

By Barbara Schendel | September 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Access Financial Services

This website was created in partnership with Kazoo Branding of Minneapolis. Much of what this site features is on the back end, unseen by the user: redundant backups, activity stream for admins to track changes, easy adding/removal of staff members, etc. You can see it at accessafs.com.

Kramers School of Music

By Barbara Schendel | March 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Kramers School of Music

Ross Fishman runs a successful music school in Minnesota called Kramers Music. “We can accommodate 400-500 students,” he says, and “at any given time we could be hosting over a hundred classes.” Having so many classes leads to major design challenges. Specifically, from a customer perspective, registering for a class requires sifting through a great deal of information unrelated to the class that particular customer is inquiring about. Such a complicated mess will often turn customers off and can cost an organization valuable business opportunities. Ross sought out Wizzy Wig to help him develop a registration system that would be…

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