Continuing the discussion from Global website overhaul:
We’ve made some headway on the global website overhaul (and the development of a local instance WordPress theme that is being funded and initially used by @tschumilas). Yuko has been working away on understanding requirements, wireframing, etc, and @Jen and Theresa have been starting to work on content and feeding in requirements and the such.
You can see all this in progress here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CZYj3I4lFlsVBnfbSGlrXfltzHBh9KcVhwk4VQznfdw/edit?usp=sharing
We’ve hit the stage now where we need to decide on a solution - Gutenberg or Divi or Unicon.
Yuko did some investigation into Gutenberg Themes currently available, and has found that they are quite limited and will need development of additional templates to meet our needs. She also considered the two other options above, and found them to have a better range of templates and will require less time to customise (ie. all templates pretty much available and only needing tweaking for design).
You can see her evaluation of the different options on slides 27 to 33 of the presentation linked to above.
One of the things we definitely don’t want is to find ourselves in the same situation as we are now, with an out of date WordPress global site that is virtually uneditable, has many many plug ins, etc. But we also don’t have a lot of cash to spend on this, and we want something as quickly as possible that is simple to update and somewhat restrictive (ie. doesn’t have limitless configurability so that contributors make complex pages that then can’t be updated easily).