Bot Populi

Bot Populi is an alternative media platform by IT For Change, dedicated to looking at all things digital from a social justice and Global South perspective. Their work explores the ways in which the digital world affects different aspects of our lives — in obvious and unexpected ways.

In 2021, we collaborated with Studio Kitki to redesign Bot Populi's WordPress website. Studio Kitki provided the visuals for the interface and our responsibility was developing a lightweight yet flexible WordPress theme that provided as much control as possible to the team behind the publication.

Apart from a highly detailed stylesheet, theme development included integrating custom widgets for a page builder plugin, a detailed archive template that allows filtered search to find content, and a few custom shortcodes to allow more control of layouts. Going live also included content migration work to a new WordPress dashboard.