The home page features one simple slideshow and one more custom one highlighting certain products. Quick access is provided to product categories with a re-usable module added via a shortcode for design flexibility.

The products pages are built for ease of management and future proofness. ACF is used to add intuitive custom fields for three kinds of info sheets. Buttons for these are added below each product with an action hook.

The SDS/VOC page aggregates the technical documents for all products in one simple page for quick reference. New data is populated automatically as new products are added to the site.

A set of simple PHP-based calculators were carried over from the old site and re-skinned to match the new look. Some modifications were necessary to allow all three to exist on one page.

The Fusion Builder content editor provides a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows non-technical users to create structured layouts.

The gallery provides quick links to info about products used on a number of prominent construction projects.

Advanced Custom Fields is used in a number of places to build intuitive custom UI for admins. Here, images, products and project details can be easily added to gallery items in a few clicks.

Amanda and Eden of Bud Design Studio contracted me to make their web visuals for a nation wide construction industry supplier a real, working WordPress site.

As they would be managing ongoing content updates and don’t consider themselves highly technical, the back-end UI had to be easy to understand and efficient to administer. Advanced Custom Fields Pro was used to create intuitive fields for adding text, taxonomies, photos, files and even colour schemes to pages and custom post types.

Custom fields appear conditionally as they are needed to avoid clutter. In the case of product info, SDS and VOC sheets, their content is automatically displayed in a number of places on the front-end, streamlining updates. Additionally, colour codes assigned to product categories are automatically applied to banners and link hover states wherever possible.

YoastSEO and Redirection plugins are used to enhance search engine optimisation and avoid nasty 404 errors. Safe SVG facilitates the upload of scalable vector graphics to the media library while sanitising them quash potential security issues. As always WordFence provides a number of security measures including brute force protection and a web application firewall while off-site backups are taken with the help of Updraft Plus.