A fun project in that it took me back to earlier days and also solidified my high regard of WordPress. Upgraded two sites, OphthoBooks and RootAtlas, from WordPress v2.2 to WordPress v3.5.1. All the standard precautions taken and a local test run on each and we were off. I was able to do a manual install and the automated database upgrade went without a hitch. WordPress is Awesome!!! No updates to the theme were made but some plugins had to be retired as they hadn’t been updated in YEARS. On the flip side, several were running strong. WordPress v2.2, Stan Getz, was released on May 16, 2007.
Got an opportunity to work with a fellow website development house. Reworked the header and footer of the site including the addition of a newsletter sign-up form.
PAC/GR Protect Your Organization
Worked with Sites In One Day to develop some back end code that is used to update the source of an iframe that serves up content from another site. The update looks for some query string values to determine how to manage the iframe source.
Bald Photo Guy Blog
Wonderful site of a top wedding photographer, Frank Donnino. Blog utilizes custom responsive theme. Incorporated SEO features, social sharing buttons, custom PinIt image button on single post pages, page navigation, custom comment area with Facebook comment API.
Worked through a 30 point site review punch list geared toward updating the site to enhance SEO. Items ranged from updating the home page to have explicit Call-to-Actions and to better inform a visitor as to the products and services offered. Other work included adding bread crumbs, social network sharing buttons, style changes, internal linking, optimization, heading structure, improved pagination….
This website serves businesses with smaller budgets or where the need for a website is more in line with “All organizations should have a website.” The offering is a little more vanilla but solid. There isn’t anything lacking in the Standard package. The theme has incorporated SEO, Google Analytics and the other back end coding that is critical to a fully functional site and includes social links and social sharing features. The theme offered has several color schemes and can be customized to some degree. It is responsive, so, it works well on standard computers, tablets and mobile devices.
The Diesel Driver
Built a custom plugin to provide for the ability to add a custom next page shortcode that will allow for the entry of linked teaser text. The plugin includes adding a button to the Post edit screen to make placing the shortcode and next page break easier and exactly where the author wants it. Also added and configured other off-the-shelf plugins, and later added in Ad Management and performed some UI clean-up.
Frequent Business Traveler
Initially added functionality to automatically put a link to the News archive at the end of any article within the News category. Also added in other off-the-shelf plugins plus the custom built Next Page teaser plugin created for The Diesel Driver. Later added in Ad Management and performed some UI clean-up.
Enhanced this existing site to incorporate a process that would allow subscribers to contribute content via Gravity Forms, such that they would not need to work within the Admin area of WordPress. Some other site adjustments were made including the addition of registration spam counter measures.
Information Overload Resource Center
Came in after the initial build to make a number of styling adjustments and then integrate a Gravity Forms based front end method of having contributors post content without having to get into the Admin area of WordPress. This was done in such a manner that different menuing and navigation takes place depending upon whether the current user is logged in or not.