Written on June 8, 2017
Steve Perry was approached by John Summerton and Secret Compass to build version 2.0 of their very popular website. This involved a complete ground-up overhaul of the site so that we could really focus on improving performance and how the site looked on different screen sizes. We added lots of new features such as; an expedition member login area, custom journal filtration and flexible layouts for editorial content.
MySC is an area of the site where users can sign in to their expedition account area and view expedition-related material such as handbooks, kit lists, travel information etc., and to supply important information and be informed of any expedition updates.
The area uses a secure sign-in system which utilises WordPress’ built in user management functionality to ensure a safe, secure and seamless integration.
Custom filtration was a key part of the new Secret Compass website so that users can find relevant content quickly and easily. WordPress’ taxonomy features were used alongside custom Ajax filters to allow content to be filtered by expedition type, region, date ranges and other key meta. The result is maximum content retrieval, without the user frustration.
Custom WordPress blog templates were created to give an editorial look and feel for this area of the website. We created another set of filters for the post categories, and custom built an “Estimated Read Time” system for the index grid page. For the articles themselves, we created custom layouts using Advanced Custom Fields and used flexible layout blocks to allow the Secret Compass editorial team to easily and efficiently build creative layouts with zero coding knowledge requirements.
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