The Brief

Blanche Vaughan is a House & Garden and The Guardian columnists who needed a home for her recipes, columns, blog posts, videos, books, events and other press features. On this custom designed website, every content type was supposed to get listed on it’s own page. Some content would be added directly to the site and other content, such as the events, columns and press features should be redirected to external content.

The Solution

To manage the diverse content types and to create an easy to use WordPress dashboard, a total of twenty-three custom templates were created to display the five custom post types with six custom taxonomies. Three shortcodes were developed to output responsive blog post, recipe and taxonomy grids on the front- and recipe page, that also required custom meta fields to be added to taxonomy screens to allow for background images on the taxonomy grid.

The Result

The Style Guide

The Site Map

The Technology

  • Theme: Customised Child Theme
  • Custom Templates: 23
  • Custom Post Types: 5
  • Custom Taxonomies: 6
  • Shortcodes: 3
  • Theme Options: Theme Customizer
Site Enhancements
  • iThemes Security
  • Wordfence
  • SEO by Yoast
  • Google Analyticator
  • Broken Link Checker
  • EWWW Image Optimiser
  • BackWPup

Skills Used