Buchanan’s Native Plants is a complete redesign of a WordPress site with over 5 years of content. Thousands of images, a complex menu system and it was not mobile friendly. The original site served it’s purpose, but it was definitely time for an overhaul.
The new site is fresh, clean and well organized. It is based on a heavily customized version of the Cafe Pro theme from StudioPress.com (aff link)
This redesign included quite a bit of custom code:
- A custom staff member plugin based on the Simple Staff List plugin in the WordPress repository. This version is customized for the Genesis Framework (aff link) to create an archive page of staff members in groups. The individual staff member pages include a previous and next page to scroll through staff members in the current group.
- Incorporates Advanced Custom Fields to enhance page displays for Plant Availability.
- Gravity Forms (aff link) with PayPal integration for ordering gift cards. Gravity forms is also used to create forms for customers to RSVP for events.
- SuperSide Me (aff link) – A premium plugin by Robin Cornett that simplifies the management of the mobile menu. A perfect example of an adaptive vs responsive display by combining the menus so that visitors can easily find what they’re looking for from a mobile device.