Go-Live Date: Jul 07, 2009 (Approximate)
HipHopWired focuses on hip-hop music and entertainment.
Front End Description
The client had worked with an outside designer to create all the page views (graphics and XHTML/CSS). The only front end work I did for this project was to put together a basic Ning theme for the Ning forums as well as to put together the code for the featured stories.
Back End Description
This site has a number of custom plugins, widgets, admin panels, and customized loops. I wanted to focus on giving the client the ability to change and manipulate as much content as possible without touching any of the WordPress theme files so I ended up building a number of admin panels to control the featured stories, ads, media, etc. The templates for this site are some of the most complicated I have ever created but make the content management very easy for the site admins.
Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts
I had worked with this client in the past and it is great to see them add another exciting site to their portfolio.