Swerve Calgary

Go-Live Date: Dec 21, 2010 (Approximate)

Project Overview

Swerve is an online "conversation starter" featuring Calgary events, contests, and restaurant guides.

Front End Description

Swerve Calgary provided the PSD mockups for the site and I provided them with a finished CSS/XHTML/PHP WordPress theme.

Back End Description

This theme really displays the flexibility of WordPress as a CMS. Not only did I utilize the standard posts/pages, I used custom post types and custom taxonomies for an events listing, contributors section, custom menus using the WordPress menus function, etc. This theme has a custom admin for defining featured posts, a must do list, multiple custom widgets/content. This theme also has a few custom forms that either produce and email to a specified person or create a custom post type post (event/user generated media). This theme also uses a custom post template system that uses category logic to choose what template each post uses.

Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts

Overall - this is an excellent site that shows the true possibilities of using WordPress as a CMS.

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