WordPress site for Arts Portfolios across multiple schools over a 3 year period
Design by Silver Image Creative
This was a challenging project due to the organization requirements. The project involved showcasing portfolios across 3 different grades in 10 schools over a 3 year period. This meant dynamic creation and organization of 90 portfolios (3o coming online for each of 3 years). Each portfolio had to be tied to a school, a grade level (grade 4, 5, or 6), a year (1,2, or 3), and a discipline (Visual Media or Music). In addition, portfolios consisted of 5 pages each with a specific layout and column headers and the pages had to be viewed in a specific order (from start to finish of the school year). Some pages of the were even combined to be shown on a single page. As new portfolios came online, they were to be added dynamically to the sidebar along with a strip of tape indicating the year. WordPress has no problem with the organization pieces, but the layouts along with ordering of portfolio posts and combining them proved to be more challenging. I used 2 plugins to help with these features, but much custom code was also needed to integrate it all smoothly.