WordPress Customization: Theme Customization - Placer County OnlineClient: Placer County Online

Overview: Produce a 60-80+ page Website for hyper-local news in Placer County that was also easy to edit through the back-end. A lot of functionality was required to cover all of the client’s criteria.

Process: Working with the client, we researched pre-designed “news” WordPress templates from Template Monster that best matched the criteria for the site. Multiple screen-shot instructions for owners to make their own back-end edits.

WordPress customization included:

  • Header graphics & custom link placement
  • Home page layout edits
  • Restaurant listing: searchable & dynamic alpha-numeric display
  • Events calendar
  • Custom Category templates
  • Custom Single-Post templates
  • Custom Page templates
  • Custom sidebars
  • Table-based data layout
  • Constant Contact signup integration
  • Customized Registration page
  • CSS text and link colors
  • Social Media links
  • Advertising modules
  • Contact form
  • External menu links
  • RSS integration for data display

WordPress plugins used:

  • Ad Squares Widget
  • Advertising Manager
  • Akismet
  • All in One Video Pack
  • AP Style Dates and Times
  • Category Posts Widget
  • Contact Form 7
  • Current Date & Time Widget
  • Custom Post Templates
  • Duplicate Post
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • Lightbox 2
  • Pie Register
  • Platinum SEO Pack
  • Really Simple CAPTCHA
  • Secondary HTML Content
  • Sidebar Login
  • SimplePie Core
  • SimplePie Plugin for WordPress
  • Smart Ads
  • Smart Youtube
  • Sociable for WordPress 3.0
  • Social Media Widget
  • The Events Calendar
  • TinyMCE Advanced
  • TweetMeme Retweet Button
  • WP-DBManager
  • WP-PostRatings
  • WP-RSSImport
  • WP-Table Reloaded
  • WP-Table Reloaded Extensions
  • WP125
  • WP Category Post List Widget
  • WP Security Scan
  • WP Super Cache

Software used:

  • WordPress
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Dashcode