There’s always a variety of different projects and challenges in the Delicious Studio and November has been no exception…
Custom reporting and dashboard designs for LearnDash
LearnDash has a lot of features as standard, but we often get clients who need something bespoke. In November, we worked on an existing LearnDash site to customise the dashboards and reporting for the client. The dashboards were given a new, more visually appealing look and we worked with them to ensure that data was allocated correctly going forward to ensure consistently in their reporting.
Localised landing pages for an Events company
We’ve been working to design the layout of some new landing pages for an events company in the built environment sector. The content is dynamically generated based on region and sector, showing relevant news and upcoming events that will appeal to the target audience. We’ve also added the ability for users to purchase recordings of past events through WooCommerce integration.
Restarting a pre-Covid project
The pandemic put a stop (or at least a pause) on some of our clients’ projects, so this month it was lovely to continue work on a WooCommerce site that we began almost 3 years ago!
The client works in the beauty and cosmetics industry and has been using social networking and messaging sites to promote her products and manually create orders for her business. She wanted a centralised place to manage customers and sales as well as a professional looking online presence to attract new customers. Work on this e-commerce site has restarted in November and we look forward to getting the site completed and launched for the client in 2023.
Customising invoices from WooCommerce
We worked with a client to reduce the number of email queries they were receiving regarding the standard order confirmations and invoices that WooCommerce sends automatically to customers. Key information was missing from these documents and was causing some customer service issues. We were able to customise the order confirmation and invoice documents to include all necessary information for the customer which should reduce the number of queries the client has to answer.
Homepage redesign – anything is possible with WordPress!
Clients are often surprised how much WordPress has moved on from being just a blogging platform. The functionality and layout options are pretty much endless, so it was really good to sit down with a client this month and talk through how we could improve their homepage on their current WordPress site and incorporate the design elements they wanted.
Law firm gets improved UX through new navigation feature
An existing client had concerns that their website visitors were landing on pages with very specific content about a particular service and may not be aware of other supporting services and information that they offered. The challenge with this website is that there are a large number of pages which can be accessed from a dropdown menu, but if a user lands on an internal page, it could be difficult to find their way back. Breadcrumb navigation is often used on websites for this purpose, but on this particular site, some pages come under more than one section and so knowing where a user wants to be and what other information is relevant to them is tricky.
The solution we implemented was to create a “You are here”, in-page navigation feature to show the user where they are in the site and how to get back to find other, related content. This is separate to the main menu and provides a simple snapshot to help guide the user and improve their experience in using the site.
Exciting new project for a healthcare start-up
A brand new start up in the health sector approached us to help create online courses for patients awaiting surgery. Their research showed a gap in the treatment currently offered by NHS and private hospitals which could improve operation success rates and speed up recovery. We’ll be working with them to produce an accessible and easy-to-use learning platform for patients.
Online training for a ‘smart’ electrical company
In November we assisted a global distributor in the electrical sector who manufacture smart controls for heating and lighting for large commercial properties. They currently provide in-person training for the sales teams and installers of their system and needed a helping hand to get their online courses up and running on LearnDash.
As this client operates across a number of continents, we will be helping them create an international learning platform, incorporating regionalisation to comply with local legislation and regulations.
WordPress Leeds online meetup
After some technical issues prevented us from attending WordPress Leeds in October, we were glad to be back hosting again in November. We were joined by other WordPress users and developers from Leeds and across the country for an informal discussion around our favourite topic, WordPress! There was no guest speaker in November, so we took the opportunity to share issues and ideas and offering support to fellow developers. We’ll be taking a break over Christmas with the next meeting on the 24th January.
New LearnDash and WooCommerce site launching next month!
We’ve been working with a new client to get their courses online with a brand new site integrating LearnDash with WooCommerce. We began the project over the summer and are really excited to see this launch before Christmas. The client is preparing her marketing plan as we type to ensure her launch gets the best exposure.