Wednesday 1st November 2023

In the studio: NHS website development, Google Places API integration, a community arts centre project and WordCamps return to the UK.

The Delicious Media team have been hard at work over the last couple of months with another website project launching for the NHS, alongside updates to existing client websites and customising LearnDash functionality. We also have an exciting WordPress project underway for a charitable community project right on our doorstep and we’ve been reconnecting with the UK WordPress community face-to-face in Whitley Bay…

My Wellbeing IAPT becomes BDCT Talking Therapies – new WordPress site launched for the NHS

Our NHS client, Bradford District Care Trust, were tasked with rebranding their mental health services, My Wellbeing IAPT (previously Wellbeing College), to ‘NHS Talking Therapies’. The rebrand is happening nationwide to bring consistency for patients across all NHS districts. The site continues to provide 1 to 1 and group support for patients who need information and support for mental health conditions including anxiety, bereavement and depression.

As with any new website and change of domain, we needed to ensure all traffic to the old domain and internal pages was redirected smoothly to the new website. The website rebrand was also an ideal opportunity for us to update the design, accessibility and usability of the website as well as adding new content and removing any pages that they no longer required.

The client was very happy to see the new site launch with the new, user-friendly and more visually appealing design and we’re looking forward to hearing feedback from service users in the future.

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Displaying Google reviews & team profile pages on a client’s website

A national law firm client has been proactively collecting customer feedback internally using Net Promoter Scores, but they weren’t displaying any independent reviews on their website. They receive positive reviews posted to their Google Business profile which we have been able to publish on their website by developing an integration with Google’s Places API. The reviews are displayed as a carousel and provide social proof for prospective customers.

We also redesigned their team profile pages; a section on their site that is frequently visited by clients wanting to gain some insights into the person they are working with. We redesigned the pages to provide more information about each member of the team and enhance the look and feel.

Learner declaration added to a LearnDash website

A client had approached us to create a way for them to ask learners to accept a statement declaring they had completed the minimum required work to pass the course before issuing a course completion certificate. This isn’t standard behaviour for LearnDash, but we were able to apply custom coding to each course and add this functionality for the client.

Community project for an Arts Centre client

A Sheffield-based arts centre have a large amount of equipment such as staging, PA systems, and craft materials. They were looking to create a website to facilitate the lending out of this equipment to other arts organisations for a voluntary donation. Other organisations can join the scheme with a monthly membership fee, then donate on a “pay as you feel” basis for hiring the equipment. The goal was to provide equipment for organisations that wouldn’t ordinarily have the budget required to purchase the equipment and, at the same time, raise vital funds for the arts centre.

We’ll be using WordPress to build the site and providing training to allow the client to keep the inventory up-to-date and manage bookings.

WordCamp Whitley Bay – WordCamp returns to the UK after a 3 year break

As the first face-to-face event in the UK since 2019, WordCamp returned this year on a smaller scale as a single-track event with invited speakers and a limited capacity. One speaker that stood out was Louise Tower from Indigo Tree agency who spoke about ‘digital sustainability’ and how we can create website that use less resources and impact the environment less. For example, not using too many resources on a website, only loading JavaScript and other resources on the pages where they’re needed, not loading all font families if they’re not required to render the page.

This is becoming more important, particularly for large corporate clients and the public sector as the government imposes targets in reducing their carbon footprint.

There were lots of tips that we already implement here as they are considered best practice for page speed and user experience, but this made us see this process from a new perspective and see the additional environmental benefits. You can catch the replay of Louise’s talk here.

WordPress Leeds meetup continues with

In September our speaker was Cameron Jones, who, although living in the UK, is involved in the Australian WordPress community. A previous attendee of WordPress Leeds, we bumped into each other at WordCamp Europe in Athens and he agreed to speak at the September WordPress Leeds event. Cameron provided an insightful talk about translating WordPress projects, providing an excellent overview and highlighting the different options developers have when creating sites in multiple languages.

The meetup continues online and if you fancy joining us at a future event, visit:

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