What we’ve been working on recently
- Updating a client’s website forms to integrate and submit directly to the clients CRM (Zoho).
- We developed a bespoke WordPress plugin for a new client who has an existing WooCommerce website, but needed extra functionality adding. The plugin created a custom integration between their suppliers website and theirs, so they could maintain an accurate stock level in WooCommerce. Stock data is imported from the suppliers nightly, validated and then the stock levels in WooCommerce are automatically updated. Anomalies such as out-of-stock items are flagged to the customer by email, and a dashboard gives them an overview of recent updates.
- Created additional reporting and export functionality for a system we’ve built for a customer based on LearnDash which allows them to run an entire apprenticeship program. The new functionality allows them to export all the information required for their end-point assessments (EPA) from LearnDash. It includes the LearnDash coursework and additional data from the bespoke parts of the system we built, including questionnaires and learner journals, the entire reports is generated as a ZIP file for ease.
- We developed a custom add-on for WooCommerce Bookings which sends SMS booking confirmations and reminders based on a customer’s specific requirements which couldn’t be met by existing add-ons.
Out & about
April has been a good month for WordPress events, with the whole team taking a trip to London for WordCamp London.
WordPress Sheffield ran on April 9th with a talk from Alex. Alex spoke about the gaming review site, The Well Red Mage which he is involved with writing for. It’s always fascinating to hear how people are using WordPress and how it has helped them achieve things. There is so much thought and reasoning behind their approach to how they write the game reviews.
Work life balance
Work life balance is important to us, and we’ve been thinking about ways we can improve this for everyone at Delicious Media. This spring we’ve been trying working slightly longer hours Monday-Thursday and finishing earlier on a Friday (we are, of course, still reachable during usual working hours for urgent changes/queries). It gives us a slightly longer break, over the weekend and gives the team a chance to get some of their personal “admin” done on a Friday and enjoy the weekend off.
Last Friday, Kerry took advantage of her afternoon off to join Sheffield’s Central Library. It’s a beautiful building, full of hidden gems. As well as the library itself, the building is home to the Library Theatre and, on the third floor, the Graves Gallery. The gallery is free to enter and well worth the climb up the stairs! To keep your mind off the effort as you ascend, the walls of the stairwell are decorated with some interesting poetry and texts. Here’s a quote from Albert Einstein that caught Kerry’s eye.