Bee Audio | WordPress Website Development

Bee Audio is one of the world’s largest audiobook and narrator production companies.

This WordPress website features a searchable database of thousands of audio samples and hundred of narrators that can be filtered by scores of dialects, origins, and genres.

Bee Audio needed a way to provide it all in a intuitive way for the user and easily updatable way for management.

The Deets:

Project Type: Data | Development | Information Architecture | Migrations | User Experience | Websites | Wordpress

http://www.beeaudio.com

Bee Audio had gone through several WP developers that had problems realizing their vision of filtering and search functionality. I rebuilt the pages with custom post types and instead of using categories for the narrators and

Another problem was that during the updates things would break. I ended up removing a bunch of conflicting, old/unsupported and hodgepodge plugins.

Instead, I developed everything that was needed in a unified toolset. This removed the fear of the “update monster” (their words), with the filtering and search listing goals fully realized.

This revamp mainly consisted of:
• Creating custom post types: Narrators,
Editors, Samples. Each with their own custom
fields,and views/includes/hooks.
• Complex Searching & Filtering, Ajax powered
results and infinite scrolling instead of
pagination.
• Narrator Profiles with auto populated fields
determined by both the child posts and
taxonomies.
• Image resize, compress and crop on upload.
• Vastly improved WP admin management flow.
• Migrated 30gigs of fields and data from the broken
system to the new system


 

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