HolidayCheck Blog Poland

I created this website (run on WordPress) as part of my job as a working student at HolidayCheck. The design was mostly taken over from its German counterpart (Designed by Thomas Witt).

Extensive customization was requested, only to name a few:

  • Making it possible to run two sites on one WordPress install (traffic: ca. 1000 visits/day)
  • Internationalizing the existing theme
  • Customized post editor, based on user role
  • Possibility to assign certain categories to a particular author (admin can access them all)
  • Dynamically building of author overview page (based on name and post count)
  • Dynamically creating the Google Analytics code (now deprecated)
  • Click-Tracking for Google Analytics

Additionally various custom sidebar widgets were necessary:

  • Archive widget with jQuery toggle
  • Deep-link widget with dynamic target URLs on HolidayCheck, based on the current category of the blog post
  • Category widget with the possibility to exclude certain category IDs
  • Recommendation widget: Dynamically sending out emails to a provided email address, with jQuery handling the input field description

In the second part of the project I created a theme framework to be able to maintain the blogs more comfortably. For this purpose various action- and filter-hooks had to be defined in the parent theme, and all templates had to be abstracted to make individualizing it easier.

The blog’s markup was XHTML 1.0 valid.

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