“ As the idea of our Rastafairies website grew, we really wanted someone who would see our vision and help us to achieve it. We found that with Ralph at Blueleaf Studio who has 100% delivered. Thanks for your patience, work and effort. Much appreciated and highly recommended ” - Bev n Terri - Rastafairies
Extra care was taken to ensure that all of the sites features could easily be managed and modified using the wordpress admin panel. The admin area utilises wordpress’ custom post types to add departments and artists sections which can easily be edited and updated as the business grows. The departments and artists sections are fully integrated with the e-commerce shopping cart.
This e-commerce website simplifys orders. The Shopp plugin makes it easy to quickly print off address labels and manage orders. An administrator is also notified of all orders via email.
Features include; inventory tracking, stock warnings, auytomatic postage calculation and a paypal-payment system. Everything you would expect from an e-commerce website. It’s all there, and it’s easy.
Shop admins can also export orders to accounting systems like Intuit® QuickBooks®, or to spreadsheets like Microsoft® Excel®. It remembers your last export date so its easy to do continuous exports.
The site is much more than just another e-commerce website and included lots of customised and extended functionality: The Gallery automatically pulls pictures from the Rastafairies Facebook page. This means that site administrators only have to manage one set of photos. There is a custom designed ‘User Gallery’ for customers to upload thier own pictures to the site. These can then be viewed publicly after admin approval. As the Rastafairies trade at events, the site includes an events calendar which is fully manageable via the wordpress dashboard. Added to the calendar is a contact form which allows visitors to invite the Rastafaireis to an event.
The site is future-proof and uses the latest technologies including HTML5 and CSS3. SEO optimisation is achieved through semantic page markup and schema.org attributes.
Included as always is google analytics tracking and compliance with the EU cookie law.
All the design, development, graphics and illustrations were created in-house at Blueleaf Studio, including the Fairy Illustrations.