“Our blog launched with top-shelf functionality straight out of the box. Peter Chordas is the cyber-ubermensch you’ve been waiting for.” —MMA Spirituality
Client: MMA Spirituality delivers no-holds-barred, in your face enlightenment for the not-so-faint of heart.
Project Description: Create a blog, mailing list, and shopping cart system.
The Inside Scoop
MMA needed a blog optimized for online sharing and SEO. The design was to be simple and unobtrusive.
Between floating share icons on the side of the page, a tabbed “Most Popular” list in the sidebar, and automatic highlight tweets, the shareability is pretty robust.
On the other hand, the site needed to be lean, so I implemented page caching, lazy-loading for images, and a slew of other speed optimizations to keep things loading as quickly as possible on a small VPS.
This was the first shopping cart I implemented in a WordPress framework, and after loads of research, I went with WooCommerce, primarily due to the default feature set and availability of third-party plugins for low-overhead functionality boosts.
My Favorite Part
Tweaking a small server to deliver quick page loads.
See the results: