Bedford College Academies Trust
WordPress multisite network created from scratch for Bedford College Academies Trust.
Summary of the brief
Bedford College Academies Trust needed a WordPress multisite network to contain websites for the two schools that they operate, plus the trust entity itself. WordPress multisite allows you to run a network of sites under a single WordPress dashboard — which fits well with the trust’s requirements, since the same plugins, themes, and Gutenberg blocks can be used across the sites with only minor stylistic & structural modifications.
Working alongside an agency, I created the multisite network from scratch, overcoming the many structural challenges of a WordPress multisite including SCSS inheritance, interactions between the main theme & the multiple child themes, and management of the child themes from the network admin account.
- WordPress Multisite
- WordPress CMS
- Gutenberg Development
- Custom Theme Development
- Modular HTML & SASS
I used the WordPress CMS to allow editors to insert or remove any module whenever they wanted, based on user needs. In this regard, the old approach of using the WordPress template hierarchy to create a set of rigid templates, which are then rolled out across the site, was insufficient.