South Central Institute of Technology

Bespoke WordPress site created for technical education institution, using the Gutenberg block editor.

Summary of the brief

Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are collaborations between FE colleges, universities and employers, offering higher level technical education in subjects such as Data Analytics, Software Development, and Cyber Security.

Working alongside an agency, I created a fully-bespoke WordPress site, combining a strong & consistent visual identity with maximum flexibility for editors. Assets were supplied in the form of Sketch visuals and some legacy code from an existing static site.

  • WordPress CMS
  • Gutenberg Development
  • Custom Theme Development
  • Modular HTML & SASS
  • Vanilla JavaScript

Skills used


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.

With this in mind, I created a set of Gutenberg Blocks using PHP & JavaScript which can be selected from their own section in the Gutenberg Editor. If one of these blocks no longer served a user need, they could be removed immediately and replaced. With a templated approach this would not have been possible.

South Central IoT Screenshot


A fully-bespoke WordPress site which combines a strong & consistent visual identity with maximum flexibility for content editors.

South Central IoT Website