Mankind Unplugged

Business Category – Blogging
Location – USA

Tam approached me for more complex work after I helped her with a couple of simple queries on the support forums. One of her projects – Mankind Unplugged – Required a new theme to bring the site up to date and add in a few extra things it was missing to boost readership and user engagement.

The Brief

The site Mankind Unplugged needed a new design and Tam picked out a great theme she wanted to use. The theme almost fit her requirements perfectly however she had a few more ideas on what the site should be like. After discussing the amends to the template and the additional functionality required I set out to update the pre-purchased template with the new requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Amend pre-purchased template
  • Review and suggest amends to the template
  • Change functionality to fit in with the requirements

The Solution

Adding in the new functionality proved difficult at times due to the way the theme was coded but long hours and trying to understand the code from the authors point of view meant it became a little easier over time. This is one of the reasons I prefer to code my own projects rather than edit templates from theme marketplaces as there are many things that aren’t needed or coded badly.