Hi, I’m Sean, the website guy here at Salsaddiction and this is the second in a series of blogs about the new website. In the first blog, I talked a bit about WordPress, the carousel and now plan to introduce the sliding drop down.
This is where a lot of interaction with the website will happen and includes:
- (A) Logging into your account or (B) registering
- (C) Checking your newsletter subscription
- (D) Sending any of our instructors an email
- (E) Checking your orders
- (F) Updating your address
- (G) Searching the website
And here’s a little secret – if you click anywhere on the background of the drop-down it will scroll back up!
The amount of technology that goes into making the drop down is quite amazing, all of it pretty much open source and free:
- The sliding panel was original created by WebKreations but then converted into a WordPress pluginand then heavily customized to use a bunch of other plugins like:
- FS Contact Form for the contact form.
- Woocommerce for the shopping cart solution and customer management (more in a later post)
- WP Mailman, again, heavily modified for our own use and it takes care of the subscribe and unsubscribes and integrates with the Mailman mailer. (More in a later blog post)
- And lastly, Tooltipsy which is used for all the helpful tooltips found around the site.
Cheers, SeanSend me an Email