This is a refresh of a long-standing holiday cottage rental website, originally built using ASP/VBScript and the move is to a new server with SSL certificate (required these days) and PHP on Apache. The WordPress brand continues to perform with significant content management market share, and sits behind the strong images supplied by Galloway House Estate for the new pages.
There is a new booking system in place with iCal import/export functionality and a flexible set of rules to manage different seasons for different properties with different prices and min/max numbers of nights booking.
The responsive theme (Customised Cubic) does well on small screens and the gallery plugin slots into different viewport widths intelligently. The availability calendar looks elegant on small screens and the instagram feed emphasises the adage of images saying more than words, especially in a tourism-based sector.
Interesting to note that one of the most popular WordPress plugins in the ‘Classic Editor’ which reverts from the Gutenberg blocks model that comes with WP version 5.0 and later. A Vista moment…