We moved our blog to WordPress!
That’s right, we’ve moved our blog system over to WordPress! When we started our website redesign, we used Laravel, because Laravel is amazing and powerful. But, at that time, it was just us developers writing blog posts or we only ever anticipated that it would be us developers writing blog posts, so we designed a simple blog system with a database and nothing else. When we wanted to write a blog post, we’d just insert them straight into the database! (it worked for us perfectly well)
Well now, we want to get some other informative articles out there. Maybe some talking about website design or website marketing. For that, we need some of our non-developers to have access to the blog and what we had originally was not very user friendly. We are not strangers to WordPress, here at D3, so it made sense. Here at D3, we actually specialise in WordPress development (amongst other things).
So we set to work and put our design into a custom WordPress theme and here we have it! We now have all the flexibility in the world when it comes to plugins and easy-tweaking. Yes, we could have designed a bespoke blog in Laravel but a lot of work goes into a blog! Why re-invent the wheel when we can use something that we’re so familiar with already, such as WordPress!