SMACNA is the “Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association”. This particular project was for Studio 2108, for their client the St Louis chapter of SMACNA. The St Louis chapter wanted to offer an extensive member’s directory on their website, which would use their existing spread sheet data as starting information source. They also wanted this the information to be searchable by various criteria such as name, zipcode, and expertise. Finally, they wanted to be able to manage this list from inside of their WordPress website Dashboard.
We designed and developed a WordPress plugin to manage their member’s directory.
We took all their member’s information as excel spread sheets, cleaned it up, and converted it into a database. Then we discusses with the client all the uses cases their website visitors may find helpful in searching the data. With those requirement in mind, we developed a front end presentation using very nice, searchable data table. The ‘search’ controls were laid out with fields such a zipcode, member name, and expertise.
As the membership directory changes over time, the web master is able to log into their WordPress Dashboard, and manage all the options by pointing, clicking, and filling out fields.