Protenus specializes in providing healthcare compliance analytics to help health systems reduce risk and save money.
I was the primary developer on this project, doing both
back-end work for the site in
# Technology Stack
- Wordpress 5.x (opens new window) for the
- Fractal (opens new window) for the
- TailwindCSS (opens new window) for the
- Gulp (opens new window) & Webpack (opens new window) for the
ITCSS, BEM, & Utility methodologiesfor the
HTML & CSS
# Advanced Custom Fields
We relied heavily on the Advanced Custom Fields plugin (opens new window) to create the fields we needed for each
post type. Paired with the fantastic Advanced Custom Fields: Extended plugin (opens new window), we were able to create a rich editing experience for the client that went far beyond their expectations.
I also went all in with TailwindCSS (opens new window), hoping to achieve consistency, ease of use, and maintainability. It was an overwhelming success for the site.
My primary goal was to use as much of the
framework as possible, only writing custom
CSS when necessary. This resulted in less duplication, cleaner code, and being able to easy scaffold out any component.
For example, the entire
Content Outline section (as seen on the Company Page (opens new window)) was done with
TailwindCSS, and no custom
Here's the markup for that content section.
One of the primary requirements from the client was that it had to be a
static site. This is a great option for
security & speed, but came with a few drawbacks that we had to find solutions for.
We ended up using the WP2Static Plugin (opens new window) to create the static export, since it came with an
Amazon S3 integration.
However, some core functionality from
WordPress couldn’t be used, such as search, category filtering, and contact form submissions that required any kind of server side script.
For search specifically, we chose a
custom plugin solution in which we exported the entire site to an
XML file (using stock
wp_export()), then used
To allow the client to leverage this functionality, we created a custom back-end
WordPress page with a button to export those search results. We then told the
WP2Static plugin to also include that file in the export.
# Continuous Integration
Bitbucket Pipelines (opens new window) was used to allow for faster prototyping of features & components of the site.
staging branch was automatically pushed to our
stage environment on a push to
Bitbucket. For the
master branch, a manual trigger was implemented upon pushing a