We worked with Suffolk Artlink to create a custom membership website for their Rock Up music project to enable students to record their progress through the Arts Award.
Rock Up is a music project for young people, offering them lots of different ways to develop their musical interests and talents.
Design and build a blog site to document the progress of a music inclusion project, and to provide the young people involved with an online ‘journal’ in which they could post blogs about their progress, to complete an Arts Award qualification.
This project involved developing a custom membership/ restrict content plugin which created different user roles, gave them access to different areas and customised their user experience when they logged in.
We designed the website to clearly explain what the project does and who is involved. There is a easy way for students and tutors to log into the site to access the restricted content.
WordPress development and build
We built a custom website which has 3 user levels, Students, Award Students and Tutors. All users can view the video tutorials when logged into the website. We used Vimeo Pro to restrict these videos to play on the website domain only so they cannot be shared elsewhere. We used a plugin which automatically imports new videos from a Vimeo Playlist, which meant that new tutorial videos only had to be uploaded to Vimeo to appear on the website.
The website has a member’s area and it was important to customise the user experience based on who was logged in.
The Tutors are able to view and comment on all Award Students’ journals as they progress through the Arts Award.
The Award students can create a journal and post to it. When they first register they are re-directed to a page which invites them to start their journal. They can only see their own journals.
The result is a custom WordPress website with a membership section which makes adding new video tutorials quick and easy and which supports young people doing their Arts Award.
Web design and development: Angie Vale
The blog site is friendly and easy to navigate – it combines a balance of general information, so that anyone chancing upon it can read about what we do, with more detailed content, e.g. the journals.
It’s been brilliant for sharing the work with other people and getting comments on the students’ progress. It has also been great as a record of what’s been achieved over the last few months.
– Candida Wingate, Rock Up