The Journalist’s Resource was ready to publish more frequently and develop new types of articles, and they wanted an updated look for their site and brand. They were struggling with a complicated navigation system and disorganized taxonomy that made it hard for readers to find the information they were looking for.
This project was managed by DevCollaborative; I had the role of Lead WordPress Developer.
DevCollaborative’s Product Owner Clayton Dewey led the JR editorial team through workshops to develop simpler navigation and a strategy for mapping deprecated categories and tags to a more streamlined taxonomy.
We helped JR work with Kayla Jones to create an updated brand and logo, and front-end developer Stacy Kvernmo built out the new brand into a complete web design.
The new WordPress site uses custom post types and taxonomy to provide a clear content structure for various article types, and a streamlined backend experience for website editors. The enhanced site search uses the updated taxonomy to guide website visitors to the information they’re seeking.