3tone Digital wrapped up an exciting project for The State University of New York, “518 College Connect” was built for college sign-ups to SUNY.
We’ve fully utilized the WordPress Block Theme editor to bring something modern, robust, and technically intriguing to the table.
We decided to go all-in with the WordPress Block Theme editor for its flexibility and native Gutenberg compatibility. This means we’ve maximized core WordPress functionalities without relying too much on third-party plugins, making the site lightweight and super fast. Custom blocks were developed to handle unique features required for college sign-ups, like dynamic forms and real-time validations. We also implemented custom post types for college programs and events, adding an extra layer of organization and ease of use for admins.
Under the Hood:
- WordPress Core (latest version)
- WordPress Block Theme Editor
- Custom Gutenberg Blocks
- Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for extra metadata
- Custom Post Types for college programs and events
The tech stack and customizations made on SUNY 518 College Connect offer a great study in what’s possible when you stray a bit from the beaten path.