Way back in 2012 I designed a website for Tessiers Butchers. At the time I used Zen Zart (an e-commerce solution) to handle managing the products. But five years is a long time in the world of websites, so after listening to how Paul from Tessiers had got on with running the site we decided to switch to a different content management system to run the new version of the website.
Zen Cart is still a nice e-commerce system, but the user interface can be a bit daunting at times – especially if you’re not logging in and using it very often. I demonstrated the admin side of things on a WordPress powered site – which Paul quickly got to grips with – so this was our choice.
Paul was still pretty happy with the design of his website, so stylistically the new site isn’t vastly different – except the site is now responsive. But of course behind the scenes it’s a whole lot easier to manage.
Display of the ‘produce’ is handled by the WooCommerce (an e-commerce plugin).
The site has some custom work, including simple switches for hiding/showing product categories, and a tiny Opening Times widget drawing information from Tessier’s Google Places page.