We standardized on a highly customized Wordpress CMS so we could redesign each year's theme quickly.
Wakarusa is a four-day music and camping festival with roots in Lawrence, Kansas. From its inception in 2004, we launched a new website every year. When the festival moved to the Ozark National Forest in 2009 and two other festivals were added to the location in 2010, the timing coincided perfectly with WordPress’ launch of Custom Post Types which were used for the Artist Lineup, Stage Schedule and other content. We developed a WordPress Multisite to manage content for 3 festivals and over 20 content editors.
12 Years of New Websites
The highly versatile home page enables the constantly evolving festival to promote new festival events, features, contests, sponsors and other content quickly.
The use of Custom Post Types for the Artist Lineup content made it easy to add and style featured artists on the home page. Tags are used to feature the artist.
Artist Detail Page
The single page layout offers a carousel photo gallery, video player, full bio and full social links.