Vogue Arabia

Intertwining categories, tags and custom taxonomies hold this WordPress build together. It was important to be able to assign photographs and videos to models and brands, to allow the global search to match any keywords entered.

This complex build was made even more complex by having to handle 3 generations of legacy content in an uncompromising manner.

Vogue Arabia bespoke WordPress Development
Vogue Arabia full page hero

Screenshot - Vogue Header

Vogue Arabia bespoke WordPress site search

Screenshot - Vogue Global Search

Vogue Arabia photograph of Tara Emad

Tara Emad (Credit: Vogue Arabia)

Custom Galleries

Accompanying this online publication is Vogue Arabia’s vast amount of imagery. While the majority of images are placed throughout articles, each article’s imagery had to have the option of being encased in custom galleries, giving readers the ability to click through just the images attached to each post.

Their Runway collections take advantage of one of these custom galleries.

Vogue Arabia custom JS & CSS runway gallery

Screenshot - Runway Collections

Vogue Arabia custom JS & CSS runway gallery full view

Screenshot - Runway Gallery

Vogue Arabia custom JS & CSS article gallery

Screenshot - Vogue Article Gallery

Vogue Arabia photograph of Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor (Credit: Vogue Arabia)

Self Promotion

Being able to self promote their own content was of-up most importance, so we created a variety of content blocks that could be interspersed between posts and post listings to keep readers engaged whilst reading the online publication, driving readers from one article to another.

Vogue Arabia custom JS & CSS blog post slider

Screenshot - Vogue Selection

Vogue Arabia recommended blog posts

Screenshot - Vogue Recommends

Pulling in tags from the current post, and tags associated with images attached the the current article, dynamic lists of related posts were created for each post on the Vogue Arabia website, pulling in content related to models and other topics being discussed in each post, all of which helped improve internal structure and SEO.

Vogue Arabia custom newsletter subscription sign up

Screenshot - Vogue Newsletter

Vogue Arabia social network banner

Screenshot - Vogue Social Networks

Media Player

Video content is another important section of the Vogue catalogue. I developed a custom player that pulled in a video queue to allow viewers to see what video was coming up next, complete with custom sound and media controls.

Vogue Arabia - Custom JS & CSS Video Player

Screenshot - Vogue Video Player

This WordPress build was one of the most challenging and thought provoking websites I’ve ever built, whilst essentially just a blog similar to any other I’ve built (With Love Studio), having to cater for 3 generations of content that were structured and curated differently for past templates, was a huge task to solve. The end result is one I’m still proud of today, despite some features being removed.

Feel free to browse the Vogue Arabia site.