Landslide Risk Management Education Empowerment

About

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The Landslide Risk Management Education Empowerment website was built in 2012 to provide information about landslides and landslide risk management. The site was developed with WordPress but after it launched the site wasn’t maintained or updated.

The core WordPress software and numerous plugins were out of date and posed security vulnerabilities. The wasn’t mobile-friendly and sections of the site no longer functioned properly.

The site is maintained by the Australian Geomechanics Society, who contracted me to host the site, update the WordPress theme so that it would work on mobile devices, and fix underlying technical issues — basically getting the site working again.

The site maintains some of the original branding but a number of updates were made by using SVG vector icons and images wherever possible to to help with the responsive layout and improve page load times.

The site had been using a third-party plugin to manage the quiz but it was no longer being maintained. A new custom quiz plugin was developed that included answer hints, detailed answers with embedded videos, and a score tally.

The website uses a custom post type and a custom taxonomy to manage quiz questions as well as a custom post type for video resources. The content on the site draws from technical papers and guidelines published by the Australian Geomechanics Society, so the site content rarely needs to be amended, but the backend updates ensure that the site is easy to maintain.

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