About this project

Website link: https://ballaratbuzz.com.au/

A major project

Ballarat Buzz is an example of the large, robust and complex WordPress websites we develop. At its core, it is an event calendar system handling thousands of events for the Ballarat community.

The project includes:

  • Full-featured online event calendar
  • Account registrations and community event submissions
  • Workflow for event approvals
  • Advertising sales using Woocommerce
  • Integrated social media and email marketing
  • Search engine optimisation, including advanced custom code


As part of this internal project, we integrated WordPress with a variety of other systems including:

  • Xero accounting software
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • Trello (task management system)
  • Slack (team communications)
  • Social media and email marketing

While some of the integrations were handled by third-party plugins (a great part of the WordPress platform), some parts of our workflow management and social media automation required custom code to be developed, including the capability to embed the community calendar in other websites.