Loved One

Lovedone.de are a German language site, specialising in bespoke customised posters and phone cases. Loved-one engaged Born Creative to aid them with long term programming and integrations.

The initial Bespoke WordPress Plugin Development work takes place on Born Creatives development servers, ensuring that code and testing can be carried out before touching the production environment.

Bespoke WordPress Plugin Development

After setting up development environments and becoming familiar with the existing code, The first task was to correct a back-end functionality – this was achieved by migrating existing code form a snippet plugin into a bespoke, reusable WordPress plugin, performing the modifications, testing and uploading into the production servers.

Debugging third party WordPress plugins

Born Creative were tasked to debug an integration with a suppliers inventory management process – this involved step-debugging (running the integration line-for line and inspecting each element in the code for operational values, and comparing to expected values). Once the error was discovered in the original plugin code, a patch was created, tested and launched to production (the patch was also submitted to the original plugin developers who have patched their plugin code for all of their clients)

Custom debugging was also carried out for another plugin, this time involved in splitting orders containing products from multiple suppliers. Debugging was carried out in a similar manner, and the original plugin author was contacted over zoom for a number of meetings.

WordPress Theme Customisations

In addition to the bespoke plugin development, Born Creative have created a child-theme for Loved One, enabling the development of bespoke features without impacting on the parent themes ability to be maintained and updated by the original developers. Features added include modifications to the Woo-commerce Account and Orders area, Customer Emails and a number of other features.

Born Creative enjoy a long term productive relationship with Loved One and are currently involved in a number of process UI/UX improvements, a number of automation tasks, and a number of integrations into third party systems with the client.

Dropshipping Integration Plugin

Born Creative have created two bespoke Dropshipping integration plugins for Lovedone.de

The first drop-shipping integration involves a backend workflow allowing graphic designers to upload custom artwork to an order, triggering an email notification to the customer who can accept the creation, or request modifications. In the customers account area there is a custom display for the order information showing the artwork and accept / modify buttons where requests for alterations can be requested. On confirmation of an accepted order, the system will bath process orders in the accepted-state and will send the artwork and metadata for the order to the supplier via their API.

The second drop shipping integration expanded on the first, allowing additional products with the same workflow and uploading to the drop shippers ftp location in a bespoke format, along with bespoke api endpoints allowing the shipper to notify the site when the order status changed (and allowing the sending of tacking emails once the goods are shipped)