WordPress Theme Development: Something Vintage Rentals

Take a closer look at a bespoke WordPress website I developed for US based event rentals company, Something Vintage Rentals.

Something Vintage Rentals is a speciality event rental company and styling boutique based in Maryland, US. They have an incredible collection of unique items to rent, including furniture, upholstery, dinnerware and bars.

I teamed up with Cat Byrne, the designer behind Gatto, to create a new WordPress website for Something Vintage that would integrate their inventory software of choice as well as e-commerce functionality for selling physical products, an interactive lookbook and a blog. Cat created the designs in Adobe XD and I translated them into a fully-functioning WordPress theme using the Genesis Framework.

Let’s take a closer look at some of my favourite features of the Something Vintage Rentals website:

RW Elephant Integration

The client was already using an inventory software to manage their rental collection called RW Elephant, and so I integrated this into their new website and styled it to seamlessly match the rest of the website’s design.

The client can easily manage their inventory via the RW Elephant website, and any changes they make to their rental items will automatically be updated on their website.

Pop-up lookbook

The client wanted a way to showcase their beautiful rental pieces and the different ways in which they could be styled.

I created a completely custom pop-up lookbook feature using a custom post type that allows the client to easily add photos of their styling along with links to each of their products in their rental inventory. The sliders make it a breeze for users to navigate through the lookbook images and products:

WooCommerce integration

As well as renting products, Something Vintage Rentals also sells items such as decor, lighting and furniture, and so needed a way to sell physical products through their website.

I installed and set up WooCommerce to add e-commerce functionality to the website, and styled it to fit in with the rest of the website’s design.

The main shop page and product category pages feature filter functionality to help users find exactly what they’re looking for.

Blog with search and filter functionality

The Something Vintage Rentals website also features a blog that is packed full of inspiration for your upcoming event.

To help users navigate the blog I added search and filter functionality to the top of the blog page with dropdown lists so you can filter by category and publication date:

Here are some kind words from Cat, the designer of the Something Vintage website…

“Working with Holly has been amazing for me and my business. There is nothing she doesn’t know about WordPress and she saves me hours working on my clients WordPress migrations, theme updates and general tweaks. Everything she does is done quickly and to an amazing standard. If you need the help of a developer, you need Holly!”

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