The Philadelphia Experiment (PEX) is an organization that works to provide engaging experiences and connect people with a shared desire for creativity. The PEX Summer Festival is an annual, four-day multifaceted music and art celebration.
PEX envisioned a responsive website that would supported its goals of reaching out in many ways, and bringing people together. Because the summer festival is an annual event, PEX wanted the ability to change and update information on a regular basis – thus a WordPress-based content management system (CMS) was a great solution for this need. The site needed to accommodate videos and photo galleries, and connect seamlessly to a third-party ticketing system. In addition, PEX wanted a way for users to create an account in order to sign up for a variety of departments including volunteering, art and music performances. This user login system gives admins the ability to approve or reject applications with an email notification system alerting both admin and users of an application status. Users can also log in and view their dashboard to see the status of their applications.
For 2018, A + L oversaw the new web design and has maintained PEX Summer Festival’s back-end database for a fresh start for this year’s festival.