Peter Wilson, a front-end developer from…

Peter Wilson, a front-end developer from Human Made, talks about some modifications to WordPress for an enterprise client, Fairfax Media. The WordPress edit screen was rebuilt to improve the default editing experience, and standard metaboxes were replaced with custom-built CMB2 metaboxes, mainly for performance reasons. Of particular interest is how the WordPress REST API made it possible to scale to “tens of thousands of terms and hundreds of thousands of post objects while keeping a usable editorial workflow.”

Peter concludes that this 18-month project “produced a true enterprise product” — a custom editing interface that provides users with a “modern experience.”

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