Hey all, just wanted to share my latest build on the Roots stack.
Here’s an entrant only section - https://touchtunesbreakoutband.com/diy-toolkit/
This was my first site using the full Roots stack and while there was a slight learning curve, particularly in Trellis, I’ll definitely be using Roots for Wordpress builds here on out. The site has 4 phases, we’re currently in phase 2. The phases are adjusted via theme options, the theme template files use conditional values which check the phase - the site layout is adjusted depending on the phase.
The real challenge was creating 4 different themes all rolled into one. The second challenge was handling traffic as the site streams MP3s so I leveraged WP Offload S3 and W3 total cache. Site build took about 2 months, most of the time was devoted to the Likes system as well the audio player which is based off SoundManager2. I also had to build a script which transferred all 300 entries from an excel spreadsheet to Wordpress posts - there was a lot of trial and error here but a good learning experience.
The site is seeing about 100k views a month so traffic is very healthy, I monitor the server with New Relic but haven’t run into any serious problems.Anyways I just wanted to share what’s currently being deployed with the Roots stack and thank the devs who devote a ton of time to making Wordpress bearable.
edit: The site’s been moved to phase 3 - phase 2 demo is available here -> http://phase2demo.touchtunesbreakoutband.com/ (URL gore…)