the Bike Shed – Classifieds

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club: from biker blog to 12,000 square foot Shoreditch venue featuring a 100 seat cafe/bar, shop, gallery and more.

In 2014, Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren from TheBikeShed.cc approached me with a specification for a bespoke WordPress plugin that would allow Bike Shed users to quickly and easily add their bikes to the website to be listed for sale in a new “classifieds” section. He wanted prospective customers to be able to filter the bike ads by country, city and value.

I created the Classifieds section using WordPress’ custom post types and taxonomies, setting up a bespoke admin panel in the WordPress backend to allow management of the bike ads, and allowing quick payment for bike owners via PayPal (Standard Payments).

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By the time the Classifieds section was replaced in May 2015, it had processed over 400 bike ads.

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