What the Project Involved?
Auction Plugin Customization
Music Preview Functionality
Custom Search Result Template
What were the Client’s Requirements?
The client needed a music purchase website, for independent artists. The website would function like a marketplace of music files, where registered users could post files, and interested buyers could listen to a preview, and purchase files.
How did We Provide a Solution?
The client had a website which had to be converted into a marketplace. The client wanted buyers to bid on products. We made use of auction plugin to sell music files created by independent artists. This auction plugin was customized, to provide only a buy-now option only for selected products. This allowed customers to purchase files directly, without bidding for it.
To provide customers a better shopping experience, a music preview option was provided. The option was similar to playing the music file, but only a part of the song was played. This feature was provided as an add-on plugin.
The search and music filter page was customized, to list results using AJAX. The filter options were based on categories, like Genre, Artist, Popularity, etc. Advanced search fields were added, to further filter search results.
The profile and registration form was customized, by adding several fields to accept more inputs from a user. When a user uploaded a music item, ID3 tags were added using profile data, to set values such as artist name, track number, and so on.
Further modifications included adding custom notification options, and sliders on the homepage, for popular and featured music albums.