We love challenging projects here at Nicasio. A challenging project is definitely what we were presented with when we were approached to build a new punk music news and community portal based on WordPress MU (multi-user). Dying Scene was born.
The site required a traditional blog of course for delivering news, but the site is so, so much more than that. User profiles, user submitted news stories, a custom band/label/album/genre management system, localized show searches and more make Dying Scene of the premiere music portals on the net.
Screenshots and a detailed feature breakdown after the break.
Some Notable Features of DyingScene.com:
- User Profiles complete with custom user avatars
- Localized show search of thousands of shows every day – updated nightly.
- A database consisting of several thousand bands with bios, members, discography, and images.
- Customized system that allows for both editor and site user based album reviews utilizing a slick AJAX star rating system.
- A database of over 15,000 albums.
- Ability for site users to submit their own news stories and album reviews.
- User rankings – increase your Dying Scene ranking and notoriety by submitting stories, reviews and commenting on existing stories.
- A highly customized admin using a custom plugin to control all of the site’s bands, labels, albums, shows, genres, users, reviews and more that we can’t tell you about. This isn’t your dad’s WordPress MU admin.
- Highly linked data allows you to quickly and easily find the information you’re looking for based on bands, dates, labels, area, and more.
Now a little eye candy (Dying Scene homepage composite):
The Custom Shows Search (searching thousands of shows):
Head on over to DyingScene.com to see more for yourself.