Towards the end of 2021 I was contacted by the One Pro Wrestling team who wanted to get a new website created to line up with the relaunch of their promotion. Established in 2005 One Pro Wrestling was at its time the biggest UK promotion putting on true independent wrestling shows and serving as the breakout company for a number of now world famous performers.
With the relaunch the aim for the site was to act as the primary location for fans to get any and all information that they need about the company with a modern presentation. The main priority being to create sections for;
Working with the team I put together the initial design for these sections. The main influence here being to create strong stand out sections that had space to breathe on the screen. The strong branding suggested by the promotion logo helped to create a standout colour palette which allowed to differentiate sections of different pages.
During the build process where possible the site was made to be more automated than others I’ve built. There isn’t a specific homepage to edit but instead the homepage is generated from content from elsewhere on the site. This means the 1PW team can just focus on updating things like new articles and event pages and the homepage updates to reflect this. Similar automation links pages such as the wrestler profiles to the championship detail pages.
The other key part of the website is the integration of the WooCommerce plugin to allow 1PW to sell merchandise and meet & greet tickets through the website. This follows a relatively straight forward version of the plugin but with a few bespoke additions that allow it to best suit the 1PW team.
There is also an integration of the Yoast SEO plugin to help the 1PW team to easily promote the site and work towards strong Google Rankings. Things like social sharing and promotion are a big part of the UK independent wrestling scene and while 1PW want the website to be the main point of call this will help spread the word amongst fans.
Future development is expected as 1PW aim to grow in the coming months so I’m happy to say this is the start of a strong working relationship.