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HTML24 helps Unity Technologies to get a complex blog universe to function optimally. The WordPress blog is an essential communication channel for the games giant's customers and fans worldwide.

There is not exactly a lack of technical competence in-house at Unity Technologies, which is behind the leading game development platform Unity, yet the company has chosen HTML24 to handle the ongoing development of Unity WordPress blog.

Although we are a technically strong company, we cannot be experts in everything, so we needed to work with someone with deep expertise in WordPress. The most important thing was that they could move fast and solve tasks efficiently – and HTML24 could do all of that” says Kristyna Hougaard, Social Media Manager at Unity Technologies.

Unity’s blog universe is quite complex with numerous features, many users and many languages. At the same time, the blog should function with the same database setup, as the company’s other websites.

Our whole community – that is, blog, forum and feedback system – are the core of the business. We have 400,000 visits per day, so it is important that the whole platform functions perfectly. The blog is our external voice and an effective platform to reach all users at once, so it’s a really important piece.” says Kristyna Hougaard.

Unity Technologies has used HTML24 for a fundamental improvement and to debug the blog. Specifically, among other things, HTML24 acted to correct problems with images not displaying, to properly embed YouTube videos that could not play, and to filter improper comments that were blocked from the comments section. Subsequently, HTML24 provided continuous support for changes and updates, so the blog always functioned as desired.

Technologies

WordPress CMS, BitBucket, PHP

Time

25 days

Code

643 lines

Responsible

Bjarke Larsen

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The result

The challenges, which Unity Technologies experienced with their blog, were partly due to the database setup that the blog operated with. The blog is part of a comprehensive website, and when something is being changed elsewhere on the site, it can consequently affect the way that the content and functionality of the blog behave. HTML24 therefore adjusted the blog so it worked relative to the server configuration and the rest of the site.

Unity’s existing plugin for language versioning was no longer supported, so HTML24 replaced it with a new version in the form of qTranslateX to ensure that the blog would work in seven languages. Errors in image galleries were corrected and problems with embedded YouTube videos and errors in the comment module were fixed.

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