Cott Beverage Corporation

Category Blog

Theme Astra

Toolset Contractor

Neil Heird


Website redesign for Fortune 500 company Cott Beverage Corporation. Site built on WordPress and uses Beaver Builder page builder. Toolset was used to create several CPTs. The CPTs are investor events that include download documents for Transcripts, Presentations, and links to audio archives.

We also developed two custom plugins for this project:

1. Cott Newsfeed – a Client, uses third-party PR company for news releases. Our plugin was built from scratch and imports the feed via a cron job that runs every 6 hours.

2. Cott File System – Originally all download files were stored in a private Google Drive account. Due to occasional authentication issues with users trying to download documents, we moved all of the assets to hidden folders in the root file system. Functions include allowing the client to view all existing folders and files and to create new folder and subfolders. This custom plugin provides the client to upload assets that will be downloaded later from the WP backend and creates a hashed URL link for each asset.

Also, our script hardens the archive folders to prevent unauthorized access.

https://www.cott.com/

How to create a successful blog on WordPress using Toolset

To build a blog similar to this one with Toolset you will need to:

  1. Create custom post types to create sections for your website (showcase, testimonials, projects)
  2. Add custom fields so it’s easy to add the same required information for each post
  3. Display your blog posts and search results on the front end with Views
  4. Design your blog pages using Layouts