Project Success Story: American Association of Equine Practitioners

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Project Success Story: American Association of Equine Practitioners

Posted 2018-07-16T15:25:10+00:00May 25th, 2018 by Luther Andal

We’re Excited to Show Off Another Successful Client Project

We have launched a custom, responsive, Drupal multisite for AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) which is headquartered in Lexington, KY. For those of you who do not know about AAEP, it’s an amazing member-based organization which focuses on the awareness of ethical medical horse practices using an equine veterinarian and education for veterinary members, and they are staffed by an incredibly talented team with whom we had the pleasure to work.

Project Challenges

This multisite presented unique challenges including an integration with an extensive membership database, incorporating SSO (single sign on) for their members between the multisite, and the display of dynamic content based on whether or not you have a membership with AAEP. Our team stepped up and produced a stunning website for AAEP to use as a tool for their members.

Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Interface

Our team developed a clean, responsive website using ZURB Foundation as the framework behind the site. This means no matter the size of a user’s screen, the website will automagically optimize its layout for an enjoyable viewing experience. This has resulted in a new interaction for AAEP members and potential members, as they are able to interact with the AAEP website no matter which device they choose to use.

Drupal Multisite

AAEP brought us the challenge of developing three separate websites together as one. By using Drupal’s multisite feature, our team successfully merged three independent websites into one codebase. AAEP now benefits by being on a single instance of Drupal instead of three. This also played a vital role for us setting up single sign on for their members.

Single Sign On

One of the hurdles of this project was developing the ability for AAEP’s members to only have to log in to the site once. Previously, when switching between the three different sites, members would have to login to each site separately. With the use of Drupal’s multisite and working with AAEP’s database organization, our team achieved a seamless SSO integration between all three AAEP websites. Sign in once, and you’re done. Needless to say, they were thrilled!

HTTPS with Green Address Bar Certificate

Google put a huge emphasis on website security in 2017. At Able Engine we take our clients’ security seriously, and AAEP was no exception. The team integrated a multi-domain green bar SSL certificate, showing members who were submitting private information on the website that they are protected. By defaulting all traffic to HTTPS (rather than HTTP which does not have the secure certificate), no traffic on their website is without protection. This brought AAEP peace of mind when interacting with their members, and it brought their members comfort when submitting private information.

Dynamic Content for Members

AAEP is a host of wonderful information for their veterinarian members. Because of this, they have certain content that is only available to their paid member database. Our team produced unique designs and layouts of content depending on the logged-in status of each viewer. As a result, AAEP members are able to access important resources immediately when they visit the AAEP website while giving potential members the benefits of joining the organization.

Improved Graphic Interface Redesign

Our team worked intensely with the AAEP staff to produce a custom, clean, and interactive design to serve their members and potential members. Our designs, architecture, calls-to-action, navigation, and content were all created with AAEP’s target audience in mind. Our goal is to always make our clients site the easiest and intuitive experience for their viewers. AAEP now has a custom-designed and developed website to serve the needs of their members.


We have been honored to work with the fantastic team at AAEP help them take their website from concept to a reality. If you are looking for a new online presence this year with the level of experience that was brought into the development of AAEP, contact us about how we could help. If you are still unsure, just ask AAEP about their experience working with Able Engine, or visit our Industries page to view a list of clients we have served to show you who trusts us with their online presence.

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