A + L DEVELOPMENT recently completed an extensive WordPress migration for the non-profit Beyond Celiac. The group had been using a CMS that was far too complicated for everyday use. The system had limited features, and employees added content to the system incorrectly. These issues required a lot of active maintenance. The association even shelved tasks because the system didn’t work like it should.
This project took several months to complete and required creative know-how. The A + L team discovered content couldn’t be saved through common data transfer options. Instead, they crawled the entire site of nearly 14,000 content pages, indexing these pages like a search engine, to recoup the entries. They then ran custom scripts to fix past problems, including deleting a surplus of duplicate pages. All relevant data was then migrated to a WordPress platform.
The client now has substantially lowered hosting costs using WordPress’s open-source Linux network compared to its previous Windows .NET server. It also allows for a choice of plug-ins and optimized bandwidth with its CDN services. The client can now scale its CMS to its needs — and is very happy as a result.