September 2017: Responsive WordPress Website Conversion Case Study
Responsive WordPress Website Redesign Case Study:
Challenge: Needed to switch from Joomla to WordPress in 2 weeks or less. Needed to update scheduling widgets, zero down-time.
5-Person Experienced Team: Client’s CEO, Graphic Designer & Bizresearch’s President, Senior PHP Developer & Part-Time Intern
Bizresearch Team Leader: Laura Thieme – 20 years of experience of managing website projects
Bizresearch’s Developer Team: Senior PHP Developer – 20 years of experience Mike – I’ve worked with Mike on my team, as a senior level technology assist for 20 years. I can always depend on Mike for just about anything. No matter what Mike has going on in his work schedule, he always finds time for helping on almost any web dev project. He does the difficult stuff, site transition, bug fixes, CSS edits, etc. I can’t imagine launching a site without Mike involved in some way.
Just Graduated Intern – Carlo was a Cal State Fullerton marketing student making lattes at Portola when I met him in late 2016. He needed 130 hours of internship to graduate. Bizresearch needed a California, Orange County intern. Carlo graduated in May, 2017 from Cal State, went off to Europe for a month. He returned July 31st. He worked remotely from his home for about 15 hours on the project. He assisted with basic content creation and edits in the WordPress theme. This was Carlo’s first website project.
WordPress Website Solutions:
- Zerif Lite WordPress theme & various trusted plug-ins
- Small biz trusted, web hosting
- Graphic design – Client provided PDF for home page, color codes, font style for headings, content and buttons
- Scheduling Widgets – Thieme updated MindBodyOnline (MBO) dance studio class schedule widgets, which work easily in WordPress
- Calendar Widget – Google Calendar widget easily moved over from Joomla environment to WordPress
- New Content – Existing website already had most of the content and images from the Joomla website redesign project in late December, however, we needed to add 5-10 new pages.
- Images – Most of the images were taken by the client’s photographer, to which they enabled easy access. A couple of additional stock photos were also provided by the client. Client is responsible for all stock image fees, and licensing requirements.
Why WordPress instead of Joomla?
Check out our blog on why we converted the website to WordPress from Joomla, and why you should too!