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Website Migrations

Need to move your website to a new host or a new CMS?

Over the years we've had the opportunity to help many clients migrate their website to their preferred content management system (CMS). This work has included migrations from legacy and commercial CMS applications to open-source CMS platforms like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.

Moving your website to an open-source content management system can bring real gains to your organization. Many commercially licensed website management systems are difficult to administer and have limited functionality. Open-source solutions attract many more users and plugin developers and that means that you can have a new website that is easier to manage and has improved functionality.

When we migrate your website great care is taken to assure that the new website is optimized for best performance and improved user experience. We can either convert your existing design to a properly coded template with mobile-friendly HTML, or create a new custom design.

After the migration work is completed we'll provide training for your team to make sure that all administrators are able to comfortably and competently manage the new website.

Some of the most memorable migration projects that we've handled include:

Virginia Association Of Community Services Boards, Inc.

Virginia Association of Community Services Boards

Objectives:

Redesign website and improve functionality for members

Project Scope:

BCS created a custom design, and migrated existing website content from the Adobe Business Catalyst CMS to WordPress CMS. A job posting board and forum were added and customized so that specific user groups could access these for posting. A user import function was developed to allow Virginia Association Of Community Services Boards, Inc. staff to website update users by uploading a database export file.

Platform & Language:

WordPress CMS

Highlights:

Association website, custom functionality, user import, administrator training.

Link to Website:

http://vacsb.org/

CyberNews PR

CyberNews PR

Objectives:

Migrate from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.0

Project Scope:

BCS migrated the existing Joomla 1.5 version to the current Joomla release. Moving older Joomla versions to the then current 3.0 version was not a "click to upgrade" option and required all page content to be converted to the new database design. With over sixty-six thousand (66,000) articles and hundreds of users this was a challenging project, but the end result was a more functional website for this news organization.

Platform & Language:

Joomla CMS

Highlights:

News portal website, content migration, user migration, new functionality.

Link to Website:

http://cybernewspr.com/

Inside GNSS

Inside GNSS

Objectives:

Redesign website and migrate from Drupal to WordPress

Project Scope:

BCS created a custom design, and migrated existing website content from the Drupal 5 to WordPress CMS. The design work was challenging with many advertising banner positions that needed to be maintained while providing an optimized layout and user experience. Additionally, thousands of nodes (content) from the Drupal database were imported to the new WordPress database. A suppliers directory was also developed for the new website .

Platform & Language:

WordPress CMS

Highlights:

News portal website, custom functionality, content import, content fixing.

Link to Website:

http://insidegnss.com/

API Integrations

Integrating your other software systems to your website improves customer satisfaction and helps streamline your business. Virtually every modern service provider has an application programming interface (API) that can be used to send and retrieve data.

Some of the more common integrations we assist with include:

  • Payment Gateways
  • Member Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Subscriptions
  • Email List Management
  • Legacy Systems

Here's some ideas of how we've worked with others:

Virginia Production Alliance

Virginia Production Alliance

Objectives:

Redesign website and improve functionality for members

Project Scope:

BCS created a custom design, and integrated the Membee Member Management software to WordPress CMS. Members can pay dues, register for events, and manage their profiles seamlessly from the website.

Platform & Language:

WordPress CMS

Highlights:

Association website, Membee integration, administrator training.

Link to Website:

http://virginiaproductionalliance.org/

Equity Financial Services

Equity Financial Services

Objectives:

Redesign website, add client login

Project Scope:

BCS created a custom website design, created a secure payment form to allow clients to pay their bill, and integrated the existing software system so that clients can access tax forms and other account records.

Platform & Language:

WordPress CMS

Highlights:

Accountant website, redesign, new functionality.

Link to Website:

http://eqfinancialservices.com/

RMS Electric

RMS Electric

Objectives:

Redesign website, update CMS, integrate legacy e-commerce system

Project Scope:

BCS created a custom design, upgraded the existing Joomla CMS, and integrated an existing e-commerce store to the new website.

Platform & Language:

Joomla CMS

Highlights:

Wholesaler website, custom design, update legacy system.

Link to Website:

http://www.rms-electric.com/

Our Before & After Designs

Look at what a difference a website redesign makes!

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