CakePHP Migration

We were contacted to see if we could help with two interconnected, bespoke websites developed with a CakePHP backend and a WordPress frontend.

The end goal was to move the site from slow cloud hosting to a Centos virtual private server whilst upgrading PHP, CakePHP, MySQL and WordPress as far as possible, identifying and eradicating bugs and generally cleaning up the filesystem.

This project was extremely challenging due to the complicated nature of the migration but the sites are now being happily hosted on the new VPS and is much, much faster!

WordPress Migration

We are often approached by clients who are happy with the look of their websites, but would like to be able to use a content management system.

This was the case for Michael Blandy Solicitors in Hastings. We’ve taken their existing website and migrated it to use WordPress as a content management system, making use of the built in features like Custom Menus, Featured Images and Widget Areas to make the transition as easy as possible for the client.

We also made use of WordPress built in blogging features (posts, categories and tags) to allow the client to publish unique, relevant content properly tagged and categorised in the form of a News section.