The Lotus masters website is a good example of converting Magento to WordPress. This website is a complete redesign using a mockup that the client provided. Magento was closing down the service which hosted and ran their website so they were looking to migrate to another service. Rather than stick with Magento they opted to redesign in to WordPress to make it easier to manage. It is also more adaptable to the kind of products they sell. For an ecommerce shop like this yoga website, Magento was too bloated for their needs.
The client decided to migrate from Magento to WordPress and used a graphic designer they knew to develop mockups. Once they handed those over we coded a new WordPress theme for them and integrated Woocommerce. Originally we added large stock images to the pages as featured images but the client opted to change those to smaller thumbnails. During the Magento to WordPress conversion we kept close to the mockups provided but also had to design several of the page layouts to match in with the look he was after.
The previous yoga website wasn’t responsive so as we were recoding the site we made sure to use Bootstrap to make it so. Since most web traffic comes from mobile devices now it’s really important to cater for them. Aspects of this Magento to WordPress conversion included making sure that Woocomerce was responsive as well as all the other page elements.
We feel that important information such as the client login, account, cart and checkout should be displayed clearly in the header. However the client wanted to put them in the footer out of the way. We do not advise this but Woocommerce does have several tooltips, messages and widgets that do make it easier for customers to checkout on purchase. This menu placement would not be ideal for larger websites, but for serving a handful of products it’s not too bad.
Features of this website design
- Bespoke web design
- Complete website revamp
- WordPress blog setup and integration
- URL rewriting for search engines
- HTML, CSS, JQuery and PHP
- Graphic design and image optimisation
- Content management system
- WooCommerce setup and development
- SSL encryption for secure shopping
- Website responsiveness
- Social media sharing and compatibility
- Custom plugin development
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