How We Migrated to Apostrophe CMS and Increased Website Loading Speed by 5 Times

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    (Client name) Basil Pupkins LLC
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    (Work) Website development
    (Tech stack) Apostrophe CMS

Long story short

Page Load Efficiency by

75%decreased page load time, enhancing user experience and reducing bounce rates

Improved SEO rankings by

45%due to Apostrophe CMS's better SEO capabilities, leading to increased organic traffic.

Boosted content management efficiency by

60%with Apostrophe CMS's streamlined content editing and publishing workflow.

How it started

Dima BattHead of crucial things

Lorem ipsum text: Our project began with a small team and a big idea. At first, we didn't have much - just our enthusiasm and innovative thoughts. There were challenges, like limited money and doubts from others, but we believed in our idea. This early stage was challenging but essential. It's where we started shaping our big plans.

Lorem ipsum text: Our project began with a small team and a big idea. At first, we didn't have much - just our enthusiasm and innovative thoughts. There were challenges, like limited money and doubts from others, but we believed in our idea. This early stage was challenging but essential. It's where we started shaping our big plans.

Matt GroeningCTO

Challenges we met

Resource Limitations

Initially, our funding and manpower were limited, making it difficult to scale our software solutions and meet market demands.

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Technical Setbacks

We encountered several technical challenges, including integrating new technologies and ensuring robust cybersecurity measures in our software.

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Market Competition

Standing out in a competitive software market was a significant hurdle, requiring innovative strategies to capture customer interest and build a loyal user base.

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A classic 'whoops' moment

Alex OstSoftware engeneer

A custom plugin we relied on turned out to be as compatible with Apostrophe as socks with sandals—not a good look. This little gremlin threw our data migration into a loop, creating a digital game of hide and seek. But our tech team, armed with caffeine and tenacity, crafted a nifty script that coaxed the plugin's features into playing nice with Apostrophe. We turned a potential disaster into a masterclass in on-the-fly coding. It was one for the books, and thankfully, the only socks in sight from then on were on our feet, firmly under our desks.

Milestones

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1

Project Kickoff

The website's revamp was initiated, moving from a WordPress framework to the more flexible Apostrophe CMS. With a lean team of 5 developers and 2 designers, the goal was a scalable and dynamic web presence.

2

Design Overhaul

The second phase involved a complete user interface redesign, leveraging Apostrophe's nuanced design capabilities. Our team expanded to include a UX specialist to enhance site navigation and user engagement.

3

Content Migration

Transitioning content was our third milestone, where we meticulously migrated existing content to Apostrophe CMS. Automated scripts and manual checks ensured no data loss, with a temporary rise in team size to 10 for this critical stage.

4

Feature Integration

Apostrophe's robust module system allowed us to introduce advanced features like personalized user dashboards and real-time content updates. The development team peaked at 15 as we integrated these complex systems.

5

Optimization and Launch

The final phase focused on SEO optimization and site speed, critical for the relaunch. We optimized Apostrophe's server-side rendering for peak performance, culminating in a successful launch with our full team in support.

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Testimonials

“I am happy to work with BeZee. They know how to handle even the most challenging tasks and find the best solutions for customers.”

Dr. Sam White

Surgeon at St. Laurence Child Clinic

Mary Sanders

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