High Performance WordPress

A nation-wide publishing company approached us laptop keyboardwanting to return their website back to WordPress immediately. This company had issues with their initial WordPress site, and after being led to believe that WordPress was hopelessly broken, they switched to a new platform, Joomla. Soon after spending tens of thousands of dollars, this company found out that the content management system had nothing to do with the issues their site was experiencing. Rather, the problems were a result of the website design development and hosting set-up by the provider. They were given a poorly configured WordPress site, which then led to an even more poorly configured Joomla site. This company’s website took hits from all directions.

As previously stated, the issue was never WordPress, it was how WordPress was configured by the provider. The initial set-up did not pay attention to user interaction or web server management. The website was slow and pages were not easy to navigate. This site was not created to be user-friendly, making it a nightmare for employees to create content and for clients and other site visitors to navigate the content. It also lacked good coding practices, structure, and organization. The site was thrown together without thinking through what should be placed where, leaving pieces and parts scattered in an unorganized manner.

When transitioning the site from WordPress to Joomla, more problems occurred. The provider did not redirect social media and web links to the new site, causing 404 errors. Most likely the result of an unstable server, the site was slow, unresponsive, and unorganized causing an increase in bounce rates, loss of 30% of their website traffic, and reduced page reads. After all this time and money, this company found themselves back where they were prior to the Joomla switch, with an inefficient and unpredictable website.

Unhappy with their previous website hosting services, this client asked us to set-up a new WordPress site for their publishing company immediately, and we did just that! Using our WordPress optimized servers and maintenance services, this client is able to take advantage of our hosting cluster solution to provide scalability and virtualization for their site. We believe WordPress is the best option for this clients’ content management needs based on functionality and return on investment. After re-configuring this company’s WordPress site correctly, it is finally up and running properly for around one-third of the cost previously spent. This company was on the path to website suicide and is now recovering. When a site is not put together properly from the start and maintained accordingly, website traffic is lost, and this is hard to recover from. Now with their newly configured website from Metisentry, this client’s website traffic is on the rise and the site is more user-friendly for everyone.

 

High-Traffic E-Commerce Site

shutterstock_119960116Seeking scalable resources for their growing company, this business was having difficulty finding a provider to work with who had services they needed now and those that would be required to grow with their expanding needs. Their search often resulted in either one or the other, all at a substantial cost.

Today, Metisentry has this organization successfully set up with a solution that meets their needs. To manage their website content and formatting, Metisentry runs their website content on WordPress. This enables this large organization to easily manage their large content volume across multiple people and departments. For their e-commerce needs, Metisentry integrated Magento to help easily manage the products that are available for purchase through this organization. And this has all been set up utilizing a hosting cluster. A hosting cluster solution uses resources across multiple servers to provide redundancy and results in increased reliable speed and responsiveness.

This organization has seen sales increase 400% after implementing our proposed solution. Reaching almost 75,000 visitors and over a 1.5 million page views a month, our solution provides a responsive, reliable e-commerce website for their users

For around half the cost of what other potential vendors were originally quoting them, this non-profit organization has found a partner in Metisentry. Set up on a budget-friendly full firm service program, this online non-profit and e-commerce community is able to be maintained and scaled as needed to reach their goals.

Online Art Community

dizbefinalA young artist and entrepreneur approached us with the concept and vision to build an online art culture community.  And this client didn’t just want Metisentry to build the website, but to build a working relationship with us to help maintain and grow the site beyond the initial build.  As it so happens, that’s just the sort of thing we do.  Metisentry doesn’t operate like a freelancer; stepping in to just do one part and then sending the client on their way.  We want to take your idea from napkin to launch and beyond and that’s exactly what we did for this client.

Another way to describe this project is an online art gallery.  User accounts were created for artists and fans to log in.  Artists had the ability to create portfolios to post for viewing and for sale.  Utilizing Apache SOLR, artists were able to categorize their work.  This faceted searching made it easy for visitors to browse the tags to easily find what they were looking for.  Users were also able to add pieces to their ‘favorites’ to revisit later.  Built with MySQL and Ruby on Rails, the site was then integrated with PayPal for merchant services and shopping cart check outs.

From user accounts to integrating merchant software for shopping carts to comment features and user upload capabilities, Metisentry worked side-by-side to make this client’s dreams a reality.