Right now I am currently working on implementing WordPress into the current phillycoachesvscancer.com website in order to allow the PCVC staff to make changes to parts of the website on their own. This task involves creating a custom WordPress theme that mimics the current layout and functionality of the existing website, which is not overly difficult once you understand the inner workings of WordPress. The key is to keep in mind what part of the existing site typically sees little or no changes requested by my client, and what parts have the most changes requested. Once that’s been figured out, then it’s easy to determine how the site should be split up in order to minimize the possibility of something being accidentally corrupted when someone else makes a content change.
I’m very excited about the outcome of this upgrade because in addition to having a solid CMS backbone, there will be many other pieces of the site that will be optimized. The site, as a whole, will be MUCH faster to load. More to come.