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Short Brothers Aviation Pioneers

heritage web design

Wordpress Website Project Information

Barrie had many issues with the Moonfruit platform so I jumped at the opportunity to re-platform their historical aviation website and improve the layout of the heritage web design

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Website Project Specifications

I really loved working with Barrie and Liz, it was great to get to know them over the course of this project and this project meant a lot to everyone involved. Even though this is my first heritage website design project, at times it didn’t seem like we were ever going to complete it. This was mainly due to the fact that we were plagued by so man moonfruit problems, it was nigh-on impossible to get the moonfruit contact number let alone try and obtain any moonfruit support or help from Moonfruit. I made a promise to Barrie that I would finish this website and asked him to keep optimistic. We got there in the end!

Unfortunately as there is no one Moonfruit to wordpress migration tool, the website had to be built from scratch. With any website migration project, you must always ensure you retain all of the history that the search engines have. So, as with all of my builds and projects, the first step is to process the site through ScreamingFrog in order to build a picture and to create a technical SEO audit. If you’re not using this tool then you really need to be. It’s industry leading SEO spider software trusted by many SEOs and SEO agencies worldwide for all of their technical SEO audits. You can download the free version which is limited to a max crawl-depth of 500 pages.

Overall the WordPress plugin stack was light, the majority of a very content heavy website such as this one just needs to be solid in terms of website stability. A key part of the design was the vertical timeline, anything heritage website related will undoubtedly require this visual functionality and I found the Piotnet Addons For Elementor very suited to delivering this for me. I went the extra mile and deployed a White Label CMS to ensure Barrie and Liz had a nice clean, minimal interface when they wanted to update the site. Ninja Forms, Site Kit By Google, GDPR Cookie Consent, Yoast SEO and Elementor were the main plugins stack. Oh and as WordPress wipes the floor with many other CMS’s, it was always a top moonfruit competitor in my eyes #nobrainer!.

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Client Feedback

Richard was very professional and conscientious.He took time to make sure the website was what we wanted and accurate, through Zoom meetings and telephone calls. We are very pleased with the result.

Liz Walker (ShortBrothersAviationPioneers)
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