Brockton is a city in Massachusetts, USA. The owner of a popular local online forum hired us to migrate his online community to the Joomla!™ platform, make it mobile responsive, more secure, more usable and add some new features. With over 1,000 users in the old system, he also wanted to retain the account login names and biographical profile data as far as possible.
We developed a solution using the Joomla content management system, leveraging the Kunena community forum extension. We ported over 1,000 user accounts, and recreated the avatars, profile links, biographical data, signatures and other profile data from the older MSSQL database into the Joomla solution. We also implemented an instant messaging solution, the ability to post via email, social sharing capabilities, and a business listings directory to the website for InBrockton. We rolled out a modern community themed template which is also responsive to small screen devices, working great on smartphones, tablets and larger screens.
Elements of this Joomla website migration included
- Replacing a proprietary forum software system
- Migrating user account and profile data
- Implementing a modern, responsive template
- Instant messaging & Social sharing capabilities
- Business listings directory implementation
If you have a community forum or other ecommerce project, we can help. We offer a no-obligation free assessment that will get you started without delay.