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DDAI Forum, Advertising & Migration

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) promotes independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. With over 4,500 members the association is very busy managing the national disabled driver parking permit system; driver information, assessment & support; rehabilitative training; and advocating on disabled driving issues. Through its web presence, the association manages a community forum for its members, as well as a downloadable parking permit application form and news. We worked with the DDAI to automate more these processes, speed up their website and extend its functionality for their members.

Responsive Joomla Community Forum for DDAI

We migrated their existing Joomla!™ content management system to the latest stable version and implemented a professional modern Joomla template which is also responsive to small screen devices, working great on smartphones, tablets and larger screens. We also migrated the live forum data into the new system with minimal downtime and with no loss of data. We implemented an advanced form management system which ensures they get all the information they require to process a parking permit application, significantly reducing their back office work. Additionally, we installed a classifieds advertising extension to help their members sell mobility devices they no longer needed to the community.  

Joomla migration, responsive design implementationElements of this Joomla website migration included

  • Migrating Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.4
  • Migrating live system data with minimal downtime
  • Implementing a modern, responsive template
  • Classified advertising & Social sharing capabilities
  • Advanced form system reducing back office workload

If you have a Joomla migration project we can help. We offer a no-obligation free assessment that will get you started without delay.

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Newspaper & Advertising Joomla!™ Content System

The Roscommon People is a free newspaper with a circulation of over 80,000 in the west of Ireland. Their previous website was created with proprietary software and had not been updated or modernised in some time. Paul & Fiona Healy hired us to build a Joomla!™ based solution for them and transfer as much of the older stories from the proprietary system into the new Joomla system. Additionally they wanted users to be able to subscribe to their newsletter and wanted to support advertising on the website.

Responsive Joomla Newspaper website

We developed a comprehensive solution using the Joomla content management system. We ported thousands of older articles from the previous system and implemented the K2 content management extension to make adding new stories and illustrative images as quick and easy as possible. Additionally we configured an advertising management system to handle banner advertising and classifieds for the Roscommon People. We implemented a beautiful, responsive newspaper themed template which works great on smartphones, tablets and larger screens.  

Newspaper and advertising Joomla websiteElements of this Joomla Newspaper website included

  • Replacing a proprietary CMS
  • Migrating thousands of legacy news articles
  • Implementing a modern, responsive template
  • Banner advertising functionality
  • Classified advertising functionality

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.

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InBrockton Joomla!™ Community Forum

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.

Responsive Joomla Community Forum for InBrockton.com

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.  

Community forum migration to JoomlaElements 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.

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The Foods of Athenry Online Shop

The Foods of Athenry are primary producers of 'free from' food. Siobhan and her team produce cereals, bars, cakes and other delicious things free from gluten, wheat, dairy, egg and cater to lots of restricted nutritional needs. Siobhán needed both an online shop solution that would allow advanced filtering by each of the free from attributes and their combinations as well as the ability to list and manage stockists, distributors and display her own recipes and blog posts.

Responsive Joomla Online Shop for Foods of Athenry

We developed a solution using the Joomla content management system, leveraging the Virtuemart online shop extension. We configured an advanced custom filtering extension to manage the task of filtering the products by all combinations and permutations of the eight 'free from' attributes needed. We rolled out a new super-fast modern template which is also responsive to small screen devices, looking great on smartphones, tablets and large screens. With some spectacular photography both in the shop area and in the content areas, the final solution looks superb. 

Advanced Filters for the Online Shop Elements of this online shop implementation included

  • Replacing a proprietary online shop
  • Implementing custom product filtering
  • Payments integration with both Stripe and PayPal
  • Modern, responsive template
  • Cookbook & recipe functionality
  • Complex shipping rates implemented
  • Mailchimp integration 

If you have an online shop or other ecommerce project, we can help. We offer a no-obligation free assessment that will get you started without delay.

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Equine Record Books

Lead generation, Search engine optimisation, goal-funnell creation and trackingFounded by Noirin and Micheal O'Connor, Equine Record Books offer books which allow stable owners, horse breeders and stud farm managers to record every detail about their equine stock.

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Michael wanted an ecommerce website to collect sales leads for their products - Equine and Stud record books. Sharkey Consulting developed a website to gather sales leads and interest in the products. The system was optimised for search terms specific to the products and is ranked #1 on Google for the chosen search terms.

Ecommerce solution for Michael:

  • Sales lead-generation website
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Ranks #1 for the chosen search terms

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