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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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Barefoot.ie Online Shop and CMS

Zencart templates, zencart checkout path shortening, consumer experienceBarefoot Sports Ireland import, wholesale and retail Vibram FiveFingers minimalist footwear for the Irish market. Barefoot Ireland needed more control over their content than their existing proprietary solution could provide, but without any negative impact on their live ZenCart webshop. Sharkey consulting developed a solution matching a new content management system (CMS) with a new layout and design for the existing webshop solution. Existing user accounts were synchronised to allow customer to engage in conversations and commentary on the new CMS. The solution was created and tested offline and implemented in a single day with minimal downtime. Barefoot.ie can now drive traffic directly to its webshop having full control over their new and powerful content solution.

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Update: This year Barefoot.ie requested we replace their Zencart system with a better, more up to date solution. We configured and installed a Joomla!™ based online shopping system which allows Barefoot to present their product catalogue in a much more user friendly way. We also migrated their CMS to the latest stable version and we maintain their website software on an ongoing basis.

Ecommerce solutions for Barefoot.ie

Joomla ecommerce websites Ireland

  • Provided a full Content Management Solution
  • Synch'd CMS with existing Zencart solution
  • Matched the look and feel of both with a redesign
  • Synch'd userbases to enable customer engagement in the CMS
  • Implemented live with minimal downtime

Project 2 for Barefoot.ie

  • Migrated Joomla! CMS from v1.5 to latest stable version
  • Implemented our Joomla managed service maintenance package
  • Installed backup and firewall solutions
  • Replaced Zencart with Virtuemart shopping cart solution
  • Implemented a stock levels synchronisation solution
  • Implemented live with minimal downtime

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