Spektrum Scilogs: Multisite

Data migration of a complex Multisite with new functions

Project Details

Our Services: 
Development, Migration, Multisite Network, Relaunch, Maintenance

We can recommend Inpsyde as a competent partner with plenty of WordPress know-how for complex migration projects. We found a reliable partner, with whom we are planning to collaborate on our projects on a long-term basis.”

Dennis Dirdjaja – Spektrum der Wissenschaft Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

The Project

Data Migration of a Complex Multisite

Goal: Easy to maintain website portal with blog connection and modern, responsive layout with sufficient space for marketing strategies

The SciLogs blog portal operated by the publishing group is a family of science blogs. They combine the strengths of scientific culture with the “blog” medium. The blogs reinforce interdisciplinary dialog about science in all its facets. That’s due to the bloggers who include researchers, theoretical scientists, practical scientists, journalists and enthusiasts.

The new platform under the domain http://scilogs.spektrum.de/ had four objectives. On the one hand, the visibility should be reinforced by bringing the blog portal and the main portal http://www.spektrum.de/ closer together. On the other hand, the platform should get a modern layout in responsive design. Additionally, it’s been the relaunch’s task to expand the platform to include marketing opportunities like advertising spaces. To reduce maintenance costs has been an objective as well. This should be implemented by increasing the use of standard components rather than in-house developments.

The Client

Spektrum der Wissenschaft: Publishing House for Popular Science Content

Spektrum der Wissenschaft Verlagsgesellschaft mbH is one of the premier publishing houses for popular science magazines and content in the German-speaking region. Their portfolio includes the monthly publications “Spektrum der Wissenschaft”, “Gehirn und Geist” and “Sterne und Weltraum”. Furthermore, the weekly digital publication “Spektrum die Woche” and various digital offerings and platforms belong to its portfolio. Thereof the knowledge portal Spektrum.de has the widest reach in the popular sciences segment. It offers current news from all areas of science to over 1.3 million unique users a month (AGOF). Science enthusiasts can find detailed reports not only about archeology, biology and chemistry but also about the latest accomplishments in the fields of medicine, physics and technology.

The Solution

Multisite Migration and Theme Expansion with New Features

Inpsyde carried out the complete migration of the platform, consisting of over 100 blogs in a WordPress multisite, to the latest WordPress version as well as the review of the required plugins. In addition, the agency extended the theme “Baylys” by Elmastudio used on the new platform with required functionalities or adapted it.

The Result

Optimized Platform with Low Maintenance Requirements and Successful Data Migration

“The WordPress agency Inpsyde carried out the work assigned to it on time and to our complete satisfaction. Furthermore, Inpsyde is happy to share its experience and use it to optimize the platform.

By using numerous standard components and the “Baylys” theme, we now have significantly less maintenance effort. The visibility of the platform could be doubled within a few months by the migration. The newly created places for marketing generated their first revenues within a short time.

Dennis Dirdjaja – Spektrum der Wissenschaft Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

We recommend Inpsyde, because…

We can recommend Inpsyde as a competent partner with plenty of WordPress know-how for complex migration projects. We now have a reliable partner in Inpsyde, with whom we are planning to collaborate on our projects on a long-term basis.”

Dennis Dirdjaja – Spektrum der Wissenschaft Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

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