For more than 20 years Providence Business News has been serving the Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts business community. With their first online article published September 14th, 1998 they have been successfully releasing more than 60 articles per month. PBN reached out to E-Moxie to not only redesign and redevelop their website, but to migrate more than 80,000 posts to a new content management system.

With any media company their is a lot of moving parts. Only after sitting down and discussing what was and was not working on their current site, and gathering each departments ideal end goals, was E-Moxie able to develop an outlined plan of attack which took roughly 6 months to execute.

After much research E-Moxie settled on the popular open source CMS WordPress to power the entire website. Even though out of the box WordPress is pretty powerful and robust, E-Moxie needed to develop several custom WordPress plugins to enhance it’s functionality. One of those plugins was a custom membership plugin which integrated a metered paywall system with their third-party fulfillment provider Fulco, to handle all of the access to the website without having a separate online and offline membership system.

In addition to CMS selection, custom plugin development, intense content migration and streamlining data list sales though WooCommerce, E-Moxie implemented a rock solid infrastructure on Amazon Web Services that is highly scalable, highly available and blazing fast!

Problems Solved

  • Migrated 80,000+ articles to modern open source CMS WordPress
  • Streamlined workflow for sending out multiple daily and weekly newsletters via custom RSS feeds and ActiveCampaign schedules.
  • Eliminated the need for a separate online and offline membership system. Single membership system powered by Fulco fulfillment company
  • Increased speed and reliability of site by 160%

Services Provided & Technologies Utilized

  • Custom WordPress Plugins
  • Rock solid AWS tech stack
  • Integrations with Fulco, ActiveCampaign, DataJoe, and WooCommerce

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