The Project

The Freight Management Association was faced with a huge problem. The content management system that the website was built on was being phased out, while the server that their website resided on was causing major issues with website reliability.

Custom content management systems are only reliable if the technology is continually updated. Diminished security is a major risk along with a lack of ongoing support.

With a major deadline fast approaching, eLearnza was tasked with not only moving the website but to also redesign the site in a 4-week timeframe.


Pages of Content

All this content needed to be moved from the old website to the new website.


Weeks of Production

The website was designed, tested and relaunched in just under 4 weeks time.


Member Profiles

All member profiles needed to be moved to the new site to provide secure access.

“Once the decision was made, eLearnza quickly had our updated website ready for us to launch. They worked with us on the content to ensure we focused on really needed to be visible to our members.”

John Corey

President, Freight Management Association

Bob Ballantyne - President, Freight Management Association

The Experience

Armed with design carte blanche, eLearnza deployed a copy of WordPress to be the content management system for the website. We then built the FMA website interface within a day including the responsive versions of the template (desktop, mobile and tablet), home page, content page designs and global containers.

While awaiting confirmation of the new interfaces, we began the task of setting up the members area of the website and the configuration of the member access privilege’s to the content. This also included the registration and login forms, the auto emails and the menu system.

Once FMA reviewed and confirmed that the templates were approved, eLearnza immediately began the process of transferring the 175 pages of content and images.

The process for the design and development stage included:

  • Project consultations with the FMA team.

  • Design of a series of website templates for the project.

  • Deployment and setup of a content management system to manage the website.

  • Content design and layout of information pages.

  • Mobile and tablet compatibility testing.

Freight Management Association website home page screenshot

The Freight Management Association Result

Within 3 weeks of receiving approval to move ahead with the project, eLearnza rebuilt the entire FMA web experience and put it into a final testing phase including mobile and tablet testing.

The new website was released on the 24th of November, just under 4 weeks from project initiation.

FMA has opted into the eLearnza maintenance plan which will ensure that the content management system and the website themes always remain updated and secure.

With proper planning – the building and deploying of a new website can be done quickly and with little delay!

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