Northern Ontario’s biggest and best fishing and hunting business were using a company in Florida even though the business is in Kenora. That company had modified Joomla into oblivion. An outdated version of Joomla that couldn’t be updated had resulted in a monumental hack with thousands of database entries.

The client contracted my employer to convert their website to WordPress and make it mobile friendly.

In conjunction with another developer, I used Bootstrap to build the website, BXSlider for the sliders, and core WordPress functions to create a dynamic way of putting individual sliders (which utilize Featured Images) on each page/post using Custom Fields.

I used a custom ‘must-use’ plugin to make sure WordPress and plugins are updated automatically, and installed and configured Bulletproof Pro to monitor the website for file changes.

After that I assisted the client in migrating away from Godaddy and putting the website live.

The finishing touch was creating custom 301 redirects for the old URLs and resubmitting the site to Google using Webmaster Tools to remove the malware blacklisting.