The Pier is a leading online resource for up to date news, interviews and album releases from the Reggae-Rock artists. It was also a platform for artists to submit their unreleased albums and later the Pier came up with its own album Comp Vol. 1. The Pier needed to have an online store to sell all these albums and also a medium to promote the artists.
It's forum was an active platform for fans and artists alike, and it consisted of more than twenty thousand posts. They wanted to provide a top notch experience to their users and also easy to manage.
We made a custom WordPress theme to suit their website agenda. Also, used wp ecommerce setup for online store to sell their merchandise, specially the artists’ albums and Pier Comp Vol. 1.
To promote the artists and enable fans to follow their tours and buy tickets online, we customized the Bandsintown plugin(show locator plugin) to include multiple artists.
To integrate the forum with the site and provide easy and up to date functionality, we did forum migration from phpBB to bbPress, including bbPress theme customization. The main challenge was their huge amount of posts, as the forum was already a popular platform for their users. We successfully migrated twenty thousand posts without any content loss.