Recently the Melbourne Parkview Hotel’s restaurant, Woods (formerly Lime), went through a name change and as you can imagine there is a lot to do in order for this to happen. To our good fortune the Melbourne Parkview choose us, Paperclip IT, to update restaurants website to incorporate the new name.
Our proposal to the Parkview included migrating the website from the existing CMS to WordPress. The main reason to do this was to make it easier for the hotels employee’s to update the restaurants menu’s that it displays on the website.
Previously, in order to update the menus staff needed to understand html or fiddle around with copying and pasting existing text on the site. What we did when migrating the site to WordPress, was create a specific WordPress plugin that enables staff to completely manage the menu without having any HTML knowledge.
Melbourne Parkview staff now have full control and flexibility over the menu, easily changing the order of menu items, creating/removing menu items, upload/remove pdf versions, they can now also simply indicate which items on the menu are gluten free or vegetarian.
An aspect of the website migration that the Melbourne Parkview requested was to keep the existing overall website design with as little change as possible. For some, migrating a website to a new CMS and keeping the design the same as before can be a difficult task, but with our knowledge and the flexibility of WordPress we were able to keep the design the way it was and in some areas actually improve previous design flaws.
Now that you have read about migrating the Woods Cafe website, go check it out and let us know what you think!