Marina Music sells jazz sheet music for Big Band, Vocals with Big Bands and Small Ensemble Charts. However, the website for this unique and successful business was beginning to look at bit dated. Plus, the store was run on a no-longer supported e-commerce platform, Jigoshop. Clearly, this put the store in a rather precarious position.
Andrea Herrick provided an updated layout and colors for the site including new call to action boxes. The Marina Music website retains the general look and feel of the original site including branding and the rotating banners. The site now incorporates a responsive layout, allowing customers to shop on their mobile devices.
Since this site was already on WordPress and WooCommerce was initially a fork of Jigoshop, we decided a conversion from JigoShop to WooCommerce was the best approach. The project was launched on a staging site and then moved to the live site when it was completed. We used Cart2Cart shopping cart migration service for the initial port to WooCommerce. The migration worked almost flawlessly! The categories acquired new IDs in the process leading to a few coding changes but this was a very minor issue.
Once the shopping cart migration was complete, the next step was to replace all the Jigoshop actions and filters with similar code from WooCommerce. For example, we needed to make sure that customers knew which items had sample audio files and, of course, we would need the ability to play them.
The client wanted to remove some of the widgets from the sidebar as part of the redesign and some elements were rearranged.