Each month Miramedia hosts a WordPress MeetUp at our offices at The House in Tunbridge Wells. These free sessions are open to anyone with an interest in WordPress, from designers to developers to marketers.

Our March Meetup was all about WooCommerce, the leading WordPress plugin for ecommerce sites.

Top-line figures show the impact WooCommerce has on the market, and it’s extensive reach

  • Launched on September 27, 2011
  • May 2015, WooThemes and WooCommerce were acquired by Automattic
  • Over 1,500 themes
  • Powered by Extensions
  • The CodeCanyon marketplace sells 1,348 WooCommerce plugins

42% of online stores use WooCommerce in 2018

WooCommerce is many, many times more popular than any of its competitors. It’s 6 times more popular than Magento or Shopify

Source: https://barn2.co.uk/woocommerce-stats/

Case Study: Puddlez

Puddlez is a “standard” online shop with all the expected shopping features. We used a purchased theme and a number of purchased plugins to handle the specific functionality required by the client.

Challenges:

  • The client wanted to migrate the site from a different platform. We therefore had to match the previous site’s functionality.
  • The existing site had hundreds of products on the previous platform that needed to be migrated to WooCommerce. We therefore had to carry out a data migration project.

Extensions used:

  • Weight Zone Shipping (different shipping prices based on how far and how heavy)
  • WooCommerce Add countries (Allows you to add extra counties to the country list)
  • WooCommerce Checkout Add-Ons (Add additional options e.g. next day delivery)
  • WooCommerce Helper (Helps manage woocommerce subscriptions and licences)
  • WooCommerce Print Invoices/Packing Lists
  • WooCommerce UK Counties (Adds UK counties list of American states for checkout)
  • Woocommerce WorldPay

Case Study: SignUK Showroom

FHG events company wanted to offer a showroom website to a number of key exhibitors. Visitors to the site would request PDF digital assets from the exhibitors: brochures, discount vouchers and other goodies. Once we collected the order, emails were sent out the various exhibitors to fulfil.

Challenges:

  • The client wanted no references to payment
  • Emails needed to be sent to a different group of exhibitors based on the order.

Extensions used:

– Advanced Notifications

Case Study: Win Chun Online University

The client wanted to run a membership scheme where visitors pay a monthly fee for content released within the month. The visitor can trial the site by viewing a number of pieces of free content.

Challenges:

  • Full online training system
  • Paid gateway for some courses.

Extensions Used:

  • wp_courseware
  • Sensei
  • Memberpress
  • Groups (group products I think)
  • Subscriptions

Case Study: Peavey

Working in partnership with copperleaf.media we helped complete the project.

The site is used as a picking list for high end entertainment hardware. Once selected the order is printed or emailed to the user.

Challenges:

  • Our main part of the project was to remove all references to price and shopping.

Extensions used:

  • Group Attributes
  • Product Bundles
  • Compare (products)
  • Social media share buttons

For more information, please visit wptw.co.uk, which also includes a video of the talk given by Miramedia’s Dominic Johnson.

Over the past seven years, Miramedia has helped The ESTAS Group grow their user engagement on the Estate Agent of the Year Awards from 200 entries in 2010 to 700 in 2017. Find out how we did this.

The ESTAS Group asked Miramedia to re-design their Estate Agent of the Year Awards (ESTAS) platform. The old site was built on propitiatory code, which we moved over to WordPress. The new website included a process for submitting entries, voting and ability to purchase tickets to the awards event.

We provide continuous support year round on social media strategy, online advertising and future technical functionality. This rebuild has created a much slicker process, which has enabled The ESTAS Group take platform format into others areas of real estate, such as brokers, conveyancers, homebuilders and suppliers.

Over the past five years The ESTAS Group have become one of our top clients. With many other aspects of our work, our window with clients is often quite short: we can create and launch a site in 48 hours if needed. With The ESTAS Group, we are actively involved in helping them grow their business and generating new ideas for them. For example, we suggested adding a ‘Tweet this comment’ button when voters added comments to their votes. This and other strategies we recommended helped them gain over 3000 followers within an 18 month period.

We also built ESTAs functionality as an app.

Miramedia has directly contributed to the success of The ESTAS Group, such as driving increased voting numbers.

Moving ESTAs onto WordPress was initially a large project, but it has improved business continuity for the group. WordPress utilises lots of off the shelf functionality, which is easier and more reliable. It also means that it is easy for other users to manage sites. In fact, we are being asked to take over several new sites because we can use the WordPress functionality.

Visit The ESTAS here

 

“UBM Conferences provides innovative, cutting-edge events and related content to UBM divisions around the world. We were looking for a Website provider who could provide flexible, professional, low cost websites for our portfolio of conferences.

The websites had to reflect the unique branding of the conference, work in multiple languages and be feature rich. The move to the Miramedia platform was meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.

Conference Websites by Miramedia has proven to be an excellent choice. Miramedia were happy to adapt their bespoke system to fit our requirements and provides excellent tailored support to our regional offices. “

Vanita Kerai
Group Marketing Director
UBM Conferences

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