We are looking for an outsource partner to support the continued development of our on-line presence.
The first project is as follows:
1) In order to control the development and testing of our on-line assets, without negatively impacting our live site (LIVE), we require a development & test platform (DEVTEST) and a reliable migration approach. The partner will work with us to set-up the required assets and approaches. DEVTEST will be very similar to LIVE, but will differ because it is lower volume, should not seek to be found by search engines, and the domain and links will be different. The migration approach should be fully documented, with checklists for control (both DEVTEST -> LIVE and LIVE -> DEVTEST).
2) Do a LIVE -> DEVTEST migration. On DEVTEST, reconfigure our Magento and Wordpress-based ecommerce site to:
a) Upgrade Magneto to the latest stable release
b) Include Wordpress as a subfolder, rather than a subdomain.
c) Include Wordpress as a self-hosted tool, rather than as a service from WP.com.
d) Have Wordpress use the Magento theme (either the same, or near identical.
e) Migrate content from [url removed, login to view] Wordpress site to DEVTEST site.
f) Ensure that internal and external links to the old subdomain pages re-direct to relevant subdirectory pages.
3) Get our acceptance of the DEVTEST site prior to migration.
4) Back-up LIVE site to mitigate against migration errors.
5) Migrate DEVTEST -> LIVE.
6) Get our acceptance of the LIVE site (if the migration fails, restore LIVE from back-up, fix the migration or DEVTEST configuration, repeat from 3.)
We will be working as a team, and some elements of the project may be conducted by us under your instruction.
We have a number of integration projects with, for instance, Facebook, Amazon and Ebay, which we will want to conduct. So we are truly looking for a partner. Successful bidder will:
i) Bid for this project as a fixed fee, and also provide an rate for future work.
ii) Have substantial experience of Wordpress, Magento, theme development.
iii) Be able to prove that they are organised, capable and responsive.
We are a UK-based retail jeweller with over 50 years of history, and an ethical and personal approach to business.