This was our biggest OGMA CMS development so far. The old site was build with Microsoft Access Database with a terrible custom frontend.
A custom plugin was written for the Property and Lettings tables which allowed the customer to administrate the properties and also make it easier to upload photos and map data for each one.
We first exported the database information into XML format and used some simple scripts to tidy up paths and then import them in to the OGMA tables.
As all the relevant searchable information is held in the cache searching for properties is fast.
We also provided an export to PDF to allow the property brochures to be printed as needed.
Main updates to the original site:
- Complete redesign
- Added more property options (these can also be updated using customfields)
- New Maps for each property, used on the searchable maps for relevant close by properties.
- QR codes for each property
- New larger gallery