Cougars are solitary animals, and don’t travel in packs, but this month, a whole pride of Cougars arrived at my door, and I learned more about classic Mercury Cougars than I ever would have believed possible. One of my best clients, a classic Cougar collector, commissioned TrackItWeb to migrate the classic Cougar registries from their previous web hosts to a new home. Several days after agreeing to the job, I received a set of CD-ROMs in the mail containing the HTML for the three sites.
There are a number of options available these days to set up a web site, though as I have mentioned elsewhere, for a basic site with or without a blog, WordPress is a fantastic platform that offers a lot of functionality without a lot of work, and the SEO benefits of using the world’s most popular blogging platform are a significant benefit, too. WordPress is easy to set and configure, adding content is a breeze, and it is highly customizable. Although simply copying the existing HTML to new domains would have been the easiest thing to do, migrating the sites to WordPress produced much more professional results than the out-of-date HTML, more functionality, and “future-proofing” in the form of WordPress’ easy upgrades.
The bottom line? The client was happy, the users are happy, and the Mercury Cougar Registries are back on-line.
Migrating a site is in many ways more complicated than building one from scratch, but after going through the process many times over the years, I’ve found that migrating to a modern platform, especially one like WordPress, though sometimes more expensive up front, saves a client money in the long run.