The original Readyleaf.co.nz site was done in WordPress in a bizarre arcane manner. A customised basic WP 201x theme with poorly implemented custom fields and ridiculous page templates containing part (but not all) of the text content meant the site owner could not edit much of the site! Although the overall visual appearance was quite good, the rest of it was basically, a total disaster…
The sensible solution was to mirror the original look, but doing so with a modern and robust premium WordPress theme platform (WP Jumpstart) and a customised child theme. Elimination of the convoluted structure was quickly done, and the resulting user experience improvements greatly appreciated by the owner.
- Relocation of the site from slow US-based Hostgator hosting to fast NZ Cpanel hosting with SSD drives and;
- Application of page load speed optimisation methodology, reduced the load time from 8+ seconds down to under 2 seconds in NZ;
Woocommerce: there were a number of issues to resolve with the configuration of the WordPress Ecommerce web design & installation – and the final solution was setting that section up as a “Catalogue” rather than a direct sales shop due to the complications or courier shipping to multiple zones in both islands.
Readyleaf are importers and sellers of a large range of artificial plants, faux hedges and artificial leaf / foliage. Their range includes;
- imitation box hedges
- artificial plant wall tiles and panels
- Flowers, vines and more…
The efforts have greatly improved all aspects of the site’s functionality.