From custom MySQL database to WordPress Custom Post Type

Gordian Group’s previous developer built their site using WordPress and a separate database for storing information about their past projects (this was probably before custom post types were added to WordPress.) There was no user-friendly way to update this separate database.

Their designer subcontracted us to fix this problem. We set up custom post types in WordPress so that Gordian Group could easily add new client projects to their site. We then migrated the data from the old database into WordPress and built new template pages so that everything would display correctly.

Deliverables

  • Custom MySQL database migration to WordPress (SQL export was converted into XML/WXR, then imported into WordPress)
  • Template page layout and development
  • WordPress custom post type and field setup
Clients page

Clients page

Client detail page

Client detail page