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British Boxing News – Custom WordPress migration

by Kye Etherton | 14 November 2016

British Boxing News – Custom WordPress migration

Project profile

British Boxing News is a popular sports media site offering news, interviews, events and boxing results, owned by TR Sports Agency.

In early 2016, the existing WordPress site was slow and painful to use due to conflicting plug-ins. They needed a new website with a look and feel that did justice to the quality of their content.

Sugar Cube Productions provided a complete redesign and build including content migration from the existing WordPress site to the DIEM content management system on Symfony 1.4 platform.

British Boxing News has a rich archive of blog posts, so it was critical to accurately migrate these posts to the new site. Kye Etherton of Sugar Cube Productions wrote a custom importer to run an overnight migration of 1500 WordPress blog posts from the XML files. Ensuring that the associated images that accompanied each blog post were correctly re-sized was detailed work which the Sugar Cube team delivered efficiently and to time.

Along with blog posts, the new site features improved design, embedded video, a Twitter feed and social sharing. Sugar Cube also provides hosting and ongoing support.

Tim Rickson of TR Sports Agency is delighted with the improved site, which re-launched in November 2016.



Kye Etherton

Managing Director of Sugar Cube Productions.