Custom Solar

Search Optimised WordPress Website

Overview

Chesterfield based Custom Solar is one of the UK’s most established renewable energy companies specialising in solar PV. After a period of considerable growth Custom Solar looked to Magnifica for a redesign of their company website.

Results

224%

Monthly sessions

42%

Page load time

Challenge

Custom Solar where founded in 2010 with their first website following not long after. This original site was a custom website with integrated WordPress blog.

The site has worked well for the business however after a company-wide rebrand and considerable growth it was time for a redesign to meet Custom Solar's changing needs.

Having delivered some of the UK's largest rooftop solar projects the new site needed to show Custom Solar's credentials as a market leader. Also, high quality drone footage had been captured which could not easily be showcased on the old website.

The Project

Taking a user first approach we looked at the different customer personas who interact with Custom Solar. Building on this we developed a site structure and information architecture to meet each personas needs and also took into consideration technical and on page SEO.

We looked at the content management systems available and agreed that WordPress was best suited to the project based on its flexibility and ease of use from a content authoring point of view.

Features and functionality were agreed, content produced and the site look and feel designed.

Outcome

After a period of testing and final content optimisation the new Custom Solar site was launched seeing an immediate increase in traffic.

Site speed, an average of 2.56 seconds load time across the site, and the improved user experience account for early increase in traffic.

Custom Solar are now able to promote their work through highly engaging case studies and high impact drone footage.

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Matthew Brailsford - Managing Director at Custom Solar

Customer thoughts

Magnifica worked with us closely to understand our goals and exactly what we looking to achieve from a look and feel perspective. We have been extremely happy with the process and the finished article, it really does justice to the work we have completed and our brand moving forwards.

Matthew Brailsford - Managing Director at Custom Solar

Key information

  • Latest version of WordPress Content Management System
  • Focus on case studies with in-page feature case studies
  • Improved site structure and information architecture to enable customers to navigate the site more easily
  • Customised theme design presenting information in an easy to read layout
  • Improved blog experience whilst maintaining existing posts
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