Raced and Rallied wished to port their entire site to the Drupal system to enable much more controlled expansion of the site while incorporating new features and a fresh design.
The Raced and Rallied site is the web's most successful race and rally classifieds portal. An existing client with eConcepts, Raced and Rallied wanted to port the entire existing engine (1000+ users, 2000+ pages) into the Drupal CMS and create a custom classifieds system with many extra features:-
- New design with easy navigation and simple but aesthetic layout
- All users and adverts ported over without necessitating re-registration
- Retain extensive SEO features of the site
- Different member roles with optional fee based aspects
- Payment gateway integration
- Calendar integration
- Google Maps integration
- Forum integration
- Galleries, news and more
- Subscription options
- Spam checking
- Personal messaging
To accomplish this, many modules were installed and coded, in fact, over 100 modules exist in the site to deliver the requested functionality yet average page load times are still only 1-2seconds with sizes averaging 100Kb or less. A great accomplishment given the functionality and imagery on the site.
eConcepts have delivered a cutting edge, future-proofed, expandable classifieds engine in Drupal ensuring the longevity of Raced and Rallied and keeping them in their place as the #1 motorsport classifieds site on the web.