The site clearly needed an updated look, along with an organizational overhaul and a content management system. Drupal was the obvious choice. With built-in forum, gallery, and blog modules, it could handle most of Windstone’s content right out of the box. And by adding the Ubercart e-commerce module, we could build the entire site inside of the Drupal platform. And, of course, using a CMS like Drupal makes it easy for the Windstone staff to update the site and manage the store (and other site content) themselves.
Having been in business for more than two decades, Windstone Editions established itself by selling products wholesale to brick-and-mortar retailers. But recent years have brought a transition—most of their sales now take place online. Windstone’s original website was a cobbled together combination of technologies with little thought given to its visual design. The site used X-Cart for its online store, phpBB for its forum, Coppermine for its gallery section, and Drupal for the blog, along with a collection of static HTML pages.