AuPairWorld is the leading online au pair agency operating worldwide. They needed to update their web technologies to stay ahead of their game, this required rebuilding their website in Drupal 9 and performing a complex migration . For this they sought the help of 1xINTERNET.
Who is AuPairWorld?
AuPairWorld is the leading online au pair agency in the world, matching au pairs with host families. Operating worldwide, over 3 million au pairs and families have registered on the site since its foundation in 1999. AuPairWorld is a high traffic matching website with 1000´s of active users.
Au pairs and interested host families can register on the site, search for each other, using a specially designed search tool and receive suggestions of suitable matches based on personal search criteria. A premium membership option allows users to contact each other using a safe secure messaging system.
Main features of the project
The complex migration of a high traffic site from Drupal 7 and other legacy systems to Drupal 9.
Useful match making features were implemented such as a wink functionality.
Commerce subscriptions allow families to sign up for Premium features or browse free search features.
Backend data structure
A cleanup of the backend data structure which allows for scalability and makes maintenance simpler.
A premium messaging service was implemented to allow families to connect with au pairs safely and securely.
Hosting with Acquia is scalable, the best solution for a high traffic site as it is able to deal with traffic peaks. It also provides 24/7 support and advanced data security.
Why was Drupal a good fit for this project?
Drupal was a good fit for this project due to its great flexibility, it is easy to adapt to the complex functionality required by a leading site like AuPairWorld. It was important to have structured data which is one of the key benefits of Drupal. The Drupal 7 version of the AuPairWorld website worked well therefore it was logical to continue developing with Drupal and upgrade to the latest version.