Unity blog is a successful interactive blog, part of Unity Technologies the world leading video game company. Unity as a company is consolidating their web technologies and they needed their blog portal to be able to support the roadmap that the company had set for itself. 1xINTERNET helped Unity create the foundations for their future web development, supporting the strategic interests of Unity Technologies in their scope for growth over future multiple services.
Who is Unity?
Unity blog is a successful interactive blog, part of Unity Technologies the world leading video game company. The Unity blog is high traffic and content heavy with over 4000 blog posts. The blog was outdated from both an aesthetic and technical standpoint and Unity wanted to relaunch their web blog using Drupal to ensure that it was solving for the present and ready for the future. Unity as a company is consolidating their web technologies and they needed their blog portal to be able to support the roadmap that the company had set for itself.
Migration from Wordpress to Drupal
This was a complex migration from a multilingual site with over 4000 blog posts, a high traffic website with 200k visitors per month. Unstructured Wordpress data was migrated into a highly structured data model in Drupal. This allowed the data to be stored in a more structured way which was better for the management of content and to support the future growth of Unity.
Support of meta tags, redirects, and media
Regular Drupal functionality was used to generate meta tags of different types as well as publishing structured data using JSON-LD. Also standard functionality for redirects, media, and many more could be used by having Drupal as a headless backend.
Optimal image editing by combining Drupal and Next.js
Images had to be dealt differently that the default Drupal way, therefore 1xINTERNET contributed to the Drupal project an image resizing plugin that returns to the Next.js frontend images correctly and with the expected properties in order to handle the styling in an efficient automated fashion.