Monday, 02 February 2015Written by Alan Foster

Ten years ago on September 2005 we opened the Joomla designs website. On the 15th January 2015 we made the decision to change the websites name and domain to Energizethemes.com which was one of the biggest and most difficult decisions we have made in the history of running the website.

Moving an established website to a new domain is never an easy decision. You need to consider so many variables when moving to a new domain including branding, social media, communication about the new domain name to existing customers and partner websites, search engine optimization to ensure the rankings in Google, Bing, Yahoo get transferred from the old domain to the new domain plus you also need to think about the technical requirements about moving domain which we won't go into in this blog post.  

All we can say to anyone thinking about changing domain name is that it requires a lot of planning, testing and research. It can be very stressful but it is also a great leaning experience and at the same time very exciting and challenging experience.

Why did we change the domain to Energize Themes

We took the decision to change the domain name to energizethemes.com because we believed it was the best decision to take from both a business and long term strategic point of view which would enable us to expand the services we offer at the website to provide templates for different content management system platforms including WordPress, Drupal and more rather than just focusing on developing templates at the website for Joomla.

We also had other reasons why we changed the domain name but this is one of the main focus points which convinced us that we made the right decision. Over the fourth coming months we plan to release themes for WordPress and Drupal but at the moment we are still getting back on our feet and want to concentrate on doing what we love best, creating templates for Joomla to help people build great websites.

What has changed at the website

The only thing which has changed is the domain name.

The same team of designers who originally setup the website under the Joomla designs website back in 2005 still run and operate the website under the new domain.

In the short term we will continue to design new responsive Joomla templates which are really easy to use and customize plus come with the same great built-in features you know and expect to see from us.

In the long term we will start to develop and release themes at the website for WordPress and Drupal. We have no specific timescales on the release dates for the WordPress and Drupal themes but when do release the first theme we make an announcement at the website.

We also want to let new and existing customers know that the professional and friendly support we have been providing to customers over the last 10 years has not changed.

We are the same team of designers who love what we do and take great pride in providing customers with the best possible support to ensure they get the most out of the designs we create at the website.

If you have any questions or need support we are here to help you.

If you have any questions about the domain change which took place at the website please contact us