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Newsletter: Your Website Is Moving

Below is the email newsletter sent to all of our Business Catalyst clients on 6 November, 2019.


Dear Recipient,

The first draft of this email was entitiled "Website Migrations Underway" (hence the image above). It ended up something of an essay as opposed to a brief email announcement so I started over. I've done my best to keep it short and sweet, with links to further information included below.

In Case You Missed It...

Over a year and half ago we received the news that Adobe was shutting down Business Catalyst (BC). The announcement left us with the task of having to find a replacement CMS platform and migrate all of our clients' websites before March September, 2021, the EOL (End of Life) date.

We notified our clients via email on 23 May, 2018 with follow-ups on 4 July and 12 September. At long last, after much research and rigorous testing, we are ready to begin the migration process.

Let's Break It Down

Does this affect me?
Yes, if you're receiving this email, it is because your website is built on Adobe Business Catalyst.

What do I need to do?
You don't need to do anything. We have selected a secure, hosted, open-source CMS platform to migrate your website to. We will be making contact with you individually to discuss specifics.

What will it cost?
The cost of migration will vary from site to site. In certain cases we are offering a low, fixed price fee to encourage our clients to migrate early. If your website is more than 3-5 years old (the average website lifespan), it is a good time to consider a redesign/rebuild.

What does indie.web's new CMS cost?
Our new CMS platform enables us to reduce ongoing subscription costs and pass these savings on to you. See our new CMS subscription pricing schedule.

Can I choose not to migrate my website? The EOL isn't until 2021 - can't I wait?
We've anticipated a number of additional questions based on our discussions with clients to date. We have addressed these questions here.

We will be in touch with you personally in due course. In the meantime if you have further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch via phone or email.

Kind Regards,
The indie.web Team

Tags: business catalyst, cms, eol, migration