WordPress Websites Portfolio
Our WordPress websites are based on free WordPress themes adapted for the unique needs and tastes of our clients.
WordPress provides a content management system that enables the client to update the content as much and as often as they like. Applegreen provides support in learning to use WordPress's interface including comprehensive WordPress instructions.
Click on the pictures to visit the websites.
Fondest Love Ceremonies — weddings, baby namings and funerals
Helen Waters leads life's important rites of passage with all the necessary joy, sensitivity and tact. Her website gives background about her, describes how she handles celebrations, and tells her recent news.
Curlew Cottage Hawksead, holiday home in the Lake District
Curlew Cottage offers generous accommodation for four people and dogs in the charming village of Hawkshead in the heart of Beatrix Potter country. Country walks, cosy pubs and the lakes are just some of the local attractions.
Pig's Ear Folk Ale folk music festival
Kent's friendliest folk music festival is run by a small committee of enthusiasts. A festival is a complex thing to organise and this website handles news and information for punters as well as ticket sales.
Holocaust Study Centre: a library of academic resources
Academic historian Ian Harker, a specialist on the Holocaust period, has made his extensive library available to other students of this important subject.
This is a bespoke WordPress theme by Applegreen in an suitably sober design.
Marion Robertson Music: music teaching for adults and children
Marion Robertson teaches piano and recorders to children from a very young age using the Suzuki method. She also teaches adults and runs ensemble groups.
Informing prospective students of her techniques and updating existing one on term times and concerts, are just a few uses to which she puts this lively website.
2, Coastguard Cottages, holiday home in Keyhaven
A clean, colourful look for this self-catering cottage in Keyhaven, Hampshire, near the sea on one side and the New Forest on the other.
A gallery of expanding photos shows off the cosy interior and the sea views from the master bedroom. The website provides plenty of information about the accommodation and the local area. There is a list of all the amenities as well as an integrated Google calendar that can be managed from a smartphone, downloadable Terms and Conditions and a News (blog) page for the owner's latest adventures.
The Modern Novel, reviews of world-wide 20th century novels
Former translator John Alvey loves to read novels in several languages, review them and share his findings online. He is devoting his retirement to a website categorising this work by country and by author.
John had already created a website in html, but the design was not popular. We redesigned the website in Wordpress and handed it back to John, to continue adding his reviews.
Alison Olorunsola, textile artist
Alison Olorunsola creates large-scale canvases inspired by nature on land and sea, using a variety of textile and painting techniques.
With WordPress, she is able to upload photos of her works as they are completed, as well as keeping her exhibitions and courses pages up to date.
Anglican benefice of Biddenden and Smarden Churches
This website provides service times for two busy churches, along with notices and events. It is the first port of call for visitors and new members as well as for people arranging a wedding, baptism or funeral, saving clergy much valuable time in explaining procedures.
The website can be updated by the clergy or parish administrator' by logging into a WordPress interface that is no more complicated to use than most wordprocessors.
Laineys Farm, a care farm for adults with learning difficulties
Laineys Farm run a daycare centre for adults with learning difficulties. They wanted something simple and attractive so that local care workers could look them up easily.
As with most WordPress websites, most of the pages are "static" with one page, in this case News, functioning as a blog where they can put quick updates.
Headcorn and The Suttons Churches
The parish administrator for this group of four Anglican churches wanted to be able to update the website herself. So Applegreen used a Wordpress template and tweaked the design to her requirements. In a short training session, she learned to access the site with the passwords and make her own changes.
The website has essential information for the churches including service times, contact details and extra information and forms for special services like weddings and confirmations.
The template used here adapts well for small screens such as mobile phones.