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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.

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Holocaust Study Centre: a library of academic resources

Holocaust Study Centre, a library of resources based in Canterbury

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 Music

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.

Sanitysucks: send funny cards on every topic straight to your friends

Sanitysucks, comedy cards for sale Sanitysucks shop page

Sanitysucks makes sending cards easy: choose a card, add your message, set the address and pay — and off it goes. The cards feature cartoons drawn by Martin Fish, organised by category to make choosing easy. The images are protected by a watermark

Martin also draws the Sofasurfa comics for the surfing magazine Carve: Sofasurfa posters and mugs can be purchased from the Sanitysucks website.

Agilityk9s: dog agility leads, toys and clothing, shoes for owners

Agilityk9s, shopping website for dog agility accessories and feeds

Applegreen's first foray into e-commerce, using Woocommerce with a few add-ons for extra functionality.

Agilityk9s is already highly successful in selling a range of products, including handmade leads and tug toys, from stalls at agility show and fairs. Owner Sam Clarke is bringing this success to her online shop.

2, Coastguard Cottages, holiday home in Keyhaven

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

The Modern Novel, a celebration of 20th century literary novels by John Alvey

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, textile artist, by Applegreen Websites

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

Smarden and Biddenden Churches, by Applegreen Websites

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 care farm, by Applegreen Websites

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

Headcorn Anglican churches benefice, with East Sutton, Chart Sutton and Sutton Valcence. Website by Applegreen, website design in Kent UK.

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.