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WordPress Websites Portfolio

Our WordPress websites are specially designed for the requirements and tastes of our clients. Every design is unique.

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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Passiflora Society International

Passiflora Society International

Passionflower growing is a pursuit with a global reach, and enthusiasts are creating new cultivars all the time. Here they can join as members of the society to share their creations and buy unusual seeds.

The website, which came to us with many problems and bugs, was rescued with its membership and shop databases intact through the skills of our colleagues at Weald Computer Systems. Refreshed with a new design by us, it was ready to go.

The Nyika Vwaza Trust — environmental and wildlife conservation in Malawi

Nyika Vwaza Trust, UK-based conservation charity in Malawi

NVT supports conservation and environmental education in two reserves in northern Malawi: Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh.

Our redesign has made their website mobile-responsive (and therefore accessible in Africa), user-friendly and attractive, with spectacular photos on every page.

There is plenty of information on each reserve, its fauna and flora and on the research supported by the charity and updatable image galleries.

Weald Crafts, Hand-Made in the Weald

Weald Crafts, artists and makers of Kent, Sussex and Surry

Weald Crafts exists to connect artists and craft makers in the Weald of Kent, Sussex and Surrey. They negotiate stall space at fairs for members to sell their work: expect to find jewellery, ceramics, woodwork, textiles and more.

They use this freshly redesigned website to advertise events and to showcase individual makers and their craft. WordPress's user-friendly interface makes it easy to add more makers as they join, enter events and create online newsletters.

Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society

Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society

TODS wanted an updated design and expanded functionality to revamp their amdram website. This fresh layout, enhanced by some superb photography, was a joint effort with TODS' publicity officer Susanne Buckley.

Applegreen implemented Susanne's vision with a bespoke theme and added events and productions pages, special galleries for cast headshots, and updatable links to the online ticket facility. We also created room for a vast online archive celebrating 60 years of the drama company's work.

Paper Lion, cross-media literary agency

Paper Lion, cross-media literary agency

Paper Lion joins the expertise of literary agent Lesley Pollinger with the talents of digital consultant and e-rights expert Katy Loffman. Paper Lion looks after the estates of prolific literary greats like DH Lawrence as well as the interests of living authors such as Catherine Fisher and Saviour Pirotta.

This complex site provides a template for each author showcasing a potentially unlimited number of books, each linked to its individual information page. Needless to say, the task of adding all the books is enormous and ongoing.

Naked Foods — fruit preparations for the food industry

Naked Foods Limited, fruit preparations for the food industry

“Quirky but professional” was the brief for this redesign of an old website that needed updating.

Sliding pictures of delicious looking foods adorn the home page while the inner pages are decorated with fun and colourful header images. All this is allied with the powerful functionality of WordPress and makes for a triumphant bespoke result.

Biddenden Village Halls — two halls for hire with full facilities

Biddenden Village Halls, halls for hire with full facilities in Kent

Biddenden Village Halls offer space for hire for functions such as weddings and birthday parties, as well as regular meetings and toddler clubs. The hire includes fully equipped kitchen, toilets, tables and chairs.

The website has beautiful photos and a floor plan. It contains all the information needed to choose a hall and contact the caretaker to arrange the hire. The website also has a password-protected area for the use of management committee.

Fondest Love Ceremonies — weddings, baby namings and funerals

Fondest Love Ceremonies, weddings, baby namins 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 Hawkshead, holiday cottage 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

Pig's Ear Folk Ale 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

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.

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.

Stone-in-Oxney Church and village

Stone in Oxney church and village website

A church website with a difference, this one gives essential information about St Mary the Virgin, the Anglican church of Stone-in-Oxney in Kent including contact and service details, news and history.

But the village is small and in an imaginative touch, the website's originator Paul Vercruyssen decided to include details of all the village societies as well, making it a real community asset.

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.

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