New site for IT consultancy business using WordPress as a CMS (11 posts)

  1. cubecolour
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This is a site I built using WordPress as a CMS: chartwellit.co.uk
    Any comments or feedback on the site would be welcome.

    I created the theme graphics and logo in fireworks CS4.

    Some plugins used on this site:
    wp-cufon renders The 'Qlassik' font in the logo & headings, so the headings are all plain text in the xhtml.

    Smoothgallery for the slideshow on the home page

    A slightly tweaked version of the easy-faq

    Easy Contact for the contact form

    Pixopoint Menu for the dropdown menu

    The sidebar menus are a combination of
    GD Pages navigator
    for the sibling/child page menu, My Category Order for news testimonials & other categories which will be added, and Advanced Text widget

    PS Auto Sitemap

    Yoast Breadcrumbs

    Thanks for looking

  2. Arnold Goodway
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Your site is a good example of just how far WordPress has moved from being just a blogging platform. You did a great job, well done.

    I particularly liked the FAQ page. I personally do not like the easy-faq plugin, but now that I have seen just how it can be tweaked I will have to take another look at it.

  3. cubecolour
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you for your kind words Arnold.

    The tweaking on the easy-faq was very minor, I liked the functionality of the plugin, I removed the table column for the date of each question, added some extra css rules into the theme stylesheet and enabled the admin for it to be displayed on the dashboard for editors as well as administrators.

  4. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    awesome site, numeeja

  5. cubecolour
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Sam. You're too kind.

    I've also been working on a downloads page, which from a WP perspective is probably more interesting than other pages on the site. It isn't listed on the menus yet as it currently has dummy files only. For sneak preview: http://www.chartwellit.co.uk/downloads

    The functionality for this page was added using:

    • PostTabs, Tweaked to move the CSS into the theme
    • Mike Jolley's excellent Download Monitor
    • Some CSS to add in the correct icons for the filetype based on the functionality in the File Icons plugin.
  6. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    Now that is a useful section - I'm sure many users would like to achieve this

    note - I couldn't help but click on "Secret Document" :>)

  7. cubecolour
    Posted 6 years ago #

    note - I couldn't help but click on "Secret Document" :>)

    I hope you weren't too disappointed with the content of the doc - or rather lack of content ;o)

  8. webwitch
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nice work! Which theme did you use?

  9. steyr_commando
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Awesome! Clean, elegance and look professional :) and thanks for your information about plugins that use in your site.

  10. altinkum
    Posted 6 years ago #

    nice site because clean tidy, well done

  11. dkinsey@totalnetworks.com
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Good site. I agree that it looks clean and professional.

    One issue I noticed, though, is that you've got a picture on the home page that gives you a 404 error if you click on it, should be an easy to fix broken link.

    I've just started to really think about SEO on my own web site and I've got a long way to go myself. For your site, it appears that you have some specific keywords "Kerridge" "Rev7" "K8". You may want to play around with titles of pages that have this to get it higher in google ranking. I'm using Headspace2 on my site to give me more control on those things.

    I just created a new website for my business (we really needed refresh). It's at totalnetworks.com. I'd like any suggestions on things you like or don't like. Please let me know your thoughts.



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