Universal Roofing Launches!

Universal Roofing is a small company looking to attract customers by publishing information about their services online. We have provided a clean, simple website with the ‘customer in mind’. Easy to navigate and find the information the user is looking for. Peter will be posting regular blogs to ensure the site is updated and fresh at all times. This will help the SEO and Google rankings and hopefully, will lead to plenty of work for them!

They specialise in roofing but have extensive experience in building services, driveways, patios, paving, fencing, driveway and patio cleaning, hi-pressure jetting, exterior and interior painting and many other related trades. Peter Cole is an ex-customer of mine from my roofing merchant days and is now personal friend – I can therefore personally vouch for the integrity of this company. Honest, fair and hard-working.

Check out the website here: http://universal-roof.co.uk/

Universal Roofing

 

New WOMPS site – 12,000 miles away!

Womps Mobile Preschool New Website
Womps Mobile Preschool New Website

Our most recent project was to provide a new website for Womps Mobile Preschool in Australia. An old school friend visited the UK recently and we met up for coffee where she told me of her involvement in the Womps Mobile Preschool. She then asked if I could help them get a new website built as the old one was in need of a ‘freshen up’ and I was trilled to take up the challenge and see what we could do to help this great service…This project was managed using only email and Facebook messages – that’s how we roll.

Womps are by far our furthest customer – 12,000 miles away proves that distance is no object for the CanDoNetwork!

Here’s the site: http://womps.org.au

Here’s how it was done:

1. Pointed the existing domain name’s DNS to our servers and created a new hosting package.

2. Installed WordPress and configured the core system and added page content.

3. Found a suitable theme and edited it to include the WOMPS logo and ‘stick man’ style

4. Set up contact form and email address

Womps Mobile Preschool old website
Womps Mobile Preschool old website

5. Added Google Maps to the locations of the mobile service

6.  Added the All In One SEO plug-in (to improve Google rankings)

7. Added Google XML Site maps plug-in (to improve Google rankings)

8. Added live site traffic widget

9. Added CanDoNetwork link

10. Tweaked the CSS style sheets to suit the womps theme

Basically, we are now looking at a working site which is easy to navigate, fresh and friendly looking with blogging facilities. The site can now be managed by the womps staff using their own login to allow for the posting of news, article, images and video without the need for technical knowledge. Of course, CanDoNetwork will be here for support, as we are with all our sites.

That’s what we do, we translate the client’s wishes into reality, resulting in properly coded, Google friendly, simple to use websites to suit their given purposes. Tell us what you want and leave it to us.

 

 

 

CanDoNetwork gets the job done! (UPDATED)

**UPDATE**

CanDoNetwork are pleased to announce that Davenport Weddings WON their category!!

CONGRATULATIONS – You deserve it!!!!

**END UPDATE**

Davenport Weddings are finalists in the Kent Wedding Awards and needed their web site overhauled in time for the big night. Have a look at the site and lets see how well they do tomorrow night!

http://davenportweddings.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

CanDoNetwork wishes Davenport Wedding the best of luck!!

Visit the Kent Wedding Awards website here: http://www.kentweddingawards.co.uk/

WordPress set up from vanilla install

This is how we like to set up a WordPress blog from scratch.

1. Install WordPress using Cpanel’s ‘Fantastico’ auto installer. Note down your admin login details!
2. Login to your ‘Dashboard’ and look for any system updates at the top, install the latest core updates if required.
3. Go to the ‘Appearance’/’Themes’ tab – Choose ‘Install Themes’ if you want to search for a new theme.
4. Go to ‘Settings’/ ‘General’ and edit your site name and description, timezone & date format
5. Edit ‘Reading Settings’ to show static page or latest blog post as your landing page.
6. In ‘Settings’/’Discussion’ un-tick ‘Allow people to post comments on new articles’ and set ‘Before a comment appears’ to ‘An administrator must always approve the comment’, in ‘Avatar Display’, select ‘don’t show’ and in ‘Default Avatar’ select ‘blank’
7. In ‘Permalinks’, change to MONTH AND NAME
8. In ‘Posts/Categories’, set categories to ‘site news’ or your own choice.
9. Visit all existing posts and pages (there should be 2) and un-tick ‘allow comments’ – go to ‘screen options’ at the top and tick ‘discussion’ to show the ‘comments options’ at the bottom.

Page order – For example, set your contact page to ‘9’ and consider the other page orders (this option is found on the right hand side of page when in edit page mode)

That’s the basic stuff covered, now edit the theme, add images, posts, pages, widgets etc. Read on for our suggested plug-ins list… Continue reading “WordPress set up from vanilla install”