Migrate to Twenty Twenty-One

More and more people are migrating their website to the new default WordPress theme Twenty Twenty-One than we have noticed in previous years!

Jo Ansell, a sculptress based in East Sussex had a very simple and sleek website which was running a custom theme based on Foundation 5 responsive framework (released in 2013) and a controversial image resizing script called TimThumb that was discontinued in 2014 following a run of security issues.

Furthermore Jo’s site was unable to take advantage of the new Gutenberg visual editor.

So when she decided to bring her website into 2021, she was delighted that she could do so cheaply and quickly whilst retaining her site’s existing look and feel.

Jo’s new site looks almost identical to her old site but is now future proofed with guaranteed updates for years to come as it is now built using the new default Twenty Twenty-One theme first bundled with WordPress Core v5.6.

The site is now fully Gutenberg compatible and she was able to easily modify every aspect of the site’s design using the popular “Options for Twenty Twenty-One” plugin developed by our sister company, Webd Ltd.

Migrate from Visual Composer to Gutenberg

With WordPress’ new Gutenberg editor now the default visual editor for content, there are many, many sites still using alternative editor plugins like Visual Composer.

Visual Composer is a plugin that was extremely useful for site owners to quickly and easily design content for their sites. It was often bundled with their theme.

The plugin is, however, very bulky, slows down the loading of sites and most of what it achieves is now able to be achieved with the built-in Gutenberg block editor.

This was the case for this client’s site and whilst they liked the design of their existing site they wanted to move forward with the way WordPress Core was progressing; leaving Visual Composer behind in favour of Gutenberg.

So we re-created the look and feel of their site using WordPress’ default theme Twenty Seventeen and the Options for Twenty Seventeen plugin developed by our sister company, Webd Ltd.

Craft Support Website

techcardmakeandcreate.co.uk provides instructions for TechCard model kits and they asked us to put together a simple website using the default WordPress theme Twenty Twenty and Webd Ltd’sOptions for Twenty Twenty” plugin.

The site also makes use of Elementor to allow the client to easily add content using a drag and drop interface.

COVID-19 Redesign

This popular tapas and cocktail bar in Hastings Old Town needed to quickly and cheaply deploy a new website to reflect their diversification in these crazy, un-certain times.

So they called us in and we set about creating an online shop for them using WooCommerce.

Moving from Wix to WordPress

1st Class Roadmarking asked us to re-develop their existing Wix website as a WordPress site.

Once the site was approved we helped the client retain their existing domain name and email account with email history.

Budget Website for Community Group

The Arc (Archive Resource Centre) asked us to put together a website for their new group which has the backing of three parish councils; Fairlight, Guestling and Pett.

WordPress Hotel Website

We were approached again by the beautiful and historic Mermaid Inn to re-skin their website realising a new design that they had conceived.

The new design has full-screen content and true parallax scrolling imagery.

eBike Hire Website

Here’s a budget website we put together for a local ebike hire company. Our budget sites are built with WordPress which means clients can save money by adding their own content.

Our clients find the WordPress content management system familiar and easily make changes, edit text and upload photos on their website.

Event Management Website Redesign

It was time for a re-design for one of our good friend’s and clients, Dynamic Events.

They were already using WordPress so we were able to “re-skin” the existing site using the default WordPress theme, Twenty Seventeen as the foundation for this project. We applied design changes (most prominently the responsive header video) retrospectively using our plugin “Options for Twenty Seventeen” and other bespoke code.

The result is a website that is future-proofed through its use of a theme that will be supported for many years to come.

Development of Artist’s Gallery Shop

It was a great honour to have been asked to re-develop this website. The artist Danny Pockets sadly lost his fight with cancer earlier in the year.

His website had been developed with classic ASP and had security holes that were allowing hackers to compromise it.

We chose to use the WordPress plugin WooCommerce to replace the online shop with the default theme, Twenty Seventeen as the foundation for this project. We applied design changes (most prominently the header slider) retrospectively using our plugin “Options for Twenty Seventeen” and other bespoke code.

The result is a website that is future-proofed through its use of a theme that will be supported for many years to come.

Bed and Breakfast Website Redesign

It was time for a re-design for one of our longest standing clients, Jeake’s House.

They were already using WordPress so we were able to “re-skin” the existing site using the default WordPress theme, Twenty Seventeen as the foundation for this project. We applied design changes (most prominently the header slider) retrospectively using our plugin “Options for Twenty Seventeen” and other bespoke code.

The result is a website that is future-proofed through its use of a theme that will be supported for many years to come.

Holiday Company Web Redesign

“Ditch your mates!” is HOFNAR’s recent tag … perhaps “Ditch your web designer!” should be ours! 😀

Dan at HOFNAR had tried several different development agencies and avenues in vain to bring to fruition his requirements for his Ski and Snowboarding holiday website.

So we headed out to the mountains to get him sorted out …

They were already using WordPress so we were able to “re-skin” the existing site using the default WordPress theme, Twenty Seventeen as the foundation for this project. We applied design changes (most prominently the responsive, full screen video header) retrospectively using our plugin “Options for Twenty Seventeen” and other bespoke code.

The result is a website that is future-proofed through its use of a theme that will be supported for many years to come.