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Denver WordPress Expert

Denver WordPress Expert hired by Family Travel Gurus

We are proud to showcase another WebStyley client – Family Travel Gurus.  The company hired WebStyley to be the go to Denver WordPress Expert in developing their website.  Family Travel Gurus provides excellent family trip planning and consulting to customers throughout the entire United States.  Before working with us they had a nice web design that lacked functionality, user interaction, and control over content.  The Gurus were really looking for a solution such as WordPress that would allow them to have full control over their website and enable theme to integrate their site fully with all of their social media sites.  The website is now reflects a beautiful design and highly functional features.  The best part is the company is owned and operated by a highly technical individual that wanted to hire us as a Denver WordPress Expert on a flat fee, while he built the majority of the website!

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Denver Wordpress Design

Denver WordPress Experts For Business

There are many companies claiming to be Denver WordPress Experts on the web, but few have the WordPress experience, talent and proven success to take your business’s website to the next level, as our experts at WebStyley.com.

We offer superior WordPress development at competitive prices, and can turn your website’s functionality and design into a winner without putting a strain on your company’s advertising budget. We produce affordable, quality websites that will appeal to your desired audience and give you full control over the site changes and updates needed as your business grows and adapts to the ever-changing online world. Our Denver WordPress Experts provide your website with search-friendly content and links that can effectively sync up with search-engine algorithms and boost your site’s rankings ahead of your competitor’s, leading to more traffic and the potential for a larger customer base. The Denver WordPress Experts create user-friendly site design that makes navigation through your site quick, easy and painless and that allows the online consumer better access to your company’s info, products and services.

Webstyley.com customers have relied on our Denver WordPress experts for years to utilize their wordpress knowledge and skills to improve the look and the potential power of their websites and to create for them a notable and memorable online presence.  Wordpress allows site owners the opportunity to manage blogs, links and content on the website without making needlessly difficult changes to the site’s basic framework or affecting its friendliness to searches on Google, Yahoo and Bing.  Out Denver WordPress Experts have delivered proven success to their many clients by using the full potential of wordpress technology to skillfully craft web pages that take companies’ online commerce above and beyond their competition!

Read testimonials of our many satisfied customers and to discover the difference our Denver WordPress Experts can make on your website’s success! If you’re in the market for Denver WordPress Experts that can lay a strong foundation for your website and your business for many years to come, then get Webstyley!

Denver Wordpress Designers

Denver WordPress Designers hired by Thumb-Lite

Our latest WordPress design and development project was completed for Thumb-Lite.com.  Thumb-Lite was in need of Denver WordPress Designers to upgrade and improve their previous website. Thumb-Lite is the smallest and brightest LED light on the market. The innovative and unique product is in stores nationwide and has recently one the Retailer’s Choice Award.  The company contacted WebStyley because their previous WordPress website was not developed correctly and did not work with a necessary plugin.  After reviewing the old site, it was determined that the company would be best off with a new WordPress design and development.  The company agreed and we moved forward with a high powered WordPress development project – focused on attracting new distributors and retail locations.  Overall, the project was a success and boasts a number of great features. Continue reading Denver WordPress Designers hired by Thumb-Lite

Denver Wordpress Design

How to Add Read More to WordPress Excerpts

So anytime we are asked to provide an enhancement to a WordPress Theme or WordPress install, we have decided to post our code up on our site to help out our fellow web developers and anyone who is trying to learn or maximize the functionality of WordPress.

A recent client purchased a Premium theme and contacted us to make some customizations and add functionality to the WordPress theme.  This particular client wanted the packaged widgets to display excerpts and not the pre-coded pulled content from posts.

The original code looked like this:

<?php the_content_limit(240, ‘read more &raquo;’); ?>

Great easy enough, all we had to do was take that out and add the following:

<?php the_excerpt(); ?>

Worked like a charm, but something was missing.  The client liked the automatic read more text and wanted that to remain as a built in function of the widget.  Well if this is the case you have a few options, here are two options below:

First you could add the following code:

<?php the_excerpt(); ?>

and add the following code directly below:

<a href=”<?php echo get_permalink(); ?>”> [ Read More → ]</a>

Or the other option is to add the following code to your functions.php file and it will automatically update all excerpts used in the WordPress install: (we chose this option)

<?php function excerpt_ellipse($text) {

return str_replace(‘[…]’, ‘ <a href=”‘.get_permalink().'”>Read more…</a>’, $text); }

add_filter(‘the_excerpt’, ‘excerpt_ellipse’);

?>

 

References:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/excerpts-no-read-more-link

http://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt

 

Leave a comment if you have any questions!  Thanks for reading!

Denver Wordpress Design

Colorado WordPress

WebStyley.com is synonymous with Colorado WordPress.  No other Colorado WordPress company has developed as many new WordPress websites in the last year as WebStyley.  Our commitment to quality design, development, valid code, and complete customer satisfaction has helped us grow quickly in the Colorado WordPress market.  Our team of dedicated WordPress developers and designers have provided countless Denver and Colorado companies with exceptional services and results.

So what should you look for when you are looking for a Colorado WordPress developer for your website or blog.  Well we think there are a few very important factors to consider when choosing a professional Colorado WordPress developer.  In fact, we highly encourage our customers to talk to other companies and compare our process to theirs.  We encourage our clients to ask us questions and love providing each of them with a website they love and functionality they need. 

Colorado WordPress Tips

Here are some of our tips when hiring a Colorado Worpdress expert or company to build your website or blog.

  1. Can the company provide you with a list of references from atleast 20 new and satisfied clients from the previous year?  If not, then you may be working with a company that has limited work experience with customers and the WordPress platform.  Our suggestion is to find a Colorado WordPress developer that can prove their skills from their biggest critics – their clients (the more, the better!)
  2. Make sure the developer can provide you with actual examples of recent Colorado WordPress Design and Development.  If the company or individual you contact can not send you a list of real URLS from actual clients, then you may be setting yourself up for difficulties in the future.  Professional and successful Colorado WordPress developers should be able to provide you with a minimum of 15 live websites completed in the last year. 
  3. Can the WordPress developer provide custom WordPress themes and customizations.  Installing WordPress on a server and uploading a free theme is very easy and should probably only cost around $250.00.  True Colorado WordPress Design and customization is what can and will seperate your website from the competition.  If your developer has difficulties with basic theming and WordPress customizations then you are definitely in trouble when you are looking to grow your company through the internet.
  4. Has the developer worked extensively with WordPress plugins and functions.  If your developer can’t customize a plugin or develop a custom plugin for your website or company – then there are some serious issues with their WordPress knowledge and background.  If they consistently tell you I don’t think you can do that with WordPress, then they must not know what they are doing – because you can basically develop the platform to work in nearly all capacities.
  5. Does the Colorado WordPress Developer specialize in WordPress SEO and search engine optimization strategies and development.  WordPress SEO starts from the very beginning and should be considered before any coding or work is done on your site.  Building a wordpress theme is easy, making it rank in search engines is another story.  The theme needs to be built using valid XHTML, valid CSS, and search engine optimized code.  In addition, the correct plugins need to be installed and consideration needs to be made to ensure fast load times, easy search engine indexing, optimal content delivery, clean urls, on-page SEO, and a number of other important factors. 
  6. Does your developer have time for your project – no matter how big or small.  If your developer does not commit time to your project, then there is no way your project can or will get done.  Make sure your developer listens to your needs and follows through with commitments and duties.  There is nothing more frustrating than a half functioning site and an absent developer.
  7. Lastly, is the price right for the scope of the project and quality of work.  Our prices are very competitive to other Colorado WordPress companies.  Sure some freelancers and new companies will probably be able to beat our price – but they can’t beat our commitment to our clients and expert knowledge of WordPress.  Our prices have been established to ensure our clients projects are done affordably and so the company can continue to bring on new customers.  We offer payment plans and processing of all major credit cards.  When you hire us, you know what you are going to get.  No surprises and complete satisfaction and support!

There you have it, our recommendations for hiring a Colorado WordPress developer or company.  If you are or your company is considering hiring a professional Colorado WordPress expert, please consider WebStyley.com.  We have provided expert WordPress development to a large number of Colorado companies – our clients appreciate our work and consistenly refer family, friends, and acquaintances to us – We hope you are next.  Thanks for reading, and what are you waiting for?  It is time to get WebStyley!

How to Add Shortcodes in Text Widgets WordPress

Recently we were working on a project and our client needed the ability to add WordPress shortcodes in their sidebar through the use of Text Widgets.

Shortcodes have the brackets around them and resemble this [shortcode]

A number of WordPress themes, plugins, and premium Wordrpess themes come with built in shortcodes.  Shortcodes are great for adding robust functionality to your website easily and quickly.  But how do you do it?  It is actually very easy and only takes about two minutes of your time.

To enable shortcodes in your WordPress text widgets, all you have to do is sign into your WordPress dashboard.  Once you have signed in to your WordPress install, simply navigate to Appearance –> Editor –> and find your functions.php file.  Most likely the file will be labeled Theme Functions.

Once you find the functions.php file, go to the bottom of the file and add the following code before the ?>

// Add the Shortcodes in text widgets
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

That is all there is to it!  Hope it works out, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

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Social Media Marketing Consultants for Business Growth

With the recent explosion and ever-increasing popularity of websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and others, it is difficult to overestimate the growing importance of Social Media Marketing Consultants, valuable marketing tools that can guide business owners through the most effective ways to capitalize on the constantly changing world of social media.

The art of social media navigation requires knowledge of its function(s), participant age, past, present and future trends and a host of other factors, including the differences between the various competing social media websites and what advantages/disadvantages there are in making a particular site a solid venue for promoting one’s goods or services. Determining this information can often times require a good deal of time and research, using resources that may not be available to a company attempting to remain competitive in a cutthroat business climate. The use of Social Media Marketing Consultants, however, can take this burden off the shoulders of the business owner and put it in the hands of qualified social media experts; people that have the expertise and experience needed to make informed, effective and timely decisions as to how, where and why a product should be placed. Social Media Marketing Consultants can offer business owners access to a wealth of information about how best to reach a desired audience, keep up with consumer trends and cash in on the ever-changing world of internet marketing.

Most importantly, perhaps, are the tools Social Media Marketing Consultants can give companies to effectively stay ahead of the competition, offering in-depth analyses of the direction differing social media sites are taking, the potential for success and failure in different marketing strategies and the amount of effective or ineffective use of social media by their competitors. The ongoing contact with and monitoring of sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn allow consultants to provide a business with both general and specific predictors as to the future of the medium and how that company can best take advantage of the coming ebb and flow of a particular social media site. Armed with the expertise and knowhow of people intimately engaged with the different aspects of internet marketing can greatly increase a company’s ability to become a successful force on the web, broadening one’s exposure and creating the potential to reach a customer base one may have never thought possible!

Social media has become a prevalent and powerful marketing medium, and as it continues to grow and flourish so has the need for Social Media Marketing Consultants, people familiar and experienced with how social media sites can best benefit your business, keep your brand name relevant and allow you to reap the profits of high-quality exposure. If you’re interested in improved visibility, increased success and the use of efficient and effective Social Media Marketing Consultants, then contact us at WebStyley.com today!

Denver Web Design and SEO Company

Denver WordPress Design

WebStyley.com is one of the top Denver WordPress Design companies in Colorado.  We have built, developed, designed, and optimized hundreds of Denver WordPress websites for clients throughout Colorado.  We are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional WordPress design and development services.  Our design and development services are custom tailored to every client we work with.  Our focus is ensuring your project is done professionally and properly – on time.  In addition to our expert WordPress design and development, we are a full service search engine optimization (SEO) and internet marketing company.  SEO is considered throughout the project so that your website has the best possible chance of ranking well in search engines. Continue reading Denver WordPress Design

Denver Web Design and SEO Company

Denver Web Design and Development

WebStyley.com is your go to Denver Web Design and Development company. We strive to provide your company with the best web design and development services throughout Denver and the United States.  Our commitment to excellence has seperated us from the competition and has helped us emerge as one of the top Denver Web Design and Development companies.   

We specialize in custom WordPress Theme Design and Development.  We are WordPress experts that know how to use the industry leading CMS to grow your company and improve online visibility.  Our team of Denver WordPress Designers can set your company up with custom WordPress solutions that represent your brand and effectively market your company.  Through expert Denver Web Design and Development, your company can quickly emerge as a leader in your industry.  Our focus is increasing your company’s online visibility through professional web design, online marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media marketing.   With the proper implementation of a expertly designed and developed marketing plan, you company will likely experience increased lead generation and conversions. 

Every Denver Web Design and Development project we work on goes through rigorous testing and anaylsis to ensure the highest quality usability.  All websites we build are built using industry standard code, each website goes through extensive compatibilty testing and montioring.  Valid code is not our goal, it is our requirement.  In addition, to industry standard code, every website is reviewed and anaylzed by SEO experts to improve search engine crawling and indexing.  If your web designer or web design company is not considering SEO at the beginning of the web development process, then you need to hire a new web designer – no question.  We also focus our energy on usability and ease of navigation.  If your website is hard to navigate and confusing to the user, you are losing a sale.  We make sure your website is ready to sell 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

We are one of the top Denver Web Design and Development companies for the following reasons:

  • Expert CMS and WordPress Development
  • Expert Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Professionals
  • Social Media Markeitng Integration
  • Targeted Online Marketing
  • Strategic Web Devolopment and Design
  • Commitment to Superior Customer Service and Support

If your company is in need of professional Denver Web Design and Development then contact us today.  We will guide you through the process and bring your company out on top.  It is time to get WebStyley!

Denver Web Design and SEO Company

Denver Web Design and SEO Company

When searching for a Denver Web Design and SEO Company, it is important to ensure the company you hire is capable of providing your company with tools to improve search engine rankings.  Many times, web designers will automatically say they are SEO experts and say they will build your website using with SEO in mind.  Unfortunately, this does not always hold true, as we have seen while working with clients who have used another web designer for their website.  Sure a professional and attractive design is very important, but so is the structure and development of the website as a whole.  When developing a website with SEO in mind, it is important to focus on valid code, fast loading pages, url structure, meta and title tags, and the ability to have dynamic content (i.e. blogging capabilities). Continue reading Denver Web Design and SEO Company