Latest Project – The Man Sale

For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been working on a website for a side-business that my wife and I are starting up. This project was a little different than any WordPress project I’d attempted before. We had found a HTML template that we really liked. Being that designing logos and colors from scratch is not my strong suite, we decided to purchase it. I then converted it to a really basic WordPress theme that could be applied from the Dashboard. I’m please with how the conversion turned out.

Home Page

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TheManSale.net Home Page

Secondary Page

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You can check out the full website at TheManSale.net. If you’re in the area, consider consigning items or shopping at the sale in December!

If you have a HTML/CSS/JavaScript layout or design that you would like to apply to your WordPress site, give me a shout! I offer packages for basic WordPress website setup and layout starting at $500.



WordPress Event Calendars

Recently, I was working on the website for the church I attend (Mercersburg Church of God). We had some upcoming events that we wanted to get the word out to the community.

My first thought was to have a page with a calendar layout and just list each event on the day it occurred. My personal preference is to use an existing product, if it’s available, rather than always writing each feature need from scratch. So I went looking in the WordPress plugin site.

There are a number event calendar plugins out there but I settled for one from Modern Tribes; aptly named ‘The Events Calendar’. The basic version is free but there is a pro version that costs but gives you several extra benefits, including support.

I’ve been very impressed with this plugin. It gives you the month at a glance view but it also has a list view. It will list each event under the month heading and the event description. But if the viewer would like more information, you can drill down into the event for more details.

The detail view contains contact information, the event description and, if you provide the event’s address, it will plot the event on Google Maps.

I really liked the plugin because it made my job as a site admin super easy. If you need this functionality for your site, I would highly recommend it!