Create a Child Theme the Easy way

When modifying your WordPress website, it is imperative that you make you modifications on a Child Theme.  For non-gurus like me, there IS an easy way!

How to Create a Child Theme the Easy Way

To copy templates to your new Child Theme, see an example in Adding a Full Width Page to 2013 Theme

 

 

 

Ecommerce integration for POLI Payments!

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This is a biggie for our e-commerce websites in New Zealand and Australia – POLi is the only direct internet banking solution for websites that I know.

Why use POLi?

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  • POLi offers very low fees and rates – countering the major problem of profit attrition for Online Stores

  • Tremendous accessibility – use any one of the major banks in New Zealand and Australia

  • Fantastic Merchant Service – This really has been unbelievable, their NZ service team have really given us fantastic support

  • Regularly updated and dedicated plugin.

If you would like help adding POLi to your NZ or AU ecommerce website please us our Ecommerce Enquiry Form

The Best WordPress Forms Plugin Ever!

Wordpress Forms Plugin

Want the easiest, most adaptable and reliable WordPress form plugin ever?  Gravity Forms is it! find out more about the most advanced WordPress contact form plugin.

Forms Plugin for Wordpress

Gravity Forms WordPress plugin is the most advanced forms plugin we have ever used.  The simple ‘drag and drop’ interface makes designing the forms exceptionally simple.  But dont think that this plugin is just simple, all the complex options for the technical bits are there too if you need them. The primary purpose of almost all business websites, is to make contact with potential customers.  It makes sense to ensure the contact process is as smooth and trouble-free as possible doesn’t it?

Ready to purchase? Forms plugin options – Choose Carefully

There are three options for this WordPress forms plugin – the Personal, Business and Developer version.  Choose your version carefully, the personal plugin will support only one site officially, and though this can be used on more than one site, you will need to manually update every subsequent site, which is time consuming.  We would recommend purchasing a pack to cover the sites you need to service, thus ensuring that updates are easy and that you have full support for each of the sites.

Visit Gravity Forms WordPress Plugin Page

 

More features and Info

WordPress Form Plugin –  Form Builder

Quickly build and design your WordPress forms using the form editor. Select your fields, configure your options, and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built in tools.

Multi-Page Forms

The page break field allows you to break up your form into multiple pages and even show a progress bar that let’s your user know where they are in the process.

Form Settings

Easily configure the title, description, settings and confirmation message using the form settings.

WordPress Form – Limit Number of Entries

You can simply limit how many entries any form will accept and when the limited is exceeded, leave a customised message for the visitors.

Advanced Fields

Advanced fields allow capturing names, addresses and phone numbers to email addresses, website URL’s and even file uploads.

Schedule Forms

Only want a form available for a limited period of time? Set a start and end date to limit form access and display a custom message when the form has expired.

 

 

Standard Fields

Need a text field, paragraph field, drop-downs, checkboxes and some radio buttons? We’ve got you covered. Our standard fields consist of all the major form field types

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Pricing Fields

Gravity Forms makes it’s easy to create order forms. Order forms can incorporate pricing specific fields to allow your users to make selections and generate a total based on product and option selections.

User Generated Content! Squeeze Me? I Love it!

This WordPress Forms plugin isn’t just for entries. It can also create WordPress posts. This allow users to post content from the front end of your site.  That’s right, Allow users to create posts from the WordPress frontend!

Read more about Gravity Forms WordPress Plugin

 

 

Free Photo and Graphics Program – GIMP

Ever wished you had an advanced graphics program for editing and manipulating photos?

Many of the common solutions today are too costly for most users including Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw programs.

Hello GIMP! A powerful photo and graphics solution

GIMP is a free and fully featured graphics program that we recommend for our users.

Features include clearcutting photos, photo correction and easy resizing.

Download GIMP here

 

Photo and image modification service

Don’t have time to learn GIMP?  Send us your photos to modify for you!  

Submit your photos on our online helpdesk!

We specialize in getting your photos ‘web-ready’, but can perform many image modification tasks quickly and efficiently.  Enquire now!

 

Heard of the 80/20 Rule? How does it apply to Websites?

Bright Ideas for Business Website Design

Most people in business today, have heard of the 80/20 rule that can be effectively applied to many business decisions, functions and activities.

Typically, 80% of your results come from 20% of your effort.  80% of your effort produces only 20% of your results.  If you focus relentlessly on the 20% that produces the results, you will be far more effective and efficient.

BizStudio apply this principle to our Business Website Design and Support.  We use only the Worlds most common and effective web platform – WordPress, and only the most effective eCommerce platform for WordPress – WooCommerce

Why do we tell you this?  Isn’t this our ‘Big Secret’?  Yes and no… Sure, you now know our two most important platforms and why we use them.  You can go out and produce your own site based on these if you choose, and we would willingly support you in this with website hosting, PHP and CSS modification & support, plugin setup and modification and more.

BizStudio have built many sites based on these 2 key platforms and we believe we can offer you a quicker startup, and faster, better results for a very economical cost.  We also have a shortlist of the most effective, reliable and simple plugins that can be used to extend your website.

Send us a message for help with your business website design now.

Is your website delivering the results you need?

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Our key focus is your success.

When it comes to business web design, we simply believe that the success of your venture, is paramount to the success of ours, so we want you to succeed!

We see large numbers of business websites failing to utilise the basic principles of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), to secure effective ranking with Google, Bing and other search engines.  In fact many sites appear to be built without even considering the purpose of the site!

Without some initial attention to Keywords, Meta-descriptions, and core content, you are fighting an uphill battle to get your website on the first page of Google and Bing.  If you feel your site needs something more in SEO contact us today for a free assessment of your business website design. Use our Contact Form

Google Adwords

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Online advertising is a simple and effective way to drive visitors to your website.  Using a free PPC (pay per click) account it is relatively simple to set up your own advertisments to display on the world’s most common search and display network.

You can set your own daily budget and per ‘click’ cost.  There is no minimum or maximum cost, you just select what you are willing to pay for the results you would like.  Spending VAST amounts of money on PPC advertising is not always to best way.  It is possible to get literally THOUSANDS of ad presentations for very little daily cost.  Your campaign will need to take into consideration the desired effect and/or results needed.

BizStudio will set up your account and can create campaigns for you, or assist you learning to design your own campaign.  Our approach to campaigns offers several options for sales, promotions, brand support, enquiry generation and much more.

For more info on this service, contact us with your google adwords enquiry