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nick cunningham plumbing heating new website

Sandwich plumbers pipe dreams come true

Sandwich based Nick Cunningham Plumbing and Heating have been loyal web clients for over 15 years but because they are so busy they’ve not had the opportunity to upgrade their web presence to WordPress. A recent web re-design special offer was too much for Nick who jumped at the opportunity to upgrade and refresh their old web pages. OHM completed the like-for-like redesign ready for Nick and the team to refresh the content and populate the new Kitchen services page after the free  WordPress training course see website:

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New website for Castle Hill School

Our excursions into school web designs are sadly few and far between mainly because of the Ofsted requirements, head teachers tend to feel more comfortable with a specialist school web design companies. Having just completed Folkestone based Castle Hill Primary/Nursery School’s website we can see why. Ofsted lay down some tough rules about expected content/conformity with stiff penalties for out of date or no content where required. OHM spent a considerable amount of time sifting through the many guidance web pages and highlighted areas that may require investigation on the old Wix website. The web design process itself was the same as any new web design but as there were...

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Golf Course WordPress Training up to Par

A few days after completing the web design:, Oast House Media attended the second on site WordPress training session in as many weeks (see Ashford Umbrella WordPress Training). St Augustine’s Golf Club are course and club house very active so it was vital that committee members Chris and Brian were fully up to speed on how to create posts and how to edit content on the existing web pages. The 2 hour session covered: WordPress Dashboard overview Creating posts Editing pages Adding images and text content Google SEO best practice and managing the Yoast SEO plug-in We also offer as part of our hosting package, continued office hour support...

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Ashford Umbrella Centre WordPress training

Having just completed the Ashford Umbrella website re-design, Oast House Media met with Mark and Eddie to complete an intensive WordPress training session at the centers Ashford offices. During the 3 hour training session we covered all aspect of WordPress’s dashboard access including: page/post creation and editing adding images to pages/posts creating a Google friendly SERPs snippet editing text to create an attractive web page layout editing CSS fonts and colours editing page widgets general maintenance and security With our office hours support we continue to advise and update remotely to ensure the Ashford Umbrella Centre WordPress website is always at the top of its game see website: [top...

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Make-over for WordPress websites

One of the great things about a WordPress website is you can change its look and feel very quickly. WordPress is a “free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in hypertext preprocessor language with a MySQL database supported HTTPS” wiki. In other words it’s the skeleton that everything hangs from. The ‘skin’ that makes it look like a website is called the ‘theme’. WordPress themes are many and on the whole very professional. When we upload WordPress to your host platform it comes with a range of unsupported basic themes. Here at OHM we use tried and test, fully supported themes offering our clients a big choice. A replacement...

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FREE website updates for OHM clients

As part of our web hosting, Oast House Media have always offered a FREE updates service to all web design clients using our servers. We have been aware that some updates my be required in the life of a website. Apart from our ‘behind the scenes’ updates to servers, WordPress and plug-ins, we also carry out minor updates for clients FREE of charge.. An example of this is Teynham Construction based in Sittingbourne who have a legal/contractual requirement to update their document downloads section. This web page contains PDF downloads for insurance, public liability, waste management etc certificates. OHM upload the new certificates and add to their download page. It’s...

boxall IPM in Sandwich new website design

Redesigned website for Sandwich legal company

Boxall IPM, Intellectual Property specialist based in Sandwich have been Oast House Media clients for over 12 years, that’s great mileage for an original web design created in 2009. Business owner Sarah Boxall contacted OHM to take advantage of a special offer to completely redesign the web pages using WordPress. The new site is at present an exact content copy of the original but with our free WordPress training package Sarah and the team will be able to update the new web pages themselves.   see website:

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Covid training a Beautiful website

Since the lock-down last year we’ve continued to build and re-design websites remotely for our clients. The free WordPress training has to date been completed ‘peer-to-peer’ using dedicated software. This however dosen’t always work for everyone and due to other restrictions we completed our first on-site training session since 2019 at The Beautiful Homes showrooms in Deal, Kent. Media Manager Ffion Thomas-Friend has taken over the reins at Beautiful Homes with all web, social media and online marketing so a full training session on WordPress, social media integration and Google SEO best practice was requested by the owners David and Sonia. Ffion is now fully up to speed and ready...

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New on-line gun shop website, bang on target

It’s gone e-commerce on-line shop mad here at OHM with Covid19 restrictions hitting traditional retail hard. Old style foot fall is almost at zero but web sales are going through the roof as many retail business owners are turning to the internet. In truth Covid19 has just accelerated the trend towards web based e-shops. With Trigger Happy Guns it was more a case of getting away from eBay which if (like us) you have ever run an eBay shop you will understand, having control over your own web platform is so much more rewarding than the eBay way. This new woo-commerce shop has been put together by Oast House Media...