Barlens Wedding and Party Supplies

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Large Custom-Built WordPress System | Advanced Custom Fields | online quoting system | Inspirational Look Book,

The Barlens Project is one of the largest, most detailed and unique systems we have tackled over the last few years. Both Slashdot and our client are very happy with the result.
A custom-built WordPress template plugged into one of our favourite plugins “Advanced Custom fields” (ACF) has turned this very complex system into an easy to use and manage system.

No messy cavalcade of plugins to figure out what does which in the back-end system. No lifetime training contract required here. Propeller heads not required to update any element. Each product, page, post, category and system has been carefully arranged into the back-end using a combination of custom posts, ACF, common sense and a dash of minimisation.

And the Front-end system…. It certainly stands out! Its bold, large individual look grabs your attention, yet gets it point across in an easy to use fashion. Not to mention… Its FAST!

Some features include:

  • Product listing system run through WooCommerce
  • Quoting and Wish-list system
  • A look book / inspiration system, where a user selects their event type and subcategory then can see product ideas and information on that selection (Of course those products are cross referenced with the other parts of the system and can easily be added into their quote)
  • Every element of this website and system gets a unique, unified look that gels together the various sections from Home page to Handy Hints. All VERY easily edited and managed via the WordPress backend system

Lights Lights Lights

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Magazine style product and portfolio showcase

Lights Lights Lights has constantly been featured in the media including such shows as “The Block” for their innovative design and styling expertise.

Elias and Danielle were looking for a visually focused website to promote their unique lighting range and media portfolio. Coming from a design side of the tracks, it had to be a modern clutter free affair, devoid of the many usual staples of website traditions. There distinct lighting range was the hero here, with the idea that prospective users can quickly find and peruse their catalogue in a magazine-based format using their wealth of detailed images.

Apart from the design and development side of things, another big part of this project has been communication and support with the LLL team. Something that has been an issue in the past in dealing with previous development teams. We are very pleased to announce they are happy with the completed job and our service!
This website has been built with WordPress and WooCommerce using a custom-built template and Advanced Custom Fields so they can easily manage content (without juggling with 25 assorted plugins)

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Phebra Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing

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Phebra’s goal was to gain ownership of their website, tweak design and enhance current security and content management.

This large highly customised system was rebuilt with a combination of WordPress, Woocommerce and Advanced Custom Fields. Some special additions include:

  • The ability to show custom content and products for a selected Country
  • Three different levels of Front-end logins showing different content based on each login type
  • An online Ordering system.
  • The ability to easily manage content covering all of the above login / country scenarios
  • Must adhere to the many regulations / systems and tight content approval that Australian Pharmaceutical companies are held to.
  • High level of security
  • Users must be able to easily navigate and use this website with a minimum of complexity.

Slashdot and Phebra spent some time nailing down every single element of this project from basic design to the wording of a status message, due to the very strict guidelines set by government regulation. End result -Much rejoice and two very happy parties! It’s fast, secure, and Admins are loving there new Content Management System.

Phebra Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing

Victorian Diesel Services

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Victorian Diesel Services had been looking at increasing control over their website from a previously locked in template system.

Our Guru Designer (Will) whipped up a beautiful new theme full of vibrant colourful images that played nicely against Vic Diesel’s logo colours. Thrown in with a new interface, and a stronger emphasis on what, why and where. We would have to say this is the nicest Diesel Mechanic website in Australia… Perhaps the Universe 😉

We also have to mention the beautiful new admin system and custom-built WordPress theme. Like most of our themes we heavily use the plugin Advanced Custom Fields which makes using our Admin system an absolute breeze.

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Edge Commercial

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Edge Commercial have been looking at a new website to tie themselves closer to there spiffy new identity makeover.

Using a combination of brochures, new logo and project images passed on from Joseph and his team, we managed to completely transform their tired old Flash Driven website into a modern masterpiece built on WordPress and Advanced Custom Fields.

Edge Commercial

LG Creative Projects

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Luke and Anthony had been using a Square Space website for some time and were receiving very few leads. The design was fine; however the layout and content were lacking in relevance.

Sitting down with our designer we rebuilt their website in WordPress refocussing on their core business: Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also; adding much more prominence to their stunning completed projects whilst emphasising prospective users to call / contact.

The new website made an immediate difference with real leads coming through via phone and email almost immediately.

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Conview Victoria

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Conview Victoria have been looking for a new website to promote their supply and manufacturer of Chinese made steel. One of most important factors for Sharon and the team was our ability to clearly communicate and understand their needs based on their limited English skills. This process covered design, coding and content creation (covered in part by our dedicated SEO Team through Digital Elder).

Sharon is very pleased with the final outcome of this project and the high level of service we have passed through to herself and business partners.


Horizon Access

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Tony of Horizon Access was looking for a modernisation of their existing product listing website. A visual improvement with the all important responsive design for mobile phone use. Not to mention an improvement of the back-end system, where it was easy to update and mass import further products from spreadsheets.

Using existing product and category information we imported / created and configured a fully customised WooCommerce System template containing thousands of products.

Containing a customised product listing, detailed product information, downloadable files, product charts, news posts, search facility and much more.

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Complete Dog Training

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Dietmar has been looking for a colourful modern website that promotes his training services and ties into the “fun” positive process he uses in his lessons. This is what we came up with… And we are pleased to report that both Dietmar and Kath are very pleased with the end result!

This WordPress website used a custom designed template combined with Advanced Custom Fields that allow the client to easily update page content and services.


Why should you use WordPress for your Website?

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Here’s ten reasons why you should use WordPress for your business website in 2016

In no particular order here are ten very convincing reasons why you should be using WordPress CMS and Slashdot Web Development to power your business website this year

Coming in at #10: It’s easy to learn, easy to use and easy to master

If you have ever created a document using a word processing program like Microsoft Office then you can create a WordPress page. It has a nice easy to use and understand interface and using any number of great visual editing plugins you’ll be dragging and dropping images into you articles, adding sliders, content and features to your website in no time. At Slashdot Web Development we even give you full training on how to use it when you have your site developed with us!

At #9: It’s Open Source…which basically means it’s free to use!

Thousands of very talented people around the world have taken the time to build WordPress.  Open Source software comes with freedom for you to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like. There’s no licence fees to pay to any one to use the main platform of the software. At Slashdot Website Development we love to actively engage with the WordPress community to find out new and better ways of doing things. We make sure you get the full benefit of this when you choose to have your website built by us.

Sitting at #8: Amazing Functionality

As soon as you install WordPress it comes with some amazingly powerful functionality; blogging, commenting, dropdown menus and so much more. With  just a few more clicks you can add plugins that bring even more  functionality to your site. There really is no limit when you have a web development team behind you that can help you realise your ideas and turn them into web powered reality. We can build you a website from scratch, redesign your existing site or simply build you a plugin to add the functionality you want.

At #7 we have SEO Friendliness

WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of plugins that can do this for you. Google loves WordPress. Your WordPress dashboard will show you exactly how your site is performing and what you can do to get your site zooming through the rankings.

Mobile Friendliness at number #6

WordPress does a fantastic job of being mobile friendly when you have the right design applied to your site. It’s blazingly fast architecture means your site appears and and acts like a mobile site should enabling you to keep your customers on your site and getting you the results you are looking for.

Everybody else is doing it, so should you at #5

With over 75 Million websites being powered by WordPress at the moment you will be sitting in great company. From Walt Disney Company to Herald Sun, from Vogue to Toyota, some of the biggest brands on the planet rely on WordPress to power their online web presence.

At #4, Security, Security and Security

WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place. A number of real-time plugins help you to monitor your site, leaving you safe in the knowledge your site is being protected from attack. With Automatic Background Updates for Security Releases WordPress is your source for peace of mind web development.

At #3 it’s the sheer Flexibility of the CMS

With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. You can make your website beautiful with themes, and extend it with plugins. You can even build your very own application.

Easy User Management at number #2

You don’t always want to give everyone  the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors edit content and  authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage so they can see your content. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, with different access for different people.

Plugging away at #1 is Plugins

WordPress comes packed full of features for every user, for every other feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms. We can even build new plugins for you that do exactly what you want it to do. Adding functionality to your site could be as simple as plugging in a plugin and configuring it for you. Wed Development doesn’t always need to be an expensive thing!

If you need anymore reason to use WordPress CMS for your website, give us a call on 03 9998 2543 today or get in touch!