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Creating Custom Post Types in WordPress

By David Foley 5th May 2017


Custom post types are the same as a basic post type that are already present in WordPress. However, the beauty of custom post types is that you can tweak them to your individual needs, allowing for great customisation. Custom post types are perfect for those projects where the default post type just isn't up to the task. In this blog post, I will be going over how to create a simple custom post type in WordPress and then provide a number of ex...

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Creating mail templates in WordPress and using Mailtrap to test and preview them

By David Foley 14th March 2017


If you're creating your own WordPress theme and you want to include functionality to enable users to send out emails, then you will need to set up a mail template. Before we get into creating a mail template, we need a way to test the mail functionality and a way to preview the created emails. Fortunately for us there's Mailtrap. Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development a...

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Rapid Web’s Open Source Contributions 2015

By Jordan Hall 7th January 2016


In 2015, Rapid Web made a commitment to increase their contributions to the open source community. We therefore started several open source projects. This post will go over some of the most interesting open source contributions we made last year. Direct Share Buttons Including large amounts of external JavaScript and 3rd party code for all the various social media sites can be a pain. They can slow down the loading and rendering of your webpage...

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New websites for Halton Fabrications and Lectec

By Kirsty Gasston 12th February 2013


Rapid Web has recently produced new websites for Halton Fabrications and Lectec, subsidiary companies of the Engenda group. The designs for the new sites used the existing logos that were provided by the client, and the designs were created to match the existing design and branding for the group’s other subsidiary company, DTEC. The sites were created to be simple to navigate, providing users with key information about the company and its serv...

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Brand new Axair website launched

By Kirsty Gasston 30th May 2012


A brand new website, designed and built by Rapid Web, has just gone live for our client Axair. The site has been completely redesigned as the existing site was out-dated and was not well optimised for search engines. The new design has brought a fresh look, while remaining within the brand's visual guidelines. All code has been written with search engines in mind, and all products from the existing site have been placed into a database for ease o...

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Redesigned website launch for 3beat

By Kirsty Gasston 24th May 2012


Rapid Web has just launched a new website for client 3beat. Following a design layout provided by the client, and using the new logo and brand guidelines, the website was built using our own content management system. This enables the client to have full control over the editing, addition and deletion of content on the site, so that they can ensure that in the ever-changing music industry, their website is always up-to-date. The website has also...

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New Edge Goodrich website launched

By Kirsty Gasston 5th April 2012


This week has seen the launch of a new website for our client Edge Goodrich, a local estate agent. Edge Goodrich had worked with a developer to produce an initial launch site that used WordPress and the WordPress Property plugin. building upon the strong foundation that had been built by the previous developer, we have rebranded the website with a new design and revised layout to make the site simple and easy for users to browse. WordPress has b...

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Today sees the highest sales for online retailers and e-commerce websites

By Jordan Hall 29th November 2010


According to a recent BBC article, today is set to become the biggest sales day for online retailers and e-commerce website. It is being called 'Mega Monday', and possibly resembles the Black Friday shopping phenomenon of the general retail world. Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year, as consumers get ready for Christmas. Tens of thousands of pounds are expected to be spent online every minute throughout the day, ...

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HTML 5 Content Tags

By Jordan Hall 28th May 2010


HTML 5 introduces several new tags which focus of defining the content of a page in a machine readable fashion. In today's websites, if a computer program attempts to pick out a particular part of a page, such as the main article, the sidebar or the top navigation, it would have difficulty. This is because every website structures its HTML differently, and most modern websites use <p>, <div> and <span> tags to surround their co...

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The Nudge (beta)

By Jordan Hall 18th May 2010


"The Nudge lets you exchange and manage brief reviews with people you know on everything that’s happening in your City, and beyond. Let your starting point in choosing anything (from a hotel in San Francisco or a restaurant in London, to a new book or a concert in New York) be the reviews of people you know, whose opinion you trust. The Nudge is also launching weekly City Editions for London and New York. These can be accessed through the ...

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Body Sculpt Gravitational Training

By Jordan Hall 29th April 2010


Rapid Web is pleased to announce the recent redesign of a long term client's website, Body Sculpt UK. The new web design of Body Sculpt UK features an entirely custom web design, templating and integration into both existing and brand new textual content. The new website design also features the use of a dynamic blog system to go alongside the static content of the main site. Links also exist to various social networking and social media websi...

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The Moira Fund

By Jordan Hall 21st April 2010


The Moira Fund, a grant making charity, has been established in memory of Moira Jones, ... Following her death, family, friends and colleagues of Moira wished to establish a fund in her memory that would support others who found themselves bereaved through violent death at the hands of another. Rapid Web have worked with the Moira Fund to produce a custom web design built upon the well established, open-source blogging platform, WordPress. The ...

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