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Janice Bremer Dietitian Website

By Michelle Sullivan

June 28 2013 We put a new website live for Janice Bremer Dietitian. Janice has since sadly passed away.

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Web Matters Newsletter

By Michelle Sullivan

It’s a New Year, and time to take stock of what’s available online to help market your business. Yes, it’s confusing and things change very quickly. So think of me as your web technology guide – I’m here to bounce ideas off and support you in your online endeavours. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot…

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Some of the search engine optimisation results we’ve acheived for our web design clients

By Michelle Sullivan

In this short video, I talk about search engine optimisation and some of the results I have achieved for my clients. As a web designer, I’m often asked if I ‘do SEO’. The short answer is yes. In fact, I’ve been doing SEO since before we had a name for it (back in the 1990’s).…

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Celebrant for You, Premium WordPress Theme set up case study

By Michelle Sullivan

Celebrant for You is a new site for Suzanne Teague an Auckland marriage celebrant. Before contacting Web Matters, Suzanne had already decided on WordPress to run her website and had gotten as far as getting the hosting set up, WordPress installed and a WordPress theme purchased and installed. Things got a little tricky when it…

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Why ‘keeping it simple’ is sometimes the right decision for your website

By Michelle Sullivan

As business owners we have to weigh up the choices we make about our marketing budgets. Getting a return on the advertising dollar is all important in these tough financial times. So as a small business, can you justify spending 8-10K on a website? Well it depends on what you really need. If the extra…

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Some of the bloggers we’ve been working with recently

By Michelle Sullivan

A large part of our work is helping WordPress bloggers with their websites. Sometimes they just need an hour or two of our time to get a few things sorted. Sometimes we start from scratch with them and do the installation and set up of their WordPress theme and get them started with a few…

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Your New Year website check list – 20 essential checks you should make on your website for 2012

By Michelle Sullivan

While you’ve been away on a break over the holiday period your website may well have hit a few snags – or you may have been so busy at the end of the year that a few things have been overlooked. The start of a New Year is an excellent time to run some quick checks of your website to make sure everything is in good working order.

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How to be prepared for an earthquake

By Michelle Sullivan

I wrote this on the Saturday of the week following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It was 11 days out from ‘quake day’ and we didn’t have power, running water or sewerage. Many people can’t begin to imagine what that must be like – and I was one of them as in the September 2010…

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Christchurch Earthquake Images (September 2010)

By Michelle Sullivan

These are photos I took the morning of the earthquake and a couple of days later. They show the devastation to the inner city heritage buildings. It will take years for Christchurch to recover and we will very much be the worse off for losing some of our wonderful old buildings.

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How to import an RSS feed into WordPress that makes posts

By Michelle Sullivan

For some time I’ve thought it would be pretty neat to be able to have an RSS feed imported into WordPress that would create posts with the URL of the blog doing the importing. I’d had a look around to see if there was something out there that would do it, but kept coming up…

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