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Darlene Chrissley needed help with her Lifescapers site - stat!

Lifescapers by Wex Sites faviconShe had tried working with another webmaster but found the entire experience frustrating. When Darlene contacted me, her first question was whether I was familiar with the Divi theme. Of course I said yes - it's my favourite!

I had worked with Darlene four years ago  when she was amalgamating four separate websites into one. Now she was rebranding and changing her main domain name back to Lifescapers.

She had been working with a designer to create new branding and wanted the site to match her new colour palette. As usual I cherry-picked the colours that she gave me and built them into the new website using the Elegant Themes Divi template.

Lifescapers after Wex Sites

Using the Elegant Themes building block system the site looks amazing on both full-size computer screens and cellphones.

[caption id="attachment_1730" align="alignright" width="300"]The Lifescapers home page on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 The Lifescapers home page on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4[/caption]

We imported all of Darlene's blog posts from her old website so that none of her important content was lost.

At the time of writing Darlene is happy with only having a couple of pages on the site - over time she will be building out the rest of the site.

Wex Sites was happy to help out a previous client who found herself in a pickle. Do you need help? Has a WordPress webmaster let you down? Contact us.


Darlene Chrissley needed help with her Lifescapers site – stat! She had tried working with another webmaster but found the entire experience frustrating. When Darlene contacted me, her first question was whether I was familiar with the Divi theme. Of course I said yes – it’s my favourite! I had worked with Darlene four years

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Jennifer Gee

Jennifer Gee is a self-confessed technophobe. But she needed a website. Jennifer knows how important it is as an actress to have an online presence. Because casting directors need to be able find her easily. But it’s not only casting directors! Jennifer’s voice agent recently told her that it’s becoming more common for talent to be found using a

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Scott MacKay

Scott MacKay had tried building his own website. But he didn’t get very far with it. Before I started work I was able to take the screengrab of what he’d already done and used that image in Photoshop as a colour palette for Scott’s new website. I cherry-picked the tones so that his new site would match

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Michelle Shaughnessy

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Jane Lenoir

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There’s never been a Wex Sites Special Offer like it… Until midnight on October 31st* Wex Sites is providing huge savings on all website services**:  $100 off a Basic Website $150 off a Premium Website $200 off an Online Store $250 off a Membership Website If you have been procrastinating about setting up your online platform

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Seán Cullen‘s website was looking a little on the dated side.  It was extremely busy, it was hard to know where to look and it just didn’t really say…..Seán. Not so cute. Seán’s agent, Morgan Flood, asked if I could help. I sent Morgan off in search of a template and the one he came

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Updating your WordPress and plugins

It is absolutely imperative that you update to the newest version of WordPress and your plugins whenever you see that there is an upgrade available. This is to prevent hackers from getting into your websites and putting in ads or links to other websites. They hardly ever do real damage but they can result in

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Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library needed a site to promote the value of the library and encourage its use. When Jennifer Wiggin, the Vice President, first contacted me she explained that she needed: a cool layout that’s easy for people to see upcoming special events Luckily with Elegant Themes finding a cool layout

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Peter Kofman needed a website fast. He had a very important press conference in a week’s time and his Projectcore website badly needed an upgrade. In our initial meeting Peter explained that he needed a fresh, clean look that would showcase the firm’s new project – overseeing the proposed development by David Mirvish and Frank

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Add video to your website

Welcome to another members-only audio visual training post. The step-by-step training video below will teach you how to: embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo onto your website configure the embedding code to change the size, colour and border of the player stop your visitors from leaving your website to view a video! As always remember

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Add a link in WordPress

Adding a hyperlink to content inside or outside of your website is easy! Here’s how: Make sure you are in the Visual tab of your editing screen Type the text in the post or page that you want to link from e.g. Wex Sites Select or highlight the text Click on the link icon at

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Karen McKnight

Karen McKnight had had an executive coaching practice for 10 years – it was high time to create a website. She was clear about one thing – she didn’t want any pictures of business people in suits running through fields. The tricky part was clarifying what she did want. Karen needed a simple, elegant site that

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Creating an email address

Welcome to another members-only audio visual training post. The step-by-step training video below will teach you how to: create email addresses for your client’s domain name find the configuration details so you and/or your client can configure their email software or their smartphone to send and receive their website email NB – after creating the

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