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Cloud Sites Hosting & WordPress – A Slow Combination?

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Your hosting company is an essential part of the success of your website and inherently your business.

If your WordPress Hosting is slow people might leave. If it is down they can’t even use it. If your site gets hacked then all sorts of not fun things can happen. I don’t need to explain this one further, you get it, hosting is important.

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WordPress Developer

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Sgt. Peppers Photograph’s new wordpress website by wordpress developer www.bretglassett.com – the mercury responsive wordpress theme from themeforest.net.

The Mercury wordpress theme was designed specifically as a portfolio theme for photographers with support for a  online shop, black and white skins, 20 template galleries, drag and drop content builder and instant AJAX search.

Modifications were made to the Sgt. Peppers theme to allow easier management of the image galleries and integration with their custom online photo ordering cart.

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WordPress Theme Developer

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RPA is a recent 2014 launch from wordpress theme developer www.bretglassett.com featuring  the webflow theme from themeforest.net. RPA is a Denver, Colorado based lawyer insurance company that needed a wordpress website to showcase their business services; wordpress and a themeforest responsive wordpress theme were the perfect solution.

The Webflow theme is a fully responsive theme featuring retina ready display, several image sliders, unlimited color choice, 500+ google fonts,  drag and drop content builder and video support. It is a very flexible theme that can fit a wide range of applications.

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Telluride Mountain Village Rentals

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Wordpress Plugin Developer

Bret is great to work with. He took my dysfunctional website quickly to a functioning, improved state that exceeded my expectations. I am very pleased with the results! Bret had the IT skills and human sensitivity to interpret my sometimes vague instructions (e.g. “HELP!!!) and created solutions and recommendations that were better than asked. I appreciate too, that Bret’s cost and time estimates were accurate and that he replied promptly to questions and kept me updated on progress. I now have a rental property website that works, is attractive and is a suitable showcase for the properties I rent in beautiful Telluride-Mountain Village, Colorado. (I offer a 5% discount for rentals to clients of Bret’s who link to my site.)

Keith Brown – telluridemountainvillagerentals.com

Keith needed a quality website, based on the WordPress platform, for this Telluride, CO small business.  I provide web development services for Telluride, CO and surrounding areas. Contact me about your Rocky Mountain web site, web design or web development project needs!

Nevadacitylandscaping.com WordPress Launch

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Nevada City Landscaping

Just launched – Nevada City Landscaping! A fully featured WordPress site for the Nevada City based Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance company Nevada City Landscaping. They are off to a great start with the new site allowing potential clients to discover their services. NC Landscaping chose Nevada City website design and development company Sherpa.

I offer web design and web development service for Nevada City, California.

Load wordpress posts by category Slug from the URL

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Here is a quick wordpress development tip to help you load posts into the wordpress loop based off the category slug in the URL. This assumes you are using the postname permalink structure for your url, e.g. mysite.com/category/testcategry.

In your functions file add this function:
[php] function getLastPathSegment($url) {
$path = parse_url($url, PHP_URL_PATH);
$pathTrimmed = trim($path, ‘/’);
$pathTokens = explode(‘/’, $pathTrimmed);
if (substr($path, -1) !== ‘/’) {
return end($pathTokens);

This function will process the slug we will pass to it from the template file. In your template file:

[php] $slug = getLastPathSegment($_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]); // Get the last slug item
$category = get_category_by_slug($slug); // Load the category
query_posts(‘showposts=-1&post_status=publish&cat=’.$category —>cat_ID); // Load the posts

// WordPress Loop as normal

Pactimo.com Testimonial

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pactimo.com wordpress developer

Bret did a fantastic job translating our design into WordPress. He not only made a truly great site for us, that is world-class, but he worked with great diligence and patience with our staff and existing data structures. We are now able to maintain all of our product data in a single location and make changes that are immediately and simultaneously replicated to our public-facing and internal sites. This new site, and the way we are able to manage our data, has propelled Pactimo forward by leaps and bounds. I would highly recommend Bret. His attention to detail, focus and work quality is unlike any other developer we have worked with previously.

Tony Kelsey – Pactimo.com

Pactimo.com WordPress Launch

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Pactimo.com WordPress Developer

Contracted by Pactimo, a Colorado based bicycle apparel company, to develop a new custom WordPress theme and build out a new WordPress content management system; the site features numerous custom content types, a custom dynamic product catalog feeding from bigcommerce with a great design on top of it all.

Check out the site.

As always I am available for wordpress content management development and theme development – contact me!

Jillbeads.com WordPress Site Launch

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jillbeads.com wordpress website development

Yet another WordPress Development Project – jillbeads.com contracted me to code their new WordPress Website featuring a custom product catalog/gallery, wordpress blog and wordpress as the CMS.

Jillbeads is a small business that sells hand made jewelry – check them out at jillbeads.com.

As always I am available for wordpress template customizations, wordpress theme development and wordpress plugin development – contact me!