If you want a great looking website, you’ve come to the right place. Here at ABI Hosting, we have been using the entire Themify suite of themes, plugins and add-ons for almost 3 years and I must say everything about this software has been fantastic. Themify is constantly upgrading and updating making our job as developers much easier. When clients ask for a specific feature, we know we don’t have to search for a plugin that may be from an unreliable developer. 9/10 times Themify has it already available.
The most common themes we have been using include Ultra and Parallax. Ultra provides us with a clean palette to create anything we want. Parallax has the hero image preset that makes creating a single page website very easy. Some additional examples include:
When we hit a snag, the support team has been quick to reply with a working solution. The most important part of using Themify is the incredible feedback and satisfaction our clients have expressed. They are blown away with the quality of their websites. Make your website look great too, give us a call now!
The leader in manufacturer/supplier and installer of the nationally popular 1 inch paver now features their entire product line including before and after images in a new responsive website optimized for viewing on any sized display. The new website features work performed for both residential and commercial clients ranging from front walkways, driveways, backyard patio and pool surfaces to storefront walkways, mall entrances, and public park monument areas.
ABI Hosting is proud to announce the new launch of CW Communications updated website for their publication, you & Your Family. The new website www.youandyourfamily.com features their entire current and archived articles specifically targeted to expectant parents.
The website is completely responsive and optimized for viewing on any type of device and display width.
The Freeport Blues and Jazz Festival is a 2-day weekend concert with proceeds going to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. ABI Hosting was hired to take reconstruct their existing website in a new responsive design presenting a wide variety of options and engagement for visitors including a quick and easy way to donate, purchase tickets, purchase event merchandise, watch videos, listen to curated music and more.
ABI Hosting announces the launch of its first plugin, the Homepage Product Organizer Plugin for WooCommerce. We recognized that there was no easy method provided within the WooCommerce eco-system to select and position products on the homepage of our clients’ websites. The Homepage Product Organizer Plugin provided us with the perfect solution and now it’s commercially available for developers to use in either our Lite Version or Pro Version.
WooPlugins.co is a new website designed and managed by ABI Hosting. We’ve been in the hosting business since 1998 back when Cold Fusion (what’s that???) was the language of the day! As the internet continues to grow in “dog years”, new software and innovations continue to emerge.
The WordPress platform is one of those quickly growing innovations. Originally started as a content management system (CMS) for bloggers, WordPress has evolved into becoming a very powerful, versatile platform for almost any type of website including e-commerce.
A huge international virtual community of developers has grown with many of them writing plugins to perform specific functions that integrate seamlessly into the WordPress software. Some plugins are offered for free, other plugins require a small fee.
The most popular plugin for using e-commerce on WordPress is WooCommerce. Based on the requirements of the e-commerce store owner, plugins specific to their needs have been written both by WooCommerce and other independent developers.
Here at ABI Hosting, our business has transitioned into now providing both hosting and web development. With the innovations in responsive theme technology, which detects the width of the website visitor’s display and optimizes the website for viewing (be it desktop, tablet or smartphone), the majority of the websites we develop today are being built exclusively using WordPress, with our ecommerce websites using the WooCommerce plugin.
During this process, we have recognized that there was no easy method provided within the WooCommerce eco-system to select and position products on the homepage of our clients websites. If you have in depth knowledge of how to edit code and do it without it breaking some other functionality, then you’re golden.
Although for many developers both highly experienced and those just getting started, even if you know how to manipulate code, having an easy, time saving solution lets you get the task done quickly.
It’s for this reason that we are proud to now make available our new Woo Plugins Homepage Product Organizer plugin for WooCommerce users.
The Woo Plugins provides an easy drag and drop solution to manually select the categories (and their assigned products) that you want to display on your homepage or on any page of your WooCommerce store. The plugin creates a unique shortcode that you can copy and paste into your index.php file.
There are many uses for our homepage Product Organizer WooCommerce plugin:
- You can create multiple versions of custom organized products and put the shortcode wherever you want the selected products to appear.
- Create different shortcodes and use them at different times of the year if your business sells seasonal items like clothing
- Create unique categories like “Specials”, “Closeouts”, New Arrivals”, Clearance Sale” and feature them on the homepage or on their own page exclusively
Woo Plugins is our new website for offering plugins that we personally have developed to make your website development experience easier.
We hope you find our first of a series of plugins, the Woo Plugins Homepage Product Organizer Plugin for WooCommerce, helpful in providing better design and control of your top selling products. We also look forward to your feedback and ideas for additional features.
Located on Block Island, RI, the Gothic Inn is a family owned bed and breakfast conveniently located and accessible by plane or ferry from the mainland. The new website features a responsive theme optimized for viewing on any sized display and compatible on any device.
The new website for the Gothic Inn features on the homepage a convenient Room Reservation web form providing visitors with a quick and easy method of requesting room availability on specific arrival and departure dates. Additional features include: 2014 Rates, a Resources page with a list of the many activities, sites and restaurants available on Block Island, a list of the local transportation taxis, and airline and ferry schedules.
Situated by the sea in the heart of the historic district, the Gothic Inn combines the convenience of location with the warm hospitality of a family run country inn.Here you can absorb the spectacular view of surf and beach, watch commercial and pleasure boats enter and leave Old Harbor, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere for which Block Island is so famous.
Originally built as the private residence of Captain Darius B. Dodge, a 19th Century druggist and sea captain, the Gothic Inn is now owned and operated by the Wohl family, who are also pharmacists.
Pool Timer Replacement Now Available
SwimmingPoolTimeSwitch.com goes live with its newly designed ecommerce website selling a variety of pool timers. Owned by Precision Multiple Controls, Inc. based in New Jersey, the redesigned website targets pool owners and contractors in need of new and replacement pool filter timers.
The new website provides a smooth purchase process and allows customers to easily find the high quality, lower priced Precision replacement model for their Intermatic®, Tork®, or Paragon® timer.
Given the sharp increase in smartphone and tablet usage, the new website was built with a responsive theme which optimizes the viewing on any device both large and small. Other key features include automatic UPS rate lookup, and free shipping for all orders over $49.
Additionally, contractors can take advantage of the discounted 6-pack. Pool timers available include: General Purpose 24-Hour Pool Timer Switch with Non-Corrosive Enclosure, Two-In-One Swimming Pool Timer Switches with Non-Corrosive Enclosure, General Purpose 24 Hour Timer Switch with Heater Delay Circuit (Fireman’s Switch), and Timer Switch Mechanism Only.
Snaps into Intermatic®, Tork® or Paragon® pool timer enclosures, no tools or hardware required. Just three Precision compatible brackets allow direct replacement in all NEMA I and NEMA III enclosures of all popular models.
Please refer to the chart on the website to find the correct model. You have the choice of voltage (120 or 240), Switch Type (SPST, DPST, SPDT).
Precision Multiple Controls, Inc. does NOT manufacture or sell Intermatic®, Paragon®, or Tork® timers. We (Precision) manufacture and sell our own timers with compatible brackets that allow our timers to fit directly into our competitors’ enclosures.
The safest and easiest way to turn the power off is to switch off the appropriate breaker in the electrical distribution panel box. Before removing timer, mark wires as to what number terminals they are on & disconnect them. It is most important to mark the wires or if color coded, to note where each wire came from. Each terminal board has numbers on their screw terminals and these should match the manufacturer’s electrical label on the inside of the front enclosure door. Note line, load and neutral terminals and wires.
To remove the timer from the enclosure depress the spring at top of timer, tilt out at a 45° angle and lift out.
For more information please visit SwimmingPoolTimeSwitch.com
Hoboken Farms (www.hobokenfarms.net) has established itself as a local favorite in over 30 weekly farmers markets throughout New Jersey and New York. They sell locally baked artisan breads, fresh mozzarella cheese, pasta and organic, grass fed meats.
Their biggest selling product has become their “Hoboken Farms Big Red Marinara Sauce” which has won numerous blind taste testing competitions including “Best Marinara Sauce in the Country” by The Wall Street Journal. “Big Red” is currently available for sale at Whole Foods, Bed Bath and Beyond, and in a few select local stores.
Due to increasing demand nationally, Hoboken Farms is now making their Big Red Marinara sauce available in their new online store recently developed by ABI Hosting. The product is available in both 6 and 12 jar packages with a new launch price discount and bonus jar promotion for the 12 jar package.
The web store is HobokenFarms.net and features responsive technology for optimize viewing on any sized screen or device. It also allows customers a streamline ordering experience with UPS rate lookup, UPS tracking, and account creation for order lookup and re-ordering. Additional features also include integration with PayPal Advanced so customers stay on-site during the credit card processing stage, and order shipping integration with ReadyShipper.
The entire development process from concept to completion was done within two weeks – just in time for the Winter Holiday rush. If you’re a retailer considering an e-commerce extension to your business give us a call and we’ll get you live and growing your business quickly too!
There’s a reason why everyone agrees “Big Red” tastes better. Now it’s your turn to try it: www.hobokenfarms.net
Chocolate Etc (www.chocolateetc.com) located in Wyckoff, NJ is a retail store offering a wide variety of homemade chocolates and candies available in chocolate gift baskets and trays. They have become a popular local favorite for hosting chocolate making birthday parties. Customers can purchase from a wide selection of chocolates. They can also buy molds for making their own chocolate candies. Chocolate bars with personalized wrappers can also be purchased using provided artwork or from a huge library of pre-designed themes.
Using responsive technology, ABI Hosting developed this website to appeal to both the local customer and the online shopper looking for the perfect gift to send for any occassion.
Chocolate Gift Baskets
The new website for Chocolate Etc features chocolate gift baskets, chocolate gift trays, personalized chocolate bars, and a party invitation widget. Chocolate Etc now ships via UPS anywhere in the Continental U.S. and can satisfy any order size – just in time for the upcoming holidays.
The most popular chocolate gift basket is the Executive: a taste boggling array of different chocolates, cookies, truffles, pretzels, oreos, chocolate barks, clusters, foiled shaped chocolates, flavored malt balls and more awaits the recipients of this beauty. This basket will truly impress any special business client , friend or family member.
Chocolate Etc is both a retail store and chocolate gift baskets business—a place where you can drop in and pick up a box of handmade chocolates or order a beautiful custom gift basket, chocolate making supplies, unique party favors or personalized candy bar wrappers. We invite you to come in and browse our old-fashioned candy shop, check out our selection of fanciful chocolate and candy novelties, or book a super fun children’s birthday party in one of our two party rooms.
At Chocolate Etc we are committed to making people happy with chocolate, and we pride ourselves in 100% satisfaction for every customer. In fact, we were voted 2010 Best Candy Shop in Bergen County by the prestigious 201 Magazine.
Designer Baths and Kitchens (www.designerbaths.com) located in Emerson, NJ has just gone live with their new responsive website that now features multiple galleries of their bath and kitchen installations in both comtemporary and traditional styles.
The new website also includes an enhanced functionality when viewed on mobile devices with both Tap to Call and Get Directions buttons prominently displayed near the top to further assist potential and current customers in finding and contacting Designer Baths and Kitchens.
Designer Baths is a family owned business that has been in operation since 1983. Their operation consist of taking care of all your kitchen and bathroom needs and making your wish list a dream come true and their priority. Located in Emerson, NJ, Designer Baths & Kitchens caters to those individuals living in and around the Bergen County area and are even willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are satisfied with our service at all times.
Our business package invites new, existing and potential homeowners to be fully involved in the decisions that are made to make your home perfect for you. We invite individuals to visit our showroom to get inspiration for what you may want your space to look like. Our excellent team of designers will sit with you and illustrate all your design ideas into a plan that will be used to create and install the pieces into your home. Designer Baths & Kitchens looks at the small details whether it’s just to reconfigure your space to suit your changing designing structure, or if you are just looking to increase the value of your home. Their intricate installation process will not be over until they receive your stamp of approval.
Designer Baths & Kitchens
Designer Baths & Kitchens believes in quality and transparency and that a good recommendation will go a long way especially in the world of home improvement. You can be sure that the job will be done the right way with us. Our flexible payment system is one that is affordable for any budget and we will look at the best way for you to achieve your goals with the resources that you have. Our opening hours are also flexible as we consider ourselves to be the one stop shop that will help to bring your vision of a new Kitchen or Bathroom to life.
So call or come in to Designer Baths & Kitchens today and start planning your new kitchen or bathroom.
Dr. Floyd Smith, a well established Optometrist in Westwood, NJ announces the launch of his new website developed by ABI Hosting. Using responsive theme technology, drfloydsmith.com now offers new and existing patients a variety of new features including appointment time requests, contact lens reorder form, complete details about different available services, and a robust library of both articles and videos discussing a full spectrum of eye health related topics.
With the multitude of different sized devices and operating systems, businesses are now faced with the task of making their websites look equally attractive and navigable regardless of the screen size. Desktop monitors, tablets and handheld devices not only require sizing adjustments but they also demand compatibility.
For example, if a website uses Flash, it won’t be visible on an iPad. MY Tupelo Entertainnment, a leading producer of reality TV shows like Pros vs. Joes, Baggage Battles, and Ghost Adventures, needed a solution that would address this compatibility issue and provide all visitors to their website, regardless of their device, with the ability to view promotional clips and updates of their shows.
“The new buzz word in website development circles is responsive theme,” says Roger Schnur, Owner of ABI Hosting and developer of the new MYTupeloEntertainment.com website.
“The folks at MY Tupelo Entertainment needed a solution they could take with them and have at the ready any time an opportunity presented itself to showcase their work. We migrated their content to a new responsive theme and also integrated a new video distribution technology that makes compatibility universal across all devices.” Suffice to say that people want to access their information quickly wherever they are, with whatever device they have. Responsive themes are just one more step in providing a smoother experience.
As part of an on-going strategy to provide new web related solutions for brick & mortar retailers, ABI Hosting has launched BizFinderUSA.com , a new, responsive themed, ad free business directory that is optimized for viewing on any device ranging from large screen desktop monitors to the smaller hand held smart phones.
BizFinderUSA provides every participating business with a clean, ad free web page that has been optimized for viewing and optimized for seach.
It also includes Click to Call and click to Get Directions which integrates with Google Maps. The Google Maps service provides a Navigation option with directions delivered by voice or in step by step text. Additional unique features of the BizFinderUSA listing include a five image slide show highlighting key aspects about the business, an extensive description for the visitor to learn more, fixed map, and a contact web form.
According to a recent study by Google in 2012, over 30% of all search is now done on a mobile device. Of that, 50% is to find a local business.
Most local businesses do not have a website that has been optimized for viewing on a smaller screen. To satisfy this, ABI Hosting includes with the BizFinderUSA listing a mobile redirect code that the customer can paste into the header of their website.
Now, when a visitor reaches a business’ website from a desktop, laptop or tablet, they are sent to the primary website. When they visit from a mobile device, they are redirected to their specific BizFinderUSA page.
“With sales of mobile devices now exceeding those of desktops and laptops combined, the need for a mobile solution is essential,” states Roger Schnur, owner of ABI Hosting. “The BizFinderUSA listing provides a quick and easy solution for all retail businesses that makes it easier for potential customers to find and contact them.”
Every business owner will tell you that it’s not one big thing that they do to keep their business sucessful, it’s the series of small things combined that bring success. The BizFinderUSA is one of those affordable, small things. The listing removes a “choke point”, or the potential friction between a potential customer and the business. For more information visit: BizFinderUSA