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Posted by Calico UK - 08:00 on 02 August 2021

Screenshot of Blackhaven website

Many of our customers use the WordPress content management system for their website designs. We asked some of them why they chose this particular system. Here's what 'Seymour Strangley' had to say:

The alleged Scottish Highland village of Blackhaven is the setting for our comedy podcasts, featuring a whole host of strange characters, including the hypochondriacal Dr Leckie, the inept Inspector Macyard, pugnacious Auld Foggerty, the highly competitive ladies of the Womens' Institute, wannabe radio host Seymour Strangely, the - well, the very hairy alleged musician Tufty MacNicol, and the grasping shopkeeper Fergus Lamentable.  Then there's Elsie Crabbage who runs the old-style sweet shop, the so-called handymen, Jim and Jeffrey Rogue, the psychopathic Primary 6 boys, and many more besides. What unfolds is usually mayhem, and always hilarious...

I use WordPress to create the webpages, which allows me to insert my own music files as well as pictures and text, as well as links to all the podcasts we've made so far.  This makes it easy for a visitor to get all the info they need, and have a good laugh too!  Hopefully this will inspire them to subscribe and follow the ongoing shows. There's enough headroom on the website to include lots of background on our podcasting process, the actors and the whole rather disturbingly mad world that is Blackhaven."

The site uses the Period theme by Compete Themes. Period is a dark, clean, and SEO-optimized blogging theme. As a responsive theme, it displays your content beautifully across phones, widescreen monitors, and everything in between. Period also has full compatibility with the new Gutenberg post editor.

The Blackhaven site also features podcasts of the Blackhaven episodes, and uses the Blubrry PowerPress. plugin to achieve this. Developed by podcasters for podcasters, the plugin's features include Simple and Advanced modes, multiple audio/video player options, subscribe to podcast tools, podcast SEO features, and more! It fully supports Apple Podcasts (previously iTunes), Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Blubrry Podcasting directories, as well as all podcast applications and clients.


If you want to have a play with WordPress to develop a new site while your existing website is still active, we can set up development space for you with WordPress already installed. Simply call 01381 600580 or email and we'll help you get started.

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