Getting the WordPress Rest API running with Basic Auth and Application Passwords

August 15, 2016

At Ravenna we are in the earlier stages of testing how the WordPress REST API can augment our efforts both on and offsite. We are actively planning several implementations for onsite but are intrigued by offsite implementations that consume or update data. For our offsite purposes and testing, we wanted a sandbox where we could […]

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How to Create a Custom SVG Logo with Text and Hover Effects

August 1, 2016

Recently on a client project, as with almost all client projects, we were provided with our clients branded logo in a flat png format. This particular logo was monochromatic, and it was decided that to enhance branding and user-experience we would implement an image hover effect. This is certainly possible using two semi-transparent png’s, one […]

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Review of WP Test

April 4, 2016

While we do not force our clients into WordPress, we do build a lot of WordPress sites. To that end we are always looking for ways to improve our process. One of our awesome dev’s James recently took a few minutes to try out the WP Test plugin. Here is what he found. Overview: WP […]

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Customer focused WordPress (Part 2)

November 6, 2015

If you missed part 1 of this article, check it out here. Ok now that you have covered the front-end of the website, the design is right and the functionality fits the customer goals, lets move on to a few ways to improve your customer experience in the the WP Admin. There are a few […]

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Simple WordPress Admin Whitelabel to Give Clients a Better Experience

October 29, 2015

You may have noticed a trend in recent blog posts from us.  We like creating happy site admins. Most people in marketing have seen a WordPress login screen a few times.  This is however not a good excuse for sitting back and letting the admin work in an unbranded experience.  Also we prefer not to […]

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Customer focused WordPress (Part 1)

October 20, 2015

Looking for Part 2?  Go here. What is customer focused WordPress you ask? There are two primary ways a WordPress website can be customer focused. The front-end of the site truly meets the customer’s needs. Easy to manage administration that is simplified to the customers comfort level. Right but isn’t that the goal of every […]

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What should our customers expect from us (their website designer / developer)?

October 13, 2015

Short answer: to exceed your expectations. Long answer: to exceed your expectations. We aren’t trying to be sarcastic.  Rather, we want to serve our customers in a way that is meaningful. With each engagement we enter we ask a few simple questions: How can we exceed our customers expectation? Is this “INSERT PROJECT NAME” going […]

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How to Add a Custom Class to a WordPress editor link

May 1, 2015

This is simpler than you might think. Using the TinyMCE formats button you can add a custom class to any button.  This solution is pulled from a post on the WordPress Stack site here. The code is simple and goes in your functions.php file.     // Callback function to insert ‘styleselect’ into the $buttons […]

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New Site Launch – Planetary Resources

November 5, 2014

We are exited to announce the launch of a new customer website: Planetary Resources at  This has been a labor of love over the last few months.  As designers, developers and technologists, we love space, and everything about it.  The Planetary Resources staff is amazing and we enjoyed every step of the process. The […]

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Better Business Bureau Accredited

June 25, 2014

We are exited to announce Better Business Bureau Accreditation for Ravenna.  We have proven time and again that we are a solid  resource for branding, website design, development and digital marketing.  Click the logo below to see our profile on the BBB website.  

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