We recently made a new website for Kalang River Motel in Urunga for June and Adriaan de Jonge who asked us to use a design similar to another website that I won’t mention. Often, we create custom website templates using Artisteer, but in this case we used a theme from Elegant Themes.
I must say that I was pleasantly surprise by the Theme and how it managed image sliders and layout. More interesting has been the way it manages SEO. You can download an unlimited number of themes for a yearly joining fee of $39 – so the price is right and the themes are very attractive.
I’ve tended to install All in One SEO as a plug in for WordPress websites because of how it helps you manage page titles and meta tags, but it would appear that Elegant Themes has built and SEO tool that may make All in One redundant (jury is still out).
One of the main challenges has been to attract people looking for accommodation in Coffs Harbour to consider Kalang River Motel because Urunga is 20 minutes south of Coffs.
TripAdvisor has been a great source of guests for Kalang River Motel, so we integrated a reviews widget into the sidebar. We also added links for FaceBook, but decided to leave the stream off and just opt for the like button.
Naturally, there is a secure Online Booking feature provided by Web Reservation Systems.