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Allison Woad - Website Designer and WordPress Expert

Allison is a website designer and optimization expert specializing in WordPress. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she is the owner and operator of Allison Woad Designs, which started with a focus on elevating the online and marketing presence of local small businesses by designing unique WordPress websites and print collateral.

Through her design work, Allison saw her clients struggling with the backend maintenance of their websites. In response to their needs, Allison Woad Designs introduced three website optimization packages, taking her service offerings to the next level and proving she’s a master of many trades – not only can she artfully design a beautiful website, she’s also a technical whiz and can optimize the performance of any site, too.

What My Clients Are Saying

The Italian Market

Julie Marks Owner at The Italian Market

Allison Woad was the most professional and easy-going web developer we have ever worked with.  Not only does she have extensive expertise in web development, and was able to work with us patiently as we explored the best options for our business, she was proactive in adding value to our project.  No request was too small and she was always available at a moment’s notice to assist in last minute requests. We would recommend Allison to any business exploring opportunities to create or modify their web or social media presence.

Full Circle Adventures

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Allison Woad did a fabulous job of helping me create a new website. We worked from the bare bones of the old one, but WOW it is unrecognizable! I had a skeletal outline of what I wanted and Allison added her sense of design, creativity,beauty and structure that made it work. Her use of the images I gave her to work with, was wonderful.

Allison was easy to work with. I never felt rushed or abandoned, by our different timelines. Allison is easy to talk to, helped me understand how things work and even offered a “background training session” so that I can make all my monthly changes to the website. Allison comes highly recommended by me, for any small company, who needs a professional looking and functioning website.

Roxanne Walsh

Allison Woad installed and set up WooCommerce on my website so I could start selling my new e-Book

“Planning for a Good Death” Guide and Workbook”

Besides setting up WooCommerce to suit my needs, what I appreciated the most was her ability to help me clearly understand how to work with the new functionality on the back-end of my site. She is knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. I have saved time, money, and frustration by using her services and not having to learn this on my own. Thank you Allison!

Recent Posts

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How To Setup SSL (HTTPs) On Your WordPress Website

By Allison Woad |

Why do I need SSL and HTTPs? Lately, privacy and security issues have been all over the news – from applications and games stealing user’s information, to data breaches affecting millions of people, to the sweeping changes in EU privacy laws that have had global effects. These events really highlight…

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8 Ways to Speed up Your WordPress Website

By Allison Woad |

Here are 8 more ways to speed up your WordPress website. If you haven’t already, check out my post “5 Ways to Start Optimizing Your WordPress Website”. This is a continuation of that post.   Always remember to backup your website before making any changes.   1. Speed up Your…

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5 Ways to Start Optimizing Your WordPress Website

By Allison Woad |

WordPress optimization is important to increasing your website loading speed which in turn will create a better experience for your website visitors and help you in your Google ranking. This list was made to help you start optimizing your WordPress website. If there is anything on this list that is…

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