Rhydd Barn

Contact

info@rhyddbarn.co.uk

Our contact details (telephone number and address for booking enquiries) are available in the downloadable Brochure—click the Barn Brochure link in the ‘Downloads’ section below. Our email address is info[at]rhyddbarn[dot]co[dot]uk.

The official postal address of Rhydd Barn is: Rhydd Farm Barn, The Rhydd, Hanley Castle, Worcester, WR8 0AG. Please do not use this address for booking enquiries! Our correspondence address is in Somerset. It is shown on our Booking Form and Brochure available in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

Technical

This website is powered by WordPress (free software: open source/GPL), which includes many Content Management System (CMS) functions to enable much easier creation of fairly complex websites.

We have modified the website to appear in an appropriate format on smaller screens such as tablets and smartphones. More changes – improvements, hopefully – are being worked on now and then. For example, we would like to introduce a quicker to use availability calendar with a whole year (or at least a few months) on one page. We recently changed the picture viewing function by switching to FooGallery.

We use the following plugins to add extra functions:

  • Shades of Blue theme (very modified)
  • Events Calendar for managing and displaying our bookings calendar
  • FooGallery used on our ‘pictures page to view a gallery of barn photos in a ‘slideshow’ format
  • WP-Print to enable printable versions of single news posts
  • OSM OpenStreetMap plugin to create and display the location map
  • TablePress to create and display tables such as our booking tariff table
  • The site is hosted by Easily. We experienced problems with this host in 2019 but it seems to have settled down now.

Mini-icons used on the news page are courtesy of Pinvoke Diagona Icons (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license).

We use the following software locally:

  • FileZilla Client (free software: open source/GPL) to upload files to our hosting providers, Easily.
  • Notepad++ text editor (free software: open source/GPL) to edit files (where necessary) in WordPress and its plugins.
  • WampServer2 (free software: open source/GPL) to ‘host’ this site on our own computer so we can try out any changes or upgrades before committing them to the web hosted site. Switching to XAMPP