Recent Projects

Our projects are listed out in order of when we worked on them, so you can see where we have come from and where we are going. Don’t forget to check out our list of WordPress Plugins!


childcareChildcare Classroom is a business site for a company that allows child care providers to take continuing education and training classes. Upon successful completion of their state-approved curriculum, students can immediately print out their certificate to apply towards their license. Spotted Koi built the entire system that includes the following processes and more; registration, course purchase, taking courses, and certificate receipt. is based on a design by b.todd creative.


gcpcGrace Covenant

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church came to Spotted Koi needing an entire website overhaul. Their previous site was a out-dated, cluttered and required a pricey developer every time they wanted to make a simple event update or image switch. Grace Covenent worked with Spotted Koi to create a visually appealing design and easy to navigate format. Spotted Koi launched their new site with a customized photo gallery plugin and ability to upload audio for sermons. Grace Covenant can now maintain and modify their own site with minimal outside support.




Golden Rule Building was built to match a design by Todd Reinsch. The site showcases The Golden Rule Building, a charming historic office building that is a landmark in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Key features created by Spotted Koi are the ‘Share A Memory’ system and Work Order System. The ‘Share A Memory’ service allows patrons to record and share their fond memories of the Golden Rule Building. The Work Order System is a custom system Spotted Koi built from scratch that allows administrators to manage building maintenance requests and access cards from staff and tenants.



Spotted Koi built this website based on an original design by Reinsch Communications.  Spotted Koi was asked to cut it into a WordPress theme, added audio streaming functionality, and integrated the theme with a plugin for customer testimonials.
Tags: WordPress theming, custom themes, testimonials


Spotted Koi

We needed a site redesign, badly. Our original site was a free theme that we modified heavily but it wasn’t cutting the mustard for ourselves or our customers. We worked with Phases Design to redesign our entire branding strategy and they created this awesome theme for us. We are releasing updates incrementally, so this is very much a work in progress. Future additions as of writing this entry include post formats, a custom home page for our sales funnel, and custom post types for testimonials and possibly recent projects as well.

Tags: WordPress Theming, Custom Post Types, Social Media Integration, Mail Chimp Integration, Company Branding, Post Formats

Outfitter Tours

The site was already built when we were brought in, we helped Outfitters to fix a problem with Internet Explorer that was causing the image slider to stop working correctly and was also breaking the content. We were able to bring in the project, discuss with the customer, and turn it around all within 48 hours.

Tags: Bug fixes for Internet Explorer, image sliders, CSS fixes


MIE Magazine

We added functionality that allows site visitors to submit articles for the site and a we added a contact form. Afterwards, we ended up adding the top category based navigation and some advertising to help MIE monetize their site and added the Headspace plugin for basic SEO optimization of the site.
Tags: WordPress, Submit articles, forms, contact form, SEO optimization, Headspace, Custom Navigation


Hornberger + Worstell

We were brought in to do full WordPress and plugin updates and troubleshooting along with page template modifications on their current theme, flash image insertion through meta fields, and improved their overall site performance from a YSlow grade of D to an A.

Tags: Upgrade WordPress, update plugins, modify current theme, yslow optimization, page load optimization

Denver Movember

We built this website on WordPress to help organize and evangelize about the Movember Foundation’s efforts in Denver, CO. Movember raises money for the fight against men’s cancers both through research and through teaching about detection. This site was built using HTML5, WordPress Post Formats, and other neat features such as a calendaring plugin.

Tags: HTML5 WordPress theme, Post Formats, Calendar Plugin, MailChimp Integration,


Local Visibility Systems

Phil was in need of some help with optimizing his site and fixing a couple of small issues. We built him a development site, which allowed both Spotted Koi and the Phil to make and see changes without effecting the live site. Then we upgraded WordPress, fixed a couple theme issues with the HTML and CSS, and made some small SEO adjustments. Check out Phil’s testimonial about our work!

Tags: WordPress upgrade, dev site build, SEO modifications, HTML/CSS updates


1 Track Find

We built this site from the ground up in partnership with Jon Rossi. This site is built on the Zend Framework and utilizes multiple APIs to create a unique and intuitive interface for users to track music and artists. We recently acquired full ownership of this site and have plans for building in some amazing features to really help people track their music habits and playlists.

Tags: Custom PHP development, ground up development, theme, design



Hosted and Managed by us, we provide WordPress help and suggestions to DIY WordPress folks. Often, we write about things we just figured out or things that took a little longer than we thought in order to help out the next guy as much as possible.
Tags: WordPress tips and tricks, WordPress Help, Content writing, custom functionality, theming, design

We built this site based on the theme that these guys were using on, but customizing it for their blog site. This site has become one of the major traffic sources for and has become a brand in itself.

Tags: WordPress Theming, Themes, Social Media, custom functionality



This is a site that we manage and write content for, where we help people by providing tips and tricks for Evony the game.

Tags: Content Writing, custom theme


Boulder Writers Alliance

We built custom user management functionality, as well as implementing advanced user reporting and user search functionality to help people find technical writers from the Boulder, Colorado area.

Tags: User Management

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

We help the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to maintain and add features to their site on an ongoing basis. We have worked with them on their main website, newsletter, and their community features.

Tags: Custom functionality, optimization, theme cutting, security updates