Ash Goodman

New Website Theme

Ray Stewart General, Online Business Leave a Comment

Regular visitors will (hopefully) have noticed a radical change in the look of the website recently.  A client of mine, Ash Goodman, a wordpress expert based in the Philippines showed me a wordpress theme he had developed that was just about to go on general release.  For a while I have been looking for an elegant, uncluttered, professional theme that was easy to manipulate, easy to add to and easy to live with generally.

I hope you agree that Ash’s Refined theme which I am now using covers all of those requirements and more, much more.  So I agreed to buy it and was the first site to go live with it.  Surprisingly (for me anyway) it was remarkably simple to adopt the theme and the couple of issues I came across were quickly dealt with by a very patient man!

Overall, I can change to look and colouring to suit my mood, or just a different colour every month for the heck of it!  Or, I leave it as is for now.  It is so easy to add videos to this site now I am making a list of them for working on, some of them centered around Xero such as this one here on my bookkeeping site (same theme now!), and some of them on marketing, our paperless office, the 3rd party sites that feed into Xero, and many more.  I have also been able to remove the plug-in that looked after the SEO of the site and the monthly fee that went with it – Ash’s theme has all this built into it!

I feel like the site has been reborn and I look forward to supplying you with topical and interesting information and advice for a long time to come.

If you would like to buy this theme for your own wordpress site, give Ash Goodman a shout via his website at and tell him I sent you.  Ash does a lot of wordpress work, not just this theme, so have a good look around his site and see if there

Ash Goodman
Ash Goodman – wordpress expert

is any aspect of wordpress he could help you with.  I cannot recommend him highly enough!


Ray Stewart
I am a qualified Certified Practising Accountant having passed my final exams way back in 1981. I actually can’t believe that was 37 years ago!! Anyway, I am now in my 60’s and I have been running my own business since May 1983. And before you ask, no, I have never regretted a moment of it! Part of the membership requirements of my professional body now dictate that I spend quite a lot of time on “CPD” - continuing professional education (one of their better ideas) - and over the last two years I decided to study business growth and marketing. I have learnt such a lot and that knowledge has radically changed my old “accountants” approach to business. It has made such a difference to the way I work and operate I feel that I just have to pass on this knowledge. It is simply too powerful to hold back!! - but I will try and do it in simple terms rather than expecting you to spend hours, as I had to, working through the difficult language that trainers seem to use to pass on their concepts. I hope you find the blog a useful resource and interesting place to visit as the months pass. I will do my best to keep up the flow - but if there are any topics you would like me to cover, then please let me know. Ray Stewart
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