We’re Moving – Plugin Updates and Shop Migration

I sent this out as an email to all my past customers earlier this month, but it seems that it landed in a lot of spam folders, so I’m putting it here so hopefully anyone looking for updates will find it helpful. I created a new site to differentiate my personal site from my plugins, […]

Why Your Demo Site Sucks, and What to Do About It

Over the past few months, I’ve been running into a problem with the WooCommerce UPS Toolbox. Because it’s such a specialized product, many prospective buyers naturally want to try it out for themselves to make sure it’s a good fit for their needs. While I’ve had a demo site up for all of that time, […]

Experiments in Conversion Rate Optimization

People talk a lot about SEO, and a lot of people think the goal is to make sure their website shows up on the first page in Google for some general keyword as though somehow, that’s going to result in a flood of sales, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Don’t get me […]

How to Choose the best Web Hosting Company

If you’re looking to get a website for your company, once you’ve decided on the domain name, the first decision you need to make is the where to host it. Your hosting can make or break your site. Your website is your representation on the web. If it’s buggy or slow, people won’t be interested […]

AJAX Made Simple with the WordPress JSON API Plugin

Implementing AJAX in WordPress can provide a lot of flexibility. In addition to the obvious benefits of AJAX form submissions, you can load specific details based on a user’s interaction with the site, making you site more… wait for it… interactive. If nothing else, you can load a lot less data on the initial page […]

Caching Dynamic CSS in WordPress with URL Rewriting

Lately, I’ve been focusing a lot on improving website performance – getting sites to load as quickly as possible – sometimes in less than a second. W3 Total Cache handles just about every aspect of website performance. Page caching alone is a huge benefit to website load time on the first visit, and when you […]

Reverting WordPress Plugin Updates

Sometimes, while an update for a particular plugin might be rock solid, it might hinder the functionality of another plugin, so you end up having to roll that plugin back till you can fix the problem. That means you have to either download the previous version of that plugin, extract it, and then upload it […]

How to Speed up WordPress

After you’ve improved to you site’s keyword density, set up all the proper meta tags, configured your robots.txt, and generated and submitted your sitemap.xml, to ensure you site rank is as high as possible, you’ll want to optimize your site speed. The general recommendation is to keep your site’s load time under 2 seconds. Aside […]