Articles by DuWayne

S4 E9: Ryan Sullivan of WP Site Care

WordPress support companies are one of the fastest growing business models that I’ve seen in our space in quite some time. The concept being, for a monthly fee, you get a dedicated WordPress support company that can tackle all of your technical needs — around your WordPress website. Here’s the issue, it’s easy to start a company like this, […] Matt Report


The Plight of The Cobbler

One day you woke up and said to yourself that you wanted to control our own destiny. No more listening to the man or long hours stuck in a cubical. “This podcast said I could do it!” you shout. So you went to work. You found your first few customers through friends of friends and that extra $ 500 going into the weekend was damn nice. Back then it was easy, because you were honest. You were honest with yourself and your customer. “Hey, I’m just starting out with this whole web design thing, but I can do it for…


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How to Add Existing Taxonomies to WordPress Custom Post Types

This article covers how to add existing taxonomies to a custom post type, and how to make that custom post type show up in those taxonomies’ archive pages. Last week, we debuted Courses, a new way for us to thoroughly teach topics in WordPress development. Courses are just regular old posts for now, but we’re transitioning them into being their own custom post type. This has a number of advantages, such as making it easier to have a “Courses-only” archive page. However, even though they’ll be their own custom post type, we want Courses to make use of three of…


7 ways to increase sales by creating trust

The key to converting a visitor into a client is the creation of trust. Your product can be the greatest thing on earth or the dullest office supply ever, both can be sold online when your visitor knows you are the best supplier for that product or service. We often advise on how to gain trust in our website reviews, and I’ve compiled a list of some of the advice we’ve given over time. Of course, trust can be earned in more ways than this, but we’ll give you these seven tips to create trust to start with. 1. Use…


Compatible WooCommerce Extensions – Jun 2016

Today we are happy to announce a few WPML compatible WooCommerce Extentions. The Extensions are, Dokan, Product Bundles, 10bit woocommerce gateway yaadpay, Woocommerce Social Media Share Buttons If you want to review the entire multilingual ready list of themes and plugins you are welcome to view it here: Multilingual Ready Themes Multilingual Ready Plugins Also, if you’re a theme or a plugin author and you want to make it compatible with WPML, we welcome you and ready to help: You are welcome to contact us at go global program page. In order to expedite the process we strongly recommend that you test your…


DIY: Optimize your browser cache

Browser caching is the way a browser stores files from your website on a local computer. Browser caching makes sure all files load without unnecessary server connections, which is much faster. In this article, we’ll tell you how to check if that browser cache works and how to optimize it in WordPress. We’ll tell you how we approach this in our website reviews. What is browser cache? Browser cache allows you to skip server connections and pull resources right from your local computer. This cache works like the temporary internet files that take up so much space on our computer. You want it there,…


Torque Toons: The WordPress Skyline

We’ve noticed how much the WordPress ecosystem has changed in the last few months, and we’re excited to keep moving forward. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons! Doc Pop   Doctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular. The post Torque Toons: The WordPress Skyline appeared first on Torque.  


How To Write A Multilingual-Ready Tutorial For Your Theme/Plugin?

For a few years now we have been helping authors of plugins and themes to write toturials explaining how their products should work in a multilingual way. We discovered that documentation is an essential part of any development cycle and showing your clients how to use your theme or plugin with WPML has even more benefits. What are the benefits of writing documentation about your theme/plugin compatibility with WPML? The documentation will explain how to build multilingual sites with your theme/plugin, which will help your clients use your theme/plugin on multilingual sites and reduce the load on your support forums. It might…


Why Daan Tol, new owner of WPLift, paid $205k for a WordPress blog

WPLift, a popular WordPress blog/review site, was recently acquired for $ 205k USD through a sale on Flippa. It’s one of the few WordPress blog sites that was able to “stick around” and survive the noise of this crowded publishing market. One reason being Oli, the creator of WPLift, put in the effort and dedication to publishing content. That dedication and consistency is what drove up the value of the sale — something that could be quickly overlooked. I’ve tried a handful of times to book Oli on the show to no avail, but excited to meet the new owner, Daan…


Translate Photo Gallery Plugin Using WPML

Introduction Photo Gallery is one of the great plugins to create your image galleries in WordPress. Its integration with WPML will allow you to translate your galleries. What you will need Photo Gallery plugin (version 2.1.31 or above). A recent version of WPML (version 3.3.8 or above) and the String Translation add-on. WordPress (version 4.5.2 or above). Essential resources WPML’s Getting Started Guide will help you set up WPML in a few minutes. The Photo Gallery step-by-step guide provides detailed instructions on how to create, customize and insert galleries into pages. Getting started Install and activate the WPML plugin. Install…