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Curtis McHale
Curtis is a husband, father, developer and business coach. He specializes in helping people build a business that lets them spend time with their family instead of working all the time.
July 02, 2021

An Introduction to Analytics on Your WooCommerce Store

Make better, data-driven decisions by adding WooCommerce analytics to your ecommerce site. Setting up a store using WooCommerce has many advantages. Setting up a site analytics package (like Google Analytics) to collect information the day your WooCommerce site goes live will help ensure the success of your online store. This article will walk you through […]

June 09, 2021

Guide to WooCommerce Shipping Classes, Zones, and Methods

Offering multiple shipping options is a great way to keep your customers happy and reduce your abandoned cart rates. Simply using the built-in options in WooCommerce, you can create a variety of shipping options for your customers, and you can do even more with a few premium extensions.  In previous posts, we’ve covered the basics […]

March 15, 2021

Incorporating the Retail Experience into Online Purchases

Online shopping has increased quite a bit over the last decade, and it grew more exponentially through the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 25% of Americans shop online at least once a month. While online shopping is becoming more popular that doesn’t mean that physical retail is dying – or that there aren’t lessons to be learned […]

January 29, 2021

Running WordPress Locally with Vagrant and VVV

Today we’re going to look at one of the first tools that I dug into as I learned more about server configuration and working with WordPress Core code, Varying Vagrant Vagrants. That’s a bit of a mouthful, so it’s most often abbreviated to VVV, which is what I’ll use.

January 27, 2021

WordPress Local Development with XAMPP

Let’s walk through how to set up WordPress with XAMPP.

January 22, 2021

Local WordPress Development with Valet

Valet is designed to support WordPress out of the box, along with other CMS’s like Craft and Statamic. Let’s dig into how to get a WordPress site running on Valet.

January 20, 2021

Using Composer with WordPress

Let’s take a look at one of the newer tools for WordPress development – Composer, a dependency manager for PHP.

December 08, 2020

Adding Unit Tests to an Existing WordPress Plugin

So far we’ve done little more than introduce you to the idea of building tests for your WordPress plugins and talk about a bunch of the extra terms you need to understand to dive deeper into testing your code. Today we’re going to make it practical by grabbing one of my free plugins and adding a few unit tests to show you how to put it together.

November 12, 2020

Doing Product Pages Right

If you don’t put any effort into your product pages, the natural outcome is little traction with your site.

November 06, 2020

How to Take Your WooCommerce Site Mobile

Mobile ecommerce ranges from excellent to so frustrating that throwing your device away seems like the best option to end your shopping experience. Today we’re going to look at why you need to take your ecommerce mobile process seriously. Then we’ll take a look at best practices for building a good mobile experience.