Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry that places hundreds of millions of adverts on tens of millions of web pages every day. For good and for bad, advertising is the engine of the online economy, but few consumers are aware of the incredible complexity of the system that chooses which adverts they see. That […]
Most content websites use a content management system like WordPress to generate web pages on the server before sending them to the browser. There are advantages to this approach: generating pages on the server asks little of the web browser; the business logic of the application is located in one place, rather than spread across […]
WordPress is often thought of as a great CMS for bloggers, SMEs, and, with WooCommerce, small to medium eCommerce stores. Its popularity is attributed to the fact that it’s free, it’s easy to use, it has a huge theme and plugin ecosystem, and it’s what people know.
I remember the first time we received a phone call in the middle of the night. It woke up the entire house. I was sitting straight up in bed and wondering who was on the phone. I could hear the sounds of muffled voices from the other room. I knew it was my parents talking […]
Collaborative editing is one of those features that I never knew I wanted but loved the minute I understood its power. I’m a huge fan of Google Docs and the way it lets me and my colleagues work together on a document, editing in real time.
Job hunting can be pretty difficult for creative professionals. You’re not in a field like financial services or the sciences, where you’ve got a good transcript and hard numbers to back you up. You’ve only got your work – and it needs to speak for itself.
We have talked a lot about monetizing your WordPress site on our blog. Like using membership plugins to restrict content or taking a deep dive into cart abandonment and what you can do to prevent customers leaving your site. So, now it is time to talk about another way to monetize your site, creating courses, […]
When I began using WordPress, one of the first things I added to the website for my design company was a simple contact form with only three fields: name, email, and message. At the time, it was pretty amazing to be able to give others a way to get in touch with me without using […]
WordPress’s builtin editor has improved enormously in recent versions: it’s a genuine pleasure to write in WordPress, which is not something I’d have been able to say with a straight face a few years ago. But, as someone who spends most of my day writing, I prefer to use a text editor native to my […]
Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]