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WordPress Yoast SEO

The WordPress Yoast SEO is a critical plugin your website needs in order to obtain a high google search ranking.  Due to this plugin being a free to use software, it has now become the Worlds most valuable tool for marketing WordPress websites.  This plugin can save you so much time and gives you a strict set of guidelines in…

Posted by mike on January 13th, 2017

WordPress Security

Due to the world becoming a more insecure place, many websites are at risk of becoming hacked.  Consequently this is bad news for website owners because hackers can steal sensitive customer and company information.  Therefore understanding WordPress Security is vital for a secure website to ensure your customer and company information is safe. So there are three things you can…

Posted by mike on January 13th, 2017

WordPress Caching with WPSuperCache

WordPress renders each web page request by processing PHP code, additionally it retrieves each page from the database.  Therefore each web page request a user makes to your website can take longer than a static HTML page.  A HTML page can be much faster to return back to the user due to less processing power required.  Caching can eliminate the…

Posted by mike on January 12th, 2017

The WordPress User Guide – Media 5/5

This WordPress User Guide Media blog post will help you understand how the Media manager in WordPress works.  While the media manager allows you to upload your media into an organised folder structure on your web server.  When images are uploaded they are converted into smaller images so you can embed them into your web pages taking up a smaller…

Posted by mike on January 11th, 2017

The WordPress User Guide – Editor 4/5

This WordPress User Guide Editor blog post will guide you on how to use the Editor in the WordPress portal. The Editor is the back-end to your web pages and is the common to both Pages and Posts where all your text and configurations is stored in the database.  Furthermore, the Editor has many cool features that will force you…

Posted by mike on January 11th, 2017

The WordPress User Guide – Posts vs Pages 3/5

This WordPress User Guide Posts vs Pages will explain what the difference between WordPress Posts and Pages. While pages are web pages that are static in nature. Things like your services and web pages that serve as a marketing function would best describe this.  Because pages usually don’t have any page comments like posts, they serve more of web page…

Posted by mike on January 11th, 2017

The WordPress User Guide – Appearance 2/5

This WordPress User Guide Appearance blog post will show you how the appearance section works in the WordPress portal.   While the appearance section allows you to choose between different WordPress themes.  The theme itself can therefore be managed through the Customiser, Widgets and Menus options.  The Customiser option allows you to manage parts of your theme providing you an…

Posted by mike on January 11th, 2017

The WordPress User Guide – Getting Started 1/5

This WordPress User Guide getting started blog post will point you in the right direction.  WordPress is a Content Management system that uses a database to store all your data.  This data would be like your page and blog posts text.  The database would also store things like your website settings like  categories and tags. Also widget information, theme settings,…

Posted by mike on January 10th, 2017

How to test your WordPress site performance

These days it is very important that your WordPress website has good performance.  WordPress performance is crucial in order to obtain a good google SEO score.  Therefore, the best tool to check whether or nor your website is fast, is to use a monitoring tool called Pingdom.  Because many WordPress themes use more Javascript and CSS files which makes the site…

Posted by mike on January 8th, 2017

WooCommerce Subscriptions

Since WooCommerce released the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension users are gradually moving to this plugin for their website subscription management.  Also, this WooCommerce extension brings you subscriptions to physical and virtual products, create product of the month clubs, weekly and monthly billing packages.  Futhermore you can add sign-up frees, provide free trials or define exppiration perdiods. In addition, here are the features…

Posted by mike on December 7th, 2016

WooCommerce Contracts

Do your customers need to sign a contract to purchase or download one of your products.  Seems like this Contracts plugin is probably by far the most popular on the market today.  First of all this WordPress plugin can automate the whole contract process for you. Furthermore WooCommerce contracts can collect signatures electronically saving you time and money.  In addition this plugin…

Posted by mike on December 6th, 2016

WooCommerce Memberships

WooCommerce Memberships allows your WordPress website to restrict content to your members and also supports payment plan collections.  In addition, this WooCommerce extension is easy to use and brings together your content, shop and memberships in one place.  You can drip content over time to schedule when members have access. There are several types of memberships: Sell memberships as a…

Posted by mike on December 2nd, 2016

WooCommerce Bookings

The process of managing appointments and taking payments can be a time consuming task.  So the easiest solution to your booking scheduling is through a WooCommerce extension,  WooCommerce Bookings.  This extension sits on top of WooCommerce core platform which means all your e-commerce payment configurations stay the same.  You can create fixed time slots when bookings are available.  The Woocommerce…

Posted by mike on December 2nd, 2016

Choosing your WordPress Theme

You should think very carefully when choosing your WordPress theme.  There are many WordPress Theme considerations to think about from functionality to usability.  There are many themes providers you can go to choose your ideal WordPress theme WordPress.org Themes, Woo Themes, Template Monster, WpmuDev, Theme Forest, Elegant Themes and Nexus Themes.  WordPress Theme Considerations Clean Simple Design – You should focus your theme choice on Simplicity and Usability.  A…

Posted by mike on September 11th, 2016

Choosing your WordPress Plugin

WordPress is renowned for being a truly versatile open source platform and has extensible capabilities.  Most business owners looking for an enterprise web application platform. Will most likely consider using WordPress as their main tool for their content marketing strategy. So being popular means there is a huge WordPress following, many people in the community are enthusiasts and businesses people…

Posted by mike on September 2nd, 2016

Clone your WordPress site to a test environment

Follow the step by step instructions blow to help you in Clone your WordPress site to a test environment. This setup guide will show you to create a new test website on your existing web hosting account, like mine as an example http://test.joebloggs.com/.   Follow the steps below and replace your website details with the example. 1. Create a Sub Domain – Your…

Posted by mike on July 7th, 2016

Turn your PC into a web server – Port Forwarding

When you are hosting a website from your machine at home, your home network needs to know where to route traffic from the outside world to the taraget machine on your network.  You probably have several machines including wireless devices connected to the home router.  This is the concept of port forwarding, the following steps will help you setup your…

Posted by mike on May 28th, 2016

Choosing your Web Domain Name

Your website domain name is probably the most important decision you will need to make when setting up your website. If your business is new I would consider having the same business name as your website domain name. For example Joe Bloggs Ltd = joebloggs.com. You get the idea. From my experience and what I have found out over the…

Posted by mike on May 28th, 2016

How to setup a WAMP stack to run a WordPress Website

In this blog I will show you how to setup a WordPress environment locally on your Windows PC, so you can develop websites locally on your machine without the danger of breaking anything in a live environment.  Most websites in the world sit on a Linux web server, the set of technologies WordPress uses are commonly called the LAMP stack, meaning…

Posted by mike on May 16th, 2016

How to Backup your WordPress Website

This guide will provide you with a step by step instructions, on how to backup your WordPress website. When you want to backup your WordPress site. There are two things you need to backup. 1. Files – e.g. Images, Plugins, Themes, Website Config, WordPress PHP code 2. Database – All the text, layout, content maps to your site and WordPress…

Posted by mike on February 22nd, 2016

How to Remove Malware from your Windows PC

If you think you have malware or a computer virus. You will have symptoms like popups or sidebars advertising something.  This guide will show you how to remove malware and virus from your Windows PC. Sometimes you get a PC repair checker web page comes up. Do not touch the website at all.   Follow the Steps below to remove…

Posted by mike on February 19th, 2016

Dev Notes – Servlet, JSP & MVC

Servlet Servlet API (Application Programmable Interface) Allows us to create dynamic web pages. javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse Questions & Answers What is the difference between JSP and Servlets ? JSP is used mainly for presentation only. A JSP can only be HttpServlet that means the only supported protocol in JSP is HTTP. But a servlet can support any protocol like HTTP,…

Posted by mike on October 27th, 2015

Dev Notes – Javascript

Basics JavaScript was designed to add interactivity to HTML pages JavaScript is a scripting language A scripting language is a lightweight programming language JavaScript is usually embedded directly into HTML pages JavaScript is an interpreted language (means that scripts execute without preliminary compilation) Everyone can use JavaScript without purchasing a license What does it do – JavaScript gives HTML designers a…

Posted by mike on October 27th, 2015

Dev Notes – Design Patterns

Creational Abstract Factory Builder Factory Method (Virtual Constructor) Prototype Singleton Structural Adapter (Wrapper) Decorator Proxy Façade Flyweight Bridge Composite Behavioural Mediator Strategy (Policy) Template Method Chain of Responsibility Command Memento Interpreter Iterator Observer State   Creational Abstract Factory Provide an interface for creating families of related or dependent objects without specifying their concrete classes. Builder Separate the construction of a…

Posted by mike on April 27th, 2013