Keeping an eye on your customer: 4 Key Practices for Product Managers

As a product manager, your role is pivotal in shaping the direction and success of your customer, product, and organization. To stand out from the crowd and deliver products that leave a lasting impact, prioritize the following critical practices. Get Personal with Your Customers Go beyond surface-level demographics and delve into your user’s needs, preferences, […]

Enable auto-updates in WordPress, 4 great options

Remember when auto-updates didn’t exist? If you’ve been making websites for a long time, you probably remember creating individual pages by hand. Then, you may have progressed to use Server Side Includes (like I did) or PHP to create reusable headers and footers. As content management systems like Joomla! and WordPress were born, you probably […]

Best meeting schedulers that integrate with WordPress

Hey WordPress agencies and freelancers, I’m talking to you! Pick up your phone and open your calendar app. I’m guessing you’ve got more meetings this week than cups of coffee. Each time one of those meetings is scheduled, there’s usually an email exchange. While it’s awesome to have a conversation via email, instead, you can […]

Building a simple WordPress site? Skip the form plugin.

Ok, before anyone gets too upset, let me be clear — form builders like Ninja Forms, WP Forms, Gravity Forms, and Formidable Forms are incredibly powerful tools used to create everything from focused checkouts to complex workflows. This article isn’t about those complex use cases. Building a simple WordPress site means keeping plugins to a […]

The Best WordPress gallery plugins and 3 businesses they unlock

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a seasoned pro, building a full-featured photo site is easier than it’s ever been. Here are 3 recipes for fun photo-forward businesses using the best WordPress gallery plugins. New-age photo booth anyone? A couple years ago, my partner and I were trying to decide what fun activities we’d like […]

Home video conference equipment, great options for every budget

I’ve been telecommuting for over five years. Every day I video conference with teammates at Nexcess, and occasionally I produce instructional videos for WordPressers on YouTube. It’s important that I have home video conference equipment that produces a crystal clear image. It’s also important that the equipment can be used while sitting at my computer […]

Migrating to WooCommerce from Etsy – 3 Easy Steps

Marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Gumroad make it easy to start and grow physical goods businesses online. While Etsy is awesome because it includes a built-in community of buyers, you might decide to choose a self-hosted solution to avoid the fees they charge to keep their service running. If you’re migrating to WooCommerce from Etsy, […]

2 quick ways to download a copy of your WordPress database

Sometimes the unexpected happens when making changes to your WordPress website. That’s why it’s always important to make a backup before making big irreversible changes. Because making backups often takes up time we don’t anticipate using, many of us forgo on-demand backups, and that can lead to catastrophic results. Here are 2 quick ways to […]

Why use WooCommerce? Here are 5 good reasons

If you’re new to eCommerce, you’re likely comparing online store platforms. The multitude of options in the market can make it difficult to understand why to use one platform over another.  If you’ve been asking yourself why you should use WooCommerce, this is the post for you. WooCommerce is Open Source Software Similar to Linux, […]