Author Archive: Dan Zarzycki

Remove the Page Title WordPress

Remove the Title from a WordPress Page

Let’s be honest. WordPress is a great platform, but since it was originally designed for blogs, not all of it’s “features” translate well into business websites. One of the most glaring examples of this is the WordPress title. Every page and post has a title, and in many cases, having a big old title at the top […]

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Edit User Roles WordPress

Choose the right WordPress User Role for your client

It’s 10 o’clock at night and you receive an email from your client. You know the one I’m talking about. Your client — the one who demanded Administrative access to your site yet doesn’t understand WordPress — managed to find the Editor and turned your once stable creation into a scary white screen of death […]

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Align the header WordPress

Choose the right WordPress header layout for your website

Consider this the beginning of our series on building, selling, and managing WordPress websites for clients. We start our series on creating easy WordPress sites for clients from the top. The header is perhaps the most important piece of the website. After a large call-to-action or image on the front page, it is going to […]

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Show Shopping Cart Details WordPress

How to display shopping cart details on a WordPress menu

A customer’s navigating experience is a huge deal with business websites, even more so with eCommerce. If you are selling something on the web, every page click is an opportunity for the shopper to lose interest and bounce from your site. Fine-tuning every element of the online shopping experience is critical for this reason. Constant access […]

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How to create a woocommerce website quickly

How to create a WooCommerce website quickly and affordably

WooCommerce is the most popular free solution for eCommerce on WordPress. WooCommerce was acquired by WordPress creators Automattic, so we can expect that much will be done to make WooCommerce the official solution for WordPress eCommerce. Thankfully, WooCommerce is also one of the most widely supported WordPress eCommerce plugins. It is the one we have […]

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Set up shipping WooCommerce

How to set up shipping in WooCommerce

One would assume that if you are reading this resource, you have already accepted WooCommerce as your WordPress eCommerce solution of choice or are strongly considering it. There are a few technical details that can be extremely daunting when using a free plugin like WooCommerce. These include: Accepting Payment Managing Stock Creating variants (small, medium, […]

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Is My Site Mobile-Friendly after the

Is my WordPress website mobile-friendly? (after Google update)

As a member of a web agency, it is rare that I receive panic FROM a client. Normally, we are the ones identifying risks and resolving them. This all changed after Google made an announcement; as of April 21, 2015, the appearance of your website on a search results page would be far more dramatically affected by […]

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WP Smush.it Alternative

Smush.it may not work. Here are some alternatives.

You may or may not be surprised to learn that WP Smush.it is an image optimization plugin for WordPress that uses Yahoo! to run its services. With the popularity of WordPress and the plugin — which is at time of posting active on over 300,000 websites — it is safe to say that Yahoo!’s servers […]

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iThemes Exchange vs WooCommerce

WooCommerce vs iThemes Exchange: the battle of free eCommerce plugins

Everyone looks for the cheapest, easiest solution to a problem. Why wouldn’t you? When you are using a free platform like WordPress, having similarly “free” options in your plugins and themes is attractive, right? Not necessarily. This is a look at WooCommerce vs iThemes Exchange — two of the most popular free WordPress eCommerce plugins […]

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shopify vs woocommerce

Shopify vs WooCommerce

Problem: You want to sell things online A seemingly simple problem like this has never had a more complicated solution. On one hand, you have a dedicated eCommerce platform like Shopify. On the other, you have the most popular solution (WooCommerce) on the most popular website platform (WordPress). It’s Shopify versus WooCommerce as we determine […]

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