WooCommerce 2.3 Handsome Hippo

WooCommerce 2.3 – Users and Developers

WooCommerce 2.3 aka “Handsome Hippo” has arrived on the market. This update primarily targets front-end editing experience with lots of changes made to the default way that elements appear. Additionally, simple steps in any product purchase experience have been streamlined for end users (ie. checking out). But wait! Before you update your website, check out what is new to see if this is right for you or your clients’ websites.

Create physical and digital products WooCommerce

Create physical or digital products with WooCommerce

You were told to start using WordPress because it was simple. You were recommended WooCommerce as the solution of choice for eCommerce for its price, options, and integration with WordPress. While this is great, a fair bit of setup is still involved with creating a WordPress eCommerce website. Building the pages is one thing, but creating the products can be more difficult. There are a lot of things to consider. Hopefully, the following tutorial will provide insight into what type of product you need to create with WooCommerce and how to add those products to your site. See this post …

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Speed up your WordPress eCommerce website

Have you ever been waiting to purchase a product at a physical storefront, but the line was so long that you just left? Maybe you had somewhere important to be and the purchase was impulsive. This mentality is not exclusive to physical retailers. Getting people to buy product is only as good as the process involved in making the sale. Don’t cause someone to leave your eCommerce website because it is too slow to load.

WordPress performance profiler review

New WordPress Plugins – WP Performance Profiler

We have been spending this month going over various ways to optimize your WordPress website and tools to use to do so. One of the most asked questions we get is how to actually track the performance of your plugins and other processes on your website. Luckily, we managed to spot a plugin called WP Performance Profiler from Interconnect IT Ltd. which hopes to help determine how fast all of the processes on your site are performing as well as other facets of development, like plugin speed. Note: This post can be a bit more technical than some of our …

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MaxCDN on WordPress W3 total cache

How to set up MaxCDN on a WordPress website

You want your WordPress website to go fast, and you have heard that the Content Delivery Network (CDN) is the way to go. After all, they take your website, distribute it across many servers, and allow your content to be delivered in shorter time and with fewer technical hiccups. If you are serious about speeding up the page load of your WordPress website and your client’s, find out why to choose MaxCDN and how to set it up on a WordPress website.

Empty Browser Cache (W3 Total Cache)

Use W3 Total Cache to enable WordPress browser caching

Heard of the 80/20 rule? This rule states that you get 80% of your business from 20% of your customer base. They are your stalwart companions // your diehard fans // your most precious resource. The problem is, when these folks visit your WordPress website, it takes a while to load your page. With browser caching in place, you are given the opportunity to provide a faster, smoother experience for your customer as they revisit your site. Find out how easy it is to use W3 Total Cache to enable WordPress browser caching.

Enable Photon CDN Jetpack

Serve images using a CDN on WordPress

You can optimize your code. You can make all of the changes you want to plugins. At the end of the day, to attract the visual attention of a user, your landing pages and blog posts will almost certainly have images. And these images will take up space. A LOT OF SPACE. That means a lot of extra bloat and load time on your site. The potential solution? The content delivery network.

How to test performance of a WordPress website

It is January of 2022, and gyms everywhere are filled with people and their New Year’s resolutions. There is no more inspiring time to get in shape! But your body is not the only thing that might need to lose a few pounds. Your website(s) can use some trimming as well. This is always the case as there are always ways to optimize code, reduce requests, and get your site loading faster on mobile devices and desktops alike. Learn how to test performance of a WordPress website using GTMetrix, Screaming Frog, and WordPress plugins and learn how to interpret some of the …

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11 WordPress real estate website ideas to rank on Google

You can’t compete with Zillow. Forget about tackling Trulia. It is frustrating to perform a Google search only to find that the first three pages of real estate searches have nothing but links to these juggernauts. So how do you make a real estate website optimized for the front page of Google? You have to bypass the sterile and generalized content of these major players and do more creative things with your WordPress website. Here are some real estate website ideas to optimize your website for SEO and make your website better than the local competition.

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How to optimize your WordPress site

Time to hit you with a crazy number. 0.1 That is the limit on the number of seconds it takes for a user of a website to think a site is loading and working properly. Any more than this and your user might bounce from your page. Beyond this numeric value, there are also plenty of other organic and technical reasons why it is important to optimize your WordPress site. The Technical: Google factors in many technical elements of site speed while rating a page for its popular search engine. The Organic: Users don’t want to wait for a website to load. …

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