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They just fixed a major bug in the last hour.
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Great article here about the difference between WordPress installers and developers.
Here's my top ten things you should look for when hiring a WordPress development team.
1- A developer knows PHP. An installer might know some HTML and CSS
2 - A developer understands hooks and can edit the functions.php without breaking the theme. An installer relies on dashboard theme options to customize the site
3- A developer will always use a child theme for your site. An installer will use child themes only if there's one included in the theme download.
4 - An installer is intimidated by MySQL and phpMyAdmin. A developer can easily tunnel your SQLYog to look for errors in the database or scrub for migration remnants.
5 - An installer relies on the search plugins feature and reviews for solutions. A developer can write custom plugins and embraces APIs
6 - An Installer writes reviews based on how easy they are to use. A developer can tell you which plugin recipes are best based on code bloat, class conflicts, and ease of ability to hook and customize.
7- An installer spends their time writing reviews. A developer spends their time writing bug fixes and creating solutions.
8 - A developer understands how to unleash to power of HTML5 and CSS3. An installer recognizes their logos.
9 - A developer understands why serialized data sux! An Installer loves plugins and frameworks that make things easy on the front end (cough! Optimizepress Plugin)
10 - A developer uses FTP or SSH. An Installer uses wp-admin.
And by the way, a developers value is not determined by the price tag but rather by the solutions they develop!.
If all you need is an installer, you can find hundreds of them on the $5 site.
And for the record. I'm not a developer. And as the director of company that specializes in WordPress development, I'm entirely grateful honored to have some powerhouse developers on our team here at Wiser Sites.
Huge h/t to and
I couldn't do it without you.
I've asked this question before and it got some great responses so I want to give it a second go. It's interesting to hear.
I'm sharing a Coke with my girl
And for those of you who cant read Cyrillic, it says, "Valeriia"
"...having a relationship with a brand might mean that they just see you publishing a lot of good stuff and they develop an affinity for you. It doesn’t mean that every single one of your potential customers has to have a long conversation with you." -
The video is good ( like all STC vids) but I especially love this point that Eric makes about affinity and relationship.
One of my biggest struggles with marketing, especially social media, is the amount of time it takes to engage and be authentic and build relationships and so on, you know the drill.
I wish it weren't the case. but it is. I feel like I just don't have time to be social.
I have a personal rule that if I don't have time to service the contracts that are signed, I don't have time to go looking for new contracts.
And this is true but it raises many other concerns and especially about growth. I know I need to streamline my systems so that I have more time to engage more folks, build more relationships, and grow my business even more.
This is why I love this quote so much. It's like the saying, "People don't scale". if your growth strategy relies on one conversation at a time, you're limiting yourself. Instead, try building relations using the "affinity phenomenon".
#dailykickintheseat thanks to
And of course no worries about on or off topic, I thought your point was excellent
I was talking to one o four customers today that asked, "Do I really need to send a ton of email for email marketing?"
To which I responded with a long form answer recapping the four major online marketing groups (social, email, direct, and content)
I talked about the cost to do each, the results you can expect form each, and concluded that you need to decide which is right for your business when starting.
And for her I said almost verbatim wht you said above that social is not the best marketing channel for his business, at this stage in the game.
there, now we are both off topic :)
Tracking what people are searching for on your site is not only interesting, but will help you understand what your audience is really interested in. Learn how to enable site search for your WordPress site in this post on the blog: http://www.lovesdata.com/blog/2015/google-analytics-site-search-for-your-wordpress-site/
Here’s a quick summary of the steps:
1. Log in to your Google Analytics account.
2. Click on the ‘Admin’ tab.
3. Select the view where you want to set up site search.
4. Turn the ‘Site Search’ option on and – for out-of-the-box WordPress sites – enter the single letter ‘s’ as the query parameter.
5. Start tracking what your audience is searching for!
#WordPress #Blogging #GoogleAnalytics
Hoping for good weather tomorrow so we can get this rapped up.
This will serve as an outdoor area for the children's soup kitchen and a place for fellowship. Many of these little ones spend their days hanging out and playing in the street. Now they will have a shelter to fellowship.
I really love these folks.
The problem with social sharing plugins is that they need to call the data using an APi back to each of the different social sites (FB, Twitter, G+, LI, and so on)
Well the developers have found a way to make this API call time virtually unnoticeable.
#socialmediamarketing #socialmediatips #wordpress
Let me know what you think?
We all know how important it is to set up and verify our Webmaster Tools accounts (or at least we all should know). But did you know that it is highly advised that you should also set up both versions of your site (www and non-www) and select the preferred version of your domain to be with or without www.
Now the question. What about https:// ?
I was setting up GWT and verifying the same way I always do, when I discovered a new scenario I had never seen before.
They had already verified the www URL. Then, I attempted to claim non-www and couldn't because the .htaccess was forcing a redirect of all URL prefixes to resolve to https:// with non www (and this is a good thing because that's the way we want traffic to flow.)
So instead of verifying yoursite . com I had to type in https://yoursite . com in order to verify. I was able to edit the site settings to "Display URLs as yourdomain . com" And so I say, that's good enough.
But, as I was talking to an SEO pal of mine he disagreed with me.
I suggested that because the .htaccess is forcing this redirect, that it is unnecessary to claim all versions, and when you introduce https:// to the mix you now have 4, right?
http://www.yoursite . com
https://www.yoursite . com
http://yoursite . com
https://yoursite . com
He said, no. you still need to claim them all as a best practice. (which require turning off the .htaccess rules temporarily)
So what do you think?
#googlewebmastertools #webmastertools #GWT
The discussion was "if you need to verify 2 versions of the URL, do you need to claim all 4" To which I said it is not necessary (and as you pointed out, not possible)
All you need to verify are the www and non www of either http or https
The caveat in this case is that the customer verified the www as http but the site is now https.
So again, like you pointed out, the http://www. will be reverified and will likely not pass, which is OK because we are now using https://nonwww for all traffic
very insightful post here about bounce rate. I hadn't thought to look at the non-bounce traffic until you pointed it out to me the other day and I have been fixated on going through my customer GA and finding a ton of very valuable insight.
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