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15 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | 2 days ago

User Testing the Gutenberg Editor

Progress on the Gutenberg Editor continues. Anna Harrison reports on user testing at the Brisbane WordPress Meetup. Overall, feedback was good, though there are some areas that testers found difficult.

User Testing the Gutenberg Editor

Community | make.wordpress.org | 2 days ago

Development on the new editor for WordPress is steaming ahead towards a big reveal at WordCamp Europe in June this year. Last week, I tested the Gutenberg prototype using the community-created Gutenberg testing script (a big shout out to @martinlugton, @j-falk, @lucijanblagonic, and @karmatosed for the hard work on this!). Here are the insights from the analysis of the 3.5 hours of user test footage. Being a total UX nerd, I also took the opportunity to test the test.
Summary of findings
As the user test script contained 18 tasks, the detailed observations and video footage make this for a very long post. If you are after a quick summary, the main takeaways are that participants love the overall minimalist and modern direction of Gutenberg (kudos to all the WordPressers!) and they find the general concept of blocks and contextual menus really intuitive to use, confirming earlier user test results.
The main insights from this user test session pertain to perfecting the finer, detailed-level interactions:
Keyboard shortcuts, tooltips and search are a must
Inserting a new block is really, really hard
Inserting a new block is also a little confusing as new blocks lack definition and are

9 min read David Bisset
Development | hmn.md | 3 days ago

Human Made Develops New Scalable Image Service: "Tachyon"

To "tackle the problem of serving large volumes of images", Human Made has developed a scalable image service that integrates with Amazon S3.

hmn.md |

Human Made Develops New Scalable Image Service: "Tachyon"

Development | hmn.md | 3 days ago

As an enterprise web development agency, we frequently deal with high-traffic, high-bandwidth sites. We use a horizontally-scalable architecture built on Amazon’s AWS platform to ensure great performance, high availability, and low costs for our clients. This allows us to serve essentially any amount of traffic to sites without breaking a sweat. While most sites are primarily text-based, the larger size of images means that bandwidth from images can have an outsized effect on bandwidth cost and server load.
To tackle the problem of serving large volumes of images while minimising costs, we developed Tachyon, our scalable image service. Tachyon integrates with Amazon S3, and integrates with WordPress through the Tachyon plugin combined with our S3 Uploads plugin (but can also be used for non-WordPress projects).
Our First Attempts
When we initially looked at solving issues around images, we set out to solve two main issues: image regeneration, and caching. Rather than creating and storing thumbnails on upload, we wanted a dynamic system, which would allow us to easily create or change the available sizes, along with allowing complex cropping. To combine the dynamicism of this system

13 min read Donna Cavalier
Business | colorlib.com | 2 days ago

5 Years with ThemeForest: Power Elite Author Inside Experience

Interesting insights. I worked very hard on a theme once, and ThemeForest rejected it. I was crushed. So, I have to give kudos to power elite themeforest authors. No matter what I might think of themeforest themes in general.

5 Years with ThemeForest: Power Elite Author Inside Experience

Business | colorlib.com | 2 days ago

Let’s be honest, surviving in a WordPress theme business is not easy today, even Power Elite Authors at ThemeForest could confirm that, and this is the story about one of them. Henry Rise the owner of ThemeREX Power Elite Author account has shared some valuable information about his experience with ThemeForest. Things have significantly changed since we’ve started our business 5 years ago. ThemeForest became a popular market and you have to compete with thousands of developers across the globe. Promoting your themes as an independent vendor requires spending a significant amount of money on advertising and brand building.That is something not everyone can afford. However, there is another option. You can join a marketplace.This is, basically, what we have done joining ThemeForest in 2013 when we started ThemeREX. We have created 140+ WordPress themes since then and looking back, we can say that was a right direction to go. It gave us a possibility to focus on building quality products and supporting them, instead of worrying about marketing.
General Facts: Exclusive vs. Non-exclusive
As you probably know, Envato charges a certain fee from each sold theme. You can choose

7 min read John Locke
Business | mattreport.com | 2 days ago

The $715 side hustle to my side hustle

Matt Medeiros answers some of the questions you might have about running a side hustle to your side hustle, and how to level it up to becoming a solid source of revenue.

The $715 side hustle to my side hustle

Business | mattreport.com | 2 days ago

Making an extra seven-hundred bucks isn’t keeping the lights on, but I’ll take it. Quenching the thirst of shiny-object syndrome is an on-going race of time versus effort, for me. I love the creation process, shaping new ideas into little executable nuggets that when consumed, create little ah-ha! moments for a new audience. Over the years, I’ve launched a lot of side hustles that end up becoming part of my main stream business. My podcast, for example, was one of those “testing the waters” things.
In today’s article, I hope to answer some of the questions that allow you to configure a side hustle to your side hustle, and how to level it up to becoming a solid source of revenue.
From side side hustle, to side hustle; maybe even a business?
Yes, my side side hustle, is turning into a side hustle — heck — maybe even a legit service business, one day.
I gave User Feedback Videos it’s own domain + sales page once I started getting repeat customers, that was my ah-ha! moment. Surpassing $700 in sales helped too, and there’s still the risk that this thing might not ever sell another order, but I’ve upgraded it to “side

5 min read Matt Cromwell
Tutorials | whoischris.com | 2 days ago

Building a Payment Gateway for Give WP the Donation Plugin for WordPress - Who Is Chris

A simple and useful tutorial on building your own Give Payment Gateway.

Building a Payment Gateway for Give WP the Donation Plugin for WordPress - Who Is Chris

Tutorials | whoischris.com | 2 days ago

My father runs a non-profit organization and I told him I’d help with some of his online needs. I’m in the midst of a task for him where I need a very simple, but precise method of donations through Stripe. While the Stripe Add-On for Give is excellent, it’s more than I need and missing some small features my project requires. I’m not going to get into that specific project but show you what I’ve learned. Unless I’m missing something obvious on their site and with some quick googling, there’s no documentation for building Give gateways. I had to reverse engineer a couple that are available to see what is necessary to make it work. Here it is in its simplest form.
Bare Bones Gateway
When building an extension for a plugin I like to try and build the absolute barest possible version. What you see at the bottom of this section is just that. We use just two hooks:
add_filter( ‘give_payment_gateways’ )
add_action( ‘give_gateway_{gateway_slug}’ )
The filter registers our gateway. This will then show our gateway as an option in the Give gateway settings.
The action is where we process the submitted form data. It’s pretty

I’m Adam Warner, Community Evangelist at SiteLock and Co-founder of FooPlugins. Ask Me Anything!

AMA | 4 days ago

I discovered WordPress in 2005 and have been working on the platform and within the community ever since. To feed my entrepreneurial spirit, I’ve founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provided education, plugins and consulting services for online business owners.

I’m a true WordPress Evangelist in spirit and personality, and that also happens to be my job title with SiteLock.com.

I’m also passionate about my family (including two boys under five), robots, and of course Life, the Universe and Everything.

I’ve got my coffee, water, and a full charge on the laptop. Ask me anything!

How many weekends are you traveling a month on average?

via Courtney Robertson

Hi Adam,

Long time no see :) From Philadelphia I guess :) Thanks for taking the time for AMA

First of all, where are you buying those great T-Shirts that SiteLock is giving away on WordCamps :D

Just joking of course :)

In your opinion, what is the most important trait that WordPress Evangelist should have?

via Aca

Hey Adam,

Thank you so much for doing this AMA!

Would you mind sharing your tools that you couldn't live without?

And if you could change one thing in our Community what would that be?

Thank you so much, and see you on one of the next WordCamps!

via Milan Ivanović

Thank you for doing this Adam.

Let's break the ice with this simple question: Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

I am looking forward to hearing your answer :-).

via Tina Todorovic

Hi Adam,

Do you lean more toward coding or marketing, when it comes to product development?

What tips would you have for a side-gig premium plugin (add-on) to effectively market on a shoestring budget?

How do you set yourself apart from folks who are just in WP for the market share, and not the community? Is there a silver bullet there?

via Ben Meredith

Hi Courtney, thanks for stopping by!

When I started in April 2016, it was two weekends consistently but that soon turned into three. Since January of this year, I've traveled every weekend but three.

I have a wife and two kids and we've had to adjust our schedules when I am home to ensure we have QUALITY family time when we're all together. So far so good and I'm looking forward to a couple weekends home in May.

via Adam W. Warner
13 min read Jason Resnick

20 Lessons I’ve Learned as a WordPress Freelancer

Secret #11, 17, and 20 - Guard your time like your life depends on it!!!

20 Lessons I’ve Learned as a WordPress Freelancer

Is freelancing all it’s cracked up to be? Sure, it is! But it takes a lot of hard work. And I should know. I started freelancing in 2004 when I was 20 to help pay for college. My very first paying writing gig was an article for a teen arts magazine about Irish dancing. I’ve gotta say, getting that first paycheck for $50 was exciting. And that article was certainly a mile away from the subject matter of WordPress. So how did I get here and why should you care?
Because the freelancer’s journey is similar across professions, that’s first. But second, if I tell you my story, maybe you can avoid some of my biggest mistakes. So, as you embark on your WordPress freelance journey–whether as a writer like me or a developer, designer, marketer, or something else altogether–know this: many people have walked in your shoes.
Speaking of shoes, maybe it’s time to fasten yours as you walk down memory lane with me and learn tips and tricks from someone who’s been doing this freelancing thing for over a decade.
How I Got Started as a WordPress Freelancer
After the initial rush of landing my first paying assignment as a freelancer wore off, I struggled.

11 min read Matt Cromwell
Tutorials | jjj.blog | 4 days ago

Understanding alloptions in WordPress

Great, in-depth piece on understanding exactly how wp_options works. You'll learn a lot from this.

Understanding alloptions in WordPress

Tutorials | jjj.blog | 4 days ago

WordPress is an extremely flexible piece of software, and it comes with many different settings. Some are made visible to users via Admin > Settings and others are stored invisibly so users aren’t bothered by them, but all of them are saved in a single database table named wp_options. Today, it looks something like this: This database table actually has a few interesting qualities to it. Conceptually, it’s a very simple key/value approach to storing any kind of arbitrary information. It’s a distant cousin to all of the meta database tables WordPress comes with (for posts, comments, terms, and users) and I’m a big fan of the entire meta-data API – it’s now fully implemented across all major object types (except blogmeta and term_relationshipmeta) and, honestly, it’s one of the few “complete” APIs you’ll interact with inside of WordPress today, aside from probably roles & rewrite rules.
The options API, however, is actually quite a bit different from meta, enough to warrant this blog post, and enough for me to have spent the past 4 days studying it, researching it, and generally trying to find ways to improve how it performs

Tutorials | newtlabs.co.uk | 17 hours ago

How To Perform A Website Audit For Incredible Growth - Newt Labs

How best to do a thorough website audit. From design through to coding through to accessibility, architecture, content, SEO etc.. !

9 min read Iain Poulson

Microcaching WordPress in Nginx to Improve Server Requests by 2,400%

Page caching is difficult to implement on highly dynamic sites where the content can change every few seconds. So, what can we do in these situations? In this article, Ashley demonstrates how to configure WordPress and bbPress with microcaching in Nginx.

Microcaching WordPress in Nginx to Improve Server Requests by 2,400%

We’ve talked a lot about WordPress performance and hosting WordPress here at Delicious Brains. A common theme amongst those articles is the importance of page caching and how it’s arguably the best way to improve the performance of your WordPress site: …if you’ve opted to self-host or have no alternative but to use shared hosting, page caching is without a doubt the single biggest thing you can enable to make your site fly.
However, we’ve also alluded to the fact that page caching is difficult to implement on highly dynamic sites:
Performance optimization is a lot more difficult for highly dynamic sites where the content updates frequently, such as those that use bbPress or BuddyPress. In these situations, it’s often required to disable page caching on the dynamic sections of the site (the forums for example).
In these circumstances page caching still has its place but the duration of the cache has to be significantly reduced. This is known as microcaching. Microcaching is a technique where content is cached for a very short period of time, usually in the range of 1-10 seconds.
In this article, I’m going to demonstrate how to configure WordPress

1 min read Matt Medeiros
Business | youtube.com | 5 days ago

What it feels like to have your company acquired

I had a chance to sit down with MOJO Marketplace founder J.R. Farr & Sucuri co-founder Tony Perez to talk about acquisitions.

What it feels like to have your company acquired

Business | youtube.com | 5 days ago

JR Farr's company MOJO Marketplace was acquired by EIG four years ago, with Tony Perez' company recently getting acquired by GoDaddy. We discuss what it's like to go through an acquisition of this size, and touch upon the future of WordPress at hosting companies. https://mattreport.com/subscribe
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a...
http://www.jrfarr.com/my-entrepreneur...
https://perezbox.com/2017/04/a-chapte...

10 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 5 days ago

How to Disable WordPress Plugins on Specific Pages and Posts

If you don't want to run the plugin code on every page of your website this is the guide you need to follow.

How to Disable WordPress Plugins on Specific Pages and Posts

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 5 days ago

When it comes to WordPress performance we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, can include scripts and styles, and some may execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on user experience and page ranking. As an example, consider a plugin that builds and displays custom forms in front pages, like Contact Form 7. You typically only need a form on a single page. Do you really want to run the plugin code and include scripts and styles on every page of your website? In this post, I will demonstrate that you can install as many plugins as you need (don’t go crazy of course), and nevertheless make WordPress pages load fast. We’re going to disable WordPress plugins (that are unnecessary from loading on specific posts and pages. This will involve a four four-step process:
Choose the most popular plugins that fit your needs, and compare their features and effects on page speed.
Filter and deactivate unnecessary plugins before page loads.
Optimize CSS and JS files.
Track the site performance.
Let’s dive deep.
Three General Rules to Follow

2 min read Omaar Osmaan

WordPress Target Browser Coverage - Ending support for IE 8, 9, and 10

WordPress officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8.

WordPress Target Browser Coverage - Ending support for IE 8, 9, and 10

Previously, we discussed the new editor and browser support within WordPress core. Following up on those conversations, we are officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8. Microsoft officially discontinued supporting these browsers in January 2016, and attempting to continue supporting them ourselves has gotten to the point where it’s holding back development. I realize that folks still running these browsers are probably stuck with them because of something out of their control, like being at a library or something. Depending on how you count it, those browsers combined are either around 3% or under 1% of total users, but either way they’ve fallen below the threshold where it’s helpful for WordPress to continue testing and developing against. (The numbers surprised me, as did how low IE market share overall has gone.)
Of course, wp-admin should still work in these older browsers, but with fewer capabilities, and we will no longer be testing new features and enhancements in these browsers. For example, the next versions of TinyMCE – currently targeted at WordPress 4.8 – will not support older IE browsers.

Community | wptavern.com | 2 days ago

Shopify Discontinues Its Official Plugin for WordPress

Shopify’s documentation says, it has been discontinued and will not be supported after June 30, 2017

Shopify Discontinues Its Official Plugin for WordPress

Community | wptavern.com | 2 days ago

Shopify’s official plugin for WordPress was removed from the plugin directory this week. The plugin allowed users to create “Buy Buttons” for products from their Shopify stores and insert them into WordPress posts and pages using a shortcode. It was built by WebDevStudios and had approximately 9,000 active installations before it was removed. Shopify’s documentation says the plugin has been discontinued and will not be supported after June 30, 2017. WordPress users who want to display Shopify products on their sites are now instructed to create a Buy Button for a product or collection and paste the embed code into WordPress instead.
The WordPress plugin team would not comment on why the plugin was removed, but a support representative from Shopify said it was outdated and difficult to maintain.
“The reason it was removed is that it was being replaced by Buy Button, which is a better way of selling in WordPress,” Shopify customer support representative Jacquelyn Failano said. “The WordPress plugin was built by a third party and even if we support it, it could break at any time as we make future updates to the Buy Button channel.”
Failano

Plugins | zao.is | 3 days ago

A Healthier Option Helps WordPress Users Improve the Options Table

Depending on the configuration of your server, your database, and your object cache, what WordPress intended to be a simple and relatively small table of options can turn into the culprit behind your site’s slow speed. Zao has created A Healthier Option to solve the problem.

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A Healthier Option Helps WordPress Users Improve the Options Table

Plugins | zao.is | 3 days ago

You may have noticed we’ve been covering a lot of plugins lately. What can we say? We’re doin’ work! We have yet another amazing plugin that we’d like you to meet, called A Healthier Option. A Healthier Option analyzes your options table and offers suggestions on how to make it healthier. Autoloading WordPress options
WordPress provides a way to autoload (or not) certain options. WordPress stores these autoloaded options in a big bucket, like an object cache that allows a user to say, “This is an option that needs to be available all the time.” To make it constantly available, the option is placed in the autoload bucket, making it easy for the user to access it without having to go to the database. The option is stored in memory and far less computationally expensive.
For a fantastic rundown on understanding alloptions in WordPress, take a peek at this article from our friend, John James Jacoby.
The problem
By default, most object cache buckets can be up to 1 MB. When it’s filled with a reasonable amount of data, that’s totally fine. However, when you’re talking about a lot of plugins with a ton of autoloaded options, the autoloaded

3 min read David McCan
Community | wptavern.com | 9 days ago

WordPress Plugin Directory Restores Tabbed Interface

Tabs in the WordPress plugin repository were removed in the recent redesign and replaced with "read more" links. There was a lot of feedback that this was more difficult to use and today the "read more" links were reverted back to tabs.

WordPress Plugin Directory Restores Tabbed Interface

Community | wptavern.com | 9 days ago

Last month the WordPress Plugin Directory relaunched with a new design and improvements to the search algorithm. The new design replaced the plugin pages’ previous tabbed interface with a wall of text, truncated by numerous “read more” links. The outpouring of negative community feedback on the new design overshadowed many of the helpful improvements. Removal of the tabs was by far the most unpopular design choice in this iteration, as many found it to be confusing and inferior in terms of navigating the information efficiently. Users, developers, and contributors on the redesign felt their feedback was roundly ignored throughout all phases of the design’s beta and testing period.
Four months ago, contributor Jon Ang (@kenshino) opened a ticket regarding the “read more” links, which he described as “a usability nightmare.” The ticket was closed as a duplicate of another ticket which received very little discussion. Today, Otto marked the ticket as fixed, announcing the return of tabs in the commit message:
Change single-plugin view to have tabbed design. Eliminates read-more on all sections except developers and changelog, adds tabs back

10 min read Donna Cavalier
Tutorials | gtmetrix.com | 4 days ago

How to Optimize Images: A Practical Guide

Not groundbreaking info, but I did get one tip out of it that I was unaware of previously, so worth sharing, I guess.

How to Optimize Images: A Practical Guide

Tutorials | gtmetrix.com | 4 days ago

Want to know how to Serve Scaled Images and Optimize Your Images? We’ll show you how! As a conclusion to our What Does Optimizing Images Mean? post, we’ll show you how to actually solve your image optimization woes. This walkthrough is general enough to apply to most websites and platforms.
NOTE: This is just one way to scale and compress your images. There are many other methods that would work just as well.
Here’s how to get your images scaled and compressed:
Step 1) Analyze your site with GTmetrix
When the report is complete, look at your PageSpeed tab and click on “Serve scaled images”
The section will expand and show you a list of images that need to be scaled.
In this example, we’re serving an image that’s 2000×1095, but being scaled to 524×287. We can reduce the filesize significantly if we serve a more appropriately sized image.
Take note of the image name, and find where it’s being displayed on your site.
Step 2) Find out the maximum display size of the image
In other words, determine how large that image could potentially get.
Most likely, your site is responsive. You’ll need to figure out what size the image

8 min read Donna Cavalier
Development | wptavern.com | 3 days ago

2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report Shows Widespread GPL License Conflicts

Maybe because it's so dang confusing, or maybe people just don't care.

2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report Shows Widespread GPL License Conflicts

Development | wptavern.com | 3 days ago

Open source software usage is growing across all industries, but this year’s Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report from Black Duck shows the pervasiveness of security vulnerabilities and license compliance risks. Black Duck conducted audits on more than 1,000 commercial applications in 2016 and analyzed the anonymized data. The audits were primarily related to merger and acquisition transactions but span a wide array of industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, aerospace, aviation, and retail. Open source security and license compliance issues can both pose serious financial threats to a company. Black Duck’s findings show 96% of applications scanned include open source software and the average app included 147 unique open source components. The majority of these applications (67%) contained security issues which have been publicly known for an average of four years. These included high-risk and well-known vulnerabilities such as Poodle, Freak, Drown, and Heartbleed.
License compliance issues were even more widespread than the security issues. Black Duck’s audits found 85% of the applications had components with license conflicts.

Meta.Trac Discussion: More & Responsive Tabs in Plugin Directory

If this ticket gets accepted, we are kind of back in where it begins, but for good reason. The discussion of removing Tabs was never accepted by anybody from any discussion, besides that imaginary imposed 80%. Here points by kevinwhoffman is very logical and well placed. Need the community to back it now.

Meta.Trac Discussion: More & Responsive Tabs in Plugin Directory

Goals: Improve tabbed navigation across all viewports.
Remove the limitation of viewport width when determining the ideal number of tabs. In other words, desktop navigation should not be limited by the space available on a small tablet.
Improve the accessibility and discoverability of important pieces of content such as Screenshots, FAQ, and Stats.
By improving the responsive design of the tabbed navigation, large viewports can make the most of the available space while improving the presentation and user experience on smaller viewports.
The attached mockups contain designs and rationale to address the challenges of small, medium, and large viewports.

Hello,
With Glotpress Glossary the words within the glossary are underlined on the original string making it easier to see what should be translated. That's especially helpful with the flavoured english translations (canadian, australian, etc). But currently they're all case sensitive so if you have color>colour in the glossary but it's a single word string for Color then it won't be underlined.
Would be nice if glossary terms are case-insensitive. Please let me know if this won't be picked up anytime soon as I'll manually add capitalized

Business | wperp.com | 3 days ago

We Made Accounting Simple on WordPress - Find Out How

Accounting in WordPress made simple by WPERP. This is a detail article show how it works, and why you should pay attention to this WP ERP!

We Made Accounting Simple on WordPress - Find Out How

Business | wperp.com | 3 days ago

If you are running a business, you already know how difficult it is to keep track of accounts and finances. Big corporations can afford to hire accounting experts or outsource these jobs to an agency. But what about small or medium businesses with limited manpower and resources? If your company falls under this criteria, I am sure you often scratch your head and say “I wish Accounting was easier!” Today we will talk about the major challenges small businesses face while managing account books. Check out if you are going through the same headaches. Who knows, you might get effective advice on how to overcome these woes easily

4 min read JazzFan Junkie
Community | studiopress.blog | 3 days ago

Genesis 2.5 Now Available

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Genesis 2.5 Now Available

Community | studiopress.blog | 3 days ago

We are happy to announce that, after several months of work, Genesis 2.5 is available and ready for you to download. In Genesis 2.4, we began the process of expanding our Markup API to allow for nearly universal markup control. Through filters, you can modify the HTML element, modify the attributes, add additional microdata, or disable the output completely.
We also began removing the legacy XHTML from the main output functions: The output logic is now its own file, which doesn’t load unless you’re running an older theme that doesn’t support HTML5.
Genesis 2.5 will continue to add new elements to the list of those that have been passed through the Markup API. It will extract more and more of those last bits of XHTML logic, as well.
We made significant progress, both in conversation and code, in starting to move Genesis into a better-organized, more object-oriented direction. This work will continue into 2.6, but the steps taken so far are as much examples for future development as they are code improvements.
In addition, we’ve tried to extract large blocks of HTML that were previously mixed in with large blocks of PHP in order to move them into their own files.

Business | wpbuffs.com | 2 days ago

Going All-In On WP Buffs

Almost a year ago, I started a company. It began as a small-side project but 9 months later, it's become much more than that. The future Mrs. and I have decided it's now or never, so I've "left" my 9-5 to pursue a life that's worth living. Let's do this, WP Buffs!

Going All-In On WP Buffs

Business | wpbuffs.com | 2 days ago

This is going to be a tough conversation, Joe. You’ve done some good work for us, but the higher ups have decided that we won’t be putting as much of an emphasis on User Experience moving forward. So we’re going to have to let you go.
Here’s all the documentation you’ll need to handle your health insurance, retirement account and how to return any equipment you still have in your possession.
We really do wish you the best in this transition, Joe.
I had barely registered a word of it. My mind was already racing. It was finally time turn my passion project into a full-time job. This was perfect.
I nodded, shook hands with my “superior” and thanked him for the opportunity.
I left the office that day excited at what the future held.
So…You Got Fired?
I guess so? To tell you the truth, I’m not really sure.
Perhaps I was let go?
Or maybe it sounds best that my position was discontinued?
However you want to spin it, I’ve parted ways with government consulting after my company lost some major contracts and am putting my plan into action a bit earlier than I’d anticipated.
What Plan?
As you may already know, I started a business

11 min read Matteo Duò
Plugins | codeable.io | 5 days ago

How To (Happily) Survive Upgrading Your Website To WooCommerce 3.0

Do you run an eCommerce store based on WooCommerce? Cool! Here's your guide to correctly upgrading your website to WooCommerce 3.0.x without breaking anything.

How To (Happily) Survive Upgrading Your Website To WooCommerce 3.0

Plugins | codeable.io | 5 days ago

On April 4th, 2017 a major WooCommerce version was released. Version 3.0.0 or WooCommerce “Bionic Butterfly”, brought in some great features for developers, store managers, and even clients. While version 2.7 had existed for a while, it was decided to “jump” directly to WooCommerce 3.0.0 because of the major leap the software has taken when compared to the previous 2.6 version. With its 3.0.x version, WooCommerce introduced great changes and new features both store managers and developers are going to love. Let’s see what they are!
Woo
The first thing you may notice is the new product gallery. It now has zoom-in functionality on mouse hover and you can also enlarge the image to be displayed in full-screen just by clicking on it. This has been a long-requested improvement that now also works great on mobile devices. However, your theme needs to support this feature eventually, so do not be surprised if it is not enabled in your case.
Noticeable improvements have been also deployed on the speed and performance of the software. Specifically, DB queries have been reduced, order emails have been delayed on purpose, some DB data has been removed, while other

1 min read Joe Casabona
Business | howibuilt.it | 2 days ago

Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance - How I Built It

Erin is a freelancer and teacher and in this episode we talk all about what makes for good communication and moving from freelancing into the product space.

Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance - How I Built It

Business | howibuilt.it | 2 days ago

Erin Flynn is a freelancer and educator based on Colorado. In this episode we talk about how she found her way into the product space, all the twists and turns of freelancing, and how she creates courses and keeps her sales funnel on point. Show Notes
Teachable
Unstoppable Courses
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