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9 min read Augustin Prot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 21 hour ago

The differences between translation and localization

Translating your WordPress website? Learn how to combine translation and localization for the ultimate localized website

The differences between translation and localization

Business | blog.weglot.com | 21 hour ago

According to the world’s economic leaders, that old buzzword “globalization” is dead. As of last year’s World Economic Forum, it appears we’re talking these days about Globalization 4.0. In other words, globalization is still a thing. Actually, it’s even more of a thing—four times as much of a thing, if you will—than it was even in 2018, apparently.
Does this make a tangible difference as far as the Internet is concerned? The short answer is, absolutely.
The long answer is, absolutely, and here’s why.
From globalization to “glocalization”
Globalization=localization. Sound like a paradox? Stricto sensu, it is: globalization implies increased connectivity and exchanges between people in geographically disparate locations—exchanges of goods, cultures, languages, and everything in between, right down to memes.
Localization refers to keeping in touch with the smallest units of community around you. For scale, if Amazon represents the acme of “globalized” commerce, your local mom-and-pop bookstore is the “localized” equivalent.
There are magnitudes of difference between Amazon and your local bookstore,

7 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 2 days ago

Project Leadership: What’s In a Name?

Project manager, product manager, program manager. What's in a name? Let's discover the differences between these website project leadership roles.

Project Leadership: What’s In a Name?

Business | webdevstudios.com | 2 days ago

At WebDevStudios (WDS) we take pride in the team we put together to help our clients achieve success. Putting together a successful web development team is similar to putting together a winning sports team. There are the players, team coaches, head coach, and team owner. Although every role is important to a successful end game, a large part is the leadership that helps players get to their shared goal. Oftentimes, project leadership roles seem interchangeable, though. So, when it comes to project leadership, what’s really in a name? Every industry has their own version of project leadership. It’s important to remember the common denominator is the empowerment of people and working to everyone’s strengths.
The job of a manager is to implement processes and procedures for efficiency. The job of a leader is to provide teams with tools and support needed to implement those processes.
Every industry has unique leadership roles, but since WDS is in the web industry, we’re focusing on the technology sector—specifically product managers, program managers, and project managers.
When I entered the world of project management, I didn’t think much of the nuances

12 min read Codeinwp
Development | codeinwp.com | 2 days ago

15 Front-End Tools You Should Know About - Louis Lazaris' Favorite Finds

Louis Lazaris shares his favourite finds with the developer community: 15 front end tools to add to your workflow. Hotkey, Freezeframe.js, ARC Toolkit, Scene.js, Commento, Git History, CSS Feature Toggles, Create App, CSSJanus, Color Thief, RegexGuide,

15 Front-End Tools You Should Know About - Louis Lazaris' Favorite Finds

Development | codeinwp.com | 2 days ago

Another year has passed and if you’re like many web developers in the industry, you’ve probably discovered a whole slew of new front-end tools that you’ve considered incorporating into your workflow. I’m in the same boat, especially since I’m deeply involved in regularly researching what’s new in the tools landscape. In this post, I’m going to round up (with some screenshots and demos) some of the most interesting front-end tools I’ve found that I think you’ll find useful in 2020. These aren’t necessarily the most popular tools or the hottest tools, but I think each of them is unique in their use case and deserve a little more attention. These are essentially my favorite finds of the year in front-end tools.
Detecting keystrokes with JavaScript isn’t an overly complex task, but this little utility from the team at GitHub makes it super simple.
With it you can trigger an action on an element with a keyboard shortcut.
The types of shortcuts include a key, key combo, or even key sequence. You can also have multiple shortcuts for a single action.
The JavaScript is just one declaration along with an import:
import {install}

10 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 7 days ago

Successfully Leading a Remote Work Team

There are so many benefits to leading a remote work team, and any challenges can be overcome with the right tools, processes, or policies. Use these tips and words of wisdom to successfully lead a remote work team.

Successfully Leading a Remote Work Team

Business | webdevstudios.com | 7 days ago

Here at WebDevStudios (WDS), we are passionate about WordPress, the success of our clients, and remote work. Being a completely distributed company, we have the opportunity to hire the best of the best regardless of location because we work from home. While distributed employees are the future, a company has to be open to new policies, processes and tools in order to make the effort successful. Below is my advice for leading a remote work team and maintaining effective productivity throughout the workweek from home. In a corporate office, far, far away…
Cubicles debuted in corporate offices during the 1960s and are now present in every high rise office across the world. I worked in a cubicle right out of college then moved to a nice corner office until about six years ago when I started at WDS.
Working remotely was completely new to me, but I quickly fell in love with this way of working. Now, I don’t think I could ever go back to a cubicle. Is it time for companies to change their thinking about how teams can work effectively and still be productive? The answer is yes! Our corporate world has had the ability to work from outside of an office for a few decades, yet working

12 min read Danial Wilson
Community | solwininfotech.com | 23 hours ago

Off Page SEO Techniques To Double Your Search Traffic

Struggling to rank high on Google? Build more high-quality backlinks with these actionable Off-Page SEO Techniques and gain more audience. Follow it now.

Off Page SEO Techniques To Double Your Search Traffic

Community | solwininfotech.com | 23 hours ago

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is critical for developing an online presence. There is a lot of emphasis on using your content to increase your visibility on the search rankings. You must have the right keywords, whether long or short tail and have the proper tags to your images, videos, among others. The benefits of on-page optimization are clear for everyone to see. However, you cannot ignore off-page SEO. When you do, your search ranking will suffer, and you will lose out on critical traffic to your website. The most essential components are backlinks because it is a good indicator of the kind of value your content provides. Unfortunately, whether other sites link to yours or not may be outside your control, so you must also ensure that whatever you generate is reliable and authoritative. We will focus on off-page SEO in our article below and how you can maximize it for Greater success.
1. Maximize The Use Of Social Media
The social media space is awash with all types of brands shouting their messaging to their audiences. When you maximize social media, you get to engage with your followers and begin to build an organic audience. However, many people have a challenge creating that

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 22 hours ago

WooCommerce custom thank you page (the complete guide)

Learn how to turn your WooCommerce Thank You Page into a marketing tool that will drive more sales

WooCommerce custom thank you page (the complete guide)

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 22 hours ago

In this article, we’ll take a look at creating a WooCommerce custom Thank You page – turning the default page into a powerful marketing tool. We’ll cover what the Thank You page is and why you might want to customise it. Then we’ll look into some of the possible elements you would want to add to the page – and how they will benefit your business.
Finally, we’ll look at some short tutorials on how to add and configure different components on your Thank You page.
We’re going to look at:
Some specific components of a WooCommerce custom thank you page
Why those components are effective
How to add extra components to your thank you page
How to specify different thank you pages depending on the products in the customer’s orders
If you want to jump ahead, use the menu below.
WooCommerce Thank You Pages plugin
For the tutorial section, we’ll be using the WooCommerce Thank You Pages plugin.
What is the WooCommerce Thank You page?
Let’s take a moment to look at the standard Thank You page in WooCommerce.
There’s nothing wrong with it – it provides the customer with some basic information about the order they’ve just

14 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | translatepress.com | 2 days ago

How to Pick a WooCommerce Translation Plugin for Your Multilingual Store

Pick the best WooCommerce translation plugin for your store using these 9 key factors.

How to Pick a WooCommerce Translation Plugin for Your Multilingual Store

Plugins | translatepress.com | 2 days ago

If you want to open your WooCommerce store to new audiences and boost your revenue, creating a multilingual eCommerce store is a great option. But choosing a WooCommerce translation plugin is a big decision that you want to get right the first time. Your decision will affect your store’s front-end usability, performance, and how easy it is for you to create a comprehensive, SEO-friendly multilingual store.
To help you pick the right translation plugin, we’re going to dig into the most important features to look for in a translation plugin for WooCommerce. Then, we’ll recommend an easy-to-use solution that offers all the features you need to create an optimized multilingual WooCommerce store.
Let’s get to it!
Nine Important Features to Look for in a WooCommerce Translation Plugin
When you’re trying to choose the best WooCommerce translation plugin for your store, you need to pay attention to these nine features…
1. Ease of Use
If you’re translating a WooCommerce store, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time in the interface of your WooCommerce translation plugin both now and in the future.
While there’s the big undertaking

8 min read Alex Denning
Tutorials | wpfusion.com | 6 hours ago

Complete Guide to WooCommerce Mailchimp Integration

As an online store owner, there are several reasons why you might want to connect your WooCommerce store with Mailchimp. A WooCommerce Mailchimp integration allows you to track your products and orders directly in Mailchimp, sync WooCommerce customer data and automate order processing, gather leads into Mailchimp to automate email campaigns,and automate the sales email sequences and the customer onboarding process. This article shows you how to connect WooCommerce to Mailchimp in two different ways. Firstly it explains how you can set it up with the basic, native integration and secondly how to set up with WP Fusion.

Complete Guide to WooCommerce Mailchimp Integration

Tutorials | wpfusion.com | 6 hours ago

As an online store owner, there are several reasons why you might want to connect your WooCommerce store with Mailchimp. A WooCommerce Mailchimp integration allows you to: Track your products and orders directly in Mailchimp.
Sync WooCommerce customer data and automate order processing.
Gather leads into Mailchimp to automate email campaigns.
Automate the sales email sequences and the customer onboarding process.
With this in mind, in this article, we’ll show you how to connect WooCommerce to Mailchimp – in two different ways. We’ll explain how you can set it up with the basic, native integration and WP Fusion. This post will be your complete guide to a robust WooCommerce Mailchimp integration.
Method 1: Using the native store connection
With the basic, native Mailchimp for WooCommerce integration, you can connect your e-commerce store to Mailchimp to sync store data and send targeted campaigns to existing customers.
For example, you can use it to communicate with customers by sending out product follow-ups, collecting feedback immediately after a purchase, or re-engaging customers who’ve abandoned their shopping cart.
In addition to this, you can benefit from

2 min read Maddy Osman
Business | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

How to Make Money on Fiverr: Exact Steps I Took to Make $2-3k / Month

With 4.5 years on the platform, I’ve seen Fiverr grow from having a bad reputation that stemmed from making every order start at $5, to a diverse marketplace of talented individuals who have learned how to make money on Fiverr by charging according to their skills and experience.

How to Make Money on Fiverr: Exact Steps I Took to Make $2-3k / Month

Business | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

How to make money on Fiverr – how I make $2,000-$3,000 each month I’ve been on Fiverr since June 2015.
I honestly wouldn’t have even considered it if not for the guidance of my mentor and first big client when I started freelancing full-time. He’d been using it to sell social media management packages that he eventually converted to long-term client relationships.
With 4.5 years on the platform, I’ve seen Fiverr grow from having a bad reputation that stemmed from making every order start at $5, to a diverse marketplace of talented individuals who have learned how to make money on Fiverr by charging according to their skills and experience.
Between June 2015 and the date of this article’s publication, there’s been some variance in terms of how much work I’ve actually done through the platform. But I never left completely or went on an extended break, always maintaining a consistent presence.
It’s this consistency that’s helped me move up from one seller level to another.
I’m both a “Top Rated Seller” and a member of the Pro marketplace, which effectively puts me on the top of the totem pole for getting my Gigs

1 min read WebDevStudios
Business | maintainn.com | 9 days ago

Having an Eco-Friendly Website - WordPress Support Services by Maintainn

Environmentally responsible? Then you'll want to know what kind of impact your website has and the steps you need to take to run an eco-friendly website.

Having an Eco-Friendly Website - WordPress Support Services by Maintainn

Business | maintainn.com | 9 days ago

Founded in 2012, Maintainn is owned and operated by WebDevStudios. Our mission at Maintainn is simple – to ensure your success! Maintainn takes the burden of maintaining your website off your hands by providing you with safe and reliable WordPress maintenance and support. Partner with us so you never have to worry about your website again.

6 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 14 days ago

Staying Organized Professionally

Nothing will disturb your sleep more than wondering if you completed your work. Get it together! Use these tips for staying organized and get a good night's sleep, finally.

Staying Organized Professionally

Business | webdevstudios.com | 14 days ago

Have you ever woken up from a dead sleep thinking, “Did I send out that status report?” or “What was I supposed to do from last Friday’s team meeting?” There’s nothing like the fear of being unorganized to disrupt your rest. In this article, I will give some tips for staying organized professionally. With a little effort and a sustainable plan in place, you can reap the benefits of staying organized in your professional life. Organization Reduces Stress
Ronni Eisenberg, Professional Organizer and Time Management Consultant at Organize Yourself! states that, “Organization is important because it helps to reduce the stress from the daily and chronic chaos in your life. Being organized helps you to manage the overwhelm you feel because you have too much to do, you do not have the time, and you don’t know where to begin. Organization helps you to find what you are looking for, get to appointments on time, and get things done.”
Tips for Staying Organized Professionally
Note: Google Suite products allow for easy linking capabilities.
Write it down or type it out.
Getting ideas, tasks, topics down is a good first step. This will allow you

9 min read Benjamin Intal
Plugins | benjaminintal.com | 4 days ago

How to Get the Actual Number of Active Installs of Your Plugin

With some investigation and a spreadsheet, you can get a more accurate active installation count of your WordPress plugin

How to Get the Actual Number of Active Installs of Your Plugin

Plugins | benjaminintal.com | 4 days ago

In the WordPress Plugin Directory, plugins have an Active Install metric, but it isn’t anywhere near accurate. It only shows a heavily rounded value and not the actual number, values like 10+, 500+, 10,000+ active installs. I’ll show you how to get the actual number of active installs of your WordPress plugin using some investigation and a simple spreadsheet.
Why Do You Need to Know the Active Install Count?
As a WordPress plugin developer and business owner with a Freemium product, one of my goals is to have my plugin be used by a lot of people. The more people that use my product, the more people who can convert into paying customers.
I’d like to think that all the marketing and feature updates we do would get more people on board with our plugin.
However, I won’t know whether what we’re doing has an impact if we can’t find out how many people are actually using my plugin.
If you have your plugin hosted in the WordPress Plugin Directory, then you’re at their mercy when it comes to data gathering.
In the Plugin Directory, there’s no Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, or any data tracking that you can add or you can access. The only things

How do redirects affect SEO?

If you're reorganizing or redesigning your website, or if you are simply producing content that becomes obsolete after a certain amount of time, redirects can help you a whole lot. They will make sure your visitors always reach the page they are looking for and prevent them from seeing that horrible error 404 sign if they come to a page that has expired.

How do redirects affect SEO?

If you are reorganizing or redesigning your website, or if you are simply producing content that becomes obsolete after a certain amount of time, redirects can help you a whole lot. They will make sure your visitors always reach the page they are looking for and prevent them from seeing that horrible error 404 sign if they come to a page that has expired. However, redirects need to be implemented carefully in order to reap maximum benefits and to make sure there are no mistakes. In both cases, redirects can have an impact on your SEO, so let’s dive a bit deeper and discuss this topic a bit more.
What are redirects?
First and foremost, let’s cover the basics. Redirects are essentially orders to your website to redirect (obviously) a visitor automatically from a page they are trying access to the page you want them to visit. In other words, if page A has expired and you want your guests to go to page B, then you will put a redirect on page A so that its URL automatically sends people to page B.
Now, redirects should always be used to point people to the page/content they are looking for. If you’re for example running a blog and have written a new post, an updated version

6 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 17 days ago

Tips for Organizing a WordPress Meetup

Don't be bummed if there isn't a WordPress Meetup group in your area. Start one! Use these tips to help you out.

Tips for Organizing a WordPress Meetup

Community | webdevstudios.com | 17 days ago

There are currently over 1600 WordPress Meetups, and that number continues to grow. Attending a Meetup event is a good way to become involved with your local WordPress community. An even better way is to start organizing a WordPress Meetup! When you are an organizer, people automatically engage with you more and you learn so much. What Is a WordPress Meetup?
A WordPress Meetup event can take on a variety of forms, from casual coffee to a formal presentation and everything in between. At its heart, though, a WordPress meetup is a gathering of people interested in WordPress who want to meet others in their local community. There is no experience required and members include developers, designers, marketers, content creators, end-users, professionals, hobbyists, etc.
Like WordPress, meetups are open-source, too, in that anyone can organize an event. You don’t have to be listed as the official meetup organizer.
My Story
I have been organizing my local WordPress Meetup Group in Calgary (YYCWPMUG) for a few years now. I had become one of the regular attendees at our monthly events. At the time, there was only one organizer, and he was doing everything. When he asked if I would be interested

24 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 17 days ago

WordPress 5.3 and PHP 7.4 - Kinsta's Annual PHP Benchmarks (2020)

How fast is WordPress 5.3 running on PHP 7.4 compared to the previous versions?

WordPress 5.3 and PHP 7.4 - Kinsta's Annual PHP Benchmarks (2020)

Community | kinsta.com | 17 days ago

Each year we release our in-depth performance benchmarks across various platforms to see how different versions of PHP stack up against each other. This time we again went all out and benchmarked six different PHP versions across 22 different platforms/configurations; including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Laravel, Symfony, and many more. We also tested popular ecommerce solutions such as WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Magento, Grav CMS, and October CMS. We are always encouraging WordPress users to take advantage of the latest supported versions of PHP. Not only are they more secure, but they offer additional performance improvements. We aren’t talking just about WordPress either, this true for the most part across all platforms. We’ll show you today how PHP 7.4 knocks the socks off of everything we put it against!

Community | dessign.net | 1 day ago

How Properly Redirect 301 Will Improve Your SEO in 2020

Let’s dive deeper into subject in order to more thoroughly explain the potential problem of not implementing redirects properly.

How Properly Redirect 301 Will Improve Your SEO in 2020

Community | dessign.net | 1 day ago

People often overlook, ignore, or flat out don’t know the importance of inputting proper redirects into their websites. True, for some websites, it can be quite a challenge keeping up with their expired pages if you’re doing it manually, but there’s a solution to that too. The point is that 404 pages, even if designed nicely, have to be dealt with as soon as possible if you want to keep your traffic steady and your visitors interested. This is also important when it comes to a website’s SEO rank because good redirects can help a website rank higher. As a matter of fact, the difference is quite substantial. But let’s dive deeper into the subject in order to more thoroughly explain the potential problems of not implementing redirects properly. How do 404 pages hurt my website?
Before we get to the whole redirect thing, we have to ask why do 404 pages pose such a serious and often discussed problem. Well, there are two main reasons for that. The first one is connected to the user experience. If a visitor to your website comes and sees the 404 error popping out at them, the chances are that they will leave the website immediately. They may even think that the

3 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | Dec. 12, 2019

A Better, Cleaner Way to Render HTML with JavaScript

Need a better, cleaner way to render HTML with JavaScript? This backend engineer has some insight and guidance to offer.

A Better, Cleaner Way to Render HTML with JavaScript

Community | webdevstudios.com | Dec. 12, 2019

As a team of WordPress developers, we often stumble upon a task where we need to request a set of data using AJAX and render it to the browser. Most of the the time we do it like this:
It works. However, it’s difficult to maintain this code, and most of the time, the HTML markup we need to use is much more complex than the example above. As more updates and changes occur in the markup, we find it increasingly difficult to work with this code.
Enter wp.template
If you are familiar with Underscore.js or {{ mustache }}, wp.template is an underscore-based JavaScript templating helper shipped with WordPress.
So, how do we use it?
Create and render your HTML markup template
<# _.forEach( data, function ( post ) { #>
Just with this, we can immediately see how easy it is to maintain our HTML markup.
1. It is important that the HTML markup template is wrapped with <script type=“text/html” id=“tmpl-[TEMPLATE-NAME]”></script>.
2. The id needs to be prefixed with tmpl-.
3. data is the variable passed to the template from the JavaScript. You’ll see this shortly.
4. JavaScript logic goes inside <# #>.
5. <# _.forEach() #> is an Underscore

9 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 9 days ago

Using Technology for Crisis Management

Are you, your organization, and your website ready to handle a crisis? Here, one of our backend engineers, who has experience with crisis management, offers some great tips and insight.

Using Technology for Crisis Management

Business | webdevstudios.com | 9 days ago

What Is a Crisis? A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. By this definition, a crisis one faces can be as simple as being short-staffed one night to an extreme of requiring emergency response to a tragic event. When presented with a crisis, how quickly and how effectively you respond to it makes a dramatic impact on how you and your organization make it out on the other end of it, placing a great importance on having an effective plan and using the right technology for crisis management.
Responding to Crisis
In September 2017, Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, ravaged through Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean sea, displacing hundreds of thousands of Americans and causing a record-setting amount of damage estimated at over 90 billion dollars. In the aftermath of the storm, nearly 180,000 Americans migrated from Puerto Rico to the US mainland with nearly one third of them ending up in central and southern Florida.
To help respond to a rapid increase of those needing assistance in Central Florida, the Episcopal Office of Latino Assistance (EOLA) was formed to help families find work and transition into permanent housing in the wake of the storm.

7 min read Eric Karkovack

What Is "Headless" WordPress?

An introduction to headless configurations, along with some helpful resources to get you started.

What Is "Headless" WordPress?

There are plenty of reasons why WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet. Chief among them are its general ease-of-use and flexibility. Both of these attributes are keys to the rise of the “headless” WordPress trend. That is, using a WordPress back end to feed content to an outside, non-WordPress application. While that may sound a bit confusing – not to worry! Today, we’ll introduce you to the headless concept and the types of things you can do with it.
From WordPress to Anywhere
Think of a headless WordPress setup the same as, well, any other installation of the CMS. You install it just as you normally would. You log into the Dashboard and create pages or posts the same as always.
The main difference? You aren’t depending on WordPress to display the public-facing front end of your website. Instead, the content you create is meant to be used somewhere else. In essence, this could be just about anywhere. But among the most popular uses are:
Mobile apps;
Progressive web applications using JavaScript libraries such as React;
Static websites;
There are several advantages to this approach. For one, it allows content creators to use a familiar tool. They

Community | bit.ly | 14 days ago

Finding product-market fit w/ Vova Feldman

Every WordPress plugin or theme developer needs to find the right market fit to create a sustainable business - Vova Feldman shares his two cents to the best way to do it.

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Community | mywptips.com | 1 day ago

Reasons Why You Need to Learn Android App Development Soon

Let us look into the reasons why you should learn Android app development soon.

Reasons Why You Need to Learn Android App Development Soon

Community | mywptips.com | 1 day ago

App development is among the top careers which are in high demand. When you compare Android vs. iOS development, you will notice that both play a significant role in the field of app development. However, Android is the most preferred application on mobile devices in the market with the java programming language. In the current world, almost everyone possesses a mobile phone, and most of them are using Android as the operating system. This only means that when you compare Android vs. iOS development, Android developers have a chance even to grow bigger and better. So, if you are looking forward to being an Android developer, I can assure you are on the right track. Do not wait any longer; take the chance, and keep moving.
Let us look into the reasons why you should learn Android app development soon.
High in demand and good-paying career
According to indeed, software applications are among the top searched for careers worldwide. The job market in web development keeps growing bigger and better. One main reason for this trend is due to the fact that most business transactions usually take place on online platforms. Since the demand for developers keeps rising, it only implies that web

Plugins | starfish.reviews | 16 days ago

How Joe Casabona of the "How I Built It" Podcast Uses Starfish Reviews for One-Click Polling

Customer reviews are powerful tools for any podcaster or business owner - and getting feedback doesn't need to take up a lot of your time. Check out this brief explanation of how one podcaster uses the Starfish Reviews WordPress plugin to create one-click polling to get feedback from his listeners.

How Joe Casabona of the "How I Built It" Podcast Uses Starfish Reviews for One-Click Polling

Plugins | starfish.reviews | 16 days ago

We are always excited to hear from our customers about the creative ways they use Starfish Reviews to get feedback from their customers. Recently Tevya was on Joe Casabona’s podcast How I Built It talking about Starfish Reviews. During the podcast, Joe realized that Starfish had the perfect functionality for something he wanted to do to gather feedback from his podcast listeners. He ended up implementing it, and then made this awesome video explaining what he did. On Joe’s weekly How I Built It podcast, he features conversations with business owners and operators telling their stories. Normally he does 30-40 minute interviews, but recently tried a solo episode where he shared what he learned at a conference. Joe wanted to know whether or not his listeners liked the new format. He used Starfish Reviews to create a simple one click poll to get feedback from his listeners.
Simple Podcast Listener Polling & Feedback
Joe has listeners coming from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and other places. He wanted to make things as easy as possible for them to tell him whether or not they liked the new format. He put a simple question into the show notes – “Did you

6 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | Dec. 10, 2019

Website Project Problems You Might Encounter

Here are some website project problems you might encounter during the life cycle of your website project and ways to overcome them.

Website Project Problems You Might Encounter

Business | webdevstudios.com | Dec. 10, 2019

Committing to a new website or a website rebuild brings on a roller coaster of emotions. There is usually excitement over a new functionality or an updated look and sometimes apprehension over the content on your current site. You will certainly feel many highs but also a few lows throughout the life cycle of your project. Because we have ridden the roller coaster with many clients and have noticed the same challenges tend to arise from project to project, we have a few tips on how to handle them. Here are some of the website project problems you are likely to experience and how you can manage them. Missing Data
Oftentimes, our clients wish to migrate the data from their current site to their new site. At the beginning of the life cycle of the project, we conduct a data discovery phase. We examine the data on your current site and complete a data mapping document which is handed off to our clients for final review and approval. Sometimes, it is not desired that all data be brought over. Other times, it is, but the data mapping document should outline explicitly what will be brought over.
Then, development kicks off and data is often not something that comes to our clients’ minds

15 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | Nov. 20, 2019

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2019 is Coming! Are You Ready?

Are you maximizing sales for your plugins or themes this Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2019? We’ve compiled data-backed analysis and tips from experts in the ecosystem.

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2019 is Coming! Are You Ready?

Community | freemius.com | Nov. 20, 2019

Black Friday is almost here and we’re getting ready at Freemius! Is it the best day of the year? It definitely could be if you have your marketing strategy planned properly! We have experience working with our plugin and theme selling partners over the years and analyzing many BFCM promotions, which puts us in a great position to talk about what strategies work better than others across a network of hundreds of WordPress products.
Even though you may have had successful Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales in the past, it’s important to refresh your strategies every year, stay up to date on what major industry players are doing, and optimize the promotions that work best for your business. So, let’s plug into the latest updates about BFCM!
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7 Actionable Tips & Tricks for Optimizing Your 2019 BFCM Sales
This year, I’m seeing more and more plugin and theme businesses applying promotional strategies that are used by professional marketers and known to maximize sales. With this increased competition during Black Friday, differentiating your promotion has become more important than ever.
1. Limiting the # of coupon redemptions
While adding something like a countdown