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9 min read Matteo Duò
Tutorials | codeable.io | Jul. 4, 2018

WooCommerce Speed Optimization: 7 Key Areas For Improving The Speed Of Your Store

Is your WooCommerce site slow? Do you need to speed it up but don't know where to start? Follow these tips to optimize the performance of your WooCommerce store

WooCommerce Speed Optimization: 7 Key Areas For Improving The Speed Of Your Store

Tutorials | codeable.io | Jul. 4, 2018

Is your WooCommerce store eerily slow? Does this have you worried? Well, it should because studies have shown that 67% of UK shoppers and 51% of those in the US claimed that a slow site is the top reason they'd leave. In addition, only a 1-second delay can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. A 2-second delay in load time during a transaction resulted in abandonment rates of up to 87%:
Humans have limited patience when it comes to online browsing and slow websites contribute substantially to throwing visitors off because of the time that it takes for them to load and display the relevant information. Optimizing the speed of a WooCommerce website is a tricky business and the processes involved requires different considerations.
Want to know how to optmize your WooCommerce store for maximum speed?
Grat, here's how!
Start by analyzing the current speed of your WooCommerce store (no servers involved yet)
For any performance optimization work, you need to know what's your current state. Gathering data as your first step provides you with a key benchmark. It helps you ascertain the extent of optimization that is needed, and in what areas. It is important to note that the first step is

10 min read Matteo Duò
Plugins | codeable.io | Jun. 27, 2018

Should I Update My WordPress Plugins? Here's Your Data-Backed Answer

Do you really need to update your WordPress plugins? If they're working today, why should you even bother? Here's data to show you how frequently plugin updates are released and what you should do about them!

Should I Update My WordPress Plugins? Here's Your Data-Backed Answer

Plugins | codeable.io | Jun. 27, 2018

WordPress offers quite a large array of plugins that cater to an enormous amount of tasks. That's one of the main reason behind its fast adoption rate. The ease of finding and installing a WordPress plugin might lower your attention to whether that plugin will be a good and cost-effective solution for your website. In fact, it's not only easy to install a new plugin, often it's the very first step you might take to adding a new functionality to your WordPress site.
Problem is that being able to browse through thousands of plugins, both free and paid, and install them in a matter of seconds, opens the gates to a proliferation of unnecessary plugins being added to WordPress installs. And this deliberate approach could have negative impacts on site performance, security, and maintenance costs.
However, given the number of WordPress plugins available and how important their role is, it is easy to be intrigued by their longevity and ask:
Why do WordPress plugin updates are released?
Let's start with an example:
Caldera Forms, a well-known contact form, suffered from a Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) security vulnerability which might have compromised the sites it was installed into.

14 min read Matteo Duò
Tutorials | codeable.io | Apr. 11, 2017

The Step-By-Step Process To Properly Test Your WordPress Website Before Updating It (Workflow, Tools, & Scripts)

Updating sounds like a breeze, but it's not! What if your checkout pages break after the update? What if your opt-in forms no longer work? Learn all the steps, tools and scripts to properly run tests on your website.

The Step-By-Step Process To Properly Test Your WordPress Website Before Updating It (Workflow, Tools, & Scripts)

Tutorials | codeable.io | Apr. 11, 2017

It’s easy to just go ahead and update your WordPress website, your theme, and plugin files by yourself. You just hit the “update” button three times and the job is, well… mostly done. You think that.
Everybody thinks that too.
But that’s not where the real challenge lies and where some issues might arise eventually. The “real deal” happens seconds after your updates, when you’ll need to check and test if your website is still working the way you want.
What if you’ve just updated your live site and you broke it? That’s going to be painful! And this is isn’t the worst scenario: what if the website breaks only on certain devices but you don’t realize it because you are viewing it from your desktop? To you everything seemed okay, didn’t it?!
I could go on with other examples, such as:
What if your checkout page is not working on iPhone anymore?
What if your contact form is not working on Safari?
What if your mobile menu is not opening on Android?
What if your product reviews do not show anymore on Firefox?
What if your footer disappears on Edge browser?
The list is almost endless. And you thought it was just

12 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Jun. 27, 2017

The 5-Word Syllabus You Need To Master For Hiring Remote WordPress Developers

There's a semantic world that developers do care about. This world accounts for and is framed around 5 key notions.

The 5-Word Syllabus You Need To Master For Hiring Remote WordPress Developers

Community | codeable.io | Jun. 27, 2017

Project scope, scope creep, gold plating, feature creep, scope discovery. What do they mean? The first time I hired a developer to work on my personal website, I had never have heard of them and had no idea these words were so important when working with an outsourced WordPress developer. I learned it though as the developer, at that time, pointed out I was requesting changes that were off what he and I had agreed upon.
At that time, I hadn't realized I was going a bit over my requests and I had no idea this "approach" had a name too: scope creep. That's what I was doing.
After apologizing to my developer, and saying I was really sorry for doing that (in my defense: it was literally my very first time outsourcing development = #noobalert), I wanted to know all about scope creep. So I started to do some research. And the more I researched, the more I discovered a semantic world that developers do care about.
This world accounts for and is framed around 5 key notions.
As they're still obscure and not 100% grasped to many, I wanted to shed some light on them and help you understand what they mean, when they occur and why they're bad for your client-expert relationship.
Getting

17 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | May. 16, 2017

Your Money is Worth More with Agile WordPress Development

Working on your new MVP website? Here's how to build it via an Agile WordPress development to squeeze the maximum value out of all the money you'll spend!

Your Money is Worth More with Agile WordPress Development

Community | codeable.io | May. 16, 2017

7 years ago, I’ve spent around $200,000 on a product that never took off. That was my own money, earned from outsourcing, and I’ve learned some expensive lessons down the road which I’d like to share with you today. Here’s how it all usually begins...
Finding the product/market fit is very hard
You’ve got an idea for a new online business, you’ve set aside some money and you are eager to get started. But how can you maximize your chances of succeeding with your new venture? How can you avoid the mistakes I made without squandering a fortune and actually get nothing in return?
There are many things you’d need to get aligned before you’ll have a successful business backed up by your website. When we talk about complex websites that power your business, one of the most important things here is to find the sweet spot within:
What website features your market needs
What website features you think your market needs
How much you can afford to spend on building the key features of your website
For example, if we talk about an eCommerce website that sells air cleaning devices, you might want to answer questions as:
Does your market require a product

3 min read Matteo Duò
Editorials | codeable.io | Dec. 16, 2015

$1 million payout to WordPress experts in 90 days (and other numbers about our startup)

The last 3 months have been crazy at Codeable because we've reached not one, but two significant milestones for a less than 3-year-old company. Yep, confetti time it is!

$1 million payout to WordPress experts in 90 days (and other numbers about our startup)

Editorials | codeable.io | Dec. 16, 2015

The last 3 months have been crazy here at Codeable because we've reached not one, but two significant milestones for a less than 3-year-old company. Yep, confetti time it is!
You read that correctly: $1 million has been paid to our top experts in such short time. It's no secret we only work with high-quality developers and designers around the world who can provide high standard results (97% of all applicants who apply to become a coveted Codeable expert are turned down). But if they prove to be as great as they say, they're rewarded for their amazing work and helped to get new and qualified clients on a regular basis. They're one of our dearest assets. Therefore we're trying to make sure they grow with us. We treasure them.
With WordPress market share skyrocketing, the number of people who are in need of WordPress help is growing faster than ever. And with such high demand, business owners, entrepreneurs, and web agencies alike are having hard times finding reputable WordPress experts who can address their business needs in a timely, efficient, and stress-free manner. But when you know you have outstanding WordPress professionals on one hand, and average support response times of 11

11 min read Matteo Duò
Plugins | codeable.io | Apr. 25, 2017

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 | Apr. 25, 2017

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

15 min read Nathan Ello
Community | codeable.io | Oct. 26, 2016

How To Move Your WordPress Website To A New Domain Without Hurting Your SEO Rankings

When you need to move your WordPress website to a new domain address, it's not just a matter of copy-pasting some file to a new "home".

How To Move Your WordPress Website To A New Domain Without Hurting Your SEO Rankings

Community | codeable.io | Oct. 26, 2016

As many people have had to move homes (for whatever reasons), sometimes websites also have to move their "home", which is their domain address. But when you transfer a website to a new domain you should also pay attention to something that has no counterpart in our home-moves: SEO rankings. When you need to move your WordPress website to a new domain address, it's not just a matter of copy-pasting some file to a new "home". It's a matter of making this process as smooth as possible and doing all you need to lower any loss within your SEO rankings that you gained with your old domain.
But how is this possible? What should you take into account to properly move your WordPress website to a new domain and prevent it from losing its SEO rankings?
I'll get through all of these points, but first, let's start with a key clarification: what's a domain name? Roughly said: what you usually type on your browser bar is a website's domain name.
For example, codeable.io is a domain name, google.com is another domain, facebook.com another one. Domain names have been introduced to help users better remember a page's unique IP address, which is made up of numbers.
I bet you'd remember

14 min read Matteo Duò
Business | codeable.io | Mar. 30, 2017

How To Integrate Outsourcing Into Your Agency Workflow

Many well-known companies scaled by taking advantage of outsourcing. But how could you do the same with your agency? Here's the guide you've been waiting for on how you can merge outsourcing into your current strategy!

How To Integrate Outsourcing Into Your Agency Workflow

Business | codeable.io | Mar. 30, 2017

Back in the days, when I had just started to work, I was sharing a condo in Rome, Italy with some friends. We all worked at that time, but we also enjoyed cooking and inviting neighbors over. Problem was, it was hard for the four of us to go to the grocery store, or supermarket, and prepare a nice dinner for everybody with short notice. We needed more time, but adding hours to a given day doesn’t fall into our "mortal" domain as human beings. We needed to find a solution, a quick fix to that recurring scenario. And that’s why we agreed to rely on one another to buy desired ingredients or specific food. If I was stuck at the office, for example, I’d ask one of the other three to “merge” my list into theirs, so I could still help them cooking.
Without even noticing, we started to see and learn the huge benefits of delegating tasks to someone you trust.
Since dinners became more popular and frequent (who doesn’t like a homemade Italian dinner?!), we had to come up with a solution and take “delegating stuff” to the next level: we delegated the grocery shopping, just for our party dinners, to one of our neighbors.
Yes, we scaled thanks

11 min read Matteo Duò
Business | codeable.io | May. 31, 2016

WordPress Page Builders: love 'em or hate 'em?

WordPress page builders, also known as drag & drop theme builders, are a hot topic within the WordPress community. But what are they? Are they any good? We answered that burning question!

WordPress Page Builders: love 'em or hate 'em?

Business | codeable.io | May. 31, 2016

The WordPress community is continually bubbling with creativity, innovations, news, and updates, from the latest and greatest theme to a fabulous new plugin that is revolutionizing SEO. In 2016 alone so far, we’ve seen the release of WordPress 4.5 "Coleman" and learned from WordPress is used by 59.4% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 26.4% of all websites. Over the next several weeks, we're going to examine some of these current WordPress "hot topics" more closely and answer some of your burning questions. We'll also include some of our own WordPress experts' opinions and advice.
What better topic than this one could we start with, uh? Page builders, also known as Drag and Drop theme builders, are an interesting topic within the WordPress community (as well as in others) because you either love them or hate them. There's no room left in between; users and professionals, like web developers or web designers, don't even agree whether these tools are more useful or a threat to them.
So let's start diving in and look at what's good in these page builders that makes them appealing.
Great for people without programming knowledge

14 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | May. 23, 2017

The Business Playbook To Adding New Features To Your WP Website

What should you do at first when looking for custom WordPress development? How much is it going to cost you? Here are all the answers you've always looked for.

The Business Playbook To Adding New Features To Your WP Website

Community | codeable.io | May. 23, 2017

If I had to pick one and only thing that led me to using WordPress is the abundance of plugins. In the official WordPress repository, as of today, you can find more than 50k of such “chunks” of software you can add to your website and eCommerce store. And if you add premium ones (paid plugins) on top of that number, there’s no shortage of ways for you to extend your website/store functionality.
Do you need a more convenient way to edit your metadata info for your on-page SEO activity?
Do you need to add PayPal as a payment method to your eCommerce?
Do you need better ways to manage your cache?
Thanks to plugins, you’re (almost) covered!
But what if nothing on the market addresses your current needs?
What happens when your needs are so specific that go beyond what a given plugin can provide you with?
Each business has its own needs and, based on them, its own path to being successful and profitable. That’s why the very same plugin can be good enough as is for a business website, while in need to be further customized for another. Or maybe none of this is even slightly applicable in some cases and only a brand new, developed from scratch plugin would make

13 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Jan. 19, 2016

The e-commerce world: how much it’s worth, who’s leading the market, and how much you should expect to pay

WooCommerce, Magento, Shopify and Squarespace are the leading e-commerce solutions. We ran the numbers to tell you how much each of them will cost you...

The e-commerce world: how much it’s worth, who’s leading the market, and how much you should expect to pay

Community | codeable.io | Jan. 19, 2016

With more than 1.2 billion digital buyers worldwide in 2015, online shopping is a growing trend no one should ignore. With that number growing 7.5% in the next year, e-commerce websites sure look like a great opportunity from an entrepreneurial perspective. Selling products, whether they're online courses, handcraft jewelry, t-shirts, and so on, is an excellent way to broaden your website's current offer. With so many buyers, one question is popping up into my head: how much is the e-commerce world worth? How much money are people spending online to buy stuff around the world? Let's see.
The e-commerce world in U.S.
The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce estimates that U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the Q3 of 2015 was $87.5 billion (+ 4.2% from the Q2 of 2015) and 15.1 % from the Q3 of 2014 (PDF file).
The e-commerce world in Europe
According to the Forrester European forecast, online retail sales are projected to reach $247 billion by 2017, growing from $165.6 billion hit in 2013.
The e-commerce world in Asia-Pacific
A PwC research (PDF file) for the Retail and Consumer Products Sector in Asia Online says sales in Asia Pacific are expected to reach a total of US$1.3 trillion

13 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Sep. 2, 2016

How to beat the scope creep monster once and for all

If you don't know what scope creep is, as a client you might end up with higher quotes from developers. Don't want to waste your money? Then these tips are perfect for you!

How to beat the scope creep monster once and for all

Community | codeable.io | Sep. 2, 2016

Learning to work with remote developers is a valuable skill that will have a positive impact on your business and your wallet. In previous articles in our working with developers series we’ve covered: Now we’re going to cover a rather sticky topic - but super important topic. Getting this right will give you an ongoing relationship with your expert that can even benefit your bank balance. We’re going to talk about scope creep.
You may think that getting more from your money is a good thing, right? Nope.
Stick with me, I’ll explain why actually scope creep is a bad thing not only for the expert but the client too. Then I’ll give you some tips on how to avoid scope creep from happening.
The project scope is the work that the expert has agreed to do for you. This is not always the same as your project brief. The brief is the important first step, but after discussion with your expert what work that get's agreed upon may have changed. This agreed work will be put in writing, here on Codeable, it’s usually listed in the workroom.
Scope creep is when the scope of the project gets bigger without any changes to the budget. The "creep" part is because

3 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | codeable.io | Jul. 13, 2016

Codeable - Codeable.io announces share buyback and partnership with WooCommerce

This is a big news for Codeable Family. It is headed in the right direction.

Codeable - Codeable.io announces share buyback and partnership with WooCommerce

Community | codeable.io | Jul. 13, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark: On Friday, 1st of July 2016 Codeable.io, a leading global outsourcing marketplace for high quality WordPress projects, today announced a share buyback from CAPNOVA and funding from several investors, including Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and WooCommerce. The company also secured a loan from the Danish Growth Fund.
In addition to the investment, Codeable will partner with WooCommerce, the world’s biggest e-commerce platform for WordPress, to offer site owners opportunities to connect with expert WordPress developers. “We want to give site owners as many opportunities as possible to have great WordPress or WooCommerce sites, and we believe supporting and partnering with code project marketplaces such as Codeable is a step in the right direction,” said Catherine Stewart, Automattic’s VP of Business Development.
In fewer than three years, Codeable has grown to be a leading global outsourcing marketplace for high quality WordPress projects. Codeable CEO Per Esbensen said, “I couldn’t be happier to have an amazing brand like Automattic as our partner. The past couple of months have been a lot of hard and rewarding work

18 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Mar. 8, 2016

White Screen of Death, Internal Server Error and Other WordPress Nightmares You Should Know How to Handle

As a WordPress user, you'll experience many WordPress issues in your life eventually. In this article, you'll learn how to fix the 10 most common ones and live a happier life.

White Screen of Death, Internal Server Error and Other WordPress Nightmares You Should Know How to Handle

Community | codeable.io | Mar. 8, 2016

Next time somebody tells you: "Yeah, I know WordPress. I hear it is good for blogs", please flick 'em on the back of the head while saying "Not true buddy". WordPress powers up around 25% of the entire internet, and there are plenty of e-commerce websites that successfully run on WordPress. NYT, Time, Walt Disney Company, and many more run on WordPress, so there's no room left for arguments like that. The problem is that issues and unexpected errors are part of life. As great as WordPress would ever be, it's affected by human limits that resolve in issues affecting your website, your clients', and your business eventually. Even if every WordPress installation is different than all the others, it'd be useful to have a list of the most common issues that have been experienced by the WordPress users to use as a quick reference and check it out every time you'd need help.
I know: such list make sense to newbies and those with a just a couple of years of experience, but don't forget: if you are an experienced WordPress user, you've grown thanks to these issues!
So this is what you're getting: here's some of the most common WordPress issues with their actual fix, all listed. Are you eager

14 min read Matteo Duò
Business | codeable.io | Mar. 14, 2017

The complete guide to SSL certificates for WordPress business owners

What is an SSL certificate? Do I need one on my website/eCommerce? How much will it cost me? Get all the answers to these questions (and more) in this in-depth guide for WordPress business owners.

The complete guide to SSL certificates for WordPress business owners

Business | codeable.io | Mar. 14, 2017

Everyone on the World Wide Web is talking about SSL certificates. And has been doing it increasingly for the past months, at least. The reason? Google and its ever-changing algorithms. Specifically, one of the latest actions Google had taken to fight fraudulent, insecure websites and pages is to label non-HTTPS pages as "not secure": There's a high chance you might have met with one of this alert messages already. Or, even worse, users reached out to you saying your website or eCommerce store isn't secure according to Google. And, correct me if I'm wrong, you were caught on short, someone might even have panicked at that time. And if you're still trying to understand what this fuss is all about, this guide is for you.
In this guide, I'll go through all the main elements pertaining to SSL certificates to provide you with a clear picture of what they are and how they work, but above that, whether you as a website/eCommerce store manager will need to have them in place.
Ready to start? Let's dive in!
They say "to know your future you must know your past", right? Put into a closer, business perspective, I'd rephrase that with "to better assess whether you'll need

9 min read Matteo Duò
Business | codeable.io | Jun. 27, 2018

Project Management For Digital Businesses: Where You Need To Start

Waterfall, Agile, Lean, Kanban. You're overwhelmed! How can you choose the right Project Management Methodology for your business? Here's where to start!

Project Management For Digital Businesses: Where You Need To Start

Business | codeable.io | Jun. 27, 2018

At Codeable, we've seen thousands and thousands of businesses struggling with one aspect: project management. In a digital world, it's a daily thing to fight with things moving and change at a different pace than the one dictated by those procedures we've implemented and are trying to follow. This fast-paced environment has not only to do with the way you manage your own organization and project workflows but also it impacts how your client will perceive your work.
For example, there's a high chance a client of yours would need to retouch their budget for a project when they're told something along the line of
We strongly advise to do a discovery phase.
It's up to you, though, to convince them your work is still worth that updated amount of money. To make things even more complicated, in that scenario, new estimated delivery dates, different resource allocations, more meetings, and calls are likely to occur.
Having a set of rules and methodologies that help you set expectations more correctly, help you manage your work in a more effective way, and help you deliver on time is a critical business asset.
As part of our broad business mission here at Codeable is to help online business

2 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Jan. 14, 2016

It's Codeable's 3rd birthday: look how far we have come together!

As days pass by, you don't always have the chance to stop and realize how far you've come. But today we're pushing the "pause" button, taking a moment to celebrate our 3rd birthday with you!

It's Codeable's 3rd birthday: look how far we have come together!

Community | codeable.io | Jan. 14, 2016

As days pass by, you don't always have the chance to stop and realize how far you've come. We're constantly focused on the next thing on our to-do list, and always keep looking forward on our future to plan our lives. But today we're pushing the "pause" button, taking a moment to celebrate our 3rd birthday with you! Yes, Codeable is now a 3-year-old super happy company!
We've experienced such a tremendous response from the WordPress community along the road, and have clients and experts around the world telling us how we've been able to change their lives for the better. In these 3 short years, we've been able to achieve some pretty incredible milestones, but that's something you already know.
So here's a cool infographic summing up never-released data you might find interesting:
Here's to a great 2016 and we wish y'all the very best!

15 min read Matteo Duò
Tutorials | codeable.io | Dec. 20, 2016

17 Free Powerful Tools To Check Your WordPress Website Regularly

Running a business website isn't that different from being on a diet. As people on specific nutritional regimens, who regularly keep track of everything they eat to collect data about their diet, you as a website owner should do the same. Otherwise, you'll end up with a website that's less useful week by week, day by day. Here's a list of FREE tools to start with!

17 Free Powerful Tools To Check Your WordPress Website Regularly

Tutorials | codeable.io | Dec. 20, 2016

Have you ever talked to someone on a diet like cutting out carbs, substituting meat with other protein-rich food, or any other? Here I don't mean all those people who say they'll be starting next Monday, but end up never doing it. I'm talking about those who are motivated to getting closer to their goal. Those people. Do you know the toughest challenge they all share? After losing some weight or fat, they struggle in keeping their gains. Believe it or not, websites aren't much different from that. At least, websites that need to keep delivering and addressing your business needs in the best possible way.
As people on specific nutritional regimens, who keeps track of everything they eat regularly to gather relevant data about their diet, you as a website owner should do the same.
Did you install a new plugin to capture more leads? You'd need to keep your speed in mind because slow pages scare visitors away. Is a new field in your purchase form exposing your user's credit card info? Well, that should never happen! Is your website (or some sections of it) down because something happened but you have no clue yet? A big alert should be sent your way so you can act in a timely manner.
Building

28 min read Milan Ivanović
Tutorials | codeable.io | May. 10, 2016

The WordPress developer's introduction to Docker

Friendly for a beginner but still a bit advanced guide on Docker and WordPress.

The WordPress developer's introduction to Docker

Tutorials | codeable.io | May. 10, 2016

In order to follow this tutorial, make sure you have Docker installed and working on your development computer (verify it by running $ docker -v in your command line). You don't need to have any prior Docker experience as I will try to explain things from the ground up. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment below.
Last but not least a word of caution; while Docker is supported natively on Linux, it requires an additional layer to work on Windows and Mac (which, if you installed it, you already know). This problem slightly undermines the advantages of using Docker now, but since I have access to the beta (and you can too! Apply here) I can assure you these issues will go away soon. The issue is that you still need to have a virtual machine running, but the good part is that it's only to run a tiny wrapper Linux distribution, called boot2docker.
In order to understand what Docker is, let's look at a couple of problems we (and by we I mean WordPress developers) face on almost a daily basis.
We've all been in situations where we needed to share our code with another developer (or many of them). Once we committed our code to GitHub (you do use, Git, right?) and they

14 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Feb. 3, 2016

How Codeable changed my life with Alex Belov

Each month we sit and talk with one of our WordPress developers to hear their story during our "Changing lives" segment. This time is all about Bogdan Belov's unique story. Enjoy :)

How Codeable changed my life with Alex Belov

Community | codeable.io | Feb. 3, 2016

In this new episode of Changing lives, we'll meet with Alex Belov an experienced WordPress developer who's specialized in several areas like Woocommerce, jQuery, custom post type, responsive design, PSD to HTML, just to name a few. During the interview, he'll share with us his insights and thoughts about:
freelancing and what's good/bad about it
his past working experiences
why he decided to go freelance (and apply for Codeable)
what type of clients he works with
how being a Codeable expert changed his life
Hire Alex Belov or just post your task and have one of our other experts take care of it immediately.
Changing lives #1: Spyros Vlachopoulos.
Changing lives #2: Nathan Reimnitz.
Changing lives #3: Alexandra Spalato.
Changing lives #4: Raleigh Leslie.
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Matteo: Hi everyone! This is Matteo, from Codeable. Today we are here with Alex Belov who will share with us his story and experience working as a freelancer. He will also tell us more about working as a Codeable expert, letting us know how this experience changed his life as a freelancer. Hey Alex, thank you for joining us in this episode of Changing Lives.

2 min read Matteo Duò
Business | codeable.io | May. 24, 2016

WordPress pricing debunked [Infographic]

The ultimate answer to #1 question about WordPress: how much does a WordPress website can cost? How about an e-commerce based on WordPress? Check this out!

WordPress pricing debunked [Infographic]

Business | codeable.io | May. 24, 2016

I've been using WordPress for 10 years now and there's one question that never stopped popping up while talking with friends or professionals from outer markets. If you think about it for a couple of seconds I'm sure you'd be able to picture THAT question. Just to clear the air here: I'm talking about the often-asked, never-thought-through-enough, so-wide-to-answer-extensively question many people who need a professional website ask about WordPress:
How much is a WordPress website going to cost me? More than often it comes with its buddy-question: How much does an e-commerce will cost me?
Today we're publishing something that anybody looking for numbers, prices, and costs related to building up a WordPress website and/or an online shop based on WooCommerce is going to love.
I introduce you to our latest infographic: WordPress Pricing Debunked, a pretty neat useful resource with real business examples and also info/experiences from other professionals.
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2 min read Matteo Duò
Community | codeable.io | Jan. 10, 2017

Meet The 4-Year-Old Codeable

This week marks Codeable's 4th birthday. Have a slice of our data-backed pie and see how far we have come together!

Meet The 4-Year-Old Codeable

Community | codeable.io | Jan. 10, 2017

When 2017 kicked in some days ago, we already were hyped because we knew this moment would come and today we're sharing it with all of you. This week we turn 4-years-old

9 min read Matteo Duò
Business | codeable.io | Mar. 15, 2016

The Power of "No" for Your Freelancing Career

With an ongoing stream of "Yes" to bad projects, or what social psychologist Susan Newman calls it "a yes treadmill", your freelance career will be sentenced to death.

The Power of "No" for Your Freelancing Career

Business | codeable.io | Mar. 15, 2016

It's common sense that the word "No" it's always harder to be pronounced. When it comes to either go to your favorite restaurant or go to that fast food your friends always want to go, many times you've said say "Yes, of course. Let’s all have a burger there", even if you didn't want to. This mundane example opens up the topic about how life has made so hard to say "no" while, at the same time, not feeling either ashamed, sorry or like we're missing out on something. Lacking a culturally-reinforced skill of being able to say "No" is something that can quickly turn our life, both personal and professional, into a living hell.
Linda Adam, President and CEO of Gordon Training International, lists the most common scenarios in which we all fall for that. Specifically, we tend to say "Yes" because of:
Desire to please. “What will she think of me?” “I know it would make them happy.”
Fear of hurting someone. “I don’t want to disappoint her.” “I’m afraid I’ll hurt his feelings if I don’t go.”
Guilt. “I’d feel so selfish.” “How could I turn them down?”
Surprise. “Well, I guess I could do it.” “I don’t know…well, O.K.”
Deference to authority. “She’s the boss.” “Yes, sir!”
Reciprocation. “I may