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A New Look for Pretty Links

We’ve known Blair Williams since 2009. Caseproof, Blair’s company, makes several of the best commercial plugins for WordPress. We’re proud users of Affiliate Royale (in fact, it powers our affiliate program for AdSanity), we’ve used MemberPress for several client solutions, and we leverage Pretty Links to create beautiful, short links. When Blair reached out to…

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The New Improved Pixel Jar – Our Website Redesign

Pixel Jar is always really busy working on client projects, we haven’t had a good opportunity to focus on our own website redesign. As a web development agency we knew it was time to make some changes. We were suffering from the “cobbler’s kids” syndrome – we had no shoes. We started talking about the…

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At 120,000 Miles, How Does Your WordPress Website Hold Up?

A friend of mine once told me how he often compares having a WordPress website to owning a car. At the time I didn’t think much about it. Reflecting back on it, I think the comparison makes a lot of sense. Let me tell you why. The Make, Model, and Color of Your Vehicle Surely…

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Web Design for The Ethical Society

We recently had the opportunity to work on a web design and development project with The Ethical Society of St. Louis. An Ethical Society is organized similarly to a religious organization. Instead of being focused on the worship of a specific deity the society focuses on the betterment of people and upholding ethical practices in…

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Building an Ecommerce Website – First Steps

You’re just getting started on a new ecommerce website. You probably have a million questions. Most of them are likely related to the technology that’s going to power the website because that’s the area where you have the most questions and concerns. We often hear, “which shopping cart is the best?” A better question is,…

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Speed Up and Back Up Your WordPress Site

Two of the biggest problems you can have with any website is a slow site or a lost site (due to hacking, server problems, or even accidental deletion). How are these two problems related? The answer is your database. It’s the connection to a MySQL database that makes WordPress a CMS. The care and maintenance…

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Gravatars – Be Somebody!

Gravatar stands for globally recognized avatar. It’s a service that allows a user to create an image that serves as an identifier for them all over the internet. Many sites use the Gravatar service to identify users, and Gravatar boasts 8.6 billion images served each day. In order for the Gravatar to display, the website…

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WordCamp Orange County 2017

WordCamp Orange County 2017

June 10th and 11th were the dates for WordCamp Orange County 2017. It also marked the 8th year that Pixel Jar has been involved with the event. We are proud to have started in 2010. Robert Nienhuis from Nien Studios joined with us in 2011 and has been a part of it ever since. While…

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Bringing Extra Value to Your Clients

Surely you’ve heard of the phrase, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” There are things to love and hate about this phrase, but one of its underlying meanings speaks to your ability to bring value. You might amend this phrase to say, “it’s not only what you know, but who you know.”…

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