best plugins for working with google analytics

Regardless of the kind of website you own, traffic analysis is – or should be – an important part of your operations. It may be at the top of the list when measuring your site’s performance. Knowing more about the visitors you’re getting and which ones you’re missing out on helps you get the most…

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WordPress geocache stat bar widget

Before there was Pokemon Go, there was Geocaching. With the availability and accuracy of personal GPS devices, we all turned into Indiana Jones wanting to find treasures around the world. And so, folks starting hiding objects with listed GPS coordinates so other could try and find these objects. And as time went on a whole…

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Backing Up Your WordPress Site

I presented a quick talk on backing up a WordPress site at the Orange County WordPress Meetup. This is just a set of links and descriptions for examples I used during the preso. As always, do your due diligence when selecting a back up method. Find something that fits your site and your skill level for best results when disaster strikes!

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building a pluggable plugin

Building plugins is something that’s near and dear to our business. We build and sell our own premium plugins. And just about every project we take on has some sort of custom functionality that we roll into a plugin. Over the years, we’ve evolved our process to make it easier to extend or modify these…

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It has been said that the majority of readers don’t comment on blog posts because they don’t feel like they have anything specific to add to a conversation. The Conversation Manager plugin allows you to prompt your readers to comment by asking them to answer a question specific to that post. A simple box with…

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speed up wordpress

Here’s another easy tip to help speed up the load time of your WordPress website. Deactivate any unused plugins. Simple, right? This may seem like a “no duh!” tip for WordPress users, but we can all be guilty of missing the obvious and/or being lazy. If you are diligent about keeping your plugins tidy, good for you. If not, read on.

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spamshiv

Since the dawn of the Internet, bots have lived amongst us. While you sleep, they are busy crawling their way from page to page, analyzing content in search of valuable information. One type of information they look for is an email address. What Are Bots Up To? Bots collect these email addresses for a number…

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