In my last post, I took a long look at the real costs associated with running a WooCommerce-powered store. While it’s certainly possible to set up shop and start selling online with the free plugin alone, there are certain limitations. Most business owners will end up purchasing one or more commercial extensions to get the […]
WooCommerce is the most popular shopping cart system in the world, powering over 30% of all eCommerce websites. Best of all it’s free. Sort of. While it’s certainly possible to set up shop and start selling online with only the free WooCommerce plugin, there are some limitations. Many store owners will end up purchasing commercial […]
Do you dream of turning your website into a revenue generating business? A website that makes sales to customers around the world while you sleep? That dream is the holy grail for many aspiring entrepreneurs. And it isn’t as far fetched as it may sounds. With the right plugins, it’s possible to sell just about […]
Imagine the perfect year: Your website is humming along, serving up blog posts, collecting new leads, and helping you market your product or service to the world. Business is growing and life is good. And your website is a central part of that perfect world. But here’s a dark thought: You might be one disaster […]
You’ve probably heard a lot about WordPress lately. So, what is WordPress anyway? WordPress is the world’s most popular tool for creating websites. WordPress is capable of creating any style of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. You can even use WordPress to create an online store (using the popular WooCommerce […]
WordPress 4.4 has just been released and this short video takes you on a quick tour of the highlights. There’s really not much to see this time around (besides Twenty Sixteen, the beautiful new default theme). The big changes are all under the hood. But man are they BIG changes. This thing called the REST […]
I remember the pain and frustration I experienced while building my first eCommerce website. Back in the Internet stone-age, there were no eCommerce site building tools. I coded the whole website from scratch! It was a miserable and impossibly complicated process. These days the problem is the reversed. There are scores of eCommerce tools available. […]
WordPress 4.3 is available now. Learn about the latest changes to WordPress in this short video briefing. As usual, the WP Essentials course has been updated to reflect the latest changes. WP Essentials is the best way to stay up to speed with the latest WordPress developments.
If you’re like many business owners, you find yourself wondering if your website is contributing to your business in a meaningful way. When a business website is optimized to attract prospects, capture leads, and increase sales, there is no doubt about the impact it has on your bottom line. If you have any doubts at all, […]
This has been a confusing week for casual WordPress users everywhere. For those of you keeping score, three WordPress updates were released between Tuesday and Thursday. The messy details: On Tuesday version 4.1.2 was released, two days later version 4.2 was released, and a few hours after that version 4.1.3 was released. As a WordPress […]
WordPress 4.2 has just been released. Find out what’s new in this video tour of the latest features. As usual, the WordPress Essentials course has been updated with new tutorials showing you how to take advantage of the latest changes in WordPress.
A while back I received an email from a mother asking for advice on behalf of her college-aged son — a marketing major wanting to earn some extra cash building websites. Mom wondered whether it’s worth her son’s time and effort to learn WordPress, noting: A lot of people are looking to Wix these days […]