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Google Apps vs Outlook.com for free email hosting at your domain

UPDATE: outlook.com no longer supports custom domains: After July 2014, domain administrators will no longer be able add or remove email accounts in your domain. Domain administrators are encouraged to move to Office 365 to get enhanced features and capabilities for modern enterprise-class mail, collaboration and communications.   Back at the end of 2012 Google’s big […]

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Gravity Forms FreshBooks Add-On and Recurring Payments

Gravity Forms and FreshBooks — my two favorite services (software is a service, of course) — now play nicely with each other. Let me start with the bad news: the invoice that can be generated is not sent automatically (it is only added to FreshBooks in Draft mode) and there is no provision to send recurring […]

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Google Apps – 3 options for forwarding email via filters and groups

Here’s some instructions on how to add and subtract people’s email from a forward or a list. First decide if you want to forward to one person or set up more of a list that forwards to multiple people (who can be in your Google Apps domain or outside of it). There are 3 options: 1) […]

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Tint for social mashups and connect pages

An interesting new option for a very visual way to ‘mash up’ any social feeds. http://www.tintup.com The video on the front page is pretty good at explaining what it is. Here’s a quick test I did just importing my Facebook page and Pinterest profile http://www.helloari.com/connect/ It choked on my LInkedIn profile and I didn’t take […]

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WCSF: Notes From WordCamp 2013

Sadly, I missed WordCamp this year since I was still in Japan. But I did watch the State of the Word Video: …and I have two take-aways… 1) Stats First is the statistic that I keep focusing on — because I am always using it with my clients —  how many sites use WordPress? WordPress […]

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April’s war on WordPress security

This is a month that will go down in infamy. Well, at least as far as WordPress security goes. There is a massive worldwide “brute force” attack going on and servers far and wide are experiencing slowdowns and lockouts. There is not alot of information yet.  The attack is known to be using forged or spoofed IP addresses. […]

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GigPress vs “All in one event calendar”

  AI1EC has many more features than GigPress—so I’ll start with a list of the advantages of  the “All in one event calendar” (aka AI1EC) vs GigPress: More layouts: gigpress has just a list view; AI1EC has poster board and many more (daily, weekly, monthly and list/agenda) and allows user to switch between them Categories: in any layout […]

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Gravity Forms for Ecommerce with tax and shipping options

I love Gravity Forms. It’s the best form building tool for WordPress and now it offers a new feature that allows more complex calculations between fields. Combine that with the PayPal Payments Pro and you have a really fast, simple and powerful ecommerce option for those times when a full WordPress ecommerce system/plugin is not […]

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Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Start Human Empowerment

Looks like a great non-profit – their goal is to fight the growing slave industry. I gave a donation and encourage my readers to check it out. I want specifically to point out the design of their support page (they title it “empower”). It’s very impressive. They offer multiple ways to get involved in an interactive […]

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WCSF: Notes From WordCamp 2012

  Well, this is long overdue but I finally cleaned up my notes from WordCamp. Adding custom content types: I’ve always been on the lookout for a Drupal-like “views” module for WordPress. These tools come close: Loop buddy Views and types Pods Framework: I used this one long ago but it’s evolved alot and looks […]

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