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Braintree cancels $50,000 “Ignition” promotion

Braintree is no longer offering their fee-free $50,000 promotion. They called it “Ignition” and it let any new account process the first $50,000 without any fees — no 2.9%+$.30 standard transaction fees. Braintree is a full-stack payments platform that makes it easy to accept payments in your app or website. Their blog post announcing the […]

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How to set up free domain redirect using HTTPS

Nowadays it’s common practice to add SSL to even the simplest site. Google.com and many browsers are prominently featuring “not secure” messages and hint that they will make these message more prominent over time. It’s easy to redirect one domain to another but the tricky part is if you already are using HTTPS and you […]

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Web designers toolkit: server monitoring

MONITOR SERVER UPTIME/DOWNTIME Downtime Monitoring by Jetpack free, every five minutes http://site24x7.com I have been using this service for many years. Can pay for just a limited number of sms messages on an otherwise free account. Or pay for a full suite of other monitoring tools for apps. Their interface gets a bit confusing since they […]

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Gravity forms – Notification Issues

Having email Notification issues with Gravity Forms? It can be hard to find a root cause since many issues can be behind notifications not being sent or received, and perhaps you are experiencing an issue that is less common and will require the support of your server administrator to solve. One possible solution: there is a issue related with notifications being […]

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A New Law to Protect Negative Yelp Reviews

Interesting development with Yelp — and other sites that allow public review. The “authenticity engine” and the consumer win again! Last week, Congress passed a law that will make it illegal for companies to retaliate against U.S. consumers who post negative reviews online. Yes, soon you’ll be able to give a bad business one star […]

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WordPress event plug-ins

Important features to note for WordPress events plugins: Feature: save events to users’ 3rd party event and calendar services Integration with third party calendar tools (iCal, Google) Responsiveness for mobile phones/tablets Registration and ticketing  Appearance customization Layouts, views and filters Recurring events – a wide range of support on this feature Shortcodes and widgets for […]

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How to set up Zoho Mail

Zoho provides a combination of clean, ad-free, minimalist interface and power features geared for business and professional use. Zoho also offers several free services, including 25 free mailboxes. But if you want more there are three other plans available:   If you are interested in creating a free account, here it is what you need […]

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Deprecated Facebook Like Box / “Page Plugin”

Facebook is changing the way users can employ the “Like Box Widget”. I have no idea why – it’s yet another change to their code that makes us developers and website owners jump through extra hoops. The Like Box is deprecated and will stop working on June 23rd, 2015. The bad news was that this new “Page Plugin” version […]

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Comparing SEO Tracking Tools: free alternatives to AuthorityLabs

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s unpaid results. If your site is higher ranked on the SERP (search engine results page) it will generally get more visitors, more ad views, more sales etc. Many businesses target a lot of keywords […]

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WordPress Popover options and ways to make them less annoying

I have many clients who find that their email list is their most important marketing tool. If someone allows you to message then in their email inbox you have a great opportunity to communicate your ongoing brand messages. The most sophisticated solution requires a member log-in system so the website can know who has signed up already. […]

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