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In these blog posts you can read about SEO for WordPress and form building tools for WordPress as well as other advice (shortcut: just buy Gravity Forms) from a WordPress expert.

Crafty Cart WPEC theme

Crafty Cart was a great free WPEC (WordPress e-Commerce plugin) theme that I customized for a couple sites. But the developers seem to have disappeared so I’ve moved on to other WordPress ecommerce starter themes like those from Storefront Themes. What I like about Crafty Cart is the playful design. It also features: Simple product […]

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PayPal, Square and Stripe: more online payment options

A great new payment option is Stripe – it is a Payment Gateway which means you can sell stuff online, take credit cards on your site yet avoid any recurring monthly fees. I have not used it but hope to try it soon. Has anyone out there used it with WordPress? WPEC is often set […]

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PayPal Payments Pro vs PayPal Payments Advanced for WPEC

  There is a new, lower-cost option coming for the WP e-Commerce Plugin. It launched in April 2012 and is called: “PayPal Payments Advanced” and it will soon be a great option for WordPress ecommerce. Up till now you had to pay the full “PayPal Payments Pro” $30/month fee. But soon this new $5/month option will give […]

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Flickr widgets for WordPress

many of these plugins need your Flickr API to work. It will look something like this: Slickr Flickr This is my favorite—very fully featured for the active Flickr user or just someone who wants to embed Flickr into WordPress. Displays Flickr photos as a gallery or a slideshow that is NOT the Flickr slideshow widget. […]

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New Site: Greenbelt Alliance

Last week I launched a new client project – rebuilding a large site for  the Greenbelt Alliance. It was a complex project that spanned the last 8 months or so and included alot of stakeholders and a complex planning process that intersected with a revamp of their long term strategies. We used WordPress (of course […]

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ManageWP vs InfiniteWP: remote WordPress site management

Some great new tools out there to monitor and update a number of WordPress sites from one central place. Here’s some notes I’ve gathered – please share your experiences in  the comments. WHY REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF WORDPRESS SITES? As part of my services as a web developer and WordPress expert, I have to manage many websites […]

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Switch from Godaddy (WordPress.org) to WordPress.com for SEO

Happy New Year everyone. Some more notes about SEO and WordPress and various hosting options… An interesting account of one person’s experience with Godaddy and WordPress Hosting. Continual frustrations, annoyances and poor value for my money I switched from my old hosting provider (Godaddy), to WordPress.com because Godaddy was giving me issues every other week, […]

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WordPress SEO Research Tools

In this article I will review some web-based tools and some WordPress plugins that can help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) process on your website. Web-based tools Google AdWords Keyword Tool This tool helps you evaluate the usefulness of keywords and helps you find related terms for your WordPress based site.  Just input a series […]

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WordPress e-commerce plugins

I’ve been researching a number of new plugins that extend the functionality of the WordPress E-Commerce plugin. Why reinvent a dead horse? eCC http://www.webgility.com Free for 15 days. Then starts at $99 +$20/mo Summary: QuickBooks integration application designed to deliver a comprehensive eCommerce management solution: Keep your QuickBooks current and accurate Streamline order fulfillment Manage […]

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WordPress Vulnerability in “TimThumb” theme script

websense offers this graph of the recent “timthumb” security issue. I have certainly had my hands full tracking this bugger down and cleaning it up. This is a good argument for managed WordPress hosting where an expert keeps an eye on these issues for you.     via: Vulnerability in TimThumb WordPress Plugins – The Effects […]

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