Google Map API

  • April 19, 2019
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Get API Key *If you are getting a Google API Key for a project I am working with you on please stop the video at 1:00. To use the Geocoding API, you must get an API key which you can then add to your website. The API key is used to track API requests associated […]

Big Commerce API Get Products

  • January 28, 2019
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Quick start instructions that make sense for BigCommerce API 1. API Credentials can be generated from a store’s control panel. You must be the owner of the store to generate these. They look something like: X-Auth-Token XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X-Auth-Client XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How to Find your BigCommerce Store Hash. The Bigcommerce store hash value can also be derived […]

Google Conversion Tracking

Formidable Forms Google Conversion Tracking

  • January 22, 2019
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Implementing conversion tags to track clicks on a website as conversions can be tricky.  Follow the instructions below for a site a using WordPress and Formidable forms. 1. The first part is simple, add the conversions code to the header between the opening and closing head tags <head></head> 2.  Install the event snippet on the page […]

How to Leverage Browser Caching in WordPress

  • August 11, 2018
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# 1 Month for most static assets <filesMatch “.(css|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|ico)$”> Header set Cache-Control “max-age=2592000, public” </filesMatch>  

eCommerce product scraping

  • August 8, 2018
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Often times there is a need to migrate thousands of products to an eCommerce site such as BigCommerce. Manual migration would take forever so my husband and I built a tool that can scrape an eCommerce store and retrieve SKU’s, Description, pdf’s, price, images, videos etc etc. and create a CSV file with the data. […]

Sticky Header and Anchor Links

  • July 11, 2018
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Anchor links with a sticky header tend to be troublesome. When a user clicks on the link the browser will scroll past the link. You must take in account the height of the sticky  header. Why CSS is a Mistake to Fix Sticky Header Scrolling Lots of people suggest css to fix the issue, but […]

Who are page builders for?

  • June 30, 2018
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WordPress page builders are for people that have no business creating a website. Page builders like Visual Composer and Elementor, slow down websites.  They slow down page performance and they also slow development time. Debugging a website built with a page builder is a long and tedious process mostly because each page take forever to […]

Essential WP Plugins

  • June 12, 2018
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Essential WordPress plugins for building fast loading optimized websites. Plugins that help score high with GT-Metrix Autoptimize Autoptimize makes optimizing your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default (but can also defer), moves and defers scripts to the footer and minifies HTML. […]

Technical SEO Website Audit

Lazy loader via CDN Register & Enqueue

  • June 4, 2018
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Lazy is a fast, feature-rich, extensible and lightweight delayed content loading plugin for jQuery & Zepto. It’s designed to speed up page loading times and decrease traffic to your customers and users by only loading the content in view. This plugin is made by Daniel ‘Eisbehr‘ Kern and is 100% FREE under MIT and / […]