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Getting Requirements Right First Time

It is less expensive and certainly more efficient to get requirements right the first time.   It is a truism that trying to change a computer system AFTER it has been built can be much more expensive than having done it right the first time. This is even true of systems built using Content Management Systems […]

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Writing a WordPress Plugin – Where to Begin

How do you starting writing a WordPress plugin? Today, I started writing a post about the beginning steps of making a WooCommerce Extension, when suddenly it occurred to me that I should start from the beginning instead. What are some skills you needed in writing a WordPress Plugins? What are some things you need to […]

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WordCamp St. Louis

Had a great time at WordCamp St. Louis! Great speakers. I always learn new approaches and find new tools at WordCamp… This morning I spoke on E-Commerce with WooCommerce, and honored to sit on a panel for Q&A from all the Users this afternoon. Turns out I also got to meet an OpenTickets in person who […]

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Security Alert: Fancybox-for-WordPress Plugin Exploit

The plugin ‘Fancybox-for-WordPress’ has a zeroday exploit in the wild. It has been removed from WordPress.org. If you are using this plugin, we suggest you remove it immediately. Sucuri had a great writeup about this issue. This is a great example why it is important to choose plugins carefully and keep them up to date. […]

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Why planning is important

Recently we were asked to (do a very difficult task) on a (ridiculously short timeline). Well, it honestly doesn’t matter what the particular tasks was, it highlighted the importance of planning. When developing a WordPress website or plugin (which we do a lot of), it is critical to plan WHAT you are doing before just […]

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WooCommerce Workshop Success

 Thank you to the attendees at our January Workshop. This month we covered WooCommerce. The group was fantastic with great participation. We setup and configured an eCommerce store from beginning to end, including digital downloads and products with variations. Thanks to the PoQ (People of Quadshot) and all the attendees!

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4 vulnerable WordPress plugins

We wanted to start this year by reminding you that security is VERY important when you are running a WordPress site. It is important to keep your WordPress and plugins up to date. Most successful WP hacks are due to out-of-date WP core or plugins. Many websites had a bad day in December and got blacklisted […]

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Is WordPress a CMS?

I get asked this question often. What is WordPress? It is a CMS? It is just for bloggers? In order to answer this, there needs to be a definition of CMS. I tell people that ‘A CMS, or Content Management System’ is something that lets non-technical people publish a website without knowing code’. This article […]

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WordPress creator Automattic valued over $1Billion

WordPress was started over 10 years ago. My, it has grown. From humble beginnings as a simple blogging platform, WordPress now powers 1 in 5 website. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has raised $160 Million in venture funding since Matt Mullenweg, one of the original authors of WordPress, took back the reins as CEO.  This […]

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