The Original Crowdfunding Campaign Raised Pennies

about a dozen pennies

It was the spring of 1991 in Urbana, Illinois and just about to graduate from the University of Illinois was an obscure Senior, Mike Hayes. A far cry from the fame and attention of his Freshman year that made him the talk of the campus. Roughly four years earlier, the exciting news of his acceptance…

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How to configure your WordPress site for the New REST API

Figuring out the WordPress REST API is frustrating!

For those who have been following the progress of integrating the REST API into the WordPress core, you know there has been significant progress made in recent months. Because of the rapid activity lately, the documentation is a bit out of date, especially related to Oauth and creating consumer keys, so it seems like a…

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Facebook Testing Wide Range of Emotions Beyond “Like”

Facebook testing six emotions in addition to like

Anyone following Facebook closely won’t be surprised to learn that Facebook is testing alternatives to the singular “Like” button on posts. But did you know they are testing a wide variety of emotions? When I logged into my Facebook Ads Manager this morning I saw this notice: We’re running a test in Spain and Ireland…

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Is your business making these WordPress mistakes?

don't make critical wordpress mistakes that harm your business

As businesses, our online presence has become more advanced in recent years. Helping lead this advancment is WordPress by making the transition relatively easy for many businesses. Let’s take a few minutes, though, and make sure you didn’t forget any basic, fundamental tips that will set you up for success online. It’s easy to stay focused…

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Add Content to Formidable Pro Forms Using PHP

formidable pro tutorial image

This post and example shows how to add a hidden field using PHP, but it’s really a flexible method to add any content to Formidable Pro forms. Now the folks at Formidable Pro made it very easy to add a hidden field from within the form builder, so that’s not really what this post is…

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Brian Gardner’s Review of Jetpack from WordPress.com

Jetpack WordPress stats feature

This is a quick and interesting review of the Jetpack plugin from WordPress.com by StudioPress founder Brian Gardner. Jetpack doesn’t always get the love it deserves from the WordPress.org community, so it was nice to see someone like Brian Gardner admit to using it. In the video he points out his top 5 Jetpack tools…

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Build A WordPress Plugin to Add Google Analytics Code

how to build a wordpress plugin for your google analytics tracking code

When it comes time to add Google Analytics code to your WordPress website, there are a whole lot of options these days. Some themes will give you a field to paste the code. Many plugins have been created around adding giving you various options, whether just for the Google Analytics code or the bigger topic…

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5 Step Conversion Optimization Plan Infographic

Why should you be testing and optimizing your conversion rate? Because if you want your website to sell more goods or get more signups than it does today, you pretty much have two choices; either get more traffic or get more conversions from the traffic you already have.

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Before Upgrading Formidable Pro to 2.0, Read This!

Download Formidable Pro 2.0

With the release of Formidable Pro 2.0 coming last night, let’s talk about some of the changes most likely to require you to make adjustments to your settings or even to some custom coding you might have done previously. Email Notifications Formidable 2.0 comes with a complete re-thinking of the way certain actions were happening…

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WordPress Page Builder: Deep Dive, Beaver Builder

Page Builder Demo in Beaver Builder

So what is a page builder? Is it a theme? No. Is it a plugin? Yes, but… A WordPress page builder is a plugin that can work independently of your WordPress theme, although many themes also include support for page builders. All clear now, right? Let’s dive deeper into one WordPress page builder from the guys at FastLine Media, Beaver Builder.

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