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WooCommerce Explained

Today, I'm delighted to announce the official launch of "WooCommerce Explained".

This book will teach everything you need to know to make a WooCommerce site. And, it will do it in plain English, with a simple step-by-step approach.

We've partnered with Patrick Rauland for this book. Patrick was project lead at WooCommerce and currently helps to run WooConf, the official developers' conference.

WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web and is capable of selling anything, whether it's physical products, digital products or services. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you! This book is over 250 pages long and is packed with WooCommerce knowledge.

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| Web Design
Use Font Awesome in Photoshop Designs

The old-fashioned technique to create icons used to be manually cropping images to work as icons.

This was extremely time-consuming. Now Google's Font Awesome icons solve this issue.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to place a Font Awesome icon in your Photoshop web document by simply typing in the icon's name.

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| Drupal
Should I Re-use Existing Drupal Fields?

Sometimes we're able to give really clear advice: "Do this!" or "Don't do that!"

This is not going to be one of those blog posts.

Drupal gives you the ability to re-use fields. If you have an "Image" field, you could choose to use that same field on every content type on your site.

However, it's not always clear whether re-using fields is a good idea. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.

Here's an overview of the advantages and disadvantages to consider before re-using Drupal fields.

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| WordPress
WordPress and WooCommerce as oEmbed Providers

You probably know that WordPress makes it easy to embed social media in Posts and Pages.

But did you know that you can easily embed snippets from WordPress posts and WooCommerce products in other content, using just a URL?

Here's an overview of how WordPress allows you to share posts on other sites (and even your own site).

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| WordPress
Featured Image Support to a WordPress Theme

WordPress themes makes it possible to give your users control of many aspects of their site's designs.

One of the most common design features in themes are featured images. Many bloggers love to use large, high-quality images for their posts.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add featured image support in a custom WordPress theme.

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| WordPress
wordpress video thumbnail

WordPress makes adding videos easy. However, many WordPress users don't realize that they can make their videos more attractive.

In particular, it often helps to add a preview image to your videos. An eye-catching preview image can really draw attention to your video. If you allow the preview image be chosen automatically, you can often end up with a snapshot taken at a bad moment in the video.

Please note, this will only work with videos that you have directly uploaded and stored in WordPress. This won't work with WordPress YouTube, WordPress Vimeo, or WordPress Wistia videos.

This tutorial will show you how to add a custom preview image to your WordPress videos.

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Magento 2 Logo

Are you planning to add a website to your brick-and-mortar store? If Yes, then running your site on Magento could be one of your best choices.

You have several options to install Magento. In this tutorial, you will learn what you need to know before installing it.

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| WordPress
Create Password Protected Posts in WordPress

Did you know that WordPress offer the ability to password-protect the posts that you write?

This feature doesn't require a plugin and is a core feature of WordPress.

In this short, I'm going to show you how to create protected posts. Each WordPress post will need it's own password, so this won't work for protecting a whole site.

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| WordPress
Move A WordPress Site From Localhost To Production

So you have everything ready for launch and your site is sitting on your local computer. You're ready to move WordPress to the "real" server and start publishing.

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to export and import your data base, and get WordPress running on the new server.

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| WordPress
Top 5 WordPress Project Management Plugins

WordPress is the key technology tool for many companies. They use it for marketing, e-commerce, CRM and 1,001 other tasks. So, it's not surprising that a lot of WordPress users also rely on it for project management.

After all, if you allow customers to pay you on your WordPress site, or raise a support ticket there, why not also collaborate on projects using the same platform.

In this overview, we'll introduce you to 5 of the best WordPress project management plugins. All 5 have free versions available on WordPress.org. You can download them, test them, and see if they're a good fit for you and your projects.

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| Joomla
Load Modules inside Joomla Menus

It's very common for websites to put features inside top menus. You may find some sites do this with a login form. Others - with an advertisement or a search field.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to embed a search module inside your Joomla top menu as a menu item. Without any coding. To do the job, we'll just use a free and very popular extension called Modules Anywhere.

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Multilingual Joomla Explained

Today, we're delighted to launch a new book, "Genesis Explained".

Genesis Explained is a developer's guide to the Genesis Framework for WordPress.

Genesis is a powerful theme framework which empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.

Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you!

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| Podcasts
Pippin Williamson and a Lifetime Company

Pippin Williamson runs several of the most successful businesses in the WordPress world including Easy Digital Downloads and AffiliateWP. But instead of looking to sell, he's buying a park. And opening a brewery. And looking to build a company that will last a lifetime.

If you want to hear about Pippin's story, check out this interview with Indie Hackers and his 2017 Year in Review. If you want to hear about his life outside of business, this is the podcast for you. Click here to find out more about Pippin's park and click here for more on his brewery

My apologies for the audio on this episode - Pippin lives out in the countryside and the internet was glitchy.

Follow Pippin on Twitter at @pippinsplugins and check out all his products at Sandhillsdev.com.

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| Joomla
 How to Change Text with Joomla Language Overrides

Did you know that you can change any of the default text on your Joomla site without touching the language files?

The feature that makes this possible is called "Language Overrides".

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use Language Overrides to safely customize your site's text.

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