5 Great Tools to Test Your CSS And Browser Support

When writing code no matter for what, one of the hardest part is keeping up. Constantly there are new standards and CSS compatibility problems with all browsers, users, sizes, etc. Designers and programers usually have the most recent browser updates installed and use the most common browsers. So new elements are possible and after all,… Read more »

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How to calculate shipping cost including tax for WooCommerce

In many countries, shipping cost has to be calculated including the local tax rate. For most products in Germany for example, the tax rate is 19% and therefore shipping has to add 19% of tax to its cost. WooCommerce automatically adds the tax to the set shipping cost, if set. This is great, as we… Read more »

My first Plugin: WooCommerce Unique Selling Propositions (Woo USP)

Remind your customers why they should order your products right when they might need a push – on the single product page. With this plugin, you can: insert up to 5 Unique Selling Propositions (USP) display them right underneath the „Add To Cart“ button on WooCommerce single product pages choose a fitting icon for each… Read more »

What to do if an update breaks your WordPress site

Updates are important, if not to say mandatory. They make your site more secure, more compatible, more functional and durable. Nevertheless, they can also cause sites to break, usually caused by numerous different kinds of conflicts between old and new code If things break in your live website or WooCommerce store, I hope you took that… Read more »

Updating WooCommerce

How to update WooCommerce like a Pro

WooCommerce in a WordPress installation can be a powerful e-commerce setup. To stay that way, the CMS and the plugin need to be upgraded to ensure performance, to stay secure and to look and function continuously well. As important as these updates are, there can always be bugs and conflicts when installing an update on… Read more »

WordPress Speed Optimization

Geschwindigkeitsoptimierung und WordPress

Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wichtg. Sehr wichtig. Eine Infografik auf Loadstorm zeigt, dass schon eine Ladezeitverlängerung von 1 Sekunde zu Verlusten in Conversion, Page Views und Kundenzufriedenheit führen. Zudem beeinflusst die Ladegeschwindigeit dein Google Ranking. Speed Optimization ist dadurch sehr zu empfehlen. Gründe für langsame Webseiten Bevor du anfängst, deine Ladezeit zu verbessern, ist es hilfreich zu verstehen,… Read more »

SEPA and WooCommerce Subscriptions

In Europe and in my experience a lot in Germany, direct debit is a commonly used payment method – no matter if for single payments or subscriptions. Credit Cards on the other hand are much less widespread. Instead there are still many households who don’t even own one. And cheques and paying with them are… Read more »

How to change a multisite subdirectory to the primary domain

Working with Multisite in WordPress has many advantages. You can easily manage and create similar websites, while they still act as separate sites for visitors. While you can easily change subdomain directories from one to another, replacing the main domain with a subdirectories content and vice versa is a different topic. It happened to me… Read more »

How to hide the Price Range for WooCommerce Variable Products

If you sell a variable product on WooCommerce, it’s quite likely that different options come with different prices. In your store, customers can then choose a certain variation and will be charged the according price. When selling many different options, in some cases store owners don’t want their customers to look at the full price… Read more »

The Storefront Parallax Image Plugin

The Prallax effect is a nice add-on for modern websites. While adding some interesting looks, it’s not obtrusive and it makes scrolling down a page more fun – at least in my opinion. WooThemes has a nice extension that integrates with Storefront: Storefront Parallax Hero. There are two different ways, to integrate a parallax effect into… Read more »

  • Removing the Storefront header padding

    Storefront can be a great theme, but it comes with some hard-coded features, I personally don’t like. One of them is the huge padding around the header. I like headers to be rather slim and less “in your face”. The setup used in this post is the Storefront Theme and the Storefront Designer extension. The designer adds… Read more »

  • Displaying the featured image on facebook

    Publishing a blog post for most bloggers automatically include posting it on facebook, twitter, and all other networks to spread the content. Unfortunately, facebook does not always pick up on the featured image and instead shows a different image, the header image or no image at all. How facebook choses which image to display Facebook retrieves… Read more »

  • Why I love working with WooThemes Canvas

    The Canvas theme Canvas describes itself as: “a clean, minimalistic and beautiful WordPress theme framework or so called starter theme that you can use as-is or customize it via Theme Options. Canvas Theme Options provides with over 100 different values you can tweak to change font size, color, background, widget styling, layout width, featured image size… Read more »

  • Including EU VAT in WooCommerce

    When selling digital goods in the European Union, taxes need to be paid. Since 2015, electronic services and products in Europe are bound to the value added tax (VAT). Though they are not collected by an european institution, but every member state is required to adopt the VAT law. Practically, this means that even though one… Read more »

  • Language corrections using .po files

    Most themes and plugins automatically recognize the language version of your WordPress installation and the country you work from. Then they install the right language package and without ever noticing the different language versions, everything is shown in the right language. But what if a different language then automatically detected is needed? Or what if the… Read more »

  • Creating a second floating menu on specific pages

    Just now, I had a customer who with a rather rare wish: On her website, there are parts with many submenu items. To facilitate the user experience, these parts should always show a second menu giving constantly all the submenu item. The site is running with the Pootlepress Canvas child theme. Canvas does not have the… Read more »

  • Different possibilities for multi-language websites

    One question customers often have, concerns multilingual pages. As WordPress was developed as a blog system, a standard option for multilingual content is not included. One either has to manually create different versions or use a WordPress plugin. Basically, there are three different possibilities to solve the case. They all have their pros and cons, which I want to… Read more »