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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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