Bazaarvoice WordPress and WooCommerce Integration Setup

I have quite a bit of experience performing Bazaarvoice integration into a WordPress(custom posts articles, product catalog) & WooCommerce setup. I have done this setup for a couple of clients over the last two years. My code is dynamically loaded, following WordPress best practices, onto each page. Bazaarvoice will supply you with 2x Workbenches.: Staging…
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Why WordPress custom development take up to 10 times longer.

On the odd occasion, we get customers who supply us with a budget and deadline for a project upfront. 🙂 “This can’t take more than 1 or 2 hours and it should not cost so much”. If only… if only it was so easy I would do it any day, but the problem is it’s…
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Consultations – Research before you code

Why it’s so important to research a project or task before any real work is performed. A consultation adds value to a task and project. It clears out all the missing details lost in an email or chat session. The recommendation is made on certain approaches or even better solutions is presented. To get the…
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Why I recommend WPEngine WordPress Hosting to customers

WPEngine is a service I became fond off that truly delivers and just works out of the box. I have used numerous hosting environments and companies over the years. Hosted some website myself for clients. WPEngine has crafted a hosting platform geared towards WordPress websites that delivers good results in the hosting space. It’s WordPress…
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Datafeedr API: Category changed back to default after product set update

  The Datafeedr plugin reset product categories, after a update, back to default categories when the product sets was defined. There is a way to fix this. Chris from https://fashionandbusiness.nl approach me with a little issue they had when they update their products via the Datafeedr API. The Datafeedr API pulls in a collection of selected products into…
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Add a custom variable in a Email or PDF template.

Ever wondered how those {{custom variables}} in email or pdf templates get replaced by a dynamic variable value? Just a quick run-down what a custom variable is. A custom variable is a placeholder where you want to add a username or email address dynamically to a template file or document. You might have noticed these predefined custom…
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Variety.org.au using the WordPress REST API to sync content.

The agency Follow, acquired my services to build them a solution that would sync content between sites for the new variety.org.au website. They had one master site, called national and many other slave sites, called state. Each state site represented a state in Australia. They where looking for a solution that could easily migrate data…
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WooCommerce Coupons Customer Info

In this tutorial I will show you how to include customers details (name or email address) next to WooCommerce Coupons under the admin interface in WooCommerce so that you can see who used coupons with a purchase.
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Google Calendar API – add more fields

The other day I was busy integrating the Google Calendar API for a events website and after working with the API you begin to realise how limited your are with the fields the Google Calendar API makes available to you. It only returns limited fields that is available for a event. In the article I am going…
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WordPress hooks 101

In this article I am going to explain WordPress hooks 101. WordPress hooks are areas inside code made available to you to add functionality or change values without physically changing the original software’s code. Code that is connected by hooks can also be disabled and replace by other code. With the use of hooks your code…
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Best practices updating WordPress, WooCommerce & Plugins.

In this guide I will explain to you how to use best practises in updating WordPress, WooCommerce & Plugins so that you don’t have a dilemma on your hands if you have a website that operates live and crashed because of a update.
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WordPress or WooCommerce crashed

So your are currently staring at a blank screen / page of death and can’t understand what is going on with WordPress or WooCommerce? Well for starters you did not lose information or any settings. What happened is that WordPress is upset about something, something is causing WordPress to crash.
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WooCommerce Stock availability text

In this tutorial I will show you how to change the WooCommerce Stock availability text and explain how it works. You will be able to change the text of “In Stock”, “Only ‘some quantity’ left” & “Out of stock” by following this simple how to guide.
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