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Best Practices for Integrating WordPress and Magento

Best Practices for Integrating WordPress and Magento

Everyone knows that Magento is the eCommerce Giant, while WordPress is it’s blogging, SEO, and CMS counterpart. So you, a smart and entrepreneurial store manager, have a carefully-crafted and functional Magento store for your eCommerce business. On the other hand, you’ve built a beautiful WordPress website or blog that discusses, showcases, or reviews some of your Magento eCommerce products. Or, maybe you have a website that is built using a combination of both Magento and WordPress features.
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WordPress Vs. Magento – Which Is Better For Your New Online store?

WordPress Vs. Magento – Which Is Better For Your New Online store?

If you are currently operating a website, and looking to integrate some e-commerce functionality into it to grow your business, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with the variety of options that are available to choose from. In this article, we are going to highlight some of the benefits and downsides of the two most popular solutions – Magento and WordPress- to help you make the right decision for your business. If you have some experience working with WordPress, Magento’s complexity may seem quite daunting comparatively, so in this article we will also give you some tips on how to use Magento flawlessly, just like you would with WordPress.
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10 Non-Programmers Tips For Optimizing WordPress Site Speed

10 Non-Programmers Tips For Optimizing WordPress Site Speed

Site Speed is one of the very basic foundations for providing a good user experience. It is also a major factor in determining your ranking on search engines. Unfortunately, when it comes to WordPress loading time, there seems to be a lot of ignorance within the blogger’s community, with many blogs loaded much slower then they could be.
The good news are that there are many ways to speed up your WordPress site/ blog, and many of them do not require any coding whatsoever.
So if you’re a blogger or a webmaster, and you have a hard time dealing with complex PHP and FTP files, this article is for you!
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How To Sell And Track Your Video Courses Online

How To Sell And Track Your Video Courses Online

Preparing and marketing your E learning course material using Video lessons is a common practice these days, and its becoming more and more popular as bloggers realize that their knowledge is worth a lot of money. The difficult part is how to create the right infrastructure to support an e Learning environment that is organized, stable, and traceable? Our new Plugin CM Video Lessons Manager will help you pack all of your video lessons into an easy to use E learning environment where different lessons are grouped into courses. This will enable your students to navigate through each of your courses and lessons, sign up and get enrolled. You’ll also be able to set a price for watching the video course material using a payment system such as PayPal or other commonly used payment processors. Once a user has enrolled to one of your online courses, you’ll be able to track their progress using the plugin’s log & statistics module.

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How to Add Tag Clouds and Other Visualization Tools to your WordPress Blog

How to Add Tag Clouds and Other Visualization Tools to your WordPress Blog

In the past, WordPress was mostly known as a blogging platform, but as time passed, and with the evolution of WordPress, users began to find different ways in which the popular content management system can be utilized for their benefit. Many sites began utilizing the WP blogging functionality for a variety of purposes which go far beyond just displaying a blog. For example, some companies chose to list their services inside posts, while artists use it to display their creative work in separate categories. Retailers may choose to display their product catalog, and the possibilities of additional plugin-generated custom post types are endless.
The challenge: Not all themes are friendly to this kind of practice, so the question remaining is how to take those post types, categories and tags and display them in a way that makes them easily accessible to you readers?
Hint: Tag clouds, Category clouds, and other awesome visualisation tools.
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New Update to CM Micropayment Allows Granting EDD Discount Codes To Your Shoppers

New Update to CM Micropayment Allows Granting EDD Discount Codes To Your Shoppers

We are excited to roll out a new version of the CM MicroPayment plugin (1.2.3), which has more advanced and in depth integration with popular digital store platform Easy Digital Downloads.

Reward Your Shoppers With EDD Discount Codes

MicroPayments integration with the Easy Digital Downloads plugin now allows EDD store owners to grant Bonus points per each purchase made with the CM Micropayment gateway. All points granted to users are saved in their virtual wallets and can later be converted into EDD discount codes. This will encourage them to come back for more and turn visitors into returning customers!

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How to Restrict Site Registration and Block Email Spam Domains

How to Restrict Site Registration and Block Email Spam Domains

The internet, and more so WordPress, is swarming with spammers who are dying to get their hands on your servers. Registering an account on your site is a relatively easy way for amateur spammers to brake into your system and use it as part of their spamming strategy. Whether human or bot machines, spammers would normally be using an email spam domain, therefore we cannot stress enough the importance of identifying those domains and blocking them in advance, which is relatively easy to do. If they catch you unprepared though, they can cause serious damage to your site.
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New WordPress Custom Reports Plugin Will Help You Improve Work Efficiency

New WordPress Custom Reports Plugin Will Help You Improve Work Efficiency

Track Your Team’s Effectiveness With our WordPress Custom Reports Plugin

There are many good reporting tools that can measure your site’s performance and traffic, the WordPress custom reports plugin focuses primarily on the performance of your team, and the content flow within your WordPress site. The plugin is an internal inspection and auditing tool to help you and your employees or partners work more efficiently and measure the flow of your data. It can also teach you a great deal about you and your team working habits and how they can be changed to save precious time. As you use the plugin over a period of time, you’ll be able to compare the results with previous periods and check for improvements. You may generate a custom report to tell you which users have been contributing content to your blog, how many revisions were made and by whom.

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Using CM Tooltip Glossary as a WordPress Affiliate Plugin

Using CM Tooltip Glossary as a WordPress Affiliate Plugin

The CM Tooltip Glossary plugin was originally released in 2013, with the purpose of helping bloggers create a glossary of complex terms in their content that needed further clarification. Since then, we have made endless updates to the plugin, constantly adding new features and options which made it our most popular and best-selling plugin so far. Overtime, new ideas and uses have been brought up by both our team and our users, until finally we realised our tooltip glossary was a great WordPress affiliate plugin.
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What’s a WordPress Developer Anyway?!?!

What’s a WordPress Developer Anyway?!?!

This morning, as I was browsing through my Linkedin feed, I came across a rather surprising question, posted on a large WordPress developers group. At first it seemed like a trivial question, but having taken a moment of thought, I realized there was actually no definite answer, and became curious to see what responses people come up with.
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WordPress Plugins Help and Tutorials by CretiveMinds

WordPress Plugins Help and Tutorials by CretiveMinds

As WordPress users, we understand just how frustrating it can be when you’ve downloaded or purchased a plugin and you’re keen to use it, but can’t seem to figure out how! As WordPress plugin developers, we also understand just how easy it is to assume that everybody understands things like html, Ajax, and other commonly used web tools, when in fact, that knowledge is only reserved for some of our users, but certainly not all of them.
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Highlight Your Important Content With Our WordPress Onboarding Plugin- Tutorial

Highlight Your Important Content With Our WordPress Onboarding Plugin- Tutorial

Our WordPress Onboarding plugin, which was released last month, is a great tool for highlighting the information that is most important to you on your WordPress site or blog, making it accessible to anyone who visits your site, from any page or post. This can help your audience gain a better understanding of what your website is all about, and feel more connected to your message. Scroll down for a live video tutorial!
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How the Latest Update to the CM Tooltip Plugin Transformed the Lives of Both Developers and Frontend Users

How the Latest Update to the CM Tooltip Plugin Transformed the Lives of Both Developers and Frontend Users

The history of an outstanding WordPress plugin

The CM Tooltip plugin was one of the earliest WordPress plugins ever developed by CreativeMinds, and the most successful one too. It began as a very simple plugin, containing the tooltips, the term pages and the glossary index, which allowed for a very basic infrastructure upon which users could build their site or blog’s glossary. Over time, more and more functions were gradually added to the plugin, enhancing it with more parsing and filtering options, external API integration (Merriam-Webster, Google Translate, Wikipedia, Amazon), and more.

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How To Create Stunning New Landing Pages For Each of Your WordPress Downloads

How To Create Stunning New Landing Pages For Each of Your WordPress Downloads

If you’re a WordPress blogger and you have files offered for download on your site, this post is for you!
Offering one or two files for download on your site can easily be tackled by adding links to files stored on an external server such as Dropbox or google drive. But if you have a large amount of files you want people to download, such as media files, pdf’s and zip files, or if you seek to sell downloads and present them professionally, using an external storage service can be quite difficult to to track, and might give out the wrong impression. This is where we come in and give your WordPress downloads the respect they deserve!

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3 Cool Addons to Enhance your Easy Digital Downloads Plugin

3 Cool Addons to Enhance your Easy Digital Downloads Plugin

The easy digital downloads plugin provides an easy way for publishers, software developers, musicians, graphic designers and film makers to sell their creative work on WordPress.
CreativeMinds has coupled with the developers of the Easy digital downloads plugin to enhance the shopping experience when using the EDD platform, boosting it with powerful features such as GA Ecommerce tracking reports and aditional checkout options.

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