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Sebastian Moran

How to use the Social Proofy Service on your Site

Social Proofy is a service for providing social proof on your website easily. The WordPress for the Social Proofy integration is really easy to use. In order to use Social Proofy on your site, you will need to signup for an account. Pricing starts at $3 a month for up to 1,000 impressions and goes up to $84 a month for 1,000,000 impressions. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your site look for the admin menu called; Social Proofy In the Social Proofy dashboard click on the integration section and then click on WooCommerce. Copy the site

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Sebastian Moran

How to use the Ivory Search plugin to Improve your Site Search

Improving default site search on your site is essential to help users find relevant content. In the case of sites running WooCommerce then improved product search is worth changing to. One useful plugin for improving the search on your site is Ivory Search. After you have installed and activated the plugin then you find all of the relevant settings in the Ivory Search admin menu. The first step is to create a new search form, you can create as many search forms as you want for the site. Select the post that post types you want to include in the

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Sebastian Moran

Handy plugins for WooCommerce

WooCommerce is being used on more and more sites for adding e-commerce features to new sites or to existing sites. Knowing of solid plugins which add useful features is worth bookmarking and keeping track of those plugins for when that feature comes up in client request. We are going to cover three really handy plugins for WooCommerce the first is called WPC Fly Cart for WooCommerce. The plugin will add a flyout popup when a customer goes to add a product to the cart and breaks up the cart experience. If you are using the plugin on single product pages

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Sebastian Moran

Using Sender.net Marketing Service on your Site

Knowing what newer solid email marketing platforms are out there will help you pick different options than some of the more commonly known ones. Sender.net is one of the newer email marketing platforms which just got a WordPress plugin that also has integration for WooCommerce. Sender.net has a free forever plan which includes up to 2,500 subscribers and 15,000 emails per month. After you have installed and activated the Sender.net plugin you will need to have a Sender.net account. Enter the company name, email address, and then set the password for your new Sender.net account. You will need to check

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Sebastian Moran

How to use the WPVivid Image Optimization Plugin

Keeping your site size down and fast is easy to do with the new plugin from WPVivid which is called WPVivid Image Optimization. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called; WPVivid Imgoptin In order to be able to use the plugin, you will need a create a free account on the WPVivid site in order to get your API key. After you have created your free account you can find your API license key in my account. The free account includes up to 1000 credits per month which you can

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Sebastian Moran

Why your Plugin Stack is Key

The set of plugins that you pick and use on your child sites is key to how well your site will perform. Taking the time to review the plugins that you use for specific features and functions is key to making sure your site does not run into performance issues or cause performance issues. Always pick well-known plugins for key site features be they free or paid plugins. Check the reviews if the plugin is on WordPress.org as well as the type of issues that show in the support threads. One way to find out which of the active plugins

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Sebastian Moran

How to remove UpdraftPlus data on your sites

If you are moving from using UpdraftPlus for site backups to use either Time Capsule or WPVivid then this will cover how to remove any leftover data from the plugin. Compared to more recent backup plugins UpdraftPlus can cause some performance issues. If you were using UpdraftPlus local storage method then the folder you will need to look for would be in; wp-content/updraft Delete all of the files in that folder along with the folder itself. You could also delete the backup files in the UpdraftPlus backup settings if you wanted to run it that way. The UpdraftPlus will also

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Sebastian Moran

Upcoming Changes Coming to WordPress 5.7

The WordPress 5.7 release is on track for being released on the 9th of March with a number of new features and updates. Continuing with the process to remove jQuery Migrate 3.3.x since it has been updated to version 3.5.1. Previously the Enable jQuery Migrate Helper plugin could be used to revert jQuery Migrate to an earlier version for plugins and themes which used it. When WordPress 5.7 is released the plugin should still work but no new jQuery fixes will be pushed into the plugin. Active plugins on sites should have been updated to work with WordPress 5.7 and

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Sebastian Moran

Using the WooFunnels plugin to improve your WooCommerce Store

If your site is using WooCommerce for e-commerce it is worth optimizing the checkout experience for customers. One of the best recent plugins for creating funnels, optimize the checkout, include one-click upsells and automations for WooCommerce and that plugin is WooFunnels. After you have installed and activated the WooFunnels plugin it will display an admin notice to use the setup wizard. If you enable the automations step in the setup wizard then it will install the Autonami plugin. We are going to cover how to create a global checkout funnel. WooFunnels includes templates for each of the checkout steps for

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Sebastian Moran

Using the TwicPics Plugin and Service to Speed up your Child Site

Fast responsive images with automatic image conversion for your site will help the site load time and will help your site performance. There is a new service with a plugin for WordPress called TwicPics. The TwicPics service includes a vast number of features such as image resizing, lazy loading, next-gen image conversion, lossless compression, and a global CDN. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new menu item; TwicPics The next step will be to create an account on TwicPics. Check your email for a couple of emails from TwicPics including one where you will

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