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ACF Galleries and a slider caousel in WordPress

Working with ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) is a fantastic experience for most developers.  the plugin doesn’t just add extra functionality, it makes WordPress better, it improves the WP UI and is very very slick.I know there has been a few voices out there upset at recent changes to the business model of the plugin, and its shift to a Pro version, rather than the existing extensions, and changes to its database schema over the years, but personally I think it was dealt with well, and the Pro version is an absolute must have plugin. I have never experienced any issues. Continue reading

Co-working and Freelancing in the DIY Economy

Working the past year as a consultant outside of a traditional office or agency I have seen a shift in the working environment. There is a major shift taking place in how people are going to work. Corporations continue to outsource many functions they would keep in-house in the past. A recent Edelman study reported that over 50 million Americans are employed as freelancers.

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Implementing Personalization in Ecommerce – Why and How?

Local small businesses are often successful for one reason – personalized customer service. They learn about their customers and make recommendations based on what they know about the customer. Ecommerce stores can do the same thing. Implementing personalization can help boost your bottom line and overall customer satisfaction.

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The 20 most popular SEO and Social media plugins

Over at Best Plugins they have created some great info on plugins for WordPress and many other platforms, we thought we would share a great infographic on WordPress SEO and social media plugins.

The info includes Downloads, ratings and the amount of versions. If you also check the plugins at WordPress.org you can see the amount the plugins are installed too.

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3 Apps to make your housework a breeze

For those of us who took the wonderful decision to become self-employed and work from home, you will know that your business is only part of the jigsaw that makes up a happy home and work place.

Being happily married for many years and having two, I have to say, gorgeous kids, comes with responsibility, and while providing for your family is essential, keeping a clean house and happy spouse is critical. Continue reading