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Client Work Slowing Down?

I’ve had a few conversations lately with friends who build WordPress websites for clients, and I was surprised to hear all of them say things have slowed down. I thought at first it might just be a certain segment, or maybe just the smaller shops. I asked around and it seems this slowdown is affecting

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Progressive Web Apps – 3 Reasons To Say Screw the App Stores

Progressive web apps are all the rage these days. Many articles have been written about the technical aspects, but I wanted to give some real life examples of when a PWA is a better option than putting an app in the app stores. If you don’t know, a PWA is an application that utilizes modern

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Strong Arming Your Growth, Paid Acquisition With Free Content, & Other MicroConf Takeaways

MicroConf (Growth) just finished, and it was excellent. Here are my most important takeaways. 1. Strong Arming Your Growth Ankur Nagpal of Teachable shared how he grew his company to $10M ARR using non-scalable tactics. They set a goal to grow 30% each month, and focused on how they could achieve that. For example, when

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How to Submit a Gravity Form While Offline

I get requests to build apps with offline form submission every so often, so I thought it would be fun to build one. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to build a web page on your site that works while offline, and can submit to Gravity Forms on your website when it regains a

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Cordova In App Purchases – Validating Subscriptions

I recently built a fairly complex in app purchase system for a client that uses recurring subscriptions. It allows users to purchase a recurring subscription which gives them access to membership content in the app. Recurring purchases are quite a bit more complex than one-time purchases, because you have to keep track of when the

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Building a WooCommerce REST API Mobile App

Recently I updated my WP Ionic project to include WooCommerce REST API support, just for fun. It’s become a pretty cool little app, so I thought I’d share it along with some things I learned. Here’s the tl;dr: It’s fast, really fast Variable products, shipping, and payments are the pain points There are pros and

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How to Process Payments with the WooCommerce REST API and Stripe

An interesting thing I found out while working with the WooCommerce REST API is that you can’t process payments. You can create orders, but you can’t actually send credit card details and make a payment. If you are making a WooCommerce mobile app this makes things a bit more complicated. I didn’t find many tutorials

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Build a Mobile App With Ionic + WordPress

Learn how to build a mobile app that integrates Ionic with WordPress. This project includes: Ionic 3.9.2, WP-API v2 integration WP-API post integration with pull to refresh and infinite scroll Simple login and membership functionality WooCommerce REST API v2 with Stripe payments More coming soon… View on Github This project is mostly for fun, and

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Aim Big, Miss Big

In the movie The Patriot, there is a scene where Mel Gibson’s character is teaching a couple young boys how to shoot. He famously says “Aim small, miss small.” If you focus your aim on a small part of your target, you have a better chance of hitting it. A common mistake when making products

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When Marketing is a Waste of Time

Sometimes marketing is a waste of time. I mean marketing in the traditional sense: buying ads, booth space at a conference, or creating content. This usually happens early in the product development stage, before you’ve hit product market fit. You create something, and you are eager to get users or sales, so you launch. It’s

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