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Category: Website

Change “Default Sorting” Dropdown Option to “Sort By Relevance” in WooCommerce

Default sorting is not exactly user-friendly for customers visiting your e-commerce store. For most customers, “Sort by Relevance” is easier to understand, and comes across as “more welcoming” to visitors, particularly those who don’t shop online often. Ideally, you want your dropdown to default to something like the screenshot shown below of one of my […]

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Frequently Asked Questions

People who are just getting started online tend to have more questions, but even those of us who are experienced might find ourselves pondering about why things are done the way they are, and how we might do things differently with each individual website. Listed below are some of the most common questions asked regarding […]

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Does Google Search PageRank Still Matter?

PageRank, that is, Google’s first — but not only — algorithm for ranking content in search results, is well-known throughout the ranks of web designers and SEO experts everywhere. It was established during the early days of the Google search engine and continues to play a part to this day. However, the part it plays […]

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Show “Starting At” Price and Hide Maximum Price in WooCommerce

This is a relatively simple code, but it does require modifying the functions.php file in your child theme, which is not recommended unless you are familiar with how to edit a functions.php file in WordPress. This code will allow you to display the minimum price with a “Starting at” prior to it rather than a […]

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Add Custom Widgets to the WordPress Dashboard

Adding widgets to your dashboard can increase the functionality of any WordPress installation. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or your clients, it can go a long way toward creating an experience that’s fully customized, spotlighting the functions you use the most. To get started simply add the following code to your WordPress child theme’s […]

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Website Security: To HTTP or To HTTPS?

Website security is a given when it comes to customers. Customers want to know their data is protected. Having a website security certificate can go a long way into not only assuring your customers that they are safely browsing and purchasing, but it can also lend credibility to your business and your products. There’s also […]

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Some New Changes in the Midst

A year and a half ago, I detailed my desire to continue writing and I really meant it. In fact, for the past year and a half, I have been working on TruTower and also acquired 1800Pocket/PC. Needless to say, those two websites have kept me busy (and unfortunately this hasn’t left me much time […]

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A Year and Two Months Later, and Yes I’m Still Writing

Yeah it’s been awhile — long while — since I’ve posted on my personal blog. Yes, I’m definitely still writing. In fact, those who follow me via my Twitter account know firsthand that I’m writing a lot. Of course, a quick peek at TruTower.com will suffice as proof aplenty. I know quite a few of […]

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Check Out the New Poetry and Short Story Pages

The pages on the website have been undergoing some updates, particularly the Poetry and Short Story pages. You’ll see a new layout, new descriptions, and pictures on the Poetry page. Please let me know what you think and any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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New URL, New Name, More to Read…And More Coming

The new layout is now fully online. The website has been fully integrated with the blog so that all the content is now available in one place. In addition, ALL pages are now mobile compatible, so whether you’re out and about or just relaxing on the couch, you can read poems, short stories, articles, and […]

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