12 Magento Pitfalls (and How to Avoid Them)

To this day, Magento stands firm to its reputation as the most popular e-commerce platform among online businesses. From startups, SME’s to large scale corporations, this orange shopping cart has been knighted as “The People’s Favorite”. Be it brands like Nike, Nestle, Fox Connect, Samsung, Ford, Lenovo, Olympus, Vizio and Men’s Health, or other millions of eStores, Magento’s foothold in the e-commerce landscape has accelerated and reached new heights. We’ve been very frustrated...

Getting Started with PostCSS and Gulp

PostCSS is a programming tool that uses JS plugins to transform styles. The plugins can do different tasks in CSS, like transpiling CSS syntax, supporting mixins and variables, linting CSS, inlining images and much more. PostCSS has grown popular in recent times, and is now being used by huge corporations such as Alibaba, Wikipedia and others. It is also relatively easy to use, giving the developer an easy time to get the output that they require. The following are the ways that are available for you...

A Beginner’s Guide to Installing Google Analytics in WordPress

If you want to measure your site’s traffic data then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a tool better than Google Analytics. It’ll give you all kinds of information about your visitors and how they interact with your site. In this post, we’ll take a look at why you should use Google Analytics on your WordPress website and show you how you can get started. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll have Google Analytics installed on your website and have an idea of which metrics...

Stockio: Free Frontend Assets Site

Whatever type of project you’re building, you need quality assets that aren’t going to break the bank. Images, typefaces, icons, and other assets are the building blocks of any front-end. Any fresh source of site elements is useful, and the latest offering is stockio.com. Stockio is a collection of photos, videos, vectors, icons, and even fonts, designed to inspire and stock the toolboxes of the web industry. Download for Free ... Stockio resources are complete free to download, and can be...

How to build your own theme for Grav CMS

Grav is an open source flat-file CMS platform, built by the RocketTheme Team. While there are plenty of great CMS platforms available, they are all mostly database-driven, which can be overkill for smaller websites. Instead of a database, Grav uses folders and a basic file structure, it is focused on speed, simplicity, and flexibility. After reading all of the documentation and spending some time trying Grav out, I’m definitely sold and will be using the platform. I hope you will too. What We’ll...

What to Expect at Your First WordCamp

You can’t quite call yourself a card-carrying member of the WordPress community if you’ve never attended a WordCamp event, at least not if there’s one near you. WordCamp events are put on all across the world in major cities. According to WordCamp.org, there are: 746 WordCamps that have happened to date 69 cities that host WordCamps 65 countries where those cities are located (with the bulk of WordCamps taking place across the United States and Europe) 6 continents represented (perhaps WordCamp...
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10 Pure CSS Modal Window Snippets

Modal windows were always the realm of JavaScript and there are plenty of scripts to try. But with CSS3 it’s even easier to create a modal in pure CSS. The effects are somewhat limited but you can still make an excellent experience without relying on scripting. Most of these CSS examples are scattered to various corners of the web so I’ve curated some of the best ones here. These vary from simple code snippets to more thorough libraries but they’re all open source and reusable. 1. CSS Modal...

4 Security Measures Every WordPress Site Needs

Have you ever thought about the security of your WordPress installation? Or rather has your installation ever been attacked or hacked? Well, security is one very important feature that every other developer is always worried about. In this article, I would like us to discuss ways of making your installation secure to avoid attacks from hackers who might want to hijack your work and gain unauthorised access. There are several factors to check in making your installation secure, ranging from the strength...
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