Olark Advanced WordPress Integration

Posted on July 24, 2014

Olark Chat is a very popular, clean, easy to use live chat solution that can be customised to fit with your website. You can see who is on your site, what they’re looking at and where they’ve been. Wouldn’t it be even better if you could pull more data back from your WordPress install (data only available if the user is logged in)? Data such as yes they are logged in, their name, email address any other data you wish that is stored ...

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Olark Chat

www or non-www Website Structure

Posted on May 9, 2014

Search engines see www and non-www website structure of the same domain as different website addresses, this can be seen as duplicate content because of the same content served on both addresses. So which is best www or non-www. Personally I use the www version as it's generally a human accepted structure for URLs. To achieve this consistent www version the .htaccess requires editing unless you are using Wordpress in which case this can be ...

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Campaign Monitor exit survey with Gravity Forms

Posted on March 16, 2014

I do like the Easy Unsubscribe functionality of Campaign Monitor from a usability point of view, however I also want to gain an insight into why the subscriber hits the unsubscribe link. So here is an example set up using Gravity Forms rather than Wufoo as suggested here: www.campaignmonitor.com/blog Firstly create your Gravity Form exit survey. Setup an email field. On the advanced tab set ‘Admin Only’ visibility. Check the ‘Allow ...

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Campaign Monitor to Gravity Forms

Export Woocommerce reviews from WordPress

Posted on September 15, 2013

Product reviews are held in the wp_comments table with all the other comments and in the case of Woocommerce the order status updates. To export the product reviews we need to exclude the comment_author  'WooCommerce’ and join to the wp_posts to return the product title (or any other comments made on other post for that matter).

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Want to change some data in a mdb database via a VBscript? Great when you've left a client with the lights switched on, or even a boolean set to true when it should be false. All you need is the path to the database, the table name and the field you want to edit. You may need to build up a little query rather than the simple example of "SELECT * FROM tblTest"

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Google Calendar BackUp

Posted on November 12, 2012

This is a Visual Basic script that backs up your online Google calendars. All you need to do is copy the code into a text editor such as notepad or my favourite Ultra Edit then save the file as Calendar-BackUp.vbs (not .txt or this is really not going to work for you). Save your newly created file into a folder. This is where your backups are going to be saved. Then we need to edit the following bits of code to get this running: 1) How ...

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Google Calendar Backup

Get Yoast SEO Data

Posted on October 30, 2012

I love the On-page Optimisation in MOZ. This feature allows you to enter your focus keyword against a page for the url you wish to score. Personally I add my focus keywords with a label just to keep it tidy when reporting back. However you can not extract the url from the database as it is created via the get_permalink() or get_page_link() functions. I created GetYoastData which outputs to the browser the required data that can be saved into ...

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CS Cart Download Order Details

Posted on September 18, 2012

Download the basic order details for analysis from CS Cart using MySQL (& phpMyAdmin). Change the year/month parameters for your required data set.

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Export SEO Focus Keywords

Posted on August 17, 2012

A quick and dirty export (ie you may need to do a bit of data filtering) of the SEO Focus Keywords data used in the Yoast SEO Wordpress plugin.. The data could then be imported into SEO tools such as MOZ

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WordPress hook for Yoast SEO plugin

Posted on August 10, 2012

This hook is for the ThemeBlvd WordPress framework and Yoast SEO plugin to enable the meta title tag to be displayed correctly. Add this code snippet to your (preferably in your child theme) functions.php file More information for Yoast WordPress SEO plugin here Also the brilliant ThemeBlvd WordPress themes here

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