Monthly Archives: December 2016

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WooCommerce Plugin of WordPress

Category : Programming

WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully

WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.

With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores — more than any other platform.

  1. woocommerce screenshot 1The slick WooCommerce settings panel.
  2. woocommerce screenshot 2WooCommerce products admin.
  3. woocommerce screenshot 3Product data panel.
  4. woocommerce screenshot 4WooCommerce sales reports.
  5. woocommerce screenshot 5A single product page.
  6. woocommerce screenshot 6A product archive (grid)

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OpenCart 2.3 is Officially Released. What’s New?

Category : Programming

Meet the new OpenCart 2.3! Still free, still open-source, still one of the fastest ways to get an E-Commerce store in no time.

The latest version of the platform rolled out on August 1, 2016 and store owners can now start upgrading their stores. In this post, we will show you what’s new and why you might consider updating your OpenCart installation.

Helpful Reminder: Please mind that this is a brand new version, so most of the OpenCart modules will not be compatible with it yet. When downloading an extension for your store, pay close attention to the compatibility details.

Dashboard

The differences in the OpenCart dashboard are subtle, but they do exist. When you start clicking through the menus, the first obvious difference is the reorganized Extensions section.

But we will get to that later, let’s stick to the Dashboard and see what you can do with it.

Rearranging the Dashboard Elements

You can now edit, arrange and disable each of the sections in your Dashboard. For example, you can remove the World Map if you don’t need it there.

You can modify the width of each module in the Dashboard. Maybe you want your Sales Analytics section to be bigger than the World Map? It’s now possible.

Pretty cool, right?

You’re probably wondering where to access this field. Okay, without further ado, let’s introduce the new OpenCart Extensions section, which includes the Dashboard management menu and much more.

Extensions

The new Extensions section is much shorter than the one in the last OpenCart version (2.2). However, all of the fields that seem like they are missing are actually still here. They are just placed somewhere else.

Extensions

This is where things get interesting.

Do you remember that we mentioned the fields aren’t actually missing from the Extensions field? Because they are all located right here.

Every menu that used to be found under Dashboard > Extensions are now in the dropdown menu in the Extension List.

Selecting one of the extension types will open it in the field below the dropdown menu, where Google Analytics are displayed in the screenshot above.

The Action button allows you to Install or Uninstall the module.

Let’s see what you have in the dropdown menu.

  • Analytics

  • Captchas

  • Dashboard

  • Feeds

  • Anti-Fraud

  • Modules

  • Payments

  • Shipping

  • Themes

  • Order Totals

Does this remind you of something? Yes, all the menus from the older Extensions layout.

Let’s click on one of the extension types – Modules for instance.

Here is the module list with all of the extensions you have installed in your OpenCart store. Their management has not changed as well, just the way they are accessed via Extensions.

Let’s explore some of the other extension types. For instance, let’s see how to manage the Dashboard modules. Click the dropdown and choose Dashboard.

Here you see each of the modules that are currently enabled and visible in your store’s dashboard. From here, you can change their status (Enabled/Disabled), change their position in the dashboard (Sort Order), and modify their size (Width).

However, there is something new in the Extension section – Themes. Select them from the dropdown menu and let’s see how they work.

The Themes field shows the available themes you have in your store, as well as their status. Click the Edit button to see the configuration options.

The settings allow you to enable or disable the theme, as well as modify the specifications for products and images. These configurations can be useful for advanced users who can use them to customize the layout and appearance of their OpenCart store.

Events

This is another new feature in the new OpenCart version. Events are used by extensions to override the default functionality of your store. If you have issues you can disable or enable the events here.

These event triggers are registered by extensions.

Layouts

Another thing that has changed is the Layout editing field. When you access the Layouts from Design > Layouts and select the layout you want to edit, you see a completely different arrangement of the fields.

You can now assign a module for each position (Column Left & Right, Content Top & Bottom) in a much more intuitive way. This way, you can picture how each module will be arranged in the page, which improves the layout management process.

Reports

A new menu is introduced in the Reports section – Customer Searches. It allows store owners to track the keywords that customers have used to find the products on the website. The report also features the Found Products, Category, Customer, IP and Date Added.

Developers, Heads Up!

All OpenCart extensions are now moved to a separate “extension” directory. This goes for the whole MVC-L architecture. For example, a controller placed in /controller/module/controller.php is now placed in /controller/extension/module/controller.php. The same logic goes for the models, views and languages.

The good news is that OpenCart 2.3.0.2 has backward-compatibility with the familiar directory structure (/controller/module/controller.php). However, in some cases this may not work well with the new extension URL routes which are now “extension/module/controller”.

As a developer, you will have to thoroughly test your extension and apply all necessary changes to make your extension work with the new paths.

Summing Up

The new OpenCart 2.3 has made serious progress with the usability of the admin panel. The new way that the Extensions and Layouts work is a step closer to easier store management for the owners of an OpenCart website. By Mihail Savov

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Google Analytics by MonsterInsights

Category : CMS , Programming

Connect Google Analytics with WordPress by adding your Google Analytics tracking code. Get the stats that matter.
Installation

  1. Install Google Analytics by MonsterInsights either via the WordPress.org plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin)
  2. Activate Google Analytics by MonsterInsights.
  3. Navigate to the Analytics tab in your admin menu and configure the plugin.

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  1. google-analytics-for-wordpress screenshot 1Screenshot of the dashboards this plugin generates. To get dashboards for custom dimensions, upgrade to GA by MonsterInsights Pro.
  2. google-analytics-for-wordpress screenshot 2Screenshot of the general settings panel for this plugin.
  3. google-analytics-for-wordpress screenshot 3Screenshot of the advanced settings panel.

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Improve your WordPress SEO by Yoast SEO

Category : CMS , Programming

WordPress SEO is not just an SEO plugin, it is the complete website optimization package. Apart from adding titls and descriptions to your articles, it also allows you to add open graph meta data, do page analysis, publish xml sitemap, and so much more. It is easy to install and setup and that’s why we use it on all our websites. I would like to induces Yoast SEO to improve searching . Download

  1. wordpress-seo screenshot 1The Yoast SEO plugin general meta box. You’ll see this on edit post pages, for posts, pages and custom post types.
  2. wordpress-seo screenshot 2The fully configurable XML sitemap for Yoast SEO.
  3. wordpress-seo screenshot 3Easily import SEO data from All In One SEO pack and HeadSpace2 SEO.
  4. wordpress-seo screenshot 4Example of the SEO analysis functionality.
  5. wordpress-seo screenshot 5Example of the readability analysis functionality.
  6. wordpress-seo screenshot 6The advanced section of the Yoast SEO meta box.