So, you want to create a paid newsletter website, using woocommerce and mailchimp.

So, you want to create a paid newsletter website, using woocommerce and mailchimp.

Recently one of our clients asked us for some help with their website. They publish a paid newsletter and the first thing I thought to my self was “This must exist” So I went looking for a solution and it actually does exist, but it’s not very direct. Once the right pieces of the puzzle are in place, it comes together well in a nice front end user experience. Though Paid Memberships Pro (the plugin we will be talking about) can run as it’s own cart, our client wanted to keep WooCommerce as their functional cart, because they intend to sell retail product as well, this would apply to someone who wishes to sell digital content also. So having TWO obvious cart systems was not logical, instead they needed to be brought together. To accomplish this you are going to need a few tools and plugins for your WordPress. For basic integration: 1. WooCommerce : What I personally think is the BEST WordPress cart system on earth. Cost: Free Learn More: http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/ 2. Paid Memberships Pro: A plugin that I did not know existed, It turns out its a VERY NICE plugin. Cost: the PMP plugin is Free The developer offers a support package which I encourage you to look into if you are  new to WordPress or run into trouble. Learn More: http://www.paidmembershipspro.com/ 3. A add on plugin for Paid Memberships Pro called PMPro MailChip Integration This works wonderfully! For both types of integrations we will talk about here.  It is worth noting that PMPro has add-on integrations for other contact systems, such as AdWeber, ConstantContact, etc. click here for a list.  Cost: Free Learn More: http://wordpress.org/plugins/pmpro-mailchimp/...
Website design documents

Website design documents

So originally I shared via private post links to our documents for other developers to be able to add to their repository and have them as something to review, it became a good discussion and I thought to myself I really should just make this a blog post. These documents are not the final versions of our contracts or agreements, these are to give our potential clients an idea of what our agreements look like ahead of entering into an agreement with us. Normally these pages are locked down with s2member but I have opened them up to share with the awesome Advanced WordPress facebook community. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! This is our website design contract it as grown over the years, as we experience new situations and found new pieces of it in other folks contracts… How do I know that its pretty darn good, well, I make websites, for lawyers, and they helped. 🙂 Website Design Contract  Sometimes when your working with potential clients they might be a little concerned about what they can and cant tell you. For that we have the Mutual Non Disclosure agreement, the great thing about the Mutual NDA is that you are BOTH agreeing to keep what’s secret, a secret, but it does not bar you from talking to other clients about making them a website, and it does not bar the potential client from talking to other developers about THEIR website. Mutual Non Disclosure Agreement  I hope this helps our developer friends and the new folks starting out.. I can say with 20 years of experience NEVER start a project, even with...
Google overhauls the way its search engine ranks websites

Google overhauls the way its search engine ranks websites

‘Hummingbird’ will affect 90 per cent of search requests, VP says The Associated Press Posted:Sep 27, 2013 1:52 PM ET Last Updated:Sep 27, 2013 9:00 PM ET Video Google at 15Chris O’Neill of Google Canada on how the company remains relevant in the fast-moving world of technologyWatch: 8:34 Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers. The overhaul came as part of an update called “Hummingbird” that Google Inc. has gradually rolled out in the past month without disclosing the modifications. The changes could have a major impact on traffic to websites. Hummingbird represents the most dramatic alteration to Google’s search engine since it revised the way it indexes websites three years ago as part of a redesign called “Caffeine,” according to Amit Singhal, a senior vice-president for the company. He estimates that the redesign will affect the analysis of about 90 per cent of the search requests that Google gets. Any reshuffling of Google’s search rankings can have sweeping ramifications because they steer so much of the Internet’s traffic. Google fields about two of out every three search requests in the U.S. and handles an even larger volume in some parts of Europe. The changes could also drive up the price of Google ads tied to search requests if websites whose rankings are demoted under the new system feel they have to buy the marketing messages to attract traffic. Company celebrates 15 years The search ads and other commercial pitches related to Web content account for most of Google’s revenue, which...

Do You Think Your New Idea is Good for Business?

Do You Think Your New Idea is Good for Business? (via http://www.itsuccesscenter.com) As we discussed to getting new idea about your offer in Lesson 2 of Freelance Bootcamp Kickstart Training. Everyone has got a brilliant yet brand new idea. May be it’s a new web design, a kick-ass graphics pack for a new business start up in your…...