DIY: Build A Members Only WordPress Document Library With Faceted Search

In this article, I’m going to cover how to create a WordPress document library, protected behind a member wall, that includes a high-performance faceted search feature. Of the plugins listed, only the plugin FacetWP has a licensing fee.

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A New Website For VEAC

The new Visalia Emergency Aid Council (VEAC) website is live, giving the organization an updated design built on the SquareSpace Content Management System (CMS). User Guides and training are part of the package, so that VEAC staff can maintain the content without relying on a web designer.

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Web Design And The Idea Of Simplicity

Simplicity is relative to a person’s understanding of a thing or process. What one person finds complicated, someone else with more knowledge will find less so. By the end of 2010, content management systems (CMS) like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress pushed web design even further into user interface design territory. The idea of a “simple…

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WordPress Update Disaster

When an update to your WordPress website breaks the website, who pays to get it fixed? A WordPress website must be continuously updated and tested throughout its lifetime to remain stable and secure. It is a basic cost of ownership issue no public-facing software system can avoid. And yet, there are business WordPress websites that…

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LastPass Remembers For You

LastPass lets you securely store login credentials (among other things) and then recall them as you are logging in. The service runs as a browser extension on desktop machines or as an app on mobile devices. I’ve been using it since 2013 and could not imagine my digital life without it. No, I’m not getting…

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Building For Maximum CMS Usability

I build websites on popular content management systems (CMS) because my clients need the ability to update content themselves. As I’m designing a website, I’m thinking about what it will take to train a non-technical person to update content in various pages, headers, and footers. The selected platform plays an important role in how well…

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The Basics of Setting Up and Using Google Optimize.

In this video I demonstrate how to connect your Google Analytics 4 account with Google Optimize in a WordPress website. Actually, this will work with just about any website, you just have to know where to place a couple of code snippets for your particular build. Your web designer should be able to help if…

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Michael LeGault’s New Website

Michael is a former Amazon employee and an established author with a great sense of humor. His background with Amazon is everything when it comes to this website: “In 2018 I joined Amazon at its Seattle headquarters as part of a team supporting the launch of the company’s dedicated logistics operations.” When he came to…

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Market Forces and Quality Assurance in the WordPress Ecosphere

Different companies and individuals create WordPress plugins and themes, all with their own quality assurance procedures and technical support practices. Some are better than others, and there’s no way to tell what you’re about to get yourself into without testing things out over time first.

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