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How to populate the features sidebar widget with EDD FES submission form

Q: Can the Olam Download features widget items be populated via FES fields? Yes. Here’s is how to configure it: Go to EDD FES -> Submission Form Add ‘Repeat’ field to the form Set meta key to ‘download_features‘ – this is important! Check the “Enable multi column” option and add 2 columns Name the fields – the first column should be the feature name and the second the value (optional) To output the fields use the “Olam FES Fields widget” – add that to the sidebar If you followed the above steps your submission form admin screen should look like this: In the front end you should see something like this on the submission form: Your widget config should be set like this: In the sidebar of the single download the submitted values should display like this: (in this example 3 set of features were added by the vendor):

What Is Responsive Design? What Are Its Advantages?

January 9, 2018 |

What Is A Responsive Website? Some years ago there was a wide differentiation between a desktop and a mobile. Earlier, we would have a computer and a mobile phone. Accordingly, for a website there would be two versions. One would be the desktop version and the other would be a simpler version for the mobile. But now, after the major boom in the use of tablets, and smartphones, along with tons of new technologies that provides easy access to internet, we have been forced to design websites that are compatible for more monitor resolutions and devices than ever before. With responsive web design technology we can design websites that are flexible, and fits well enough into all of these devices rather than trying to create and maintain individual websites for each device. Apart from the different screen resolutions, each website may be opened in different web browsers for each device….    read more 

Why Are Flat Designs So Popular?

January 9, 2018 |

When we speak of design we must always remember that it is a phenomenon that works much like the turning of a wheel. Nothing that is being done is new, it is just a reinterpretation of something that has been done before. We are influenced by the past or the past’s vision of the future. Rarely do we really design something that is altogether new. Thus we are always surprised and yet never shocked to find the seeds of our design ideas being discovered in some long forgotten milieu. Flat design is the hot design idea of the season and its popularity is based on a number of factors. The list would be quite long since different people have different reasons for this preference and it would be an encumbrance indeed to suffer you to reads every one of them. Let’s look at the top five reasons why Flat design…    read more 

Top 10 Payment Gateway Extensions for EDD (Easy Digital Downloads)

EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) is one of the most popular WordPress Plugins to setup an E-Commerce store for selling Digital Goods (like E-Books, Software, Videos, Courses, Music, Creative Graphics etc). In this article, we cover the popular and top 10 Payment Gateway Extensions for EDD that will allows you to collect payments and start transacting through your online store. The EDD Extensions repository lists a good collection of Payment Extensions. You can integrate any of these edd extensions to setup a payment gateway (or multiple payment gateways) in your digital goods store. Most of them  require an SSL certification, which will be a good security for your store. SSL protects your payments data (while processing) as well as user login information. Like most of the E-commerce WordPress plugins(Ex:- Woocommerce) EDD supports free Paypal Integration. Through Paypal Integration, EDD can accept credit card as well as paypal payments. Now let’s have a look at the top…    read more 

12 Effective Tricks To Improve Your WordPress Page Speed

January 9, 2018 |

You may have already heard WordPress speed is important for SEO. Google has continued to emphasize page speed in their algorithm. If you’re not optimizing your website for better WordPress speed, you’re probably losing organic traffic from search engines. Besides SEO, WordPress speed has an impact on driving sales and revenue to your table. Take a look at a few stats that illustrate the point. Conversion rates will be reduced by 7% if a site is delayed for a second. 40% abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. 79% of web shoppers would never return to a website to if they found any trouble with the website performance. In this post, I’ll explain various tricks to boost the page speed of your WordPress website. 1. Testing With Other Tools First things first. If you’re looking to optimize your WordPress site for boosting page speed, you’ll need…    read more 

3 Secrets To Designing High Converting Lead Generation Forms

January 9, 2018 |

The lead generation form is one of the most important elements of your list building campaign. If you’re looking to convert more visitors into leads, one of the first things you need to do is to attract eyeballs to your lead generation form, and therefore entice them to get onto your list. However, many marketers often use the default lead generation forms they generate from their email marketing tools like AWeber or MailChimp. The problem is that default forms are unattractive, and they may not easily grab the attention of your potential leads. Plus, the customizability of such forms is limited if you’re designing them from your email marketing tool. Of course, if you’re focused on conversion, you’ll need to create an eye-catching design for your lead generation forms independent of your email marketing tool. Now, your lead generation forms must possess certain components to attract eyeballs and entice your…    read more 

The Ultimate WordPress Security Checklist

January 9, 2018 |

It is quite surprising that many website owners go along with the wrong assumption that security is not a big concern for a website that doesn’t attract huge traffic on a daily basis. The reality is that security has nothing to do with the amount of traffic. Did you know that hackers also attack websites just for fun? Yes, while some hackers inject malicious code to steal personal data and spread their political agenda around the web, some others do it just for fun. WordPress websites are favorite targets for hackers, because it is the most popular CMS out there. The harsh reality is that only a fraction of websites follow security standards. In this post, I’ll explain the security checklist you need to take a look at in order to ensure WordPress security. 1. Choose A Secure WordPress Hosting When it comes to securing your WordPress website, one of…    read more 

Accelerated Mobile Pages – How To Implement Google AMP On A WordPress Website

January 9, 2018 |

If you’ve been following the latest SEO trends rigorously, you may know that Google Accelerated Mobile Project (AMP) is quickly gaining traction amongst website owners. Google Accelerated Mobile Project is an open source initiative by Google that is geared towards speeding up the mobile browsing experience to a great extent on the open web. You might be aware of various page speed boosting tactics already, but AMP stands out from the rest. AMP is an effort to step toward a faster mobile rendering experience. Unlike other page speed tactics that focus on optimizing your current responsive page to boost speed, AMP serves your web page using a separate lightweight and stripped down template specifically built for boosting speed. With AMP, the files are stripped down only for the sake of boosting page speed. This is due to the fact that no JavaScripts are allowed. CSS files are streamlined, and images…    read more 

Why Build Your Website Using WordPress

January 9, 2018 |

Nowadays, every kind of small and large scale business needs a website as a part of its identity, branding, marketing, and sale. Developing and maintaining a website is not easy unless you have a flexible backend, from where you can easily control the design as well as contents in the frontend. This is where the WordPress platform comes in to help. WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that helps you to manage your contents and website with just a few clicks. Its advantages have made it one of the most widely used CMS in the web industry. WordPress is considered to be one of the best platforms to create a website from scratch, without any basic knowledge of coding. All you need is a high-quality theme. WordPress used codes like HTML, CSS, and PHP, and s on and gathers all the files you need to create the…    read more