Big MailChimp is a powerful plugin that provides an abstraction level and handles many tasks in the background. Hence, we are able to provide an easy to use interface with only a few options to modify. In most cases the default settings will suffice. However, some of us like to have a 100% control over the code and performance of our sites. Some of the options have already been explained in the plugins page and Adding MailChimp Forms to your WordPress Site. Continue Reading Big MailChimp Options
Email marketing is an effective way of reminding people to visit your site and keep them updated through your newsletters. It is a great tool to reach to thousands of people who have voluntarily signed up to your mailing list to receive updates from you. However, before any email marketing efforts can be done, you will need to collect an email list. Collecting an email list is not an easy task. Many email newsletter companies will provide you a link to a page that contains an email capture form that is hosted by them. This means every time a visitor tries to sign up to your mailing list they will have to exit your site. Not cool! Continue Reading Adding MailChimp Forms to your WordPress Site
As a contributor to the open-source community I often get email from users about errors they get from their server. Most often, a close scrutiny of their server’s configuration leads to finding out they are using PHP 5.2 or earlier. Which would have been fine if we lived in a time period between November 2, 2006 to January 6, 2011. I can give you exact dates because the company that creates and maintains the language gives you guidelines on when to update and migrate to a new release. Continue Reading Stop Using PHP 5.2!
The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate pagination features of the Zend Framework . As an added bonus I will show you how to combine pagination and data sorting to display sorted tables in your ZF2 web projects. For the purpose of this tutorial we will extend Rob Allen’s famous Album Inventory Tutorial. You can download the complete source code from Github.
In this tutorial we will create a complete Zend Framework 2 application and explore some of the features it provides. We will create a sticky note application based on the styling provide by Codepen. This tutorial is similar to the brilliant inventory tutorial provided by Rob Allen. The major difference is that we will spend more time on styling and we will handle the Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations dynamically using jQuery Ajax. You can download the complete source code from Github.
You have had your site for sometime and now it is time to make some changes to it to keep it on par with the ever fast moving technology. Thus, you decided to upgrade your site or moved it to an entire new domain. Maybe, just started using Search Engine friendly URLs or just decided to move one document to a new location. Bottom line a document or a directory that was at location “Old-URL” has been moved to “New-URL” and therefore not accessible at the “Old-URL.” This can greatly effect your Page Rank and undo all the hard work you have put into Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Moreover, all the URLs linking in to your site from external sources, such as emails you sent, links you shared on social media websites, and any place you published those link are now broken.