22
Mar

Upwork the fascist approach to managing freelancers

Let me set the tone for this post by saying I was selling on Elance nearly since it’s beginning. Combined, over 10-years of working with the Elance/Upwork business as both freelancer and buyer. Truth be told, I had less success as a buyer than as a seller. Rarely finding the quality of talent that I’d hoped for despite paying far …

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24
Feb

Epic WP Guide to Custom Post Type Permissions with Map Meta Caps

Setting up custom capabilities (permissions settings) for custom post types. It’s a topic that has frustrated many developers from novice all the way to expert. It’s the type of technical topic that tends to require more than a surface level understanding. Following a tutorial often isn’t enough to grasp it in a way that allows you to fully unleash the …

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22
Jan

Alternatives to BuiltWith.com

Some time ago we subscribed to BuiltWith.com in order to get a list of all the websites that run WooCommerce. And we got what was promised, a spreadsheet list. It cost a small fortune, just for the 1-month subscription that we immediately cancelled. I can’t recommend BuiltWith, mainly because of the ridiculously high cost. Though clearly for larger firms, who …

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6
Jan

WP Pro Quiz Addons

WP Pro Quiz continues to be largely unsupported by the original developer, who’s name is not known and whose voice has not been heard in support tickets for the past few months. Issues continue to pile up, largely unanswered on both the WP plugin directory support section and the official GitHub repo for WP Pro Quiz at https://github.com/xeno010/Wp-Pro-Quiz. Who is …

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30
Dec

BitBucket Versus GitHub

When it comes to version control systems, GIT is the standard today beating out SVN and other systems handily. And the home of the most hosted repositories? GitHub, the clear leader. In fact when many people think open source, they think GitHub. For professional teams however, there is another game in town and that’s BitBucket. BitBucket is owned by Atlassian, …

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27
Dec

EcoVillages Around the World

In 1998, ecovillages were first officially named among the United Nations’ top 100 listing of Best Practices, as excellent models of sustainable living. Whole Village, Toronto Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUzdnR6dqwM http://www.wholevillage.org/ Three Hands, Alberta Canada http://threehands.weebly.com/ OUR Ecovillage http://ourecovillage.org/ BlueHeart Center https://blueheart.center/en/plan-milestones/research-developement/ Canadian Co-Housing Network http://cohousing.ca/senior-cohousing ECO Reality http://www.ecoreality.org/ EcoVillage Org http://gen.ecovillage.org/   https://gemeinschaft.schloss-glarisegg.ch/   http://sites.ecovillage.org/en/service/eco-village-designer   Yarrow EcoVillage, Chilliwack, British Columbia, …

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29
Oct

Free SEO Tools for WordPress

As a WordPress site owner one of the great advantages you have is access to thousands of free and premium WP plugins. Over 30,000 and counting in the free column, or has it reached 40K since I last checked? The hardest thing about having such a magnitude, is becoming familiar with and selecting the right plugin. Search marketing is an …

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