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  • Co-organizing WordCamp Santa Clarita

    I’ve been working with lead organizer Joe Simpson Jr. and co-organizer Rebeca Godin forming WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019. The event will be held on April 5th-6th, 2019 on a Friday and Saturday at College of the Canyons University Center during Spring Break time. WordCamp is a worldwide series of conferences, volunteer organized and attended by hundreds…

  • WooCommerce synthetic load testing

    One of my favorite testing methods is load testing. It’s one of the most difficult to pull off, but serves the important purpose of revealing code bottlenecks.

  • WooCommerce holiday preparations

    Hopefully you’ve been getting ready for holdiay traffic! I’ll recap many of the tips from the official Woo blog and work in a few of my own.

  • WordCamp Riverside presentation

    I’m preparing a presentation for next month’s WordCamp Riverside 2018 the weekend of November 3-4. The topic will be Developing with WooCommerce.

  • Headless / decoupled architectures

    A session I attended at WCLAX 2018 by Roy Sivan discussed headless WordPress and WooCommerce sites with a decoupled front end presentation layer.

  • Open eCommerce vs. paint-by-numbers

    Open eCommerce can be contrasted to a paint-by-numbers application or drawing. There are many preset and cookie-cutter eCommerce providers out there, many of them quite popular and well regarded. Open-source software offers much more for a business or organization as it allows them to customize anything and make untold decisions to satisfy their unique needs.

  • Customizing with Code Snippets

    Check out my video on the various ways to customize your WooCommerce sites, particularly using the Code Snippets plugin to better organize your PHP customizations. Also, check out my open-source library of WooCommerce code snippet samples.

  • Exporting and importing orders

    I was recently tasked with migrating a legacy WooCommerce store into a newer environment and database. Here’s a couple of approaches you can consider if faced with a similar project – full database migration versus exports/imports.

  • WooCommerce for nonprofits

    Nonprofit organizations run on revenues from events, memberships, donations, and of course grants. Many are finding their way to WooCommerce to better fulfill their online eCommerce needs.

  • Load testing WooCommerce orders

    In this video I demonstrate a basic load test of WooCommerce orders using the ReST API and artillery.io

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