Articles by Cats Who Code

  • Maintaingo review: a WordPress maintenance and support service

    What is Maintaingo? Maintaingo is a company based in Seattle, WA. Their aim is very simple, yet needed: To provide WordPress users with easy maintenance and efficient technical support. Basically, Maintaingo works with you in 3 easy steps: You register an account. Maintaingo will then set up your site with essential services and configure an […]

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  • Selection of 10 useful books on web design

    The list is prepared on the basis of information provided on https://thepaperwriting.com/coursework-writing and includes 10 books. Web Designer’s Success Guide With the help of this guide, web designers will confidently make their first steps in the field of freelancing. The author of the book describes how to start working as a freelancer step by step, […]

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  • Offering your clients hosting using a reseller account – pros & cons

    How does a reseller account work? You buy reseller hosting from a web hosting company. This has limited, but generous, bandwidth and disk storage. You then offer hosting to your clients, often providing unlimited bandwidth and storage. You over-sell the limits on your reseller account because clients want ‘unlimited’, and you know they are highly […]

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  • Offering your clients hosting using a reseller account – pros & cons

    How does a reseller account work? You buy reseller hosting from a web hosting company. This has limited, but generous, bandwidth and disk storage. You then offer hosting to your clients, often providing unlimited bandwidth and storage. You over-sell the limits on your reseller account because clients want ‘unlimited’, and you know they are highly […]

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  • Slow load times: The Ecommerce killer

    Consider this common scenario: A prospective customer opens their favorite search engine and inputs their search query, something like “adorable cake toppers.” The search returns over one million results. Our consumer opens about a half dozen pages – yours included. Clicking through each of the tabs, the shopper impatiently glances at photos and web pages, […]

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  • Tutorial: Create a fancy editable table with jQuery and PureCss

    Tutorial: Create a fancy editable table with jQuery and PureCss Published on May 11th, 2016by Jean. Using open-source components makes it really easy and quick to build powerful front-end elements for websites or apps. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can easily create an editable table using PureCSS and jQuery. Getting started The […]

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  • De:comments WordPress plugin giveaway!

    De:comments WordPress plugin giveaway! Published on March 30th, 2016by Jean. Comments are a very important part of a blog. Among the years, many plugins have been released with aim of enhancing this special part of your blog where your readers can interact. Today, let’s have a look at De:comments, a new a super powerful WordPress […]

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  • Introduction to Mailtrap: A fake SMTP server for pre-production testing of application email

    Introduction to Mailtrap: A fake SMTP server for pre-production testing of application email Published on March 28th, 2016by Jean. Your development team is offered to use Mailtrap’s fake SMTP servers to test, view, and share emails sent from the pre-production environment and examine with actual data without the risk of spamming real customers. Using Mailtrap […]

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  • 7 free alternatives to popular WordPress premium plugins

    7 free alternatives to popular WordPress premium plugins Published on April 25th, 2016by Jean. While premium plugins are often a very good choice because of the features they offer, many of them actually have lesser known but amazing free alternatives. Here’s a list of 7 popular premium WordPress plugins and their 100% free alternatives. Mailchimp: […]

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  • 9 hacks and snippets to extend WordPress functionality

    Shortcode to display external files If you need to display external files without posts or pages, here’s a useful shortcode to help. The code below goes into your theme’s functions.php: function show_file_func( $atts ) { extract( shortcode_atts( array( ‘file’ => ” ), $atts ) ); if ($file!=”) return @file_get_contents($file); } add_shortcode( ‘show_file’, ‘show_file_func’ ); And […]

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  • 10+ WordPress hacks to enhance your dashboard

    10+ WordPress hacks to enhance your dashboard Published on May 20th, 2016by Jean. In WordPress, the dashboard is a very important part, as it is where you – the admin – publish content and control everything about your blog. In this article, I have compiled over 10 WordPress hacks and code snippets to enhance your […]

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  • 10 jQuery snippets for efficient web development

    10 jQuery snippets for efficient web development Published on April 4th, 2016by Jean. Amongst the years, jQuery has became the most widely used JavaScript library. Today, here is a showcase of 10 super useful jQuery snippets that every developer should have saved somewhere for future use. Detect Internet Explorer When it comes to CSS design, […]

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  • 5 common flaws that hold back your website

    Using an unresponsive design Presently nearly 40% of modern searches are conducted on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. It is extremely important to have a website which can display properly on mobile devices for businesses. However, estimates are available that fewer than 17% of the 876 million websites, which have been created, have […]

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  • Testi@: A useful tool for email development testing

    For many Email developers email testing has always been a painful task. In fact, setting up over 34 different email clients can take a full day and things change pretty quickly, meaning that you have to test again and again. This is where Testi.at comes in: This tool allows you to do email testing and […]

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  • Vital tips to assure your online security

    If you keep these tips in mind, you can engage in many online activities without worrying about compromised security. First, let’s emphasize the importance of using a strong password. You will have to log into several online accounts using usernames and passwords in order to perform a variety of actions varying from ordering your grocery […]

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  • Things to consider when building a website for a yourself or client

    1) Collaboration between Designers and Developers It is better to be in liaison with the website’s designer, to deliver the best results to your client. Statistics show that website design has become prominent in shaping a business’s online presence. Web developers who collaborate with designers will deliver better results than those who do not. It […]

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  • MailOptin Giveaway: 2 standard licenses to win!

    MailOptin Giveaway: 2 standard licenses to win! For our new giveaway, we are partnering with MailOptin, a WordPress plugin that allows you to convert visitors into email subscribers and engage them with beautifully designed emails. Prizes are 2 standard licenses, so read on and try your luck! About MailOptin MailOptin convert your website visitors into […]

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  • 5 Tips to ensure website performance

    5 Tips to ensure website performance You’ve designed and built an amazing website. The content is high quality and SEO-friendly. You offer a great product. And none of that matters if your website doesn’t perform as it should. Visitors to your site aren’t going to stick around and wait for a page to load. You […]

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  • How to install HTTPS on your WordPress site – The easy way

    1. Get your SSL certificate from your host The first thing to do is to get in touch with your hosting company and ask them to install SSL on your site. Most hosts will ask you to pay an annual fee for it, ranging from $19 to $99 a year. Good news if your website […]

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  • Why the design of your website matters

    Why the design of your website matters A website is an important aspect of the success of your small business. When you do not have an online presence, it can wind up hurting your company in the long run. Of course, most businesses have websites in the current day and age. This does not mean, […]

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