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The Continuing Adventures of a Happiness Engineer

As of today, my 3.5 years of supporting eCommerce stores with WooCommerce is coming to an end – but no, I am not leaving Automattic. As of Monday, I will be moving over to the WordPress VIP division. I will still be a Happiness Engineer – but my title changes slightly, to Enterprise Happiness Engineer.…

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Floating my way to blissful relaxation

For a couple of years now, I’ve been tired. I’ve been pent up, wound up, fed up, and in need of a break. I love my life and I love my job, but it’s sometimes all a tad overwhelming (yes, I am whining). Working in customer service, troubleshooting websites all day, can be draining -…

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How to add a button link with the block editor

I’ve recently been asked how to add a link, formatted as a button, in a page or post built with the new WordPress block editor, aka Gutenberg. Here’s how: First, you are going to add the button as a new block. This means, you need to use the small + sign, either from the top…

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Nashville, WCUS, and Gutenberg – all the excitement!

It’s just another Thursday, right? Well, not in my world. (It is Thursday, though, right?) Right now I am sitting in the Toronto airport, my flight to Nashville delayed. I am heading to WordCamp US (WCUS) – the biggest gathering of WordPress folks, held on an annual basis.  I’m going as a volunteer, but I’m…

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Vancouver WordCamp

Last night, at our monthly South Okanagan WordPress Meetup meeting, the topic of the Vancouver WordCamp came up – along with the question of “Why attend?” I attended my first WordCamp in 2015, in Vancouver. It cost me $20, and included lunch, a t-shirt and a full day of workshops (both a beginner and an…

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Honduras 2017

“Only God and Vecinos Honduras visits these villages.” (Edwin Escoto, Vecinos Honduras Program Coordinator.) “Only God and Vecinos Honduras visits these villages,” says Edwin Escoto, with a smile and a glance in the rearview mirror as he drives. He is the Vecinos Honduras Program Coordinator, and at this point in the journey, I am starting…

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WooCommerce: Stripe 4.0 Icons

Note: The colour icons have been returned in the 4.1.0 update. These edits are no longer relevant.  The WooCommerce Stripe 4.0 extension has recently been released, with many exciting upgrades. But one of the results of this upgrade is a change in the way the payment icons are displayed at checkout. The previous version of Stripe…

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Adding custom functions to your website

Sometimes, when you are editing a website, you will come across php code snippets that you can use to edit your WordPress/WooCommerce website’s functionality. Until you’ve practiced this a few times, the first question will be, “Where do I put this?” There’s an easy answer, but it requires a bit of thinking things through. There…

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Collecting Donations with WooCommerce

I have been experimenting with using WooCommerce to set up a site to collect donations, on both a one-time and recurring basis. Here is a screenshot of the finished product work in progress:     I’ve set this up with a number of WooCommerce’s paid extensions. I’ll start with the essentials, then tell you about…

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