Posted on 27 March, 2014 By (32) Comments

12 Free WooCommerce Extensions to Enhance the User’s Shopping Experience


WooCommerce is currently my favorite WordPress ecommerce solution. Typically it just works although occasionally I run into some layout issues. And it’s free!

Out of the box, it’s full featured, but there are some free plugins or add-ons that improve the functionality and enhance the user’s shopping experience.



Posted on 25 March, 2014 By (19) Comments

Use the Contact Form 7 plugin to Add a Product to the WooCommerce Cart and Redirect to Checkout


Previously I wrote about how to redirect the Contact Form 7 form to a thank you page.

If you are using WooCommerce and are gathering data via a form prior to checkout, you can also redirect the Contact Form 7 form directly to the checkout for the product. And the product will be added to the cart first before the redirection to the checkout.




Posted on 20 March, 2014 By (8) Comments

Christopher Walken Dancing Gets Rid of Grumpiness


A couple of days ago I did my taxes. This task always makes me grumpy as I’m sure it does to many of you as well. It’s so unnecessarily complicated especially since I live so simply.

So, I was feeling like this:




Posted on 24 December, 2013 By (7) Comments

Have a Miyazaki Christmas


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from (Anti) Social Development.

Hope you have a wonderful 2014!

Posted on 12 December, 2013 By (7) Comments

WordPress Maintenance Plans – New Slots are Available!

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Are you tired of worrying about routine WordPress maintenance? Would you like to spend more time growing your business rather than troubleshooting site issues or searching for the right plugin? If so, you are in luck!

I currently have some open slots in my maintenance plan schedule and get started with your site needs immediately.


Posted on 10 December, 2013 By (3) Comments

Two Ways to Disable the WordPress Update Notifications in the Dashboard


While it is important to keep WordPress updated to the current version there may be times when you want to control when the updates occur.

For example, if you do site maintenance for clients, you may want to do the updates on your own schedule after making a full back-up and not run the risk of the client clicking the update button before you are ready. You may also want to do some research about plugin compatibility before upgrading. Some people see the update button and are compelled to click the button – they just can’t resist.


Posted on 5 December, 2013 By (0) Comments

How to Customize the Blank Line at the Top of the WordPress Contact Form 7 Dropdown Box

lineIn the WordPress plugin, Contact Form 7, you can select to insert a blank line as the first option when you create a dropdown field.

In many instances, this is better than having the first option be the first choice, unless you want to default to a particular country but what if you want the first line to say something specific?



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