Intermediate

Intermediate tutorials may include code modifications, or use of tools like FTP. If you’re not a full-on developer, but you’re also not scared of getting your hands dirty, these tutorials are good for you :)

How To Deal With Google Analytics Spam Data

How To Deal With Google Analytics Spam Data

Ever raised an eyebrow at some of the sites showing up as Referrals in your Google Analytics reports? Analytics spam is a pervasive problem. There are 2 primary kinds of spam data you’ve probably seen show up in your Google Analytics reports. In some cases you may not have even realized it was spam.

There’s spam sites that show up in your referrer reports, and there’s spam that shows up in the browser language report. This post describes how to deal with both kinds of spam so that you can enjoy clean Analytics data! If you haven’t checked your Analytics for a while, I recommend doing so, to see if you’ve been subjected to any of the above.

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Code Snippets To Customize Jetpack

Code Snippets To Customize Jetpack

Automattic’s Jetpack plugin has come a long way! It’s been much-maligned in the past for being bloated and slow and for that reason many developers wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot keyboard. These days it’s much better – it’s more truly modularized to give you more control over exactly what’s activated. From the code side of things, developers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that it has been sprinkled with lots of actions and filters. So, while Jetpack is still generally marketed to entry-level end users, there are actually some nice Easter eggs for developers who want to customize things a little bit for their clients.

This article provides some code snippets and examples of a few ways to customize Jetpack modules.

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How To Go Beyond WordPress Basics

How To Go Beyond WordPress Basics

If you want to become more proficient with WordPress, and develop confidence with, and understanding of, the more technical aspects, this tutorial is for you. It explains some of the skills and knowledge you need to move from a beginner’s understanding of WordPress, to an intermediate level. We’ll look behind the scenes of your WordPress site, explain the file structure and more.

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How To Set Up A Free Download With Email Capture In Your WooCommerce Shop

How To Set Up a Free Download with Email Capture in your WooCommerce Shop

I’ve had some clients in the past who wanted to set up a free download in their WooCommerce store, as an email list building strategy.

In reality it can be a little cumbersome to do a free download in exchange for an email address within a store context because it takes several more clicks on the part of the user, than it would for a typical opt-in form. The steps I provide here will significantly streamline the process. I wouldn’t recommend it as your only opt-in process, but if you really want/need to use your WooCommerce store for this, the method in this tutorial will certainly ease the main pain points.

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Do You Need A Child Theme?

Do You Need A Child Theme?

Creating a child theme is generally the best practice  for modifying or customizing an existing theme. However in a couple of cases there may be another, easier way, especially for…

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