We have started migrating sites off of DreamHost. To make sure we have the procedure correct so that we don’t cause any customer interruptions we started with our own site. The new site is a fresh, untuned Apache instance residing on a clean Digital Ocean Droplet. Check out the performance gain! Having been forced to […]
We curate and host WordPress and WP-eCommerce sites for ourselves and our customers. One of the hosting providers we use, and recommended WAS DreamHost. Their support and pricing had always been good. Their attitude used to be cooperative, communicative and considerate. Then, last night, while at dinner with the bride, my phone vibrates indicating a […]
Recently there were a flurry of bug reports about a fatal error in WP eCommerce in the WordPress support forum. Initially all of the reports were from sites using GoDaddy for hosting. The common cause for the bug reports was a fatal PHP error that looks something like this: Fatal error: WPSC_Countries::get_countries(): The script tried […]
From time to time you may want to give a product away as a promotion. This is how to create a coupon for a free product. In the WordPress Dashboard, on the PRODUCTS menu select COUPONS Add the coupon for your product using the new coupon form: […]
PayPal offers a really nice feature that lets you customize the look and feel of the PayPal checkout page to match the look and feel of your web site. We highly recommend that you use this feature to have your PayPal checkout page look similar to your WP-eCommerce shopping cart pages. It makes for a much […]
We have been doing some tuning work on the 80,000+ product Sparkle Gear WP e-Commerce store and wanted to share one experience with the WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast. Unless you are a SEO expert, Yoast’s WordPress Plugin is a a tool that will save you alot of work, and keep much the SEO process understandable and accessible […]
A fast-growing number of software applications offers doctors the chance to view X-rays or monitor heart rates from iPads or smartphones, prompting U.S. health officials on Tuesday to propose government oversight for some of the more complex health apps. A portion of the apps perform tasks that mimic the work of medical devices and could […]
So this is what we came up with for the workout zone widget… The best news is that the application infrastructure we use for btHeart and btScale now has the full capability to support many different widgets, we’ll be rolling them out shortly, along with support for Zephyr’s BioHarness.
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We are working on the documentation for the application. To get you started a primer of the main screen is below. Tap on any of the graphs to zoom in on the live picture. The heart rate data read from your heart rate monitor is recorded in a text log file. The file is in […]