Spoiler alert – The two “nails in the coffin” with respect to Elementor not being compatible with Woocommerce are:
Why you can’t use Elementor to create Woocommerce categories
From Elementor support
What the other support teams were saying is essentially right.
The plugin (Elementor pro) won’t recognize it as an endpoint because it isn’t actually an archive page generated by WooCommerce (or WordPress for blog posts).
The plugin searches for archive and single pages (whether blog or product) and adds them to the breadcrumbs.
Standalone pages aren’t added since that’s not a part of what the plugin looks for.
In order for this to be recognized, you’ll have to create actual categories in WooCommerce (since you’re working with products) and create a template to display these within Elementor and that will ensure that the pages get picked up but look the way you want them to at the same time.
Continue reading “Why is Elementor Not Suited for Woocommerce Shop Designs?”
From Ron H regarding a post from our sister site’s blog at Windy City Parrot
Your new format….. I can accept that you are doing Keto, but a “bird based email” (birdy brunch) should probably have bird info before all the other stuff you 2 are doing.
With all the spread-out interest you 2 have, you are spending less time on the basics: proper English:
Here’s an example from today:
Why are so people down and negative about free flight of birds?
On your pet project from the last year – it appears to be how to do websites.
Continue reading “If You Are Not An Expert In Programming and Opensource – Be Careful”
Help: Danielle Emery Content Writer
My company has an external blog (Angela Says http://angsays.wordpress.com )
And we are wondering if it would be beneficial SEO-wise to move this blog to our main site (Kiwi Services http://www.kiwiservices.com ) or if we should keep it external and start a new blog for the main site.
Continue reading “Should I Make My External Blog An On Site Blog?”
I’ve been troubled since the announcement of BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) by Google that had rolled out the week of October 25th, 2019.
Not by the SEO implications but by the dozens of grown men posting pictures of Bert from Bert and Ernie of Muppet fame.
Continue reading “Did Googles BERT Open The Gates For Short Form Content?”
If I were a cockatiel my crown would stand up straight when reading articles comparing web hosting sites like Shopify to WordPress.
There are other examples but to start because it appears that many people don’t understand the cord differences.
Shopify is a hosted platform.
You rent their servers, use their templates and are beholden to their support.
I think Shopify has about 600,000 stores right now.
WordPress is open source – it’s free, anyone can start a WordPress site although they will lead a host with the server to mount it on.
There are about 77,000,000 WordPress sites globally – about 1/3 of all internet sites.
Continue reading “Why Open Source Is An Experts Choice For Ecommerce Vs Hosted Platforms”
Why I see social media imploding under its own weight.
None of the big-brained internet CEO’s nor the billions of people who walk the planet with a not-so-smart-phone held out in front of them so they can interact with people not close have figured out what James Madison meant when he wrote the first amendment.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
December 5, 2018, Tumblr banned porn.
A couple of little hiccups as reported by the Washington post cropped up:
“The first lesson is that it’s hard.”
Continue reading “Herding Cats And Chasing Social”
I’m no stranger to social media.
You might say “I’m ancient”.
In spite of being enrolled in Medicare, I operate double-digit WordPress and Zen cart sites and have probably half a million humans(?) following me on social media in the captive bird niche.
My target audience defined broken down by buyer persona:
Does the mirror fog when you place it under their nose? Yes.
Do they have or are they thinking of acquiring a captive bird? Yes
Great make sure we acquire their email.
Continue reading “Another Middle Finger From Zuck To The SMB’s Of The World.”
I wrote the following post in 2013 but never published it.
Six years later we are under the same precept.
Recently, we took it up farther than we ever should.
We moved our home and Windy City Parrot operations from the geographical center of Chicago to Lowell, Indiana a town of about 10,000 people surrounded by corn farms.
There’s only 5 stops light from one end of the main street (which we are on) to another.
We now have one lease instead of 2 and 4 fewer utility bills while eliminating 2 buildings to maintain.
Our State Farm vehicle insurance and business insurance dropped 50%.
Continue reading “Easy Hack For Getting Your Finances Under Control $20 At A Time”
I am sharing this Woocommerce support thread because it is troubling.
Spoiler alert – I paraphrase “this as expected but there is no documentation”
Obviously, I question “how would one know what to expect – when there are no instructions, knowledgebase articles or documentation on the subject?
Woocommerce support is so out of touch, I’m sent a WORDPRESS document and told to figure it out
When I click the View link on my test site, I am redirected to the Shop page on the front end of my site. (This is as expected.)
When I click the Edit link, I am redirected to the user’s profile in the admin area. That’s where I would change a customer’s address or any other information.
We do not have documentation on this. It piggy-backs on the WordPress User system. Here is more information on that:
I’m building my first Woocommerce store possibly migrating my 17-year-old ecomm store that does mid 6-figures
Continue reading “When Did Woocommerce Stop Offering Support”
Editors note: This post got me banned from the largest (of 2 ) WordPress groups on LinkedIn
“Trying to control social is like herding cats” MitchR
Continue reading “Website Migration Or Bird Migration – Whats Harder”