Month: April 2013

Contact Form 7 Email/Newsletter Subscribers

Email marketing is a great way of notifying your customers/clients about specials, news, etc. Sending a bulk email to your subscribers broadens your market in the aspect that you make them aware of something which they may not have known about and which they may find useful at the same time. We have written a small and free extension plugin which gives you the ability to save email/newsletter subscribers from Contact Form 7 plugin forms on your WordPress site. Contact Form 7 is a free, open-source plugin whilc the Newsletter plugin is a premium  plugin which is well worth...

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2CheckOut’s New Direct Checkout

We have been using 2CheckOut for roughly 7 years now. I was positively surprised to see that 2CheckOut has a new checkout system/product called Direct Checkout which will keep your customers/clients on your website and show an appealing payment “dialog” for the payment of the transaction. We will definitely be integrating the new Direct Checkout system from 2CO to replace our current Dynamic Checkout plug and play cart. Here are some facts and assumptions about 2CheckOut’s new Direct Checkout system: Dynamic Checkout Stays The existing 2CO Dynamic Checkout system will remain intact and it isn’t replaced by this new...

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Top 5 RSS Feed Readers for Mac OS X

It was always possible to add RSS feeds to Mac OS X Mail.app and I used it frequently just like many of you. Unfortunately Apple killed RSS feeds in Mac OS X Mail.app with the release of Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The RSS feed in Mail.app simply disappeared and it isn’t possible to subscribe to RSS feeds through Mail.app anymore unfortunately. We have to find an alternative and there are many but first let’s get our RSS feed URLs back so that we can continue. Getting your list of RSS Feeds from Mail.app You can easily get the...

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Mac OS X: Safari 6.0.4

Apple has released version 6.0.4 of it’s Safari web browser. The main and only reason for this update is to give you control over Java applet on a per-website basis. When you visit a website which tries to run a Java applet, Safari will ask you to block or allow the applet accordingly. It results in Safari adding the hostname of the website being added to a list and you can manage this list of blocked/allowed websites for Java in Preferences > Security and clicking the “Manage Website Settings…” button next to “Allow Java”. To upgrade your Safari browser...

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WordPress: Create New Taxonomy Action Hook

You may want to do something in WordPress with an action hook when a new, custom taxonomy is created or edited. Unfortunately it seems like there is no documentation on this in the WordPress Codex that I could find. There is the create_category and edit_category action hooks though and since categories is a taxonomy you can use the same concept for custom taxonomies so your action hook will be create_{taxonomy} and edit_{taxonomy} accordingly. For example, let’s say you have a custom taxonomy named “stores” the action hook will be create_stores. Here is a code sample: function my_create_stores($term_id = null)...

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