WooCommerce going multilingual

During the past years, I have been dealing with several WooCommerce installations that needed to be multilingual.

To cut things short, in my opinion, it’s a pain to make WooCommerce multilingual. Or should we say it’s a challenge? Well, that might be the better term for it. As a lot of comparisons of different plugins have been written. I am not going to write another post on “the best plugin to pick”. But I would like to give you some thoughts on the topic.

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Dealing with fear

Just this morning I stumbled upon one of those citations again that told me to get myself right into my fears’ way. Something like this:

“Do whatever you fear most and you will get rid of that fear.”

I used to believe these citations. For many years, I felt that if I still am afraid of doing certain things I just haven’t worked hard enough yet. I had failed.

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The benefits of baking Christmas cookies

This is the time of year when you can bake loads of cookies and nobody finds it awkward. On the contrary, people might even expect you to do it/have done it/will be doing it.

Baking cookies can be rewarding in different ways. Sure, you will be having self-baked cookies, which will always be a benefit. But baking cookies can also be a marvelous chance to get away from your screen, take a short break, and practise some awareness.

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Promises to your customers

Promises are tricky. Whether you promise your kid that extra treat or that toy if … or you want to sell shoes, t-shirts or cookies.
You better think carefully before you let yourself be tempted to promise something you might not want to deliver.

A short story about selling shoes

I happen to have subscribed to a newsletter of a brand of shoes I like. That is, I even signed up for a “friends & family” program. So once in a while I get these emails inviting me to get a sneak preview of the new collection or an extra discount for being a friend. Same thing now, as summer moves on everybody is doing summer sales. So I got this coupon in my email promising me 50% discount, applicable only to items that are already on sale. Sounds like a good deal.Continue reading “Promises to your customers”

Multisite: From Subdomain to Subfolder

A few years ago we changed a multilingual blog into a WordPress Multisite network using MultilingualPress for the multilingual part. Today, with wanting to have SSL on all sites, this slowly grew into a nightmare.

So after checking all options, I realized everything would be so easy if we just could change the network from the domain based network (“subdomain” install) it was into a path based one (“subfolder” install).

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Restricting Content to User Roles

Sometimes, content is aimed at certain people or user groups only. Sometimes it contains data you need to make sure it’s not spread all over our beautiful World Wide Web. And in some of these cases, the way to do it is not to just add a plugin and click a button. 😉

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Talking about Fear

I surely am not the most confident person walking the earth. As a matter of fact, I doubt myself more often than not. It probably isn’t an entirely bad habit to consider that you yourself might have made a mistake and I highly appreciate it with other people as well.
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Troubleshooting Common BackupBuddy Errors

As I stated before, I do love my BackupBuddy. I haven’t encountered a backup and restore plugin that seems to work better for me. It usually is fast, fairly pain-free and it very rarely happens that it doesn’t work out of the box.

It does happen, however, and I figured I’d just quickly note the problems I run into most often and how to fix them.Continue reading “Troubleshooting Common BackupBuddy Errors”