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.
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).
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. 😉
This year I spent quite a bit of time learning. The last big challenge was the Week of REST in beautiful Derbyshire, September 5th – 9th. It was an amazing week and I am still impressed by how much I learnt during those few days. And it sure wasn’t necessary to be so nervous about it. 😉Continue reading “A Week of REST – Retrospect”
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.
WordCamp Nuremberg took place on April 16 and 17, with a Contributor Day on the 18th. I loved being there and therefore meant to write a recap. So I better sit down with it now.
For me, WordCamp Nuremberg was a lot about community. Maybe it was because I was volunteering (again) and got the job title of “Head of Registration”. But more likely it was because over the years I have been getting closer and closer to this community.Continue reading “Being part of WordCamp Nuremberg”
Once in a while, there is a client who needs some stuff you never really needed. During the past months, all of a sudden there were several projects that required all kinds of custom user roles. It took some research and testing to figure out what I feel works best for me. Check out my favorites:Continue reading “Three plugins to easily manage users”
Custom WordPress themes are my bread and butter. While I’m trying to cultivate something like a theme boilerplate, my coding process is changing constantly. Whenever I think: „That’s it, I got it!“, I change my mind.
I’ve been working with SASS for quite a while and I’m very fond of it. SASS a very elegant and lean way to organize a modularized CSS workflow.
For example, SASS calculates grids very effectively. A few lines of code output a nice responsive grid. Continue reading “Leaving the the semantic grid behind”