Category Archives: Business

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After WooCommerce, What WordPress Plugins Do You Install?

I am fascinated by all the WordPress Plugins available. Free or in-expensive, you can do anything on your website by using a simple search of the plug-in directory.

I looked at the array of plugins across all my sites, and there seems to be a recurring theme. However, with the continued expansion of Jetpack by WordPress, soon we’ll only need it.

I currently have 15 plugins installed on this website, but only nine are activated, and several of those are redundant with Jetpack.

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Merchant Accounts and Payment Gateways

Read about opening an online store and the first thing that up is merchant accounts and payment gateways. What are these things and why is it so complicated? Short answer … MONEY is what it is about … and complicated? Yes, but I’ll try to simplify it.

This confused me completely when I first started the journey into online selling. And the more I read the more confused I was until I finally chose the easiest solution rather than the best.

Merchant Accounts

First, you’re told you must have a Merchant Account. So what is a merchant account, anyway? Continue reading

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Is WordPress and eCommerce Really Possible?

A question I began asking a few years ago “Is WordPress and eCommerce really possible?” is ready for an answer. The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer is still “Yes”, but with the caveat that it is still a lot of work to get a fully functioning eCommerce website up and running.

If you read some blogs, they make is sound super easy. First, WordPress is famous for it Five-minute install. Then you use an eCommerce plug-in from the repository, that installs with a single click … and YOUR DONE! Except your not. Continue reading