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Making GraphQL Work In WordPress

Headless WordPress seems to be in vogue lately, with many new developments taking place in just the last few weeks. One of the reasons for the explosion in activity is the release of version 1.0 of WPGraphQL, a GraphQL server for WordPress. WPGraphQL provides a GraphQL API: a way to fetch data from, and post […]

16 Tools to Create an Online Course

An online course can generate revenue, grow an audience, and establish expertise. Given the range of helpful tools, it’s relatively easy to create, distribute, and monetize a course. Here’s a list of tools to create an online course. There are all-in-one platforms to build and manage a course, and tools to create course materials, produce […]

An In-Depth Guide To Measuring Core Web Vitals

Google has announced that from 1st May, they will start to consider “Page Experience” as part of Search ranking, as measured by a set of metrics called Core Web Vitals. That date is approaching quickly and I’m sure lots of us are being asked to ensure we are passing our Core Web Vitals, but how […]

8 Reasons to Avoid Cryptocurrencies for Ecommerce

Cryptocurrencies are hot news. Visa announced that it would test a type of cryptocurrency on its network. Elon Musk proclaimed that Tesla would accept cryptocurrency in payment for its vehicles. Bitcoin’s value is soaring. Merchants may be wondering if cryptocurrencies are ready for mainstream ecommerce. The answer is no. Here’s why. 8 Reasons to Avoid […]

Home Gym Provider Overcomes Supply Disruptions, Thrives

Imagine selling home gym equipment online at the onset of the pandemic. Athletic clubs were closed. Consumers were stuck in their houses. According to Kaevon Khoozani, the founder of Canada-based Bells of Steel, the demand for weight-training equipment was “obscene.” “We ran into two giant hiccups,” Khoozani told me. “Everything we sell comes from specialty […]

Seven Mistakes To Avoid In Your Technical Interviews

I have failed many technical interviews. Year after year would pass and I would slowly progress in my technical interviewing skills. It wasn’t until I received my dream job offer from Spotify and had passed the Google technical interviews that I realized how much I had learned over the preceding years. Finally, my studying had […]

Ecommerce Product Releases: April 15, 2021

Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-April from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on live-stream shopping, eBay ad campaigns, customer experience platforms, loyalty programs, and more. Got an ecommerce product release? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Ecommerce Product Releases Bambuser launches self-serve platform for live video shopping. Bambuser announced […]

How Businesses Go Carbon Neutral

Climate change is front and center in the news. How businesses can make a positive impact is not well understood. I’ll provide an overview in this post. First, a few definitions. Carbon footprint refers to the weight, usually in metric tons, of greenhouse gases, those that warm the earth’s atmosphere. Examples include carbon dioxide (CO2) […]

How To Get Web Design Clients Fast (Part 2)

In part 1, we explained how to use a monthly recurring revenue (MRR) model to grow your web design business. In this second part, we’ll explain how to use proven sales techniques to keep scaling your business profitably. If you’re an agency owner, you know that you need customers to grow. No matter how big […]

From Cats With Love: New Navigation, Guides And Workshops

Not many people know that the entire Smashing Family is a very small team with just 15 wonderful people working day-to-day on everything from magazine and books to front-end and design. At times it might feel like that’s quite a bit of work, but we do our best to be well-organized and be productive, while […]