What E-commerce Solution is Right for my Online Business? Shopify or WordPress? Starting an online business sounds easy doesn't it. All you need is one or two good ideas, a website and some customers to follow. But before you can go and promote your ideas to the world you need to get yourself a … [Read more...] about Shopify vs WordPress – Which E-commerce Solution is Right for Me?
Stripe, one of the world's leading payment gateways has become a popular choice in recent years among online business owners. Stripe, similar to PayPal, offers a secure platform with competitive rates. In this article we will take a look at how an online business owner can accept recurring payments … [Read more...] about How to Accept Recurring Payments via Stripe On your WordPress Site
Email locking the downloads you offer on your website means that users will need to present a valid email prior to downloading your digital content. In this article, we will take a look at how our Simple Download Monitor and Manager Plugin and the Squeeze Form Addon can handle email locking of … [Read more...] about How to Email Lock a Download on Your WordPress Site
Securing your membership website not only protects your sensitive information but also that of your members. A secure site is more likely to earn the trust of potential members and in turn can increase your revenue. Even if you do not believe your membership site is worthy of hacker attempts, … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Securing Your Membership Site
Using PayPal and the Simple Shopping Cart with regional sales tax is pretty simple. In this tutorial I will show you how to do this step by step. You will need to set this option up in your PayPal account. Once you have set this up, PayPal will automatically charge the appropriate customers tax … [Read more...] about How to Use Regional Sales Tax Using Simple Shopping Cart
There is nothing worse than visiting a website that looks as though it is still set in the 1990's. As the years go on it is important to update your website's theme so that you are always using the latest responsive technology. Finding a quality theme that is also free can be hard to find. I've … [Read more...] about 10 Free Themes for Your WordPress Site for 2018
At Tips and Tricks HQ we predominately work to produce solutions for WordPress users. Although we believe WordPress is one of the top solutions for an online business, we also understand that sometimes people need a non-WordPress solution. We have put together a list of 'pay-per-month' style … [Read more...] about A Selection of E-commerce Platforms For Non-WordPress Sites
When setting up an e-commerce website, one of the first questions that comes to mind is 'Which payment gateway should I use?'. The majority of us have heard of PayPal, a long serving processor of online payments but have you considered Stripe? These companies reputable business practices, free … [Read more...] about PayPal or Stripe – Which One is Better for My E-Commerce Site?
There may come a time that for some reason the IPN (Instant Payment Notification) message did not arrive successfully from PayPal to the plugin you are using. IPN is most commonly used for membership/subscriptions sites and a failed IPN message can result in a members account not updating … [Read more...] about How to Resend a PayPal IPN Message for a Transaction
Have you tried to upload a file and received the unfortunate: "Exceeds the maximum upload size for this site" message. Many servers provide a file size limit of 2-5 MB which in most cases is not large enough for audio files to be uploaded. This article others multiple strategies to help you increase … [Read more...] about How to Increase the File Upload Limit of WordPress