Today a client had an excellent question; "why wouldn't a WordPress website use CloudFlare?". I try to get all my web design / web development clients (I'm also a Mailchimp Expert so my business is divided into two distinct specialities) to use to use CloudFlare and I'm so used to communicating the … [Read more...] about Why shouldn't I use CloudFlare?
Mailchimp allows a very useful feature called Merge Tags. Merge Tags are a means of inserting data from our subscribers list into a Campaign (a Campaign is the email newsletter that is sent to your subscribers). This is extremely useful for personalising Campaigns such as inserting the recipients … [Read more...] about How to set a default value for Mailchimp fields
Some clarity is needed. HTML Tables should only ever be used for tabular data and not for pure presentational purposes (that's what CSS is for). Well, that's according to HTML5 and best practice standards for website design. When creating an email marketing campaign however just forget about best … [Read more...] about Why you must use tables … for email newsletters
A question I get asked often when delivering Mailchimp training is where to find the link to sent Mailchimp campaign emails (i.e. archives). This is one of those things that is really useful if you want to include a link on your website to past issues of your email newsletters. Fortunately this is … [Read more...] about Where can I see my past Mailchimp campaigns?
If you see the following error in the source of a WordPress page "Super cache dynamic page detected but late init not set. See the readme.txt for further details" then fear not. This error is due to a setting being required in the WordPress WP Super Cache Plugin. Of course, as the warning … [Read more...] about Resolve WP Super Cache error
For very good reason, many of the good email marketing and newsletter services don't allow the addition of role based emails as subscribers (e.g. Mailchimp, Aweber and Campaign Monitor). A role based email address is one that starts with something like admin or billing e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org is a … [Read more...] about How to add Role Based Emails to Mailchimp
I came across a problem using the great WordPress S2Member membership plugin. For some reason, if a person that wasn't logged-in tried to view the Home Page (actually the Front Page) then the person would be redirected to the membership options page. There was nothing set to make the Home Page … [Read more...] about S2Member – Fix Home Page Redirect