Tips & Resources

How to use Quick Cache with Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum December 20, 2011

Quick Cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. When set up correctly, it can speed up your website which provides for a better browsing experience for your users. It works by keeping copies of static content available for quick delivery when requested. As Shopp is a dynamic experience – it should not be cached. Configure [...]

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Set up WP Super Cache for Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum December 17, 2011

WP Super Cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. It speeds up your WordPress site by caching static files that are often requested. While caching is a good thing for your overall WordPress site, it’s not recommended for your Shopp which is a dynamic online store. Set an Shopp Exception for WP Super Cache First, [...]

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Configure Shopp for W3 Total Cache

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum November 7, 2011

W3 Total Cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. When set up correctly, it can offer a faster browsing experience for your visitors. This is what happens when someone visits your website (simplified version): Web Browser sends the request to HTTP server –> HTTP server contacts Database Server –> Database Server retrieves information and sends [...]

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Engage your Website Visitors with the Hello Bar

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum October 3, 2011

The Hello Bar is a notification toolbar for your website that allows you to create a call to action for your visitors. It lives at the top of your webpage and usually appears while visitors are browsing your website. Here are some popular uses for the Hello Bar: Generate more leads Promote your brand Grow [...]

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Database Storage vs. File Storage in Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum September 10, 2011

The Shopp Plugin offers two storage options: Database and File System. In this post, we’ll be looking and the pros and cons of each option. In general, choosing between the two will should depend on the long-term goals of your Shopp e-commerce store. If you will be only selling a few products / services and [...]

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The Ultimate .htaccess Configuration for your WordPress Ecommerce Shopp

by Lorenzo Orlando Caum September 10, 2011

The .htaccess file is a configuration file that assists Apache in operating your website. In this tutorial, we’ll discuss some useful .htaccess commands that will offer a better experience for you and your website visitors. The .htaccess file is quite powerful and the incorrect entry could take your website offline in an instant. Before you [...]

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