WordPress to Lead for SalesForce CRM

We believe in using the right tool for the job. To this end Cimbura.com developed a plugin to connect WordPress to SalesForce…the world’s best website CMS to the world’s #1 rated CRM tool. This highly rated plug-in (4.7 out of 5 stars) that has been downloaded over 59,000 times. WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM creates a solid […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Cimbura.com

As we all prepare for Thanksgiving and gear up for the Christmas season, we would like to take a moment to reflect on some things that we are truly thankful for. We are thankful for our talented employees. Thank you for your creativity, incredible expertise in so many areas, and all the great work you […]

Live Chat WordPress Plugin

Question: Do you have any recommendations on live chat plugins for WordPress?  I’m looking for one where a logged in visitor could view a set of people and choose one to talk to.  It would need to allow for multiple chats at once.  Ideally I could associate a WordPress user with a live chat agent account. […]

WWW: To Have or Not to Have

Question: I saw an article today advocating that the “right” way to do URLs is to use the www in front. But I had previously heard many others saying that this prefix was most deprecated and so not to use it. I’m curious to hear what other people think about this. Answer: According to most […]

Custom Application for iPhone and Android from WordPress

Question: I already have a WordPress website but I’d like to have my own mobile app available so that people can place orders with my online store. Is there a cheaper alternative to building a fully custom app for both iOS and Android? Answer: If your WordPress website is built so that it is responsive it should be available to both iOS […]

The Upgrade Cycle – Have a Plan

We recently did a check in with a client that we hadn’t worked with in a while to see if they wanted to do any updates, enhancements, or maintenance. We built a custom FileMaker solution for this commercial printing company to replace their paper job tickets and manual production lists for scheduling. In the past, the Production Manager had to go […]

Reset WordPress Password Challenge

Here’s a more technical and specific WordPress development question where a WordPress application has multiple emails stored for each login. Question I have a WordPress site that requires users to register using an email address as their username.  It also grabs an additional email address during registration that becomes the user’s email meta data.  This all works fine […]

Use it or Lose It Year End Tech Budget?

It’s almost Thanksgiving! Often at this time of year we find clients with budgeted technology dollars that are “use it or lose it.” There are several ways we can help you to invest that budget dollar before year-end by doing valuable work or pre-paying work to be completed early in the new year that will […]

What Technology Tool do I use When?

There is a world of choices out there in the technology world. Business owners are faced with the big decision of what software applications are best to run their company. There are a lot of factors involved in making this decision. Here we examine some of those factors that will lead you to an informed […]

Sticking with Apple

If anyone is having a bad day, remember that in 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $800. Now with Apple worth $750 billion his stake would have been about $75 billion. Apple is worth more than a lot of big things…for example: the GNP of Switzerland, Google and Microsoft combined, Four Apollo […]

The Ideal FileMaker Development Environment

Recently we were challenged with the following question: What is so special about the way you develop FileMaker apps? Can’t I just do that myself on my own computer with FileMaker Pro?   Well…in some senses the answer is “Yes”…but with some caveats. One advantage of working with our full-time FileMaker solution engineers is their experience with multiple systems […]

50 Years with Technology

Tim Cimbura, 9/26/15 I just turned 50 years old. I feel as young as ever though I need to wear glasses nearly all the time. About halfway through my life I know there’s a lot more to come. It’s interesting to reflect back on a half century of technology and how it’s influenced my career […]

Get a Powerful iMac computer for only $350 for FREE!

Last month, we wrote about how (assuming you were going to buy a good quality 27″ 5K monitor), you could get an iMac for only $350 more than the Dell monitor alone. Today, that deal is even better! Apple updated their iMac lineup with a new 4K 21.5″ option. But the 27″ 5K iMac that we […]

FileMaker 14 Certified Developer

Today we were notified that we are one of the first FileMaker 14 certified developers. For the past 7 versions of FileMaker (from FileMaker 8 to 14), Cimbura.com has maintained status as a FileMaker Certified Developer. This is achieved after passing a rigorous 2 hour exam that covers nearly all areas of solution development. It requires many […]

iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan Releases Coming Soon

Apple recently announced the release dates of two key software products that drive the future of innovation on their hardware and the Apple platform: iOS 9: September 16 for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod Touch Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: September 30 for Macintosh laptops and desktops watchOS 2: September 16 for the Apple […]

Jumping Around the FileMaker Relationship Graph

Large relationship graphs in FileMaker can get difficult to navigate. You spend a lot of time scrolling around or zooming in and out to try and find the relevant area where you need to work. There are a couple of ways to deal with this problem. One way is to use the 2empowerFM FileMaker Developer […]

Cimbura.com is Member of Apple Consultants Network ACN

Cimbura.com specializes in supporting Apple Macintosh systems for ease-of-use, low life-cycle cost, and reliable virus-free computer operation. All our custom applications and web solutions run completely cross platform on both Mac OS or Windows. With all newer Intel-based Macintoshes, you can run any Windows applications when necessary. On the mobile side we build custom solutions primarily for iOS (iPad […]

Apple New Announcements and FileMaker

Yesterday, Apple revealed their new and innovative technology lineup…with lots of potential Christmas gifts. Here we’ll review some of the announcements and their impact specifically on the FileMaker platform. Although FileMaker is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, they are seldom mentioned in events such as this because their focus is more on the consumer. […]

Cimbura.com Mac OS X Desktop Background Image

We’ve created a beautiful Cimbura.com inspired desktop background wallpaper. It’s modern, classy, but not overly busy so that you can easily see your icons against the blue background. It is a jpg image set to the ideal size of 5418×3408 pixels at 300dpi as are other Apple-provided desktop backgrounds so that it will look great […]

Dealing With Existing Systems

Starting fresh with a new custom application or solution is the ideal situation. There is no existing data to translate and import. We can build the solution the right way from the beginning. But the world is not ideal. We get to transition from old and clunky software systems or systems that are mid-development that […]

My iPhone Isn’t Ringing!

If your iPhone isn’t ringing, perhaps you have no friends. Unfortunately, this is an issue beyond the scope of our tech support. But…we did get this recently… Question: I’m having a problem with my iPhone. Calls are rolling over to voicemail automatically without ringing at all. I missed a call from the school saying my daughter […]

Windows 10 and FileMaker / WordPress

Windows 10 was released yesterday…and for many people it is a FREE upgrade so the temptation is great to upgrade right away. Take a moment to consider what this might mean for you. Breath deeply, slow down, and read on. Can I use FileMaker with Windows 10? The official supported Microsoft OS versions for FileMaker […]

DevCon 2015 Interview with Tim Cimbura and Richard Carlton

Our team just got back from the FileMaker developer conference in Las Vegas. Fortunately, we narrowly missed the poolside fire at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Overall, the future of FileMaker is bright with many new features in coming releases and a lot of energy in the developer community. FileMakerProGurus.com invited myself (Tim Cimbura) and Richard Carlton for […]

WordPress and FileMaker – A Match Made in Heaven

WordPress Every business needs to have a strong public facing website to be viable in today’s market. WordPress is our recommendation for the best tool available to build that website today. WordPress powers 28% of the internet, it’s easy to update, provides responsive themes that work on mobile devices, ranks highly with SEO, and has […]

New FileMaker 14 Released!

This morning, FileMaker released the FileMaker 14 platform adding exciting new features to all products in the FileMaker family including FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Pro Advanced (developer version), FileMaker Go, WebDirect, and FileMaker Server. Here we provide an overview of some of the new features of FileMaker 14 along with a few notes and links to many […]

Great Clips Mobile Technology Success

The other day I found myself in a different city after dropping my daughters off for a birthday party. I had some errands to run including getting a hair cut…and technology made it a seamless and enjoyable customer experience. Here’s how it went… I picked up my iPhone and said to Siri “Great Clips”. Instantly a […]

Intergalactic Star Wars Day and FileMaker

Today, May 4th is Intergalactic Star Wars day! The non-Star Wars fan may need an explanation. Perhaps one of the most memorable phrases from Star Wars is “May the force be with you.” Today that becomes: “MAY the FOURTH be with you.” In honor of this special day, we have put together a FileMaker database […]

FileMaker 13v9 Security Updates: What You Need to Know

An important message for anyone using a FileMaker Server hosting service, and for clients who have onsite in-house FileMaker servers. You may have received an email from FileMaker, Inc. recently about the FileMaker 13v9 security updates that were released on Monday, April 6, 2015. Some of the wording in the email and the linked Knowledge […]

Dealing With Email Spam

How do I deal with all the Spam and junk email I get on a daily basis? (Not referring to the meat product from Hormel.) I don’t have a simple answer for this issue. Spam is a major problem with email in general. If it makes you feel any better, I get close to 1,000 junk mail messages […]

Summary of The March 2015 Apple Event and Impact on FileMaker

March 9, 2015 was a pretty incredible announcement day for Apple’s Spring Forward event. Our people at Cimbura.com got together for a pizza lunch and watched the technology unfold on the big screen with immediate commentary by our tech team…almost like being there. Seriously, if you saw it you might ask the question “Who says that Apple doesn’t […]