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 […]

Help! I have a bunch of WordPress widgets with the same title and I can’t tell them apart…

Widgets in WordPress are very powerful — allowing a great deal of flexibility in sidebars, widgetized home pages, and footer widgets (like we have in Genesis). Sometimes you end up with a bunch of widgets with the same title (or no title)… and it can become difficult to tell them apart. Alternatively, you may just want an internal […]

Understanding the “IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades” email and what it means for your website

PayPal has made everyone’s week a little crazier by sending out a very scary sounding email with the subject line “IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades.” Relax. It’s not as scary as it sounds. If you’re a Cimbura.com customer, simply fill out a support request and rest easy: we’ve got you covered. If you need a new web […]

Should you use WordPress to create the MVP for your startup or business?

Earlier this year I spoke at Minnebar, Minnesota’s annual barcamp on Using WordPress to Create the MVP for Your Startup or Business. My co-presenter was Zack Steven of BuyTheChange. The overview: WordPress is everywhere (powering over 25% of the internet). Should it be powering your next MVP (Minimum Viable Product) or prototype? Maybe. I briefly covered my experience helping several local businesses […]

Do I need to escape the output of WordPress template tags like get_the_title()?

It came up at the Minneapolis WordPress User Group that I spoke at last night and on the Genesis Slack chat this morning. It appears to be the question of the day… So should I escape it? Yes! You should (late) escape (or sanitize) all output, all the time. But… Always and forever — ignore this advice at your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fixing Failed Emails from WordPress and WooCommerce

Q: A client’s site running WooCommerce does not send their customer email notifications after an order has been placed or when the order changes status. The backend runs just fine and clients receive email notification that an order has been placed. The customer should get a notification as well when their order status changes but they also do […]

HTML Email Signatures and Free FileMaker Tool to Create Them

Email has proven to be a critical part of running a business. Whether it’s a small shop that monitors a single inbox or a large corporation tasked with maintaining thousands of accounts, everyone uses it. We, along with many other professionals, have been guilty of attaching images as part of our signatures. Here’s what my […]

Great User Interface (UI) Design Example – RSVPs

We recently came across a web application that takes RSVPs to reserve spots at the Easter service for a large church in our area. The application is a great example of clear process and clean spot-on user interface design. The application is fully responsive so that it works just as well on mobile devices. We present […]