How to fix outdated Woocommerce template files

So you let your inner entrepreneur out and going to start a brand new online store for your amazing products with Woocommerce and WordPress. Bought a server, installed a vanilla Wordpress copy with a nice WordPress theme and Woocommerce. And got something like bellow.   Or maybe you updated to the newest Woocommerce version and CRAP, […]

How to add custom currency symbol to Woocommerce

Woocommerce is one of the best online shopping carts we have today. I really love to work with Woocommerce. It’s powerful, easy to extend and very flexible. Woocommerce developers did a great job, kudos guys keep up the good work. Recently I had a chance to work a lot with Woocommerce based online stores. For […]

How to avoid frauds and cheap clients while freelancing

Freelancing is one of the best ways to make someones living. I’m a full-time freelance web developer for two years now. During last two years, I have learned a lot. Learned a lot about freelancing itself, technologies, financial management & most importantly about clients. Freelancing or any business client is the most important person. Because […]

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How to get free phone calls to US and Canada

If you are a freelance full stack web developer like me often you do all sort of stuff when developing a website/application, right? the design, turning the design into the live website, deploy the website on the server, server management and so on. And often we need to buy services from third parties like domains, servers, SEO […]

Best web host for a small classified website

A couple of days ago one of my friends asked me to suggest a web host for his new project. It is a classified advertisements website and the majority of users from Sri Lanka. He is expecting some traffic at the beginning and increase of the traffic along the time. So performance is not a […]

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Simple plugin to integrate Google Analytics to WordPress

Aspire Google Analytics is a small WordPress plugin which allows user to integrate Google Analytics into his/ her WordPress site. After installation, the plugin adds menu item under WordPress Settings. From plugin settings page you just need to enter your Google Analytics tracking code. The plugin then adds Google Analytics Tracking code to the site […]

My honest review of Digital Ocean servers

Caution: This post is based on my personal experience with Digital Ocean droplets. It may not cover all the aspects. If you look for cheap servers, Digital Ocean definitely going to be on top of your list. Their droplets (The name Digital Ocean gave to their servers) starts as low as 5 US$ per month. Pretty convincing […]

Aspire Gmap 1.0

Aspire Gmap is a WordPress plugin which allows embedding a Google map into WordPress posts, pages, sidebars. There are lots of awesome plugins to do the same thing but during my previous project, I created this small plugin just for fun. I really loved the idea so thought I should put the plugin on Github and […]

Back on the track

Well, the site was offline for a couple of weeks. I was playing with Digital Ocean droplets for that transferred site temporary from Hostgator. Then deleted the backup from Hostgator (Oops). No worries I had my local backup. Anyway hadn’t chance to revert the site back till today. So putting it online again with a short […]

Working with legacy systems

A couple of months ago I met a client who wanted to extend his legacy system. It’s a school ERP system based on OpenSys, but super old. My client was happy with his existing system performance and stability, so he just needs to extend it to next level. Adding a library system, altering the payment […]