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Shopify Store: Login to Launch in One Week

Thinking about taking the leap to the fastest growing online store builder?  Here’s your risk-free chance!  Join YellowWebMonkey’s senior web designer Alexis Priddy as she walks you through setting up your own Shopify development site for free.  Did we mention Alexis is a Shopify Partner?  She is, and calls Shopify the best thing since sliced bread.   This training is ideal for any retail business that isn’t selling online yet but would like to be. As …

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Programming at Career Day – It’s a Breeze

Printable PDFCareer Day is a great time for students to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that await them in the future. Teachers around the globe invite parents and relatives to stop in to share how cool their job is in the hope of sparking some interest in a young mind. Being a web programmer, I didn’t immediately raise my hand to try and explain coding to a bunch of kindergartners when I received …

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Telework Tips for Creating a Good Work Culture

The YellowWebMonkey team has telecommuted for the last 10 years and has members in 7 different states. In fact, Alexis and Bianca have worked together for 11 years now, and have never met in person (partially because Bianca lives in Alaska).   With everyone working from home, we have had friends, alumni, and clients reach out to us for suggestions. Because we are 100% remote, we have learned how to still have a strong cohesive team …

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LET’S DO THIS! Working Remotely (amidst the potential chaos of kids and homeschooling)

 As many Americans are transitioning to remote work over the next week, we asked our team at YellowWebMonkey to share their tips and experiences on working remotely and how they stay productive. Many companies and individuals struggle with remote work, but with some tools, tips, and traps to avoid, the typical challenges can be mitigated and productivity can continue.   Managers have numerous tools available to help teams communicate and collaborate. Some are free and …

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How to do a mail merge between Google Sheets and Google Documents

Do you need to create a mail merge but don’t want to use Microsoft Excel or Word? YellowWebMonkey has the solution for you: you can set up a mail merge using Google Drive and an add-on called “Autocrat”. Autocrat makes it easy to merge data from Google Sheets into Google Docs or into a PDF.   A mail merge is an extremely useful tool for personalizing forms or emails for many individuals at once. It …

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Joomla Class Not Found Error Caused by Namespaces

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! If you have an error that looks something like: “word\word\word not found”, it may be because of an extension you’ve recently installed or updated. Here are two more examples:   [4.0] Class ‘Joomla\Component\Templates\Administrator\Controller\Style’ not found     An error has occurred. Class ‘Joomla\Module\Login\Administrator\Helper\LoginHelper’ not found     Quick Joomla history lesson: when Joomla switched from version 1.5 to version 2.5, there were significant changes, creating what is known as a technology …

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Is your Joomla site GDPR Compliant?

The tides are shifting in the world of online security and here at YellowWebMonkey we want to ensure our customers are fully informed on the latest changes to security policy. The most significant and recent reform has come with the passage of the GDPR by the EU. To save you time, we’ve created our own little summary of how the GDPR may affect your online presence.   1. What is the GDPR? GDPR stands for …

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The QR Code, Examples of Business Use

Last week, I released a blog giving a brief overview of the possibilities that QR Codes hold for business. There are a lot of ways that they can be used to benefit any small business. However, depending upon the business there are some ways that are far more effective. What I want to accomplish with this blog is to show positive uses for QR codes in different industries such as: Marketing/Networking, Realty, and Weddings. Marketing/Networking …

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The QR Code and the Many Uses it Fulfills

The QR code is one of the latest technologies to make a splash in the business world. It’s a tool that has many positive uses for both customer and business. However, before explaining its many uses, some of you may be wondering, what in the world is a QR code? Like it’s older brother, the bar code, the QR code stands in for some form of information. It could be anything from a link to …

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How to Clean up Your News Feed Using Facebook Subscribe

Do you ever get tired of scouring your Facebook news feed for updates from friends or fan pages? Sometimes it can seem like you’re drowning in a sea of useless information. If you’re one of the many who scroll past several updates from people you don’t know that well, then Facebook has a fun new tool just for you. The Facebook Subscription system is a tool that is used to pick out the most relevant …

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