Category: Quick Tips

Free Images No Copyright

If you blog, post to Twitter or Facebook, or pretty much do any writing online you probably spend a lot of time looking for images to include in your content. It may be tempting to do a Google image search to find the photos you need, but that’s a great way to get yourself in trouble with copyright license infringement. The right way to get images for your blog is to find stock photos and images that are copyright free. Well, I have some very exciting news that will save you a lot of time and money. In this article, I’ll show you how to install a free WordPress plugin that will connect you to a gigantic library of free images with no copyright that you can quickly and easily add to your blog posts. Here we go…

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Cart66 Goes Naked!


You can now use your theme’s css (styles) for your Cart66 buttons and product forms with the new “naked” product form display mode. When you use the naked display mode, Cart66 does not dress the form with the normal Cart66 CSS and, instead, just sends down naked HTML markup so that the native CSS from your WordPress theme is used. This works great for Buy Now and Add To Cart buttons. For longer product forms that have options and variations, you may want to continue using the built-in Cart66 display modes to make sure the order forms are laid out nicely. But, if you want the buttons to blend in seamlessly with your theme, or you want to create you own CSS for your product forms, the new naked display mode is an exciting new feature. Here’s how it works.

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Getting Started With Cart66

Complete WordPress Ecommerce Integration

Cart66 was one of the first WordPress plugins for ecommerce. It is a little different from other WordPress e-commerce plugins because you get a suite of hosted services that take e-commerce beyond what you can do with a plugin alone. The goal is to use the tools provided by WordPress, the most powerful and popular content management system, to design your store to deliver the most customizable ecommerce storefront. Then use the Cart66 WordPress shopping cart plugin to power your online shopping cart and your secure hosted checkout page.

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Set Min / Max Quantity For Product

Some products are best sold in large quantities while others are limited one per customer. Cart66 gives you the ability to set a minimum or maximum quantity for a product in the cart. This is great for minimum quantity orders, group item purchases, digital products, and more. Here are a few examples of when you might want to use this feature and how it works.

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Custom Product Page Layouts

Cart66 comes with a custom post type for products. The Cart66 Product post type serves a couple of purposes both for presentation and some behind the scenes stuff. By default, the product pages are presented with an image gallery in the top left, the Add to Cart button in the top right, and the page content below. This provides a really nice, clean layout for your product pages without requiring any additional plugins or coding. Sometimes, however, you want to layout the page yourself. We just released a new feature to make Cart66 product pages even more flexible. You can now choose the default layout that shows the built-in image gallery and product form, or you can turn all that off and lay everything out exactly like you want it. Let’s take a close look.

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Customize Receipt Text For Specific Product

Sometimes you sell a product where you want to include some special instructions or information in the email receipt. For example, if you sell a WordPress theme, you might include a link to PDF with instructions. Or, maybe you want to recommend some related products. For example, if someone buys a coat, you can email them about hats that go nicely with the coat. Whatever the reason, it’s nice to be able to send customized information to your customer based on what product they just bought from you. Here’s a quick demonstration of how to include product specific content in your email receipts using Cart66.

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Cart66 Secure Site Seal

One of the major benefits that Cart66 brings to the table is security and PCI compliance for your WordPress store. You can use any WordPress theme, host your site anywhere on any server and you don’t even need your own SSL certificate. Simply install Cart66 and you’ve got all the security and PCI compliance you need to deliver a safe and secure shopping experience for your customers. It’s as easy as using PayPal and you can accept both credit card payments and PayPal payments. Also, with the Cart66 Cloud secure hosted checkout page you get built-in support for over 100 payment gateways. Perhaps best of all, with the Cart66 page slurp, your secure, hosted checkout page is skinned with your WordPress theme so it will look exactly like the rest of your WordPress site. That means you keep consistent design and branding throughout the entire checkout process. Now you can show your customers that your site is secure and protected by Cart66 with the new Cart66 Security Seal. Here’s how it works.

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Shipping and Package Tracking

Today we are announcing a new feature that significantly enhances the workflow for fulfilling orders in Cart66. We’ve added the ability to include a tracking number and automatically email the tracking information to your customer when you mark the package as shipped. If you are shipping with USPS, FedEx, or UPS the tracking number will automatically be linked to the shipping carrier to track the package. Here’s how it works.

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WordPress Payment Plugin

Cart66 is a unique WordPress payment plugin because, in addition to being a WordPress plugin, it includes a suite of connected services that make your life a lot easier. When it comes to accepting credit card payments online there are a lot of things to think about, some of which can come as a surprise. In this article, we’ll look at the different components involved in accepting payments. Then we will talk about differences between various WordPress payment plugins, and how Cart66 provides a complete system to safely and easily start accepting payments on your website.

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