Tuesday, February 02, 2016

My 5 Most Read Tech Articles

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January was a "bad" month... my tech blog, which I use mostly to talk to myself, got more non-paid traffic than our e-commerce site. Trends say this is a very temporary situation (and let's hope that's true!), but it was a bit depressing anyway.

To celebrate, I've included the top 5 read articles from this blog for the month of January, 2016.

  1. PrestaShop 1.5/1.6 and the Google Tag Manager (May, 2015)
    Makes sense, I was surprised a module like this isn't included in PrestaShop by default. A surprising number of site are now using it.
  2. PHPStorm + xdebug + ScotchBox 2.0 (Jul, 2015)
    This came out of my summer love affair with Vagrant / ScotchBox, which I moved away from due to Windows 10 problems.
  3. PayPal Auto Return with PrestaShop (Nov, 2015)
    This goes hand in hand with the PrestaShop GTM module. It's needed to insure transactions get tracked.
  4. Enable the PrestaShop 1.6 Smarty Debug Console (Jul, 2015)
    Again, I was surprised this even needed to be researched... it should be easily enabled.
  5. Programmatically Importing Product with Images in Magento (Jun, 2009)
    The article that would not die. I don't know if it's still applicable, but for sure it's still read. I think I will add a warning to it to make sure people realize it was written centuries ago.
My favorite blog article in January, excluding my blog of course :->, came from L3's Peter O'Neil. Understanding your Website Visitors: Prospects vs Customers is a must have for your Google Analytics setup. I have to work though all the technical articles on his blog, there are others that look juicy, too.