The Day I Tried to Update Nelio External Featured Image

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In May 2014 we published Nelio External Featured Image, a plugin for using any image in the world wide web as your post’s featured image. A few weeks ago, I released a new version of the plugin to improve its compatibility with certain themes. Unfortunately, things did not work as I expected… Today, I’d like like to share the experience. In particular, I’ll share how the plugin works, why it needed the update, what went wrong, and how we fixed it.

How Do You Know When a Test is Over?

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You’ve created your first test and you now see some data on your results. As it turns out, according to these results the alternative page you’re testing is way better than the original one. But… can you trust these results? Is the alternative page really better than the original one? Let’s learn together what statistical significance is, its importance, and why you should be careful when calling a winner.

Can You Run Multiple A/B Tests at the Same Time?

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A/B Testing is a great method for figuring out the best strategy to engage your customers. But, unfortunately, it’s not a magical, instantaneous tool—it relies on your understanding of your business, customers, and website, and setting up new tests and getting meaningful results always takes time. In order to maximize your marketing efforts, you might be tempted to run multiple A/B tests at the same time.

Make Your Best Alternative Permanent

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A/B testing is fun. At least, once you know how it works. And especially once you have a bunch of ideas to test. But it also involves a lot of work. Today, I’ll explain you how Nelio A/B Testing makes your life easier and takes care of some of this work.

Have Your Customers Tell You What to Test Next

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Whether you’re an experienced A/B tester or a beginner who has only run a few tests (if any) so far, thinking about the tests you should run is complicated and time-consuming. Sure, we all know what’s the goal of an A/B Test—it aims to improve the conversion rate of your website. But how do we get there? How can we design tests that will actually improve our situation?

Write Better Plugins and Themes with Codeception

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If you’re a developer, then you know that one of the quickest ways to damage your reputation and loose users is by releasing a faulty theme or plugin. I regularly meet developers who are very confident of the quality of their work, but who take no action to actually verify it. Shame on them! Because we can do much better. Today, I’d like to present you Codeception, a PHP testing framework that will help you in this business.

Our Thoughts on WordCamp Europe 2015

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One of the most important WordPress events took place in Seville, Spain, this past weekend—WordCamp Europe 2015! Even though there are plenty of local WordCamps all over the world, I have to admit that Europe’s Edition is one of the biggest, most amazing events you can attend to. Nelio was there, and now I’d like to share with you what happened and how we contributed to this awesome community!

Split Test your WooCommerce Shop with Nelio A/B Testing

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One month ago something big happened: WooThemes, the company behind WooCommerce, joined Automattic. WooCommerce is an incredible platform for building e-commerce shops on WordPress. Just take a look at WooCommerce’s statistics and you’ll quickly realize how impressive it is, with over eight million downloads and over one million active installations. Today, Nelio A/B Testing 4.2 includes support for WooCommerce, and makes it possible for you to test your product catalog and track your orders as conversions.

Time to Test Your Custom Post Types with Nelio A/B Testing!

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During the past months, our plugin and service has been evolving a lot, offering new functionalities, becoming more robust and stable, and improving its overall performance with each release. Last week we hit version 4.1 and, with it, the last step to have the most powerful A/B Testing tool on WordPress is completed! Finally, you’ll be able to test Custom Post Types!