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Happy Holidays from OM4

Thanks for making this such an exciting year at OM4. Maybe you're one of people who launched a new venture with us. Maybe you are an established business we coached. Perhaps we refreshed your brand, [...]

Golden Backpack 2016 Winner – Congratulations to One Stop Adventures

Congratulations to Paul Byrne and the team at One Stop Adventures for picking up the 2016 award for the Best Small/Independent Travel Agent – Australia. Travel agents who have adapted to market conditions are thriving, even [...]

New OM4 Website Launched

We've taken our own advice, and launched a new-look OM4 website. We have updated our portfolio with some recent projects, and backed them up with some detailed client interviews that tell the story of what it's [...]

Colours and Spirit

We’ve had the pleasure recently of working with Dawn Meader to relaunch her website. Working with a wide range of colours is a fascinating process. Dawn’s works make such incredible use of colour, it looks effortless – and of course it isn’t. It takes such talent to balance colour, composition and subject. The artworks are amazing, and speak for themselves. […]

Custom Post Type Editor Upgrade

Today we have released a new version of our Custom Post Type Editor plugin, in preparation for WordPress.org adding language pack support to WordPress plugins. […]

Typekit Fonts for WordPress v1.7.2 released

Typekit have recently changed their default embed code so that Typekit fonts are now loaded asynchronously, in order to improve the performance of websites using Typekit fonts. Today, we have released a new version of our Typekit Fonts for WordPress plugin, which now uses this new asynchronous tracking code. […]

SMS Notifications from WordPress

If you run a WordPress website, you probably are used to getting email notifications. But would you like to receive SMS notifications as well? For example: when you receive a new order in your WooCommerce store? when someone encounters a problem while trying to pay for the contents of their cart? when someone fills out your web enquiry form? when a team member publishes a new blog post? […]

IMAP, Postbox and Large Gmail Accounts

I’ve used Google Apps (Gmail with your own domain, if you like) via the web interface for many years now. On a few occasions I’ve tried to set up a mail reader using IMAP, such as Apple Mail, Outlook, Airmail or other boutique mail clients. But the process inevitably choked up due to the accumulated GBs of mail history in my main mailbox. […]

Using Zapier for WordPress Autoposting

When you publish a post to your WordPress blog, you might want that post to automatically be announced on your Facebook page or your Twitter feed. And increasingly to a wider range of social media accounts. Over the years we’ve used a wide variety of techniques to manage this kind of autoposting behaviour. Many of the WordPress plugins available for this kind of purpose are often complex to set up, and you wind up using different plugins for different social media accounts, each with their own quirks. An alternative to WordPress autopost plugins is to use Zapier, which can simplify things a lot. […]

Magento vs WooCommerce: Woo powers ahead

Way back in February 2014 (that’s right, 2 months ago), WooThemes published a post summarising data from BuiltWith, showing that WooCommerce had 10.8% global market share for online stores. A nice #1 ranking (with Magento a close #2). Now Practical eCommerce have published a detailed post comparing WooCommerce to Magento using current BuiltWith stats, showing WooCommerce (>259,000 sites) clearly overtaking all versions of Magento (>213,000 sites combined) in popularity. Links to both articles below. […]

Taking Care of your Passwords

You probably know you should not be using the same password for different things. And that you should be using strong passwords that are longer and include numbers and special characters. But …  you find yourself using the ‘Forgot Your Password’ link, or calling people up saying ‘can you help me, I’ve forgotten my password’. […]

Finding the right password – 1Password, Google and Subdomains

If you are using 1Password together with a range of Google accounts (e.g Google Apps / Gmail, Google Analytics), or working with logins across several subdomains (e.g. intranet.mysite.com as well as mail.mysite.com), you might have noticed it doesn’t always do a good job of showing you the correct password entry at the top of the quickfill list. If you are storing a group of passwords that share the same URL, the logins you frequently use end up getting lost in the pack. I’ve found that there is a pretty simple work around that helps with this problem. […]