RGPD, Advertising, Adsense and WordPress • WordPress Help

If until now you thought that adapting your WordPress website to the RGPD was complicated I have bad news for you: you have done what easy. If you serve advertising on your website the thing is complicated, and do not see how. The real challenge of the RGPD is for the world of marketing and advertising.

Because adapt the comments of your blog to the RGPD, just like the forms, or even you Ecommerce but the publicity is going to have some difficult days, do we see it?

Advertising and privacy of personal data

Well yes, advertising feeds on our personal data so that through the retargeting learns from our browsing uses and serves us personalized ads, the authentic artificial intelligence of the Web 3.0 .

And all that, without the express consent of the users .

But with the RGPD this has to change because neither Google nor anyone has the right to commercialize our personal data, our privacy, without our consent, a right granted to us, p or end, the RGPD to the European citizens, and I hope in the near future to all.

Non-personalized ads

The first, and simple, way of not compromising the privacy of visitors to your website is offer them non-personalized ads system by which they will see advertisements, but will not read or save cookies of their preferences and browsing uses .

With Google Adsense it's really easy …

  1. Please log in to your AdSense account.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Allow and block ads  below All my sites  below Ad serving .
  3. In "Custom ads", use the control to disable user-based ads.

In this way inactive advertising based on the " tastes "of the users, showing ads not personalized, and of course, will surely lower your income.

Consent

Each advertiser should offer it already, but the reality is that they are not putting the batteries, and almost no advertising platform has developed specific tools to facilitate the request of consent to users.

In this case, Adsense if you are developing a series of tools with which to order consent namely:

In addition, as always, you must include on your privacy page information on what advertising displays, under what privacy principles, and link to Google's privacy page, if you use your Adsense system, this .

WordPress

Fortunately in WordPress we have our friends the plugins and thanks to our already great friend Italy Cookie Choices, we can do something, rather enough.

And this plugin is used to block cookies, and scripts, and embeds and even iframes, and of course the scripts work by saving and reading cookies.

First install the plugin, and once active go to Settings> Italy Cookie Choices to configure it.

There activate the acceptance banner to start making it work, and put it like this, defining your text:

Next we will do magic, and we only have to activate a box, the following:

With this active setting the plugin will block any scripts, also those for advertising, that are in the body of your website, which is where they usually are always.

Next, if somebody refuses to this setting, you can add it in the script blockage section :

In the case of custom scripts you just have to copy your ad scripts that you have inserted in your content and paste them in the box to the effect , separating each one with the separator that offers the same box of the plugin.

Mixing concepts

Let's say that you have decided to show personalized and non-personalized ads well, you can also, the same plugin allows you block scripts, as we have seen, and save them from burning.

So, if you want to block custom ad scripts until you get the consent you can add them to the script blocking section, like this:

But if you have also created non-personalized ads, why block them? . You can add them as exceptions, as allowed scripts, in the corresponding section of the plugin.

In this way, when a user visits your website, it will show non-personalized ads, starting to generate revenue, and will show the personalized ones only when the visitor accepts your cookie and privacy policy.

In the end, what we get is a website that will not load any advertising script that collects data from your visitors without your consent, thus guaranteeing your privacy and the compliance with the RGPD.

The web may initially look ugly, but it's up to you to convince your visitors to accept your privacy policies and cookies.

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What price should I charge as a WordPress developer? • WordPress Help

It is quite common to find in forums of programmers in general, and of WordPress in particular, the question about what time price to charge for WordPress developments and more specifically what price per hour set, and has no easy answer.

I have seen everything from freelances who want to cover a quarter with a single development with hourly prices of € 100 or more, to programmers who are giving away their work at less than € 10 an hour . So how do we know what price to put to our work?

I'm not talking about how much it costs to make a web made with WordPress because that's where many other factors and services influence, like hosting, pre-sale, post-sale, etc., but the pure and hard hour price that a WordPress programmer must charge .

Abandons the cave

Well, the first exercise you should do is leave your cave and be aware that, as much as you know, you are not alone in this world so the first thing that influences you is the market price .

You exist in this world, and you are influenced by the cost of living out there, so the country factor is important, let's not say in times of crisis, saturation of the offer or a generalized lowering of professional salaries.

So of nothing if rven your spreadsheets in which you value your ideal scenes or what you would like to charge but you must be aware of what is being paid out there, and adapt to it within your means . And if you do not fit the same is that you have chosen wrong profession.

Right now the demand for WordPress developments is immense, huge, superlative, but so is the offer and we start from the handicap of it is a type of capacity that is not regulated, it is not taught in a regulated way in universities, and on top of that there is no official certification something that equals us all, no matter our capacity, as long as we do not demonstrate it.

What is the hour price of WordPress developer?

Note that no matter how cool WordPress is you will measure it for the hour price programmer, something that does exist for decades so do not expect special treatment for putting the surname "WordPress" .

It's true, it's a booming system, and now the more demanded, but it is also true that more and more we know s and we develop webs and applications with WordPress besides that any programmer of all the life, with extensive knowledge of PHP, SQL, HTML, JavaScript etc. can adapt quickly to the times they are learning the WordPress API, its functions and theming .

Come on, you're not alone, for many talks you give in meetups or WordCamps ] These activities give you visibility but do not make you alien to the market that surrounds us.

I'm not self-employed

So it's your turn, yes or yes, to adapt to the market prices, which for a junior programmer the consultants are paying / charging between € 20 and € 25 per hour . With this you already have a starting point.

It is true that if you are hired full-time in a development company, the hourly price that you get is much lower but keep in mind that there are others parameters such as security, paid vacations, empty times, third party management, etc., which also matter.

I admit, I'm self-employed

If you're self-employed you do not have vacations, the management runs for your time , you charge only for hour worked and if you do not work you do not charge, and you do not have any security, so it can not be the same, okay?

That said, do not be surprised that the calculations if you're working for a company , on the payroll, you get between 7 and 10 € per hour something totally unfeasible if you are freelance.

On the other hand, the prices of senior programmer for consultants are between 45 and 90 € which as you see is a horquil the very broad, since it depends a lot on the type of project and the language demanded, because the lower the offer the more expensive the demand.

So what time should I charge for WordPress developments?

Calculating the minimum price acceptable hour

I think that you, like myself and others, have done more than one calculation, the so-called minimum hourly acceptable price, and we usually base it on these parameters:

  • Minimum annual salary that you need to earn
  • Minimum annual salary that you want win.
  • Annual management costs.
  • Time spent at meetings (calculates more than 50% of development time, no kidding)
  • Annual general expenses (travel, telephony, hardware rentals, software, etc.).
  • Maximum hours that we will work annually.

And this last parameter is very relevant, because a freelance can not be measured by the scale of 40 weekly hours per 52 weeks a year less vacation 21 working days in Spain, but must be aware that there are low months, in which he does not work, so he does not charge .

to this a reasonable, almost ambitious, calculation of the annual hours that you should estimate for your calculations would be 30 weekly hours x 44 working weeks, which gives you about 1,320 annual hours .

How much do you want win a year?

Seen this calculation, quite ambitious although it may not seem like it, for win annually about € 30,000 and it's worthwhile to dedicate yourself to this professionally as long as you can pay your expenses, a freelance should charge at least € 22.7 per hour to live, without excess, to develop WordPress. From there up you decide, and your circumstances.

Seen all the above, and based on reasonable calculations and what is being charged / paid out there, the table would be more or less the following for a developer Freelance WordPress / freelance :

Junior WordPress Developer

And this does not mean that, at least at the beginning, it's your turn to accept jobs for less than € 20 / hour ]especially when you're starting, because it's true that not everything is price but for simple developments there is much more supply and price competitiveness is high, so in the beginning you have to apechugar and make customers, although have to be lowering prices.

Senior WordPress Developer

As you see, the hairpin again is very big for the senior developer, because there are many variables, and there is also much less supply , and the dem Anda is still monumental . However, the reality is that usually the price is always closer to € 40 / hour than to € 100 / hour.

Other ways to calculate the price of WordPress development time

There are many studies out there about what a freelance developer charges or should charge, but the first thing to keep in mind is that the vast majority are made or come from US studies, and that many they are polls, where you know, people say what they say, not reality.

However, if you want, you can look at the following links, to see if you get better accounts, but then do not come crying I already notice that the calculations you make, and will do, will be totally out of the market, and no one will hire you with those prices " estimated " :


And you, how much do you charge for WordPress development hour price? AND … c How many jobs do you get per year at that hourly rate?

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WPMeteor, community of WordPress experts in Spanish

If you are a professional WordPress expert sure you missed a market in which to promote your services so you do not have to spend time and resources on positioning your own website, and fortunately it's available now.

WordPress expert hiring portal

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<p> The objective of <a href= WPMeteor is just that, and twice …

On the one hand it allows and facilitates the WordPress expert [194] 59009] offer professional WordPress services in a simple manner, indicating in advance the price for their work and competing in a market where customers converge without having to go to look for them.

And on the other hand for the client who wants to know the price of the service he needs beforehand, without waiting for budgets and wasting time searching for professionals .

By uniting in a single portal, say specialized employment, clients and professionals, greatly facilitates the entire hiring flow especially for the customer.

And you will tell me why especially for the customer? So simple, because if the client sees transparency in the contracting of services he will gain confidence with the portal and will use it often, with which the WordPress professional will also gain in visibility, contracting, income .

you put the focus on facilitating the life of the WordPress services client, the viability of the portal is guaranteed, and everyone wins.

How do you hire services in WPMeteor?

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<p> So, if you want <strong> to hire a professional WordPress </strong> (hereinafter WPM) you just have to <a href= go to WPMeteor and, one of two, or use the search engine, or use the different service sections, currently the following:

  • Optimization and speed
  • Installation
  • Help and consulting
  • Design and customization
  • Security
  • SEO
  • WooCommerce
  • Content and translation
  • Plugins

] Once the system finds the available "M eteoros " you can review each one and request the one that best suits your needs and price.

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<h2><span id= Custom Meteors

Another important aspect for any client is that regardless of the me WPM professionals can request from any page to a WPM a custom meteor .

 custom-meteors

This is also important for WPM, since the Professional may have created a very exhaustive meteor, but it does not have to be adjusted to each client, so he can always request a service adapted to his specific needs, better for the client, better for the WPM.

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In the custom meteor you can, and must, clearly specify the peculiarities of your need, can even attach files, and most importantly, detail your budget for this need and delivery times.

With customized meteors the WPM professional can service any customer need, which will not always adapt to the meteors that he believes in more standard way

Once submitted, both parties review it and then manage it like any other meteor.

How is the client protected?

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<p> It is important to know that the customer of the services It has total protection by the platform. Thus, although the payment is made in advance, not only has a direct line with the WordPress expert but can <strong> establish revisions, tasks and delivery times according to the professional </strong>. </p>
<p> Once Once the work is completed, it must be approved and you can even <strong> assess the expert through the review system </strong>which will serve other clients to measure the expected degree of satisfaction, a kind of star karma system. [19659005] In addition, <strong> the dispute resolution system is not automatic but requires the review of the WPMeteor team, which protects both the client and the professional </strong>. </p>
<h2><span id= How are services published in WPMeteor?

To start selling your services as a professional WordPress you must first register as WPM in WPMeteor on the front page of the website, and then request registration as an expert on the web. Once you receive the confirmation you will be able to access your profile and introduce yourself, then start publishing your Meteors .

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<p> To publish a complete Meteor the available fields. </p>
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<p> The field of presentation is especially important (at the end), because it is the summary that appears in the Meteor tab, and of course <strong> describe the service as clearly as possible </strong>for which you have a complete visual editor. </p>
<p> How not, illustrate your Meteor with images, choose the section well and, above all, put your price. <strong> WPMeteor </strong> only allows you to put <strong> prices from $ 35 and up to a maximum of $ 2,500 </strong>that you know, although it is a more than reasonable range. </p>
<p> More than <strong> interesting is the possibility of introducing extras, each with its own price </strong>. For example, imagine that you offer a WordPress installation service, since you can put a price on extras such as registration in the Search Console, or install x plugins. Or if you offer the creation of online stores, indicate an extra for products. </p>
<p> Once you complete your Meteor, it will be pending approval by the WPMeteor team, and at any time you can modify it. </p>
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<p> Note: Being currently in beta WPMeteor does not offer a direct link to the publication of Meteors, so for now you will have to request approval as WPM, or WordPress Meteor, a professional that offers services, contacting them. Once they approve you, they provide you with the link to create them. </p>
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<h2><span id= How and when did I collect the Meteors that I made as WPM?

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<p> The payment system, as the portal explains, is quite simple, simply <strong> requests the payment of your services once they are approved by the client and there are no disputes and you will receive it within 7 days </strong> To receive the payment you will have to request a security code, which you will receive by email. </p>
<p> The business model of WPMeteor is the payment of <strong> 30% for the use of the platform </strong>so keep this in mind when pricing your services, or assume it to be more competitive in the portal. </p>
<p> to be able to charge you will have to indicate in your WPM expert profile your PayPal email address, currently the only active payment method, although in December they tell me that you can already make payments using cards. </p>
<h2><span id= Reflections

I've been days testing the service of WPMeteor and, although there are small fringes as in any incipient service, and do not forget that this is born today and is in beta, the system is well thought out and covers virtually any need that may require both a WordPress service client as a professional who wants to promote and earn income.

In the client part I found it especially interesting, since it eliminates the need to search and compare WordPress experts all over the internet, in addition to allowing to compare services and prices, and to be able to know the ratings of previous clients.

And for the professional WordPress it's a great way to expand your chances of reaching to a wider audience and make a living with their services in a controlled way. Of course, you may earn more per customer if you contract directly, by avoiding the percentage of use of the platform, but with WPMeteor will access a much wider market, including international .

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How to get more income with an affiliate program in WordPress

Whether you were in the previous WordCamp Santander 2016 and want to review what we saw, as if you could not go and want to learn how to get more income by implementing an affiliate program in WordPress this is for you.

Here is the video of my presentation "Do you want to earn more money with your eCommerce? Share your winnings! "

And also the slides of the presentation, in case you prefer to go deeper into it.

In both cases, in addition to the principles of any affiliate marketing program, I explain how to use the wonderful plugin AffiliateWP the best to implement an affiliate system easily in WordPress .

If you have any questions I will try to clarify it in the comments.

Automatically complete orders in WooCommerce • WordPress Help

In WooCommerce when someone places an order for a virtual product, orders are left on hold , and you must change them manually the state to the completed one .

This also happens in all types of products for payment methods that are not direct, such as cash on delivery or bank transfer, but in these cases it is almost normal that are not automatically completed because before you should check if you have been paid by checking in the real world, that not virtual.

This WooCommerce behavior is especially annoying or, As I commented, when it refers to virtual products and if all payments are made through online payment gateways, because no matter how much you have configured at the end you have to go through the order list every two times and go completing oos manually and this moves away from the concept of online store a little right?

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Fortunately you can force WooCommerce to autocomplete the orders ]For it you only have to copy and paste one of the following codes in the file functions.php of the active theme (better if it is son ​​theme ) or , what I always recommend, in your utilities plugin .

Autocomplete virtual orders of WooCommerce

The safest and logical option is to force that the virtual orders are autocompleted, the code is the following :