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Linking FileMaker, WordPress & WooCommerce to manage product listings

The Power of Three – Linking FileMaker, WordPress & WooCommerce to Manage Product Listings for Print Catalog & Webstore Sales How eXcelisys is helping a large-scale K-12 curriculum distributor close the book on its content management misery   The Client: A leading developer, publisher and distributor of K-12 learning materials with annual revenue exceeding $27+ million (according to Dun & Bradstreet). The client distributes 15,000+ titles from 1,000+ publishers and produces its

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Custom Web Module Helps Hagen/Sinclair Round Up Candidates for Market Research

Custom Web Module Helps Hagen/Sinclair Zoom in on Market Research Candidates MailChimp Web Form Development Simplifies Candidate Selection Process & Emails Lacking a Magic 8-Ball to consult for answers to burning questions, many entrepreneurs, health-care enterprises and NGOs turn to market research to assist with decisions about new products and services. But the key to acquiring key qualitative data lies in finding the right respondents. That’s where Hagen/Sinclair Research Recruiting

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Delete AWS Snapshots with Python Lambda Script

Reduce AWS Bill: Delete Snapshots with Python Lambda Script When old snapshots pile up, so do costs – try these slick tricks to trim the bloat By Leif Hanson, Full Stack Developer So the billing department calls to inquire about eXtra eXpenses from AWS due to 14,000 32GB snapshots having piled up. Unbeknownst to you, some backup script has gotten away from your team and started backing up repeatedly. Maybe you’re intentionally keeping around petabytes of backup data? Or maybe you need a pr

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The Meaning of “Excelsior”

.fusion-gallery-1 .fusion-gallery-image {border:0px solid #f6f6f6;}One of these things is not like the others … One of these things is in a class of its own The Excelsior. It’s a tank, a rugby club, a Federation starship, a brewing company … and now, a digital “get-out-of-jail” card for New Yorkers. Launched this week, the Excelsior Pass is a mobile app that allows gate-keepers to verify a customer’s COVID-19 vaccination status prior to entering a people-populated place. Flash the pass and you,

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PHP Wrappers for the FileMaker Data API

Need a PHP Wrapper to Connect to the FileMaker Data API? Try FMXData! by Duane Weller, eXcelisys FileMaker/Web Developer I’ve built a number of FileMaker Custom Web Publishing (CWP) websites using the FileMaker Data API. With this eXperience I have learned that writing the PHP code to connect to the FileMaker Data API can be tedious and time-consuming. In order to eXpedite development, you need a library of simple, pre-built functions that give you easy access to the features of the FileMak

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Video-sharing Website Lights Up Web

Gospel-Inspired Web Community Sees Light of Day eXcelisys Sets Up Video-Sharing Platform for Christian Musicians   Imagine a cozy, happy space on the internet dedicated to positivity, to encouraging people to be the best versions of themselves. Imagine a platform devoted entirely to providing Christian musicians and writers with a place to share their work. Imagine “Massive Miracle” – a new Gospel-inspired web community launched by brothers Bedcy and Rops Previl.  Born in Haiti, Bedcy came

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Data Destruction Monitoring Tool

Data Destruction Done Right! eXcelisys Builds Monitoring Tool to Track & Audit Disk-Wiping Process When banks, insurance companies, and health-care systems get the urge to purge, they call Archive Data Solutions. With a home base in Westerville, Ohio, Archive Data Solutions dispatches techs nationwide to wipe sensitive data from decommissioned hard drives and SSDs when they reach end-of-life. “It’s not rocket science,” said Andy Haenszel of Archive Data Solutions, “but it can be overwhe

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Airtable vs. FileMaker

Airtable: If FileMaker and Google Sheets Had a Baby A Die-hard FileMaker Developer & Airtable Skeptic Takes a Peek Inside   by Kurt Knippel, eXcelisys VP of Production What is Airtable? Airtable touts itself as the ultimate “organize anything, with anyone, from anywhere” tool. A relative newcomer to the cloud-based, no-code development sphere, Airtable’s valuation is projected to surpass $2.5 billion this year, as the company weighs a new round of venture funding. Clearly, this next-g

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Fun with FileMaker

Fun with FileMaker: This Stacking Game will Knock Your Block Off! eXcelisys Developer Mixes Work & Leisure Creating Block-Stacking Game by Paul Spafford, eXcelisys FileMaker Developer One weekend, I had a little fun creating a game in FileMaker. It happened in the usual way: I was playing a free game on my iPad, but it was a bit glitchy. I thought, “I can do better.” I decided that keeping all elements as simple as possible was the way to go, so while there are some tricky bits, it’s m

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eXcelisys

FileMaker Server Performance Tips

Achieve Premium, High-Octane Performance From Your FileMaker Server 8 Tips to Ensure Your FileMaker Server, Serves You Well! By Paul Spafford, eXcelisys FileMaker Developer You’re using FileMaker Server to serve up data to your FileMaker users? Fabulous! However, if you’re managing your own FileMaker server we want to alert you to a few gotchas that make FileMaker Server — and FileMaker files — slightly different than how you maintain other services and files on your server. Here is a sm

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FileMaker Server Performance Tips

Achieve Premium, High-Octane Performance From Your FileMaker Server 8 Tips to Ensure Your FileMaker Server, Serves You Well! By Paul Spafford, eXcelisys FileMaker Developer You’re using FileMaker Server to serve up data to your FileMaker users? Fabulous! However, if you’re managing your own FileMaker server we want to alert you to a few gotchas that make FileMaker Server — and FileMaker files — slightly different than how you maintain other services and files on your server. Here is a sm

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eXcelisys

Learn to Work from Home Productively, Securely, Sanely

Work from Home Productively, Securely & Sanely Tools we love & tips you can use to manage your passwords & spouse so no one gets hurt Has coronavirus tossed you into a funky home-office situation? Our work-from-home pros have a few tips to help you through these trying times. Ahhh coronavirus. Wreaking havoc not just in our personal lives, but in our work lives as well. At eXcelisys, our developers work remotely from home offices sprinkled across North America. As we’ve had ye

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eXcelisys

Learn to Work from Home Productively, Securely, Sanely

Work from Home Productively, Securely & Sanely Tools we love & tips you can use to manage your passwords & spouse so no one gets hurt Has coronavirus tossed you into a funky home-office situation? Our work-from-home pros have a few tips to help you through these trying times. Ahhh coronavirus. Wreaking havoc not just in our personal lives, but in our work lives as well. At eXcelisys, our developers work remotely from home offices sprinkled across North America. As we’ve had ye

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eXcelisys

How to Backup a WordPress Site Without a Plugin

Pull the Plug on Backup Plugins! Set Up WordPress Backups Through Your Hosting Service by Justin Kwapich, eXcelisys WordPress Web Wizard Many WordPress users rely on plugins to create backups of their website. However, there can be issues with using plugins for such a large process, which is why you should eXplore other WordPress backup options. In this post, I’ll show you how to backup your WordPress site without a plugin. The Trouble with Backup Plugins  Limited protection: Most pro

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How to Backup a WordPress Site Without a Plugin

Pull the Plug on Backup Plugins! Set Up WordPress Backups Through Your Hosting Service by Justin Kwapich, eXcelisys WordPress Web Wizard Many WordPress users rely on plugins to create backups of their website. However, there can be issues with using plugins for such a large process, which is why you should eXplore other WordPress site backup options. In this post, I’ll show you how to backup WordPress without a plugin. The Trouble with Backup Plugins  Limited protection: Most protect

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eXcelisys

Bio-storage Tracking System Complements Biopharma’s Breakthrough Therapies

Bio-storage Tracking System Complements Biopharma’s Breakthrough Therapies Cancer Researchers Rely on Freezer Sample Management Software to Catalog & Track Lab Samples As a biopharmaceutical company Tocagen has a clear, if not colossal, vision: “No One Should Die of Cancer.” Founded in 2007, Tocagen is best known for developing an eXperimental gene therapy treatment for a lethal brain cancer called high grade glioma. A glioma is a type of tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord.

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eXcelisys

Bio-storage Tracking System Complements Biopharma’s Breakthrough Therapies

Bio-storage Tracking System Complements Biopharma’s Breakthrough Therapies Cancer Researchers Rely on Freezer Sample Management Software to Catalog & Track Lab Samples As a biopharmaceutical company Tocagen has a clear, if not colossal, vision: “No One Should Die of Cancer.” Founded in 2007, Tocagen is best known for developing an eXperimental gene therapy treatment for a lethal brain cancer called high grade glioma. A glioma is a type of tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord.

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eXcelisys

Get Your Kicks with the eX-BizTracker 6 – a semi-custom software solution

Get Your Kicks with the NEW eX-BizTracker 6! CRM, Inventory, Invoicing & More — the eX-BizTracker Tackles Everything for Your Business’ Core Years ago, we spotted a trend. Businesses really, really wanted custom software at out-of-the-box prices. We understood the dilemma. The available, off-the-shelf business management apps fit most businesses’ budgets, but never fit their needs. So they were stuck. To build or to buy? Build it (at a higher price) and get eXactly what they wanted

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eXcelisys

Get Your Kicks with the eX-BizTracker 6 – a semi-custom software solution

Get Your Kicks with the NEW eX-BizTracker 6! CRM, Inventory, Invoicing & More — the eX-BizTracker Tackles Everything for Your Business’ Core Years ago, we spotted a trend. Businesses really, really wanted custom software at out-of-the-box prices. We understood the dilemma. The available, off-the-shelf business apps fit most businesses’ budgets, but never fit their needs. So they were stuck. To build or to buy? Build it (at a higher price) and get eXactly what they wanted, or buy so

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eXcelisys

Don’t Get Thrown for a Loop with FileMaker’s New While Function

[FMP Tip-N-Trick] Don’t Get Thrown for a Loop with FileMaker’s New While Function Check Out This Custom Function for Merging JSON Arrays By Rob Poelking, eXcelisys FileMaker Developer FileMaker Inc. (errr, I mean Claris International) introduced a new function with the release of FileMaker 18 that I was both eXcited and intrigued by until I tried to use it the first time: the “While” function. I’ve written a number of custom FileMaker functions through the years and lots of loops in scriptin

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eXcelisys

Don’t Get Thrown for a Loop with FileMaker’s New While Function

[FMP Tip-N-Trick] Don’t Get Thrown for a Loop with FileMaker’s New While Function Check Out This Custom Function for Merging JSON Arrays By Rob Poelking, eXcelisys FileMaker Developer FileMaker Inc. (errr, I mean Claris International) introduced a new function with the release of FileMaker 18 that I was both eXcited and intrigued by until I tried to use it the first time: the “While” function. I’ve written a number of custom functions through the years and lots of loops in scripting to manag

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eXcelisys

Dogged by a Slow FileMaker Database? Check Out this Data Caching Tip

Dogged by a Slow FileMaker Database? Cache in on this Quick Tip to Improve Layout Load Times & Report Generation By Joe Cellino, FileMaker Developer Have you ever wondered, “What is taking this report so long to generate?” or “Why does this layout take so long to load?” It may be that your FileMaker fields are set up inefficiently. If you have unstored calculation or summary fields on your layout, this will most certainly be the issue. Just as the names indicate, “unstored” calculation fi

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eXcelisys

Dogged by a Slow FileMaker Database? Check Out this Data Caching Tip

Dogged by a Slow FileMaker Database? Cache in on this Quick Tip to Improve Layout Load Times & Report Generation By Joe Cellino, FileMaker Developer Have you ever wondered, “What is taking this report so long to generate?” or “Why does this layout take so long to load?” It may be that your FileMaker fields are set up inefficiently. If you have unstored calculation or summary fields on your layout, this will most certainly be the issue. Just as the names indicate, “unstored” calculation fi

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eXcelisys

Milcarb to Launch New Switch-Series for Remote Beverage Gas Telemetry Monitoring

Milcarb to Launch Remote Nitrogen & CO2 Beverage Gas Monitoring System eXcelisys Builds Mobile IoT App that Delivers Tank Telemetry Directly to Android and iOS Devices Gas (carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen) is a standard ingredient in beer. To achieve the ideal pour, pressurized gas is used to push the draught beer from the keg to the faucet. No gas = no beer. Milcarb’s N2UⓇ Nitrogen Generator provides on-demand nitrogen. In most workplaces, it’s considered impolite to talk about passing

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eXcelisys

Milcarb to Launch New Switch-Series for Remote Beverage Gas Telemetry Monitoring

Milcarb to Launch Remote Nitrogen & CO2 Beverage Gas Monitoring System eXcelisys Builds Mobile IoT App that Delivers Tank Telemetry Directly to Android and iOS Devices Gas (carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen) is a standard ingredient in beer. To achieve the ideal pour, pressurized gas is used to push the draught beer from the keg to the faucet. No gas = no beer. In most workplaces, it’s considered impolite to talk about passing gas. At Milcarb, that’s their job. For five decades, Milcarb ha

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