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ytd ride totals
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Windsor Strava Athlete WordPress Plugin https://windsorup.com/windsor-wordpress-strava-plugin-athlete/ https://windsorup.com/windsor-wordpress-strava-plugin-athlete/#respond Sun, 07 Aug 2016 19:19:38 +0000 http://windsorup.com/?p=2652 Requires at least: 3.0.1 Tested up to: 4.42 Stable tag: 1.0 License: GPLv2 or later License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Windsor Strava athlete is a personal tool kit for Strava users. Display your profile, clubs, gear, stats, followers and more with shortcodes. WordPress Plugin Repository URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/windsor-strava-athlete/ Plugin Set Up You must get a API Key (Access Token) […]

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Requires at least: 3.0.1 Tested up to: 4.42 Stable tag: 1.0 License: GPLv2 or later License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Windsor Strava athlete is a personal tool kit for Strava users. Display your profile, clubs, gear, stats, followers and more with shortcodes.

WordPress Plugin Repository URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/windsor-strava-athlete/

Plugin Set Up

You must get a API Key (Access Token) from Strava by registering your application or nothing will work. This step is required by Strava. You can register your application here: https://www.strava.com/settings/api

Application Name: Name it whatever you want.
Website: www.yourdomain.com (Change “yourdomain” our for your actual domain 😉 )
Application Description: Whatever you want.
Authorized Callback Domain: www.yourdomain.com (Change “yourdomain” our for your actual domain 😉 )

Save and find your Access Token. 

token

Copy you access token and paste in the Strava Api Input field. WP-Admin > Settings > Windsor Strava Club

Google Now Requires and API Key to use their Javsascript maps

First, go here.

  1. click “get key”, then “continue”.
  2. Create project
  3. Click dashboard
  4. Click Enable API
  5. Look for google maps javascript API and click.
  6. Click enable
  7. Click credentials > create credentials > API Key
  8. Choose browser key
  9. Create

Windsor Strava Athlete Plugin Shortcodes

Outputs the users profile, follows, clubs, gear and recent rides.

Profile

Atributes
An athletes ID can be found in the URL of their profile. EX https://www.strava.com/athletes/533982

Athleteid (required)
default:false
values: // Strava Athlete's ID

Show athlete followers?

followers
default:1
values: 0,1

Show athlete clubs?

clubs
default:1
values: 0,1

Show athlete bikes?

bikes
default:1
values: 0,1

Show athlete stats?

stats
default:0
values: 0,1

Latitude value of where to center map?

lat
default:false
values: // latitude value

longitude value of where to center map?

lng
default:false
values: // longitude value

Show athlete activity feed?

showfeed
default:false
values:0,1

Map zoom level?

zoom
default:false
values:0 to 18

Show totals. Comma, delimited list.

totals
default:false
values: recent_ride_totals, recent_run_totals,recent_swim_totals,ytd_ride_totals,ytd_run_totals,ytd_swim_totals, all_ride_totals,all_run_totals,all_swim_totals

Example

[windsor_strava_athlete_profile athleteid="533982" totals="recent_run_totals,ytd_ride_totals,all_ride_totals" showfeed="1" lat="39.7555" lng="-105" ]
Followers
Following
Clubs
recent run totals
Count
Distance 0 Kilometers
Elevation Gain 0 Meters
ytd ride totals
Count
Distance 0 Kilometers
Elevation Gain 0 Meters
all ride totals
Count
Distance 0 Kilometers
Elevation Gain 0 Meters
Bikes

Single Activity

Show athlete followers?

activityid (required)
default:false
values: // Strava activity ID

Show athlete followers?

followers
default:1
values: 0,1

Latitude value of where to center map?

lat
default:false
values: // latitude value

longitude value of where to center map?

lng
default:false
values: // longitude value

Map zoom level?

zoom
default:false
values:0 to 18

Example

[windsor_strava_athlete_single_activity activityid="665906849" zoom="12"]

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Windsor Strava Club WordPress Plugin https://windsorup.com/windsor-strava-club-wordpress-plugin/ https://windsorup.com/windsor-strava-club-wordpress-plugin/#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:11:41 +0000 http://windsorup.com/?p=2630 Windsor Strava Club overlays your club’s last 200 rides on a Google Map. Options for club, map zoom and map center. Club member rides are marked on the map with their profile picture. Clicking the profile picture reveals a infowindow with the athletes name, ride name and link to the activity. WordPress Plugin Repository URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/windsor-strava-club/ Plugin […]

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Windsor Strava Club overlays your club’s last 200 rides on a Google Map. Options for club, map zoom and map center. Club member rides are marked on the map with their profile picture. Clicking the profile picture reveals a infowindow with the athletes name, ride name and link to the activity.

WordPress Plugin Repository URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/windsor-strava-club/

Plugin Set Up

You must get a API Key (Access Token) from Strava by registering your application or nothing will work. This step is required by Strava. You can register your application here: https://www.strava.com/settings/api

Application Name: Name it whatever you want.
Website: www.yourdomain.com (Change “yourdomain” our for your actual domain 😉 )
Application Description: Whatever you want.
Authorized Callback Domain: www.yourdomain.com (Change “yourdomain” our for your actual domain 😉 )

Save and find your Access Token. 

token

Copy you access token and paste in the Strava Api Input field. WP-Admin > Settings > Windsor Strava Club

Google Now Requires and API Key to use their Javsascript maps

First, go here.

  1. click “get key”, then “continue”.
  2. Create project
  3. Click dashboard
  4. Click Enable API
  5. Look for google maps javascript API and click.
  6. Click enable
  7. Click credentials > create credentials > API Key
  8. Choose browser key
  9. Create

Windsor Strava Club Plugin Shortcode

To render the map simply create a new post or page, click the “text” tab and paste the plugins short code in the tech editor:

[windsor_strava_club]

Next, add your shortcode attributes. Supported options are:

clubid: Your clubs ID. Can be found at then end of the clubs url. Ex: https://www.strava.com/clubs/132130
zoom: The zoom level of the map. 0-18
lat: Latitude of where you would like to center the map on load
lng: Longitude of where you would like to center the map

An example would look like this:

[windsor_strava_club clubid="132130" zoom="8" lat="39.7469" lng="-105.2108"]

More info on how to use short code attributes can be found in the WordPress Documentation.

The above shortcode will generate the following map:

Comments, Questions or Concerns?

This is the initial release however I would be interested in what features you would like added and or changes. Feel free to add a comment below or visit the WordPress Support Forums.

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Why WordPress core updates can cause problems https://windsorup.com/wordpress-core-updates-can-cause-problems/ https://windsorup.com/wordpress-core-updates-can-cause-problems/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:39:31 +0000 http://windsorup.com/?p=1985 WordPress core updates generally bring a spike in support requests from our clients. Often the reason for this is WordPress updates and a plugin or theme a site is using was never updated by the plugin/theme author or a premium ( read, paid plugin ) was not upgraded. I don’t get it. WordPress upgrades but a plugin or theme […]

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WordPress core updates generally bring a spike in support requests from our clients. Often the reason for this is WordPress updates and a plugin or theme a site is using was never updated by the plugin/theme author or a premium ( read, paid plugin ) was not upgraded.

I don’t get it. WordPress upgrades but a plugin or theme does not?

Or perhaps you do get it. At least enough to know that you have to physically click a button that upgrades WordPress and then click a separate button for each plugin you wish to upgrade. WordPress will nag you with an orange circle and a link at the top of the dashboard.

Upgrade WordPress

Plugins are similar.
Upgrade WordPress Plugin

There is a fundamental reason behind this and it’s 100% architectural. I use architectural deliberately as we can draw many parallels and analogies between constructing an actual building and constructing a software application such as WordPress, a theme or a plugin.

WordPress as a building

For the purpose of this analogy anyhow. And just like your house, it requires maintenance and when possible, upgrades to make it “better”, “nicer” or in general more “modern”. When you signup up for your WordPress ‘house’, you signup on for all these upgrades. It’s totally cool as these come at no cost to you.

I want more. Enter plugins and themes!

Of course you do. Most any website wants more. WordPress on its own is really just the foundation, walls, roof and basic framework of your house. Chances are you want painted walls? You may want a walk in closet, hut tub, solar panels, a pool etc etc… My point is you need specific things in your house to address your specific needs.

Your needs can be addressed by employing 3rd party modules; These are themes and plugins. Pretty cool, download a plugin and just like that you have a brand pool. Hot damn!

Code explosion

After months or even years of using your pool, you upgrade your house (WordPress) and just like that, there is absolutely no water in your pool. What happened? What happened is your pool, while appearing shiny and new to you, was plumbed with old pipes. It was cool for a while when the rest of your house was plumbed with old pipes but it just upgraded to that new fancy Pex tubing. Now, I’m far from a plumber but I know know enough to know that that fancy plastic tubing will in no way work with the old cast iron pipes of yesteryear.

The point I’m trying to make here is if your pool has a problem, you wouldn’t call your contractor; You’d call the pool guy. The plugin or theme author is the pool guy. Like it or not, every time you install a plugin you’re essentially highering and depending on a new pool guy to keep your pool up to date and in working order. If one of your pool guys get’s bogged down with other work, doesn’t care enough to maintain his projects or completely abandons a project, it’s really only a matter of time before you’ll find yourself in situation similar to the aforementioned broken pipe scenario. The larger, the more complex a plugin, the more there is to go wrong. Hello Visual Composer.

How to prevent upgrade bugs?

Or in our case, broken pipes! Nothing is full proof but taking the following steps can drastically reduce the chances of WordPress upgrade bugs. First make a back up of WordPress. Both the source files and the database.

Check the WordPress support forums for plugins with known issues with the latest upgrade.

Upgrade all free plugins. This one is simple. Visit your plugins page. Back up your website. Update all plugins.

Update premium plugins. This one is not quite as simple. If you purchased a plugin from any 3rd party plugin author, you should check their website to see if you are running the most version. If not, back up your websites, download the latest version and replace your outdated version.

Lastly, update your theme. First, back up your website (noticing a trend here?). It’s possible you can do this from your WordPress dashboard. If not, you may have to visit whatever 3rd party Theme Developer’s site you purchased your theme from to get the latest version.

Finally, update WordPress. Rejoice in the name of security.

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Windsor Strava Club WordPress Plugin https://windsorup.com/windsor-strava-club-wordpress-plugin-old/ https://windsorup.com/windsor-strava-club-wordpress-plugin-old/#respond Mon, 14 Mar 2016 22:50:50 +0000 http://windsorup.com/?p=1717 Windsor Strava Club overlays your club’s last 200 rides on a Google Map. Options for club, map zoom and map center. Club member rides are marked on the map with their profile picture. Clicking the profile picture reveals a infowindow with the athletes name, ride name and link to the activity. WordPress Plugin Repository URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/windsor-strava-club/ Plugin […]

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Windsor Strava Club overlays your club’s last 200 rides on a Google Map. Options for club, map zoom and map center. Club member rides are marked on the map with their profile picture. Clicking the profile picture reveals a infowindow with the athletes name, ride name and link to the activity.

WordPress Plugin Repository URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/windsor-strava-club/

Plugin Set Up

You must get a API Key (Access Token) from Strava by registering your application or nothing will work. This step is required by Strava. You can register your application here: https://www.strava.com/settings/api

Application Name: Name it whatever you want.
Website: www.yourdomain.com (Change “yourdomain” our for your actual domain 😉 )
Application Description: Whatever you want.
Authorized Callback Domain: www.yourdomain.com (Change “yourdomain” our for your actual domain 😉 )

Save and find your Access Token. 

token

Copy you access token and paste in the Strava Api Input field. WP-Admin > Settings > Windsor Strava Club

Windsor Strava Club Plugin Shortcode

To render the map simply create a new post or page, click the “text” tab and paste the plugins short code in the tech editor:

			

Next, add your shortcode attributes. Supported options are:

clubid: Your clubs ID. Can be found at then end of the clubs url. Ex: https://www.strava.com/clubs/132130
zoom: The zoom level of the map. 0-18
lat: Latitude of where you would like to center the map on load
lng: Longitude of where you would like to center the map

An example would look like this:

			

More info on how to use short code attributes can be found in the WordPress Documentation.

The above shortcode will generate the following map:

Comments, Questions or Concerns?

This is the initial release however I would be interested in what features you would like added and or changes. Feel free to add a comment below or visit the WordPress Support Forums.

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How to find affordable WordPress Development? https://windsorup.com/how-to-find-affordable-wordpress-development/ https://windsorup.com/how-to-find-affordable-wordpress-development/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:35:27 +0000 http://windsorup.com/?p=1546 Affordable is somewhat relative and for the most part a case-by-case basis. If you’re looking for hard figures in terms of hourly rates of “affordable” and or “expensive” hourly rates for WordPress development and or design, you’ll be disappointed. In fact, I’d argue if that’s what you are looking for, you’re perhaps at least a […]

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Affordable is somewhat relative and for the most part a case-by-case basis. If you’re looking for hard figures in terms of hourly rates of “affordable” and or “expensive” hourly rates for WordPress development and or design, you’ll be disappointed. In fact, I’d argue if that’s what you are looking for, you’re perhaps at least a little confused or maybe overwhelmed in the process and costs associated with building your very first WordPress Website.

Marketing agency, digital agency, interactive agency, digital agency and freelancers oh my!

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Description

Windsor Zendesk Submit Ticket Form is WordPress Plugin that generates a form with a shortcode on your site. This form submits a ticket to your ZendDesk Support Account.

Installing the Plugin

Typical plugin install: upload, activate, and customize in the WP Admin.

1. Unzip and upload the entire directory to your “plugins” folder and activate.
2. Use the shortcode to display ZSTF on any post or page [windsor_zendesk_ticket_form] , or:
3. Use the template tag to display the ZSTF anywhere in your theme:
<?php if (function_exists(‘windsor_zendesk_ticket_form’))windsor_zendesk_ticket_form(); ?>
4. Visit the ZSTF Settings Page to configure your options and for more information.

Zendesk API Credentials

ZSTF will not work without your Zendesk API Credentials. You find these by logging into ZenDesk > Settings > Channels > API. Once located, paste these into the ZenDesk credentials on the plugin Options page.

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What exactly do I get with a WordPress Maintenance plan? https://windsorup.com/what-do-i-get-in-a-wordpress-care-plan/ https://windsorup.com/what-do-i-get-in-a-wordpress-care-plan/#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:28:24 +0000 http://windsorup.com/?p=252 First, why do I need one? Truth is, you don’t. You can liken our services to a seat-belt. You might be fine with out one on a quick trip to the corner store, commute to work or drive across the country. However, when you do need one, you’ll be glad that you have it. Priority […]

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First, why do I need one?

Truth is, you don’t. You can liken our services to a seat-belt. You might be fine with out one on a quick trip to the corner store, commute to work or drive across the country. However, when you do need one, you’ll be glad that you have it.

Priority Support

We’re available. It’s exceedingly difficult to get a web developers time for small day-to-day or month-to-month tasks. The reason for this is generally less projects that are bigger in size are far more manageable and lucrative than more smaller projects.

Subscription based support is our answer to this. We answer most inquiries immediately and almost always within 24 hours. Most support issues are resolved within 24-48 hours. We use Zendesk to address your needs and track support requests so nothing is lost.

Reduced Rates

Depending on your WordPress maintenance plan, you may or may not have support hours included. Regardless, all customers get a 10% discount on our development/design/support rate when adding hours to their plan.

Offsite Backups

Offsite as in they are not stored on your server. Backups are generated and then sent to our servers. backups are important in the event something were to go wrong on your site during a plugin or theme upgrade, successful hack attempt, malware infection or you simply deleted something by accident.

In the event of a successful hack or malware infection, it’s imperative to have offsite backups as backups on your server could be compromised.

Plugin and Core Updates

We’ll keep your website up to date. Not doing so is also a security risk. Ever update something and it screws something up? Now you have to find someone to fix it. That someone is now us. If it’s quick and easy, usually just take care of it. If it’s larger, we’ll present you with options. Don’t forget we have backups that would can restore with a click of a button.

Security Monitoring & Hardening

We take as many steps possible to prevent you from ever needing your offsite backups. We love WordPress but there are some downfalls to its popularity! It’s open source, widely used and as a result, it’s a popular target for hackers. We change some default settings to make your installation a bit more obscure. We partner with Securi to provide security monitoring so we’ll be alerted of any suspicious activity on your site. In the rare event of a malware infection, we can clean that up as well.

Not Just Maintenance

We are experienced developers, writers and graphic designers. We can handle larger projects.

No Contracts

Cancel anytime. Stay as long as you want.

We listen

Do you have a suggestion? Drop us a line.

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