REI announced last week they will be opening an REI store in Bedford NH, in Fall 2023. TrailsNH.com couldn’t be more excited to have REI only 10 miles from my headquarters in Goffstown. The REI Bedford Store will be a large 22,000 square foot anchor store at the new Market & Main Center, located at … Continue reading REI Announces Bedford NH Store!
My hiking website TrailsNH started running Ezioc Ads in August 2021. This is my 6-Month Review of the Ezoic Ad Network as a Publisher. To get caught up, check out my earlier Ezoic Reviews: Week-1 with Ezoic and Week-5 with Ezoic. Ezoic offers many services for Publishers beyond running ads. I do not need or … Continue reading Ezoic – 6 Month Review (March 2022)
Mary A. Sweeney Home is a senior housing community for single women located in Nashua, NH. The Mary Sweeney Home features 31 apartment-style residences each with a unique view and amenities. Seniors choose to live at Mary Sweeney Home because of the peace of mind, and healthy and social living it affords them. The Home lost … Continue reading Mary A. Sweeney Home Website
This December I built a new WordPress site for the Grasmere Village Water Precinct, in Goffstown NH. This Water Precinct provides water service and fire protection for the small village of Grasmere in Goffstown NH. For the site I created a custom WordPress Theme based on Neve By Themeisle. Neve promotes itself as a “super fast” … Continue reading Website for Grasmere Village Water Precinct
Eastman is a non-profit charitable foundation that promotes environmental stewardship, education, and green recreation in Grantham, Enfield, and Springfield New Hampshire. This project was to modernize Eastman’s old WordPress website, and give it a new cleaner look. I based my custom theme for this one on the Khaown theme for it’s ADA compliance and it’s Bootstrap … Continue reading Website Upgrade for Eastman Charitable Foundation
EZOIC Ads went live on my hiking website TrailsNH.com about 5 weeks ago. This post covers what I learned over the last 4 weeks. See Week-1 With EZOIC for what I learned prior to this. Is EZOIC A Scam? EZOIC is not a scam. I have received my first revenue check from EZOIC. It’s just a … Continue reading Week-5 With EZOIC
EZOIC ads went live this week on TrailsNH. This post covers a bit of the signup process and how the first week went.
NH SFI is a local non-profit organization that promotes sustainability forestry through forest-focused collaborations. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, governments, and universities to achieve a vision of a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests.
I built the first Notch Hostel website years ago, so giving the site a face lift was a real treat. The first step was to duplicate the site so we could upgrade the look on top of the existing content while keeping the existing site live. NotchHostel is hosted on SiteGround, and the one-click “Staging” … Continue reading NotchHostel Site Rebuild
Buy The Book: “The Last Traverse”I had the pleasure of working with Ty Gagne on his new book, “The Last Traverse” Last winter Ty contacted me looking for “cold-looking” maps for an up coming book he was working on. He had seen a map style that he wanted to replicate. I love maps, spend a … Continue reading 3D Maps for Ty Gagne’s New Book: The Last Traverse
For this freelance project I migrate a lot of content for a church into WordPress, and modified a nice Bootstrap 3 based template to suit their needs. The site makes good use of the Attachments plugin, and the Ninja Forms plugin. Both I used before and still really really like.
For this freelance project, I extended the client’s CRM System to add a mapped view of their data. This included extending the CRM MySQL schema to store the location, geo tag all properties so they could be mapped, and finally building the map display.
If you follow SEO you’ve heard “Content is King” when it comes to generating traffic. Well, there is one thing better than content, and that is interactive online features, like wizards, calculators, and games. These features your readers will use over and over again, not just read once and be done with. A recent interactive … Continue reading Online Trail Map Quiz
For Christmas this year Wendy and I (aka ‘KWendy’) made homemade Chipotle Hot Sauce, as a gift for some friends and family. It came out really good, we love it. Our recipe is included below in case you are interested. To bump up the presentation a little, I put my design skills into these labels … Continue reading Kwendy’s Chipotle Hot Sauce
Looking for a WordPress Template or Website for a community Solarize+ project? I built a mobile friendly WordPress template in 2018 for Nashua Solarize+. This template includes all of the features you need for your community Solarize+ project: Events schedule on every page Company and sponsor logos on every page Contact Form on the homepage, … Continue reading Solarize Plus Template for WordPress
It’s been a busy post-vacation week for me. I have several quick-turnaround projects to get out the door. Just finished the third one, for Always True Construction. The Always True site is built using GoDaddy’s free Site Builder. The builder worked OK for me, but it is very limiting in what you can do with … Continue reading Always True Construction
MtnWeekly News publishes independent gear reviews after testing outdoor gear first-hand. SEO is highly competitive in the outdoor gear review space, and web site speed is a big factor often overlooked. A few weeks back I updated MtnWeekly with the goal of improving website performance. I broke the upgrade process down into these stages: migrate … Continue reading MtnWeekly Site Upgrade
Help Google, help you. If your business covers a specific region, set that up in your Google For Business account. You can specify what region you cover, in addition to where your office is located. The search results for your business will include a map like this. It’s eye catching, right?! If you are still … Continue reading Enhance the map in your Google Business Listing
My Google Maps bill is forecast to jump almost a 1000% this month. The app I built 10 years ago (TrailsNH.com) gets real busy in the spring as hikers get anxious to hit the trail. This increase in traffic I expect going from the off-season to the busy-season. Ad revenue also goes up too, but … Continue reading Google Maps Pricing Increase
Note: An updated version of phpMyEdit that is compatible with PHP7 and PHP8 is available on GitHub, maintained by Rajah01:https://github.com/Rajah01/phpMyEdit.class.php-PHPv8 I’ve stated using the GitHub/Rajah01 version. – KimballApril 2022 One of my clients uses phpMyEdit but unfortunately when we updated their web hosting account to PHP 7, phpMyEdit v5.7.1 stopped working. The changes required to … Continue reading phpMyEdit for PHP7 and MySQLi