FileMaker, WordPress, and the Healthcare Medical Industry – HIPAA Compliance

FileMaker has a new Healthcare portal available to assist with building custom applications for the medical field. This free eBook features LuminFire’s mobile healthcare TrackUS custom app built using FileMaker and web technologies. LuminFire specializes in assisting clients in the healthcare and related medical industries by rapidly building affordable custom applications and websites. Some of the […]

FileMaker as a CRM and ERP – Software Integration

Two software important industry buzzwords today are CRM (customer relationship management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning). Both CRM and ERP software help you to run a business better by managing a business’s operations, customer relations, and financials. They provide access to data, analysis, and reports that can help you make smarter business decisions. FileMaker is […]

Overland Gallery Tracks Amazing Art With Custom FileMaker/fmIgnite App and Website

Overland Gallery has been helping its distinguished clients acquire the best in Russian Realist and Impressionist paintings for over 27 years. They are the most recognized and knowledgeable source of Russian Realist and Impressionist paintings in the United States. For years, Overland Gallery had been using Microsoft Access for their database, however as their business grew, they recognized […]

SEO Q&A: Subdomain vs. subfolder?

I often get asked if Google* prefers a subdomain or a subfolder. The issue often arises when someone is hosting their main site on a hosted solution like Shopify (or similar) versus WordPress. They love the ease of use of the hosted service, but it’s hard to beat WordPress at blogging. They want the best of […]

Liberate Your FileMaker Data and Connect with the Web Using BrilliantSync!

FileMaker is the # 1 rapid application development tool and with it you can create amazing apps that track all the information you need to run your business. But often, an internal FileMaker database may have information locked up inside of it that you want to share with the world via the web. There are also cases where […]

WordPress PHP CodeSniffer for your favorite editor

PHP Code Sniffer (PHPCS) is a code inspector that can help enforce coding standards by highlighting problems. We like it because using it is an easy way to make sure you’re using best practices while you’re editing, or before you commit your code. Because we work with WordPress, we use the the official WordPress coding standards […]

MSPWP User Group Meetup 2017-02-23

Marty Kokes, one of the web developers here at Cimbura.com spoke at the Minneapolis/St. Paul WordPress User Group meeting last night about Gravity Flow. Since we’ve finally worked all the bugs out of our A/V and recording setup, we have a recording of this month’s talks! Cimbura.com was the host, and BrilliantPlugins had cake and beverages to celebrate […]

WordPress Stats at a Glance Infographic

Building your website on the foundation of WordPress is a smart business decision. Here’s a run down of some helpful WordPress statistics and facts that show that is true. WordPress powers 27% of the web or over 60 million sites. WordPress is used worldwide and available in more than 56 languages and with 95 up-to-date […]

Renovation Counseling Increases Online Web Presence with Well Designed Website

Renovation Counseling believes in restoration. Sometimes that means standing with you in the smoke and scaffolding of a burning relationship. Sometimes it’s helping you find the right tools to fix a compromised marriage. Other times it might look like gathering your family around and laying out a blueprint for how to rebuild together. Their specialty is relationships: among couples, […]

Hormel Implements New Responsive Ingredients WordPress Website

Hormel is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of high-quality food and meat products for businesses and consumers around the world. Hormel not only offers a diverse portfolio of high quality foods to end users, but they also provide top-of-the-line ingredients to businesses in the food industry. Hormel was looking for a better way to get […]

Minnesota Grown Gets Custom Search Intelligence System with Enhanced WordPress Website

The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and over 1,200 producers of specialty crops and livestock within Minnesota. Their mission is to connect consumers directly with local producers of items from Christmas trees to honey to livestock, boosting Minnesota’s agricultural economy and promoting agriculture-related, family-friendly activities along the […]

Cimbura.com Interview from DevCon 2016

Many thanks to Donald Clark from FileMakerProGurus.com for this interview of Cimbura.com executives at the FileMaker DevCon 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Gain insights into the FileMaker business world, highlights of sessions at DevCon including WordPress and GIS, Women of FileMaker, and many other ideas from Tim Cimbura (CEO), Dr. Brenda Cimbura (COO), and Nick […]

26th Annual Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference

“Your Geospatial Destiny” was the theme of this year’s 26th Annual Minnesota GIS/LIS conference held in Duluth, MN (#MNGISLIS). The Cimbura.com GIS team was there to speak, learn, network, and tour a really cool Great Lakes research vessel known as the Blue Heron. It was a great opportunity to connect with friends and learn about […]

LKT Improves Sales with new WordPress Website and FileMaker database Integration

LKT Laboratories sells biochemicals for life science research in areas such as cancer prevention and neuroscience. LKT contacted LuminFire so that they could take advantage of their existing technology investment in a FileMaker database used to track all products. They needed a new eCommerce website and wanted it to automatically connect to the FileMaker app already […]

WordPress Core Contributions

One of the benefits of using open source software like WordPress is that (if you choose) you can lend a hand to help make it better. That may mean contributing code, reporting bugs, testing releases, documentation, making it more accessible to those with disabilities, etc. It also means that thousands of other users and developers contribute […]

Changing Database Versions in Pressmatic

I just recently (yesterday!) started testing Pressmatic for my local WordPress development. Up until now I’ve been running my own Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP servers which I installed using Brew by following this tutorial.   Pressmatic is very attractive because it lets you quickly switch PHP versions, swap Nginx for Apache and use a virtualized […]

WordCamp Minneapolis 2016

This last weekend many of our brilliant Cimbura.com team attended the annual WordCamp Minneapolis conference. WordCamps are a series of local conferences focused on all things WordPress, organized for the community by the community. There is probably a WordCamp in the city near you. Attendees come from all different parts of the WordPress community — developers, content editors […]

WordPress to Lead for Salesforce.com CRM

We believe in using the right tool for the job. To this end LuminFire developed a plugin to connect WordPress to SalesForce.com the world’s best website CMS to the world’s #1 rated CRM tool. This highly rated plug-in (4.7 out of 5 stars) that has been downloaded over 59,000 times. WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM creates a […]

Live Chat WordPress Plugin

Question: Do you have any recommendations on live chat plugins for WordPress?  I’m looking for one where a logged in visitor could view a set of people and choose one to talk to.  It would need to allow for multiple chats at once.  Ideally I could associate a WordPress user with a live chat agent account. […]

WWW: To Have or Not to Have

Question: I saw an article today advocating that the “right” way to do URLs is to use the www in front. But I had previously heard many others saying that this prefix was most deprecated and so not to use it. I’m curious to hear what other people think about this. Answer: According to most […]

Custom Application for iPhone and Android from WordPress

Question: I already have a WordPress website but I’d like to have my own mobile app available so that people can place orders with my online store. Is there a cheaper alternative to building a fully custom app for both iOS and Android? Answer: If your WordPress website is built so that it is responsive it should be available to both iOS […]

The Upgrade Cycle – Have a Plan

We recently did a check in with a client that we hadn’t worked with in a while to see if they wanted to do any updates, enhancements, or maintenance. We built a custom FileMaker solution for this commercial printing company to replace their paper job tickets and manual production lists for scheduling. In the past, the Production Manager had to go […]

Reset WordPress Password Challenge

Here’s a more technical and specific WordPress development question where a WordPress application has multiple emails stored for each login. Question I have a WordPress site that requires users to register using an email address as their username.  It also grabs an additional email address during registration that becomes the user’s email meta data.  This all works fine […]

Preventing WordPress Hacking Attempts

Question: In the last two weeks, all of my WordPress websites that are under my hostgator hosting account have been hacked. Hostgator is currently doing a scan for malware – but since that is what they did last week, I need some suggestions for better security. Thanks for any type of “best practices” or links to white papers, […]

Web Video Hosting Options

Question: I have videos I want to be made available online with my web site. I may want some of them to be secure and protected from unauthorized access. Answer: Good news: You have many options! The following five video hosting options all have strengths and weaknesses. The correct choice depends on what your specific needs are for video hosting.  Here […]

Use it or Lose It Year End Tech Budget?

Often at this time of year we find clients with budgeted technology dollars that are “use it or lose it.” There are several ways we can help you to invest that budget dollar before year-end by doing valuable work or pre-paying work to be completed early in the new year that will payback in positive […]

50 Years with Technology

Tim Cimbura, 9/26/15 I just turned 50 years old. I feel as young as ever though I need to wear glasses nearly all the time. About halfway through my life I know there’s a lot more to come. It’s interesting to reflect back on a half century of technology and how it’s influenced my career […]

Help! I have a bunch of WordPress widgets with the same title and I can’t tell them apart…

Widgets in WordPress are very powerful — allowing a great deal of flexibility in sidebars, widgetized home pages, and footer widgets (like we have in Genesis). Sometimes you end up with a bunch of widgets with the same title (or no title)… and it can become difficult to tell them apart. Alternatively, you may just want an internal […]

Understanding the “IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades” email and what it means for your website

PayPal has made everyone’s week a little crazier by sending out a very scary sounding email with the subject line “IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades.” Relax. It’s not as scary as it sounds. If you’re a Cimbura.com customer, simply fill out a support request and rest easy: we’ve got you covered. If you need a new web […]

Should you use WordPress to create the MVP for your startup or business?

Earlier this year I spoke at Minnebar, Minnesota’s annual barcamp on Using WordPress to Create the MVP for Your Startup or Business. My co-presenter was Zack Steven of BuyTheChange. The overview: WordPress is everywhere (powering over 27% of the internet). Should it be powering your next MVP (Minimum Viable Product) or prototype? Maybe. I briefly covered my experience helping several local businesses […]