Your WordPress site could be faster and more secure with a newer PHP version

If you’ve logged into WordPress recently and seen a message like the one below, don’t ignore it. This is the WordPress equivalent of the wear indicator on your tires — you could keep driving on them, but the smart move is to replace them before they cause an accident. Your site could be faster and […]

Meltdown and Spectre Security Issues: What FileMaker and WordPress Users Need to Know

Mainstream news sources are now reporting the security issue that affects nearly every modern processor out there including Intel, AMD, and ARM chips or about 80% of the market. A potential attacker could gain access to protected system memory if an application was installed or even via malicious Javascript injected via an advertising network. The […]

Add a Gravatar Image Lookup To Your FileMaker App

With a simple script trigger, you can make the process of adding Gravatar photos to your FileMaker contacts database automatic. Here we walk you through the necessary steps to integrate Gravatar with your own FileMaker app, and offer an updated version of our fmIgnite Starter solution with this integration built in. What is Gravatar? First […]

Oakdale Precision’s New Web Site Bridges the Gap Between WordPress and FileMaker

Oakdale Precision, Inc. is a rapidly growing, full-service manufacturing job shop that supplies parts, assemblies, fixtures, and capital equipment to over 100 companies. They pride themselves in producing high quality items, with quick turnaround and short lead times. Their specialized equipment and workers can produce sheet and turned metal components specified to incredible tolerances. FileMaker […]

WordPress Custom Solution for Architectural Space Design Catalog

LuminFire was approached by RSP Architects and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting to assist a large health insurer based in Minnesota with a technical problem. The client had grown rapidly in recent years, adding several new campuses, including a new 10 story state-of-the-art headquarters building. When planning and designing these new spaces the client utilized a cumbersome […]

Redesigning a Website for Maximum Impact – FREE eBook

Upgrading​ ​or​ ​redesigning​ ​your​ ​website​ ​can​ ​be​ ​tough​ ​decision​ ​to​ ​make.​ ​The​ ​old​ ​adage​ ​“don’t​ ​fix what​ ​ain’t​ ​broken”​ ​is​ ​certainly​ ​true​ ​in​ ​many​ ​cases,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​trouble​ ​with​ ​applying​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your company’s​ ​website​ ​is​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​varying​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​website​ ​disrepair—some​ ​minute​ ​and​ ​others glaringly​ ​obvious—each​ ​putting​ ​up​ ​barriers​ ​to​ ​possible​ ​profits​ ​and​ ​growth. Whether​ […]

It is time to secure your web site!

If you are currently hosting a non-SSL1 website that means information exchanged between your website and your users is not secure. The standard for securing this information is to encrypt data transmitted between the website server and the browser by establishing a SSL (aka TLS) connection.  To use SSL your server is required to have […]

Hideaway Day Camp Streamlines Registration Process with BrilliantSync WordPress to FileMaker Connection

Hideaway Day Camp offers kids ages 4-14 a true summer camp experience that focuses on improving skills, developing new interests and talents, and learning the importance of teamwork. Situated on 72 acres in picturesque Eastern Pennsylvania, Hideaway Day Camp encourages kids to explore nature and enjoy the outdoors with many activities including swimming, ropes course with […]

LuminFire Presentation at FileMaker DevCon 2017

Our LuminFire session of DevCon 2017 was very well received. We had a full room and lots of great questions afterwards. We’ve had several requests to make it available so here we’re attaching the description and a video recording. Brilliant FileMaker Integration Solutions In this session LuminFire will share several brilliant solutions that show the […]

Conditionally Loading Scripts and Stylesheets in WordPress For Ajax Requests

In web development it’s a often a best practice to only load CSS and JavaScript files on pages where you need them. Developing an efficient website is both a matter of site performance and of professional pride. In WordPress though it’s all too often that a carefully maintained site is suddenly filled with extra files […]

Troubleshooting issues with WordPress plugins

One of the strengths of WordPress is the tens of thousands of plugins available (for free via the WordPress.org plugin repository and for purchase). However it can be an Achilles’ heel at times. When you start mixing 10, 20, or 30+ plugins written by different authors and never tested against each other, sometimes issues arise. […]

Spatially enable WordPress with WP-GeoMeta-Lib

I presented this talk at the 2017 FOSS4G conference in Boston. The target audience was a group of GIS developers and users who were not WordPress experts. You can view the slide deck or view the video presentation below, or download a PDF of the slides here.  The text below the video mostly follows what […]

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, […]

RSP Architects Launches New Responsive WordPress Website

RSP is an innovative architecture firm passionate about their work and laser-focused on delivering designs that work for their clients. They wear a lot of hats, from architects to interior designers to experts in facility information management, and serve thousands of companies worldwide each year, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With so much on […]

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 […]

LuminFire Interview from DevCon 2016

Many thanks to Donald Clark from FileMakerProGurus.com for this interview of LuminFire (formerly 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), […]

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 […]