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    Mopar1973Man reacted to Jordan Miller in Commerce - Invoices   
    Hi there! Just wanted to pop in and say we will look into doing this for a future release 🙂 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Houston Miata Club in Commerce - Invoices   
    Like what I'm used to...
    BEFORE Payment - Purchase Order this where the customer wishes to purchase an item but not paid yet. 
    AFTER Payment - Invoice is generated because the customer has his/her goodies in shipping to them and been paid for. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Markus Jung in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    That's what I did for 5 years... Losing traffic and search rankings dropped. Now I'm focused on speed and meeting Google requirements and gain over 20,000 people per month and still growing. Traffic is improving and speed is getting slower because the server is getting busier. So what I did in the last 3 month netted me more than leaving it alone for 5 years and watched it fall apart. Better your speed ranking the better your ranking of SEO with Google.
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Jimi Wikman in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    That's what I did for 5 years... Losing traffic and search rankings dropped. Now I'm focused on speed and meeting Google requirements and gain over 20,000 people per month and still growing. Traffic is improving and speed is getting slower because the server is getting busier. So what I did in the last 3 month netted me more than leaving it alone for 5 years and watched it fall apart. Better your speed ranking the better your ranking of SEO with Google.
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    That's what I did for 5 years... Losing traffic and search rankings dropped. Now I'm focused on speed and meeting Google requirements and gain over 20,000 people per month and still growing. Traffic is improving and speed is getting slower because the server is getting busier. So what I did in the last 3 month netted me more than leaving it alone for 5 years and watched it fall apart. Better your speed ranking the better your ranking of SEO with Google.
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    Mopar1973Man reacted to Jimi Wikman in Commerce - Invoices   
    This is the preferred way since it allow for re-targeting as well as align with legal requirements that @opentype refer to. You also tie stock to purchase order to make soft reservations (usually with some rules, so you don't run out of this to sell based on soft reservations). Purchase Orders also often have a defined lifespan, so they are removed from the system after a certain time and so soft reservations are released even earlier.
    The advantage with this setup is also that you can work with FOMO to show live data on how people place things in their basket (which has a good impact on CRO).
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    Still waiting for the Google to retest all this. I've managed to knock the LCP (Largest Colorful Paint) to just a mere 421 URL left. I'm in the process of backing up all the attachments and now going to recompress all my attachments and photos. I found a GUI style picture file compressor called "Trimage" then there is a terminal based called "jpegoptim" that work directly on your server terminal. I'm going to do most of the processing at home and re-upload the files again this way I don't tank the server load with monster recompress of 8 GB of files. Currently on the desktop side the only poor I got is CLS (Content Layout Shift) again waiting for Google to retest this out. I'm my testing I managed to reach 0.08 on most pages. 
    The biggest is the CLS and diving into the CSS and do a search for "google" it will pop up. Now you can set the amount of space in the CSS to fix the CLS or at least reduce it. I aimed for reduction mostly. Kind of hard with dynamic layout design like Invision.
    Timing is basically getting your server optimized as best you can then start drop out the drag. More or less how I build diesel truck for customers. Lose as much drag and weight then start adding power to the engine. This way your not adding power to huge archor or excessive weight and trying to drag the weight. (Switch back to web) More or less ditch the heavy graphics as much as possible, go more "Plain Jane" now you can add back in the goodies and watch till Google whines about either content shift or timing. 
    Maybe that's why I drive a 500 HP Diesel Truck that most just think is stock...
    https://mopar1973man.com/storage/attachments/monthly_2020_06/15915332979951430079351958718559.jpg.3c0f371c8c1300491ef55ed800e1ea0c.jpg
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    That's cheating... Yeah IPS might have a zero CLS shift because they do not have any Google Adsense being displayed. Where most of us use the Google adsense for income. Another thing to look at is the test during peak traffic hours vs quiet time. I typically do my code work in the quiet time so my test in the morning typically better than mid day or evening time when busy. Timing wise is tough to work with growing traffic and times get longer. As for the CLS you can fix that for the most part but adsense ads tend to create huge amount of CLS. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    Like currently to gain more speed and reduce timings here. I've now downloaded a copy of my entire website. Now taking my attachments which are mostly photos. Copied again on my local hard drive and going month by month to re-compress all the photos down. 
    cd .. cd monthly_2021_02 jpegoptim -f *.jpg optipng *.png In doing so I've seen several files with as high as 30% saving in space now. Just the month_2021_02 I made at least a 25 MB space savings. When you run through all the folders there might be a considerable saving of all the photos being re-compressed the marginal pages I've got will most likely pass when I get this project done. Now figure my website started way back at 2007 orignally so there is a close to 8.5 GB of files on the attachment folder and going to take me awhile to process down.
    SNIP - jpegoptim -f *.jpg
    0190327_134444.jpg.015a98b6afa7588b1fde06ae3c81cfe7.jpg 1600x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 290807 --> 286312 bytes (1.55%), optimized. 20190327_135422.jpg.0eef6c35371e5728900cbd03ccf04d05.jpg 1600x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 144554 --> 128616 bytes (11.03%), optimized. 20190327_135548.jpg.0537f4829d55748717ea4c663efdca4a.jpg 1600x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 158866 --> 142351 bytes (10.40%), optimized. 20190327_135829.jpg.c58ea22e15835c0a5aa7856dbb2e603c.jpg 1600x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 240411 --> 233764 bytes (2.76%), optimized. 20190327_180549.jpg.0721a2f8be87ab7b37784317744b5950.jpg 1200x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 216775 --> 212396 bytes (2.02%), optimized. 20190327_190557.jpg.b005c88e1c935ad0f004ba0f7f6a1421.jpg 1600x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 263128 --> 255889 bytes (2.75%), optimized. 20190327_190916.jpg.3f05b7cd72091ab793c11e147fe6a7e1.jpg 1600x1600 24bit N JFIF [OK] 283643 --> 277559 bytes (2.14%), optimized. SNIP - optipng *.png
    1600x964 pixels, 4x8 bits/pixel, RGB+alpha Reducing image to 3x8 bits/pixel, RGB Input IDAT size = 565897 bytes Input file size = 566803 bytes Trying: zc = 9 zm = 8 zs = 0 f = 0 IDAT size = 394146 Selecting parameters: zc = 9 zm = 8 zs = 0 f = 0 IDAT size = 394146 Output IDAT size = 394146 bytes (171751 bytes decrease) Output file size = 394224 bytes (172579 bytes = 30.45% decrease)  
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Jordan Miller in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    Like myself, I managed to pull it off... Marginally but did it... I've expanded more ads on the thread listing page and the forum post pages too. Still managed to squeeze through barely making it all fit. Ugh!

    I'll use any web based test tool from the outside. I can't really use my browser developer tools being my local internet here is slow. So the scores are always a touch lower and never quite reach the mark ever. Now web based test like GT Metrix works well being it like any customer coming to the site.
     
     
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from OptimusBain in Commerce - Invoices   
    Like what I'm used to...
    BEFORE Payment - Purchase Order this where the customer wishes to purchase an item but not paid yet. 
    AFTER Payment - Invoice is generated because the customer has his/her goodies in shipping to them and been paid for. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Ibai in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    Like myself, I managed to pull it off... Marginally but did it... I've expanded more ads on the thread listing page and the forum post pages too. Still managed to squeeze through barely making it all fit. Ugh!

    I'll use any web based test tool from the outside. I can't really use my browser developer tools being my local internet here is slow. So the scores are always a touch lower and never quite reach the mark ever. Now web based test like GT Metrix works well being it like any customer coming to the site.
     
     
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    Mopar1973Man reacted to Jordan Miller in Commerce - Invoices   
    Love this! 
    I do tend like the idea that we could send someone a friendly reminder to finish their purchase if they abandoned it. But maybe as a PM versus an email. 
    I also can see why we wouldn't necessarily want to create an invoice if the user has not finished the purchase process. 
    👆 I tend to agree. 
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    Mopar1973Man reacted to PoC2 in Commerce - Invoices   
    If it was me I would consider such a follow up intrusive, especially with better privacy these days.
    So +1 for removing redundant invoices.
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    Like myself, I managed to pull it off... Marginally but did it... I've expanded more ads on the thread listing page and the forum post pages too. Still managed to squeeze through barely making it all fit. Ugh!

    I'll use any web based test tool from the outside. I can't really use my browser developer tools being my local internet here is slow. So the scores are always a touch lower and never quite reach the mark ever. Now web based test like GT Metrix works well being it like any customer coming to the site.
     
     
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Joel R in Terrible support here as a priority user   
    Even myself I'm on VPS server. I know enough to be dangerous sometimes. (Evil Laughter) 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Edjazoli in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    I will admit it has been super huge challenge to gain the good ranking of the core web vitals. I've been pulling out stuff left and right ditch excess graphics, functions, etc. Slowly gaining a bit of ground and Google showed that I just only needed a bit more improvement. Couple days later Google now took all the dekstop pages and marked them as poor again. Really tough to make a perfect score even close being my biggest problem is Google Adsense and the CLS problem. Then one day I could have wonderful timing now its telling me LCP is now too slow at >2.5 seconds again. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Ibai in Google Adsense and CLS issues   
    Never mind I figured it out...
    Here is what I replaced it with and Now I'm done some testing and got the CLS value down to 0.1 or lower on some pages. Also added the centering CSS code to center the ads in the layout.
    /* GOOGLE AD CODE FOR RESPONSIVE ADS */ #ipsLayout_mainArea .adsbygoogle { width: 320px; height: 150px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } @media (min-width:500px) { #ipsLayout_mainArea .adsbygoogle { width: 480px; height: 300px; } } @media (min-width:800px) { #ipsLayout_mainArea .adsbygoogle { width: 780px; height: 300px; } } @media (min-width:1050px) { #ipsLayout_mainArea .adsbygoogle { width: 1040px; height: 300px; } }  
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    Mopar1973Man reacted to CoffeeCake in add sign in and sign up buttons to the download module   
    I did not mean to suggest that it was unfair to ask people to pay. I found the "we're watching your every move" and "we're the friendliest forum around" comical in the same paragraph.
    Tell people what they get (access to a Cummins diesel tech, etc.) for signing up, rather than telling them that you can see their every move.
    Maybe something like:
    "You recognize a good resource when you see it, and understand the value that Mopar Man's Forums. We'd love to help you with your issue.
    Here's what you get with a subscription....."
    I'd also remove the apology. There's no apology necessary. Tell people why you provide a great value, and there's nothing to be sorry for.
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Joel R in Why not peer-pressure people into subscribing?   
    I just recently swapped from donation based to subscription based. I allowed all pages to be viewed for free but no posting or comments allowed for non-paying members. The result for me has be a good gain in true traffic and income is much better. I did also post up that I'm privately owned and not a corporate owned like my competition. People do understand this difference and willing to pay for quality information. This was a good bonus for me. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google 2021 May Update - Core Web Vitals   
    I will admit it has been super huge challenge to gain the good ranking of the core web vitals. I've been pulling out stuff left and right ditch excess graphics, functions, etc. Slowly gaining a bit of ground and Google showed that I just only needed a bit more improvement. Couple days later Google now took all the dekstop pages and marked them as poor again. Really tough to make a perfect score even close being my biggest problem is Google Adsense and the CLS problem. Then one day I could have wonderful timing now its telling me LCP is now too slow at >2.5 seconds again. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from sobrenome in Google Core Web Vitals / Google December 2020 Core Update   
    CLS is my biggest thing. Mostly cause by Google Adsense. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from Gabriel Torres in Google Core Web Vitals / Google December 2020 Core Update   
    CLS is my biggest thing. Mostly cause by Google Adsense. 
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from optrexnz in Bind the Invision Calendar to Google Calendar   
    I would like to bind to Google Calendars. Yes I've seen the iCalendar feed but that is the wrong direction. I don't want to Google -> Website. I want to send Website to Google. That way Google calendars on my phone will be updated. So what is the URL of the Invision calendar? So, I can import the website calendar to the Google calendar.
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    Mopar1973Man got a reaction from jackflash in Cache table   
    Problem resolved... Just to let you know that when you copying the constants.php file don't copy the global-config file  instead... Opps...
     
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