Configuring caches in thirty bees

2018-08-23T07:49:04-06:00 September 4th, 2017|

If you have looked at the performance page in thirty bees, it might be a little bit daunting. With lots of settings it might be hard to know to set your caching for best possible performance. The wrong options could slow your site dramatically, resulting in a higher bounce rate and lost sales. Follow this guide and you will be sure to have the best possible settings for your site. Smarty The Smarty caching area has several different settings. Below is the area we are referring to. The general optimal settings for this area are shown in the image. But we [...]

Contributing to thirty bees on Windows

2018-08-23T08:01:05-06:00 June 26th, 2017|

We have had a lot of questions about how to contribute to thirty bees from users that either use Windows or are not very familiar with GitHub. GitHub and using git can be daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is not that hard. Today we will walk you through step by step of making a contribution to the community-default theme. Getting started The first thing you need to do is to set up a GitHub account. It is a free account and it will keep track of all of your contributions to our project. You [...]

thirty bees now on Softaculous

2018-08-23T08:01:45-06:00 June 16th, 2017|

thirty bees is now available in in Softaculous installer! If you are not familiar with what Softaculous is, you might have used it without ever even knowing. This is a big step for us in helping to bring thirty bees to even more users. If you have a web host that uses cPanel the changes are you can install thirty bees easily. Softaculous is the installer that most hosts that use cPanel use. Some of the major hosts where you can install thirty bees easily are A2 Hosting inMotion Hosting HostGator SiteGround NameCheap Liquid Web Web Hosting Hub and many more [...]

Setting up REDIS caching on Cloudways

2018-08-23T08:02:54-06:00 June 11th, 2017|

If you are running thirty bees on CloudWays you are already getting off to a great start. But if you need even more performance, there is something you can do to get more. One of the main things we considered with thirty bees is performance. Other platforms have shifted to frameworks that can slow your site down, while we have focused on leaning the platform out for speed. What is REDIS? In short REDIS is a caching structure that works with databases. OPcache workers with code, keeping it in memory and REDIS does the samething, except for databases. When you are hosting [...]

How to add custom (offline) payment methods

2018-08-23T08:03:39-06:00 May 12th, 2017|

Yesterday we covered a new module: "Custom Payment Methods". Today we are diving a bit deeper. In this post we are going to explain how to configure the module for cash on delivery and store pickup. With the help of thirty bees' native payment module restrictions you can optionally charge a fee for these services. Cash on delivery In order to provide cash on delivery you will want the customer to select a carrier that supports this service and optionally configure a fee. We will first start with configuring the basic COD method and later on describe how to charge a fee. First, [...]