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September 11, 2018

The Right Way To Add Custom Functions To Your WordPress Site

WordPress is rightly famed for the vast array of plugins and themes it makes available to site owners. If you want to add a feature to your WordPress site, you will almost certainly find a plugin that does the job. But, on occasion, you may find yourself in need of a minor tweak or piece […]

September 06, 2018

Magento Maintenance: Five Tasks That Will Keep Your Store Running Smoothly

Like any complex piece of software, Magento requires a bit of maintenance every now and again. As your store evolves and your business grows, new products and customer accounts are created and deleted, extensions and themes are installed or modified, and the general day-to-day operations of the store leave their mark. Diligently maintaining your store […]

September 04, 2018

Does Your WordPress Theme Meet The Official Standards?

Themes in the WordPress Theme Repository could be used by hundreds of thousands of WordPress hosting clients. The official WordPress themes have over a million active users. A popular free theme like Sydney is used on over 200,000 sites. If a theme in the official repository has compatibility issues or security vulnerabilities, many thousands of […]

August 30, 2018

The Nexcess Grill-Off: 2018 Edition

Dear Summer, It seems like you arrived only yesterday. Won’t you consider staying for another month or two? Halloween is so anxious to meet you! Forever your friend, Michigan

August 28, 2018

What Is WooCommerce Marketing Automation?

The dream of marketers is to send personalized content to leads at precisely the moment it is likely to have the most effect. Although most WooCommerce hosting clients don’t have a multi-dimensional trove of data about shoppers, we do have clues that can be used to personalize and schedule content with a positive effect on […]

August 24, 2018

Link Building for eCommerce Businesses

In my previous two posts here on Nexcess, I talked about technical SEO and keyword research for eCommerce companies. Both of these form the base of a great SEO strategy. Without a crawlable website or pages on your site targeting keywords with search volume that are relevant to your business, you will never rank. But […]

August 21, 2018

WordPress Releases A Feature Plugin For Progressive Web App Development

A new PWA feature plugin from Google, Automattic, and XWP lays the groundwork for turning WordPress into a Progressive Web App (PWA). Major WordPress features often start life as feature plugins: the new Gutenberg block-based editor was developed and tested as a feature plugin. The PWA plugin modifies WordPress to make it more compatible with […]

August 16, 2018

A Five Step Guide To Taking Over A WordPress Site

Taking over a WordPress site can be a daunting prospect. Whether you bought the site or inherited it, it’s unlikely that you will find everything as it would be if you had installed and configured it yourself.

August 14, 2018

Auditing WordPress Site Performance With Lighthouse

Performance-optimized WordPress hosting is an essential component of a fast and reliable WordPress site, but hosting isn’t the only variable that affects performance. A host of other factors are involved in ensuring that the data your site sends to the browser is received and rendered as quickly as possible.

August 08, 2018

Diagnosing Errors On Your WordPress Site

Sometimes, your WordPress site may behave in ways you don’t expect. Perhaps a widget has disappeared from its customary page, or an inscrutable string of letters and numbers are output onto the page, or instead of your WordPress site, all you can see is a blank white page. Usually, the cause of these problems is […]