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January 18, 2018

How To Harden WordPress Sites Against Brute Force Attacks

When logging in to a WordPress site, users supply a username and password that WordPress associates with their account. If an attacker can guess the right username and password, they can authenticate in the same way. The process of guessing is called a brute force attack: the attacker tries different combinations of usernames and passwords […]

December 20, 2017

What Does rel=noopener Do In WordPress Posts

With the release of WordPress 4.7.4, there was a change to the way links are created in WordPress posts and pages. If you flip over to the “text” view in the WordPress editor, you’ll see that links you’ve told to open in a new tab are now tagged with rel=“noopener”. Many WordPress users have wondered […]

December 19, 2017

Eight Reasons Your New WordPress Site Isn't Ranking In Google

You launch a new business website and write a few pages of content, publish a handful of blog articles, and share content on Facebook and Twitter. But after a few months, your site is nowhere to be seen in Google search results. What’s the problem? There are many reasons a new site might fail to […]

December 15, 2017

WordPress MacOS Editor MarsEdit Gets A Major New Release

Five years ago, we wrote a roundup of third-party iOS and Mac applications for writing and publishing WordPress articles. At the top of the list was MarsEdit, a MacOS blog editor that supports a number of different blogging platforms, including WordPress. This month, MarsEdit’s developers, Red Sweater, released MarsEdit 4.0, a comprehensive update with new […]

December 14, 2017

Looking for Fast WordPress Themes? Here's Three!

The tortoise may have beaten the hare in a foot race, but it wouldn’t last long in the world of web development. Speed is the name of the game in today’s digital industries; not only do users expect sites to load quickly (and bounce if they don’t), but loading speeds also factor into Google search […]

December 11, 2017

What Is WooCommerce?

So you’ve decided to launch a new eCommerce store. One of the first decisions facing you is which eCommerce platform to base your store on. There are many excellent eCommerce applications to choose from, including Magento, Craft Commerce, and WooCommerce, among others. Before making a choice, you should understand what the options are and how […]

December 08, 2017

OpenVPN Helps To Keep Your Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers Safe

When a user connects to your Magento store, they connect over HTTPS, a secure protocol that uses an SSL certificate to encrypt data sent between the shopper’s browser and the server that hosts the store. Without HTTPS, it is possible for a third-party to intercept the data, putting the shopper and the store at risk. […]

December 07, 2017

WordPress Basics: How Do Visitors Find Content On Your WordPress Blog?

When used as a blog, WordPress’s home page shows a reverse chronological (most recent first) list of articles. Readers scroll through the list, clicking on posts they find interesting. But WordPress also has several other ways for users to find posts. Understanding how they work will help you provide a better experience and increase the […]

December 05, 2017

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

Since it was founded 12 years ago, Etsy has grown into the leading marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Thousands of creatives and makers have built businesses on Etsy. But there’s a risk in relying exclusively on Etsy to market and sell products, a risk that’s common to all platforms of its type. You don’t […]

December 04, 2017

SEO-Friendly WordPress Themes: What Makes A Theme SEO Friendly?

WordPress themes can make a big difference to the search engine optimization of a WordPress site. For the most part, any well-written theme is SEO-friendly, including the majority of free themes. In fact, some of the best-selling premium themes aren’t so great for SEO because they’re overloaded with features and offer poor performance. Choosing a […]