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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 […]

December 01, 2017

Eight Exceptional WooCommerce Extensions For Your New eCommerce Store

We recently introduced WooCommerce hosting to our range of performance-optimized eCommerce hosting plans. WooCommerce is the perfect eCommerce platform for retailers familiar with WordPress or who want to take advantage of the simplicity and power of one of the most popular online retail solutions in the world. Just like WordPress, WooCommerce benefits from a large […]

November 29, 2017

What's Wrong With Security By Obscurity For WordPress?

We instinctively hide the things we find valuable. It makes sense: if thieves and other bad actors can’t find our valuables, how can they take them? In the digital age, we act on the same instinct. A common security precaution taken by WordPress site owners is to move the login page to a different location; […]

November 28, 2017

13 Magento Experts Share Their Most Valuable Tips

We’re happy to announce the publication of our newest Magento ebook. We asked some of the leading retailers in the Magento community how they build and manage successful Magento stores, and we’ve collected the best answers together in 13 Magento Experts Share Their Most Valuable Tips. Our mission is to make Magento accessible to as […]

November 27, 2017

Upgrading To Magento 2: Do Retailers Need To Switch From Magento 1?

Magento 2 was released almost two years ago and we’ve offered Magento 2 hosting since day one. But many Magento eCommerce retailers have a long history with Magento 1 and aren’t eager to switch, although the process of upgrading isn’t onerous. I’d like to take a look at some of the reasons retailers should consider […]

November 24, 2017

Learning Magento: Six Of The Best Magento Educational Resources

As eCommerce platforms go, Magento isn’t challenging to get to grips with, but there is a learning curve. In this article, I’ve collected some of the best Magento educational resources. Each of them has helped me in the past, so hopefully you’ll find them useful too. Magento U If you are looking for an in-depth […]

November 21, 2017

WordPress 4.9 Brings Customizer And Coding Enhancements

WordPress 4.9 has been released just in time for the holiday season. Continuing the tradition of naming WordPress releases after jazz musicians, WordPress 4.9 is codenamed Tipton for band leader Billy Tipton. Some WordPress users won’t find a lot to be excited about in WordPress 4.9, but there are some great new features for WordPress […]

November 20, 2017

WordPress Crowdfunding: Build A Fundraising Site With WordPress And WooCommerce

We’re living in interesting times for creative professionals of all stripes. The web disrupted the traditional funding models of publishers, writers, videographers, photographers, and artists. Advertising revenue is in decline as web users rebel against ubiquitous tracking and intrusive advertising. The big media companies are suffering. But, in many ways, independent creatives have never had […]

November 16, 2017

Google Chrome's Ad Blocker Could Be Good News For WordPress Bloggers And eCommerce Merchants

After a couple of weeks of rumors, Google announced that it will add an ad-blocker to the Chrome web browser next year. Chrome is the most popular browser on the web with a market share of over 60%, and the introduction of always-on, activated-by-default ad-blocking will have a substantial impact on the advertising and publishing […]