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November 09, 2016

Integrating Your WordPress Site With Slack

Instant messaging has taken off in a big way over the last couple of years. The market is dominated by chat platforms from the big social network giants like Facebook, and by startups like WeChat, but no one has had more success in the business world than Slack. Slack is a group-chat platform focused mainly […]

October 27, 2016

Performance Optimizing The Magento Front-End In Time For The Holiday Season

Last month, we published The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Magento Store for Around-the-Clock Holiday Sales in partnership with Groove. The ebook is a comprehensive guide to getting your Magento eCommerce store in shape for the holiday season. If you haven’t already started to prepare, time is running out to give your customers the best […]

October 26, 2016

Is Your WordPress Site Ready For TLS 1.2?

The payment processing industry will stop accepting payments from sites that use versions of TLS older than 1.2. WordPress is an excellent eCommerce solution for smaller online retailers and for selling digital products. eCommerce on WordPress usually requires the use of a payment processor. It’s almost never a good idea to take money directly — […]

October 25, 2016

Magento eCommerce Merchants Should Be Vigilant For Credential And Credit Card Swipers

Magento eCommerce stores are high value targets for online criminals. Thousands of dollars a month pass through even small stores, and although the vast majority of those stores use external payment processors, malware embedded in the store’s pages could still be used to steal data as the user enters it. Using an external payment processor […]

October 20, 2016

Writing And Publishing Your Book From WordPress

I’ve written on this blog before about using WordPress to “blog your book”. Today, I’d like to focus on using WordPress as a book publishing platform. When you blog your book, you write blog articles with the intention of turning them into a book at some point — the book is a collection of blog […]

October 18, 2016

Keeping Your WordPress Site Secure Costs Criminals Money

With the number of CMS vulnerabilities reported over the last few years, site owners might feel they are under siege. Online criminals love nothing more than a juicy vulnerability in a popular content management system. The underlying motivation of most criminals is easy to understand — they want to make money. The online criminal economy […]

October 13, 2016

Customize Changesets Will Make The WordPress Customizer More Useful

When the Customizer was first introduced to WordPress a few years ago, it was intended as a simple interface for making changes to WordPress themes. Even non-technical users could tweak themes and see the results in real time without having to commit changes and preview them on the front end. However, the Customizer didn’t go […]

October 11, 2016

Four Ways You Can Improve Your WordPress Membership Site

One of the best ways to generate revenue from a WordPress site is to offer subscriptions for premium content. For general interest sites, offering subscriptions usually isn’t the best way to go, but if your site offers valuable information to an audience prepared to pay for it, then charging for access can offer better returns […]

October 06, 2016

Temporarily Blocking Access To A WordPress Site For Maintenance

At some point in the life of a WordPress site, its owner will want to make changes significant enough to justify blocking access to the site. It’s not a good idea to leave a site online when major changes are being implemented. A site with rough edges looks unprofessional and visitors won’t know that it’s […]

September 29, 2016

Is Your WordPress Site Ready For NanoWriMo?

Every November, aspiring novelists come together online to write 50,000 words of a novel. National Novel Writing Month — which attracts participants from around the world — helps writers put aside their trepidation and focus on getting the words out. 2016 will be NanoWriMo’s 17th year, and it’s expected to be just as popular as […]