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February 08, 2017

Mergebot Aims To Make Seamless WordPress Staging To Production Deployments A Reality

If you’re a WordPress pro, the awkwardness of deploying from a testing or dev server to a live server will be all-too-familiar. It’s easy enough to replicate a WordPress site, and there are plugins that will do the job for you, but the reality is usually messier than a simple migration. Ideally, a WordPress staging […]

February 01, 2017

One Day, A WordPress Backup Could Save Your Business

Most WordPress users realise they should backup their site. It’s a dangerous world, and if a business depends on its WordPress site, a backup — or preferably several backups — is a necessary safety net. However, a backup is worthless if it isn’t tested and verified. I’ve come across many sites where the owners have […]

January 31, 2017

Magento Introduces Magento DevBox — A New Local Development Environment

Local development of any web application can be complex, especially if the developer works on several projects at the same time. To make it easier for developers to get up-and-running with a standardized Magento installation on their local machine, Magento has released Magento DevBox Beta, a Docker-based tool for local Magento development. If you’re not […]

January 25, 2017

WordPress Update Fixes Critical PHPMailer Vulnerability

WordPress 4.7 was released towards the end of last year and brought with it a host of new features, including a new default theme, theme starter content, and REST API content endpoints. As is usually the case with a major new WordPress version, WordPress 4.7 was closely followed by a minor release with bugfixes. WordPress […]

January 19, 2017

Drizzle Is A Micropayments Platform For WordPress

Monetizing WordPress blogs has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. If you want to blog for a living, throwing up a few Google AdWords units next to your content is unlikely to cut it unless you have a huge audience — and even if you do, ad-blockers will take a bite. There are, […]

January 18, 2017

WordPress Asks For Feedback On Rewritten Plugin Guidelines

If you develop plugins for WordPress, you’ll be aware of the controversy caused by the removal of plugins from the repository for breaches of its guidelines. Many such incidents are caused by developers stepping over the line with “growth-hacking” or data collection, a prime example being incentivized reviews. Some developers offer free or discount premium […]

January 17, 2017

Why Are So Many WordPress Users Stuck With Old Versions Of PHP?

Why Are So Many WordPress Users Stuck With Old Versions Of PHP?

PHP 7 is a clear win compared to earlier versions of PHP, yet, unlike Nexcess, many WordPress hosts haven’t upgraded. It’s difficult to get a clear view of the exact adoption rates of PHP 7, but according to figures from Jordi Boggiano, developer of Composer, PHP 7 adoption rates are hovering around 20 percent, with […]

January 11, 2017

What Does the Bluefoot Page Builder Acquisition Mean For Magento Enterprise Users?

Towards the end of last year, Magento announced that it had acquired the technology behind the Bluefoot CMS and page builder. The acquisition is intended to enhance Magento’s existing page-creation features and make it easier for eCommerce merchants to build and deploy bespoke product and landing pages on their stores. Bluefoot, a young project which […]

January 03, 2017

Browser Push Notifications For Your WordPress Site

I’m a heavy user of RSS. Every day, I peruse dozens of websites in my feed reader, searching for content by writers and publishers that have, over many years, created content that appeals to me both professionally and personally. I know this is an unusual habit these days. RSS use has declined, and many sites […]

December 29, 2016

A Guide To Accepting Guest Posts On Your WordPress Blog

Allowing guest posts on your business blog is effective for building relationships, increasing the amount of content you publish, and attracting incoming links and increased social sharing. But, as any editor will tell you, accepting content submissions can be a lot of work, especially in light of the embrace of “guest posting” by spammers and […]