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September 02, 2017

Making The Case For Automatic Updates In WordPress

The release of WordPress 3.7 introduced a feature that was met with mixed reactions: automatic background updates. In all versions after 3.7, WordPress completes minor updates without asking for permission. Left to their own devices, site owners often neglect to perform updates. Updates — particularly the minor updates that can be applied automatically — include […]

August 31, 2017

Customer Spotlight: WebWise Solutions

If you have ever met anyone on our Managed WordPress team, one thing is glaringly obvious. We really love coffee. I mean, it is something that gets talked about often in our daily calls. Imagine my excitement when I spoke with one of our most devoted Nexcess customers (he’s been with us for 10 years!) […]

August 31, 2017

How Two-Factor Authentication Can Help Keep Your WordPress Site Safe

There are lots of hacked WordPress sites on the web. Hacked sites are often the victims of botnets that brute force the login process, trying lots of different combinations of usernames and passwords until they hit one that lets them in. After they have access they can plant malware or other undesirable content on a […]

August 24, 2017

WordPress Plugin And Theme Development: Which Languages Do You Need To Know?

WordPress is enormously popular and that popularity shows no sign of waning. If you learn how to build themes, plugins, and other integrations, you can tap into a massive market. It’s a competitive market, to be sure, but one that offers opportunities to developers in many different areas: bespoke theme and plugin development, premium theme […]

August 23, 2017

Why Is It Important That WordPress Is Open Source?

WordPress is open source software. For a project to be called open source it has to fulfill a couple of criteria: the source code must be freely available and it must be licensed in such a way as to ensure that anyone can modify and share and the code. If you aren’t a developer, your […]

August 16, 2017

Will Moving To A JavaScript Front-End Hurt Your WordPress Site’s SEO?

When the REST API was first introduced, Matt Mullenweg said WordPress developers should “learn JavaScript, deeply”. The REST API, which recently gained new content endpoints, makes WordPress more than a content management framework: it can now act as the back-end for a huge variety front-end applications and we can expect to see more WordPress themes […]

August 15, 2017

WordPress Security Basics: What Do WordPress File Permissions Mean?

A WordPress site is made of files. Database aside — which is a special set of files — everything else is a chunk of data stored on the server’s file system. That includes content like images and the executable PHP files that comprise WordPress Core, themes, and plugins. It’s vitally important that only the right […]

August 10, 2017

WordPress Navigator: Robby McCullough

This week’s WordPress Navigator is none other than Robby McCullough. Besides being one of the friendliest people in WordPress he is one of the partners responsible for creating Beaver Builder. We are big fans of Robby and his partners work here at Nexcess. They have an innovative product that they are continuing to improve on. […]

August 10, 2017

Three Plugins For Quickly Adding Images To Your WordPress Blog Posts

It’s not essential for every blog post to have a featured image, but a relevant, eye-catching, and compelling image enriches the reader’s experience and helps to make a post more noticeable — and clickable — on social media. I like to add an image to every blog post I publish. Sometimes they’re directly related to […]

July 27, 2017

WordPress Navigator: Carrie Dils

There are many aspects of the WordPress community that I love. Very near the top of my very long list is the innovation in our space. It seems like every other day I am learning about interesting projects that are filling a need or solving a problem. I wanted to take a closer look at […]