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WordPress is a free and open source content management system that’s come a long way from its blogging platform days. WordPress powers over 30% of the web, according to W3Techs. At Nexcess we offer Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting plans with unmatched speed, reliability, and security. Our specialized highly trained technicians are experienced in […]
It’s easier to get started with WordPress than any other leading content management system, deliberately so because WordPress was designed to make publishing on the web as intuitive as possible. However, your introduction to WordPress will go more smoothly if you understand a handful of key concepts. In this short glossary, we’re going to look […]
WordPress contributor teams recently released Theme Sniffer and WP Theme Auditor, tools that help developers to create themes that adhere to coding and accessibility best practices. There are thousands of free WordPress themes and thousands more premium themes. Some are excellent, and some are terrible, but most are somewhere in-between on the quality scale. Installing […]
With loading speed being one of the crucial factors that make or break the success of a WordPress website, WordPress caching plugins are all over the place these days. There are free caching plugins and premium ones. Companies bombard us with their marketing, explaining why their WordPress caching plugin is the best one. Ever wonder: […]
Last year, Google announced that over 75% of Chrome traffic was protected by HTTPS, a large increase on the previous year. The pace of HTTPS adoption accelerated as the cost, complexity, and performance implications were addressed. With Let’s Encrypt, anyone can get a domain-validated SSL certificate for free. Configuring a WordPress site to use an […]
Whether you’re a news publisher, a businesses or an independent developer, there are advantages to having a news section on your site. It can help you to publish news on successes and events, and keep your followers up to date on recent changes.
When outlining the web design and development process, almost all freelancers and agencies list the exact same steps for building a WordPress website: discovery, design, development, and deployment. It’s a great first start, but those four steps don’t cover the whole project. When planning a new WordPress project, my outline includes more of the project: […]
If you offer freelance creative services or run a client services agency, you’re going to need a portfolio. A portfolio is the foundation of a creative business. It showcases your work, demonstrates your skill and style, and shows prospective clients what you’re capable of. If you want to create a gorgeous online portfolio that will […]
Whether you’re using them for lead collection, a means of contact, or registration pages, forms are an important part of your site. They help you manage leads and visitors more effectively, and – when done right – help to create incredible user experiences.
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