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August 21, 2018

WordPress Releases A Feature Plugin For Progressive Web App Development

A new PWA feature plugin from Google, Automattic, and XWP lays the groundwork for turning WordPress into a Progressive Web App (PWA). Major WordPress features often start life as feature plugins: the new Gutenberg block-based editor was developed and tested as a feature plugin. The PWA plugin modifies WordPress to make it more compatible with […]

August 16, 2018

A Five Step Guide To Taking Over A WordPress Site

Taking over a WordPress site can be a daunting prospect. Whether you bought the site or inherited it, it’s unlikely that you will find everything as it would be if you had installed and configured it yourself.

August 14, 2018

Auditing WordPress Site Performance With Lighthouse

Performance-optimized WordPress hosting is an essential component of a fast and reliable WordPress site, but hosting isn’t the only variable that affects performance. A host of other factors are involved in ensuring that the data your site sends to the browser is received and rendered as quickly as possible.

August 08, 2018

Diagnosing Errors On Your WordPress Site

Sometimes, your WordPress site may behave in ways you don’t expect. Perhaps a widget has disappeared from its customary page, or an inscrutable string of letters and numbers are output onto the page, or instead of your WordPress site, all you can see is a blank white page. Usually, the cause of these problems is […]

July 11, 2018

How to Understand WordPress Gutenberg: Beyond an Editor

Gutenberg is a new visual editor rolling out to WordPress. But to truly understand WordPress Gutenberg, you need to know it’s also a lot more than that. WordPress Gutenberg is a block-based layout engine. But more than making things look pretty, Gutenberg really opens the door for new possibilities in WordPress. Wix and SquareSpace and […]

June 29, 2018

WordPress Plugins: Getting Started with WPPB Boilerplate

As WordPress developers, we have the responsibility to build plugins that benefit our users not just by the functionality our plugins add. Our plugins also should avoid loading unnecessary resources, shouldn’t slow down the backend and should be easy to use, like the WPPB boilerplate plugin. Remember, the WordPress ecosystem breeds on open-source code and […]

June 27, 2018

Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting Scope of Support

Nexcess offers numerous ways to reach out for support, ranging from chats, to tickets or phone calls. We have support technicians who know WordPress and WooCommerce. But we have more than that – we have the Most Helpful Humans in Hosting to advise and consult on any WordPress or WooCommerce needs you might have. Support […]

June 25, 2018

Technical SEO: How to Increase Traffic to your WordPress Site

When you are building your eCommerce business and want to invest in organic traffic through search engine optimization as a growth and marketing channel, the strategies might seem overwhelming. Luckily, SEO at its core is not complicated. If you build on a platform that already takes SEO best practices into account, you can focus on […]

June 21, 2018

WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

How does caching make WordPress sites faster

All dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we […]

June 11, 2018

Using Docker for Local WordPress Development

Docker is a company that offers container-based development and services that enable you to deploy Docker for local WordPress development. They offer a free software you can use to leverage containerization in your development process. With Docker, you can build your WordPress sites, web apps, databases, and much more in containers rather than installing the […]