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WordPress Plays An Essential Role In Supporting Independent Journalism

In almost every country there are independent journalists who use the freedom of the web to bring stories to audiences ranging from the hyper-local to the global. Independent journalists need a publishing platform that they control: social media networks are vital for cultivating awareness and connecting with an audience, but they are not independent of […]

Does A WordPress Site Need A Content Distribution Network?

A content distribution network (CDN) can reduce the amount of work your WordPress server has to do and improve the performance of your site for visitors across the world. Most of the resources on your WordPress hosting account’s server are used to respond to requests and generate dynamic content. But most of your server’s bandwidth […]

How To Manage WordPress Plugins For Optimal Security And Performance

The plugin ecosystem is one of WordPress’s greatest strengths. Thousands of developers build and maintain a bewildering array of plugins with features that range from minor graphical tweaks to full-blown eCommerce stores. But the variety of plugins can introduce problems, especially if they aren’t managed properly. Plugins are of varying quality and usefulness.

How To Harden WordPress Sites Against Brute Force Attacks

When logging in to a WordPress site, users supply a username and password that WordPress associates with their account. If an attacker can guess the right username and password, they can authenticate in the same way. The process of guessing is called a brute force attack: the attacker tries different combinations of usernames and passwords […]

Announcing the Launch of Managed WooCommerce Hosting

Announcing the Launch of Managed WooCommerce Hosting, the Industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores Nexcess, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has officially launched the industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores. “Our Managed WooCommerce Hosting product is more than just a simple one-click plugin […]

Which Themes Are Better for Your Upcoming WordPress Project?

A question we get a lot from our site builders is about WordPress themes. Specifically, where to get them, how do they know if they are good, and so on. The WordPress themes market is heavily saturated, so finding a good theme can be a bit difficult. When you do find a theme, the question […]

10 Best Marketing Plugins That Every WordPress Site Needs

Marketing is a complex and competitive discipline that can make or break your business. The most effective digital marketing strategies are multi-channel. They rely on a mix of search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, email marketing and more to move customers through the buyer’s journey. The range of marketing skills required to effectively compete […]

The Top 10 Places to Find Great WordPress Plugins

The ability to easily extend WordPress through a vast library of plugins is definitely one of the platform’s killer features. Need a way to capture email addresses and add them to a list in MailChimp? No problem, there’s a plugin for that. Need to improve your SEO, but aren’t sure how to get started? There’s […]

What Does rel=noopener Do In WordPress Posts

With the release of WordPress 4.7.4, there was a change to the way links are created in WordPress posts and pages. If you flip over to the “text” view in the WordPress editor, you’ll see that links you’ve told to open in a new tab are now tagged with rel=“noopener”. Many WordPress users have wondered […]