Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]
WordPress site owners sometimes need to give a third-party access to their site. Once a site grows beyond a certain size, it’s impossible for one person to do all the work, even if they have the necessary skills. Bringing a professional on-board is a smart move. But giving someone that don’t know well access to […]
Managed WordPress hosting providers have been around for almost a decade. In that time, many companies have started offering managed WordPress hosting plans and even some of the largest hosting companies have seen the influx of this type of hosting. This gives you many different options when selecting which host you want to partner with […]
Running a WordPress agency isn’t for wimps. It takes a strong person to run a services agency because unlike product companies, service companies don’t typically have recurring revenue streams like monthly subscriptions, renewal fees, and ongoing product sales. As a result, agencies often struggle to maintain a regular cash flow and get stuck in a […]
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 […]
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.
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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