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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 […]

July 27, 2017

Three WordPress Theme Red Flags You Should Know About

One of the WordPress ecosystem’s most attractive features is its endless variety of themes. Thousands of developers have created tens of thousands of themes, many of them free. There’s almost certainly a theme in the official repository or premium marketplaces to suit any style or functional requirement. For the most part, that’s a good thing, […]

July 26, 2017

4 Plugins To Turn A WordPress Site Into A Powerful Education Platform

When we think about WordPress, it usually brings to mind business sites, portfolios, and blogs, but as a fully fledged content management system, WordPress is flexible enough to be put to all sorts of different uses, including as a powerful educational tool. With the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, not to mention the explosion […]

July 18, 2017

WordPress’s Gutenberg Editor Is Now Available As A Plugin

Following several months of development, WordPress’s forthcoming new editor — named Gutenberg for the inventor of the printing press — is available as a plugin. The plugin is still being developed and is nowhere near finished. WordPress hosting clients should not install Gutenberg on their production sites, because it’s likely to break things. That said, […]

July 13, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Kim Doyal

One of the things I love the very most about running an online business are the possibilities. You can basically dream up any idea and turn it into a business. A real money making business all on the internet. What is more difficult to accomplish is taking a business that is providing your living and […]

June 29, 2017

Customer Spotlight: The Travel Yogi

Imagine you are on a trip of a lifetime, maybe a safari in Kenya where you are guided along in a private vehicle while exploring an elephant orphanage. Island hopping in the Galapagos, swimming with turtles, spotting iguanas and blue-footed boobies (yes, they really exist). Or even meandering through the countryside of France sampling local […]

June 29, 2017

WordPress Health Checks: Keeping Your WordPress Site In Shape

WordPress sites constantly evolve as new content is published, new pages are created, and plugins and themes are installed or removed. Most of the time, those changes are for the good and don’t cause any problems for the health of the site. But WordPress is a complicated piece of software, and, as with any complex […]