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July 02, 2019

Debunking WordPress Hosting Security Myths

WordPress hosting is complex. Every WordPress site depends on a stack of software and hardware created by companies and communities with standards and values that are difficult to understand from the outside. This gives rise to misunderstandings and myths, especially where security is concerned.

June 21, 2019

What Happens When A Link To Your WordPress Site Is Clicked?

You’re reading this article, which means you clicked a link, a string of characters that uniquely identifies this document, one of the billions on the web. You might have clicked a link on the Nexcess blog’s index page, or a page of Google search results, or a Facebook page. But wherever you came from, you […]

June 19, 2019

How to Get Started With WordPress

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 […]

June 17, 2019

Why WordPress Remains The Best Choice For Your Next Website Project

While we’re 100% behind WordPress as the platform of choice for websites, blogs, membership sites, online courses, and eCommerce stores, we pay attention to what’s going on in the world of website platforms and content management systems. If you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, business owner, or agency selling WordPress services or products, or you’re a WordPress […]

June 06, 2019

WordPress Glossary: WordPress Terms New WordPress Users Need To Know

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 […]

May 23, 2019

Three Tools That Test WordPress Themes For Code Quality and Accessibility

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 […]

May 22, 2019

How Do WordPress Caching Plugins Work?

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: […]

May 20, 2019

Fixing Mixed Content Warnings On WordPress Sites

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 […]

May 16, 2019

Which WordPress News Plugin Is Right for You?

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.

May 08, 2019

5 Live Client Touchpoints You Need On Every WordPress Website Project

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: […]