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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Five Front-End Optimizations For A Faster Magento Store

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, not to mention Christmas. eCommerce merchants all over world are battening down the hatches in preparation for the busiest and most profitable shopping season of the year. To make the most of the Holiday Season, retailers should take a careful look at their store’s performance. Harried shoppers […]

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 […]

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 […]

WordPress Security Basics: What Is An SQL Injection Attack?

WordPress, along with most other content management systems, uses a database to store state. State is the things the content management system knows about, including the content and its organization, and user data. There are many different types of database, but WordPress uses one of the most popular open source SQL-based databases, MySQL. SQL is […]

Chassis Is A GUI Tool For Creating WordPress Development Environments

Setting up local WordPress development environments is an everyday task for WordPress professionals. Local development environments, which include WordPress and the full stack of software it needs to run, let WordPress pros work on sites without having to deal with the latencies and complications of working on remote staging or development installations. Local development environments […]

Customer Spotlight: Love and Lavender

Talk to anyone starting a blog and I bet most people have a dream that their blog turns into a business. And they hope their business will allow them to work anywhere and live all over the world. The lucky few are the ones that get to make it work. To own a thriving business […]