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December 10, 2015

What Does PHP 7 Mean For WordPress Users And Developers?

What Does PHP 7 Mean For WordPress Users And Developers?

PHP — the programming language behind WordPress, Magento, ExpressionEngine, and thousands of other applications — recently got its first major version bump in years. The move from PHP 4 to PHP 5 happened a decade ago, although the language has seen multiple minor version bumps in the intervening years, culminating in PHP 5.6, which was […]

December 08, 2015

Meet Magento Argentina 2015 recap

For the first time, Meet Magento landed in Argentina. The last Meet Magento event of the year took place in Buenos Aires, organized by our friends of Summa Solutions. As usual, we assisted this event, this time as bronze sponsors, and connected with the local merchants and community. The event started early in the morning […]

December 03, 2015

WordPress Basics: What Are Custom Post Types Used For?

WordPress was originally created as a blogging engine. It had posts and pages, which gave it all the flexibility it needed to support traditional blogs. To be properly regarded as a content management system, WordPress needed a more flexible way to arrange content. Custom post types were introduced way back in WordPress 3.0 and allowed […]

November 26, 2015

Multi-channel Selling With Magento

In the modern eCommerce world, it pays to offer products through multiple channels. Owning a Magento store gives retailers considerable power over promotions, sales and marketing strategies, and customer data. Selling through channels like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy gives them access to reach and network effects that would be almost impossible to build on a […]

November 17, 2015

Five Strategies To Make The Most Of Holiday Traffic On Your Magento Store

We’re close to the biggest eCommerce season of the year. According to Adobe, last year the month that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday generated eCommerce sales in excess of $32 billion. And, of course, November is closely followed by the Christmas season, which can be an even bigger revenue-generator for eCommerce retailers. To maximize […]

November 03, 2015

Magento DIY book review

Earlier this month, Viktor and our colleagues from Firebear studio published Magento DIY. The book uses easily understood language to illustrate how to build a Magento store from scratch. The short version: we love this book so much that we’re giving away ten free digital copies. To register, share this blog post with the hashtag […]

October 29, 2015

Magento Security Advisory: Patch Bundle SUPEE-6788 Includes Fixes For Multiple Vulnerabilities

The SUPEE-6788 patch for Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise Edition includes fixes for potential SQL injection, remote code execution, and cross site scripting vulnerabilities. On 27th October, Magento released the SUPEE-6788 bundle of patches, which can be downloaded here. The bundle includes patches for a number of critical vulnerabilities. Magento users running versions of […]

October 27, 2015

Four Steps To An Improved WordPress UX

When first installed with its default theme, WordPress offers an excellent user experience. In many cases, it doesn’t last for long. Because it’s so easy to add new features, pages, and content, there’s no barrier to introducing complexity and confusion. That’s partly why mature WordPress sites can be difficult to navigate and why it can […]

October 22, 2015

The WordPress Rest API Will Be (Partially) Included In WordPress 4.4

It’s been a long time coming, but with this commit it seems we’re nearing the end of a journey that will give WordPress an API appropriate to the modern Internet. If all goes well, I expect to see the partial API released along with WordPress 4.4. WordPress is hugely popular, but its lack of a […]

October 20, 2015

WordPress Users Should Update The Akismet Plugin To Avoid Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

WordPress site owners who use the Akismet comment spam filtering plugin should update to version 3.1.5 of the plugin as soon as possible. Older versions of the plugin are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could put WordPress sites and users at risk of compromise. Sites with automatic updates activated should already be running […]