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May 07, 2015

Magento Imagine 2015 Slide Decks Are Online

Another Magento Imagine has come and gone, but the excitement surrounding Magento 2 will last all year. We were honored to have the opportunity to once again be a presenting sponsor at the greatest eCommerce conference around. The entire Nexcess team was in esteemed company among so many talented and knowledgeable members of the Magento community in Las […]

May 01, 2015

ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress: Which Is Right For Your Site?

There is no shortage of powerful content management systems, many of which are capable of being used to build any type of site you can imagine. That does not, however, mean that every content management is the best fit for every site. I’d like to take a look at two content management systems in particular: […]

April 29, 2015

Bring WordPress and Git Together With Revisr

Outside of the WordPress world, it’s common to use Git to manage a site’s version control. Of course, many theme and plugin developers use Git to manage their source files, but until fairly recently it’s been difficult to put a copy of a site — database and all — into a git repository. If you’re […]

April 27, 2015

Magento Shoplift Vulnerability – Download Patch Now

A patch has been released to fix a remote code execution vulnerability in both Magento Enterprise and Community Editions. In February, Check Point researchers announced that they released details of the critical RCE (remote code execution) vulnerability in the Magento platform. Checkpoint originally found this exploit back in February and contacted Magento privately regarding the […]

April 24, 2015

Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

For a small blog with only one writer, workflows are generally straightforward: write, proofread, publish. I often suggest that one-person blogs take advantage of an editorial calendar, but beyond that there isn’t much need for more advanced workflow management tools. The situation is entirely different for blogs with multiple writers and editors dealing with a […]

April 22, 2015

Complying With EU Cookie Laws In Magento

Cookies are an essential part of the modern web. Without them we’d be unable to provide the interactive sites and web applications that modern users of the web have come to expect. The web was designed to be stateless — no information about a session was carried between page loads. Cookies are the thread that […]

April 21, 2015

We’ve Brought Two-Factor Authentication To Magento!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve brought two-factor authentication to Magento in partnership with Magento development agency Human Element. This new plugin, named Sentry, will allow Magento retailers a solution for secured, two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication offers enormously enhanced security for Magento eCommerce stores. Passwords alone have never been a great way to handle secure […]

April 20, 2015

Three Plugins That Improve The WordPress Writing Experience

Once upon a time, I used to refuse point blank to write using the WordPress editor. I’d been burnt too many times by refreshing tabs and unreliable sites causing me to lose a big chunk of text, and, as a professional writer, I simply couldn’t afford to take the risk. On top of which, TinyMCE […]

April 17, 2015

How Do SEO Poisoning Attacks Impact WordPress Users?

There are many reasons a hacker might want to gain access to a WordPress site, but one that seems particularly topical at the moment is the SEO poisoning attack — a black hat SEO technique to improve the search ranking of sites associated with the attacker or to use a site’s existing search engine optimization […]

April 15, 2015

Monetizing A WordPress Site With Memberships

There are many different ways to make money from a successful publishing venture, but the two most popular are advertising and subscriptions. Of these, advertising is by far the most popular. Web users expect to get content for free, which makes it difficult for publishers and writers to convince them to pay. Advertising is a […]