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January 21, 2013

Give WordPress A Boost With Jetpack

One of the first decisions to be made after choosing to use WordPress is where to host it. The two major options are self-hosting or free hosting on the WordPress.com cloud hosting platform. There are advantages to both, but for a business site or a personal site that the user needs to have complete control […]

December 21, 2012

What To Look Forward To In WordPress 3.5

The last major WordPress release was nearly six months ago. It brought with it a host of improvements to the WordPress user and developer experience, including a new theme customizer and better handling of image captions. Never ones to rest on their laurels, the WordPress community is preparing for their second major update of the […]

November 27, 2012

The Microwave Minute

How do you set your microwave to one minute? For some (like the one I used to have at home) you could just press the number 1 and it would start running at one minute. I like that because I’m lazy it’s efficient. Do you press 6 – 0 or 1 – 0 – 0 […]

November 13, 2012

Event Planning With WordPress

Anyone who has organized even a simple social event like a party knows that getting everyone together in the same place at the same time takes a lot of effort. The planning and coordination of larger events like conferences, conventions, or music festivals are orders of magnitude more complex. There is an entire industry dedicated […]

November 02, 2012

Backing Up WordPress to the Cloud

There’s an often-repeated saying among system administrators that if data doesn’t exist in at least three places, then it doesn’t exist at all. Data is ephemeral, and the media we use to store it is by no means immune to corruption and degradation. For personal sites, and even more so for business sites, spreading the […]

November 01, 2012

Nexcess Announces Silver Plus Sponsorship Of MagentoLive UK

Southfield, Michigan, November 1st, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento hosting and Platinum Magento Hosting Partner, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the first MagentoLive event, which will be taking place in London this month. MagentoLive UK is the inaugural event of a new series designed to create occasions for the Magento […]

October 15, 2012

Nexcess Announces Turpentine: An Open-Source Magento Extension for Varnish

Southfield, Michigan, October 15th, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento eCommerce hosting, is proud to announce the availability of Turpentine, a free and open-source Magento extension that modifies Magento’s behavior to improve integration with the HTTP accelerator, Varnish. As part of an ongoing commitment to ever-improving Magento hosting services, Nexcess has created the […]

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October 02, 2012

Google Trusted Stores and Magento

A new extension available from Magento Connect enables Magento users to display a Google Trusted Stores badge on their site. Google Trusted Stores is a recent initiative from Google to give ecommerce stores a way to display their reliability and trustworthiness to potential customers. Google Trusted Stores places a badge onto verified websites, which will […]

September 18, 2012

How Magento Sends Email

If you use Magento, then you depend on its email functionality to send order confirmations, invoices, and shipping confirmations to your clients. Aside from technical people, many Magento users do not know how Magento sends email. While knowing how Magento sends email may not be essential to running your online store, it becomes extremely useful […]

September 06, 2012

Six Great Apps for Working With WordPress

Over the years the WordPress dashboard has improved enormously. From being a relatively frustrating experience, creating blog posts with WordPress has become very slick and straightforward. However, for many reasons, some people prefer to put their posts together offline or in an external application, or on their mobile devices and have the publication handled automatically. […]