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Recent Exploit using Fake Magento Extensions

We are publishing this post in the hope that all Magento users can utilize this information to determine if their site has been compromised and take the steps required to correct the problem. We were recently contacted by a client regarding a Common Point of Purchase Investigation that was initiated by a credit card issuer. […]

WordPress Vulnerability: Update WPtouch As Soon As Possible

We’ve discussed WPtouch before — it’s a useful plugin for easily equipping a WordPress site with a mobile theme and touch functionality. It was recently reported by the folks over at Sucuri that the plugin contains a vulnerability that could be exploited by users without administrative privileges to upload PHP files to a server. It’s […]

Creating Multilingual WordPress Sites

Even though the web is a global network, many businesses are happy to create an English-language site and leave it at that. In some cases, that’s fine. The burden of translation can be quite high, and if the market a site is addressing is fairly localized, then the ROI of internationalizing isn’t worth the effort. […]

Choosing The Right WordPress Theme For Your Site

One of the perks of using WordPress is the large number of themes. There are themes that provide just about any aesthetic or function, with many thousands of free and premium themes available from the official repositories, theme marketplaces like ThemeForest, and direct from developers like Elmastudio — one of my personal favorites. But, not […]

10 WordPress Plugin Favorites

Plugins are a great addition to creating the best website possible. After much research and tests run, we bring to you, a list of WordPress plugin favorites. Not only have these plugins made the list due to their popularity, but also because they are great alternatives to an expensive or failing plugin. Take a look […]

Using WordPress As A Crowdfunding Platform

Over the last few years, crowdfunding has taken off in a big way. In 2011, a total of $1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding. In 2012, that number increased to $2.7 billion. The most successful crowdfunding projects raise many millions of dollars, with prominent examples being Star Citizen, a video game that raised over $44 […]

WordPress Security: Removing a Username From Permalinks

WordPress security tip: Try a Google search for your WordPress admin username followed by your site name…it is very likely that you will find your username is defined in the permalink structure of your posts, and if so, I guarantee your username is indexed in Google’s search results. By default WordPress defines your author url […]

How To Get Help From WordPress Plugin Developers (And How Not To)

If you’re a WordPress user, the chances are that you’ll have to interact with plugin developers at some point. It can be frustrating and anxiety-inducing when a plugin goes awry, especially if it has a significant impact on your site’s functionality or even stops it working altogether. On many occasions, I’ve seen WordPress users vent […]

Maximizing Magento Performance [Infographic]

As the original Magento web hosting provider, nobody knows how to make a Magento storefront perform quite like Nexcess. The following infographic is a distilled version of our popular white paper: Best Practices for Optimum Magento Performance, which details how to improve Magento performance by 1,300% or greater. We invite you to share and reblog […]