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Are Comments Still Worthwhile For WordPress Bloggers?

The Internet is a wonderful place: the most advanced medium for communication of ideas and knowledge that mankind has ever created. But you wouldn’t know it if you looked at the comments section of many blogs and sites, which are full of rancorous trolling and partisan sniping. Not all of them of course, some sites […]

Magento Imagine 2014 Slide Decks are Online!

This week, Nexcess was honored to sponsor the recently completed Imagine Conference that included epic talks from Roy Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell, as well a huge number of informative presentations from talented members of the Magento community. The Nexcess team had a great time, whether enjoying Nexcess Coolers with new friends at the Monday night […]

Former Magento Lead Architect Creates Sellvana, A New eCommerce Platform

There have been numerous attempts to build the perfect eCommerce platform over the years. For many, Magento is the closest — it’s an extraordinarily powerful eCommerce application, capable of supporting everything from the smallest boutique vendor to the largest eCommerce retailer. Much of the groundwork for Magento’s success was laid by Boris Gurvich, Magento’s original […]

WordPress Is The Perfect Platform For Podcasting

Podcasting is undergoing something of a renaissance. It’s always been popular among a certain demographic, but in the last couple of years, podcasting has gained mainstream acceptance. The number of high-quality podcasts has grown. Traditional media outlets have jumped on the podcasting bandwagon. Skype and Google Hangouts have made creating video and audio podcasts with […]

TLS 1.2 and openssl 1.0.1e Frequently Asked Questions

As we’ve upgraded a lot of our servers to openssl 1.0.1e we’ve seen a handful of problems with APIs or payment gateways. The companies whose API is being used say they don’t support openssl 1.0.1e and/or TLSv1.2 is not support and the server will have to use TLSv1.0. There seems to be a lot of […]

Do We Still Need RSS Feeds On WordPress?

Do you use RSS to read content on sites you are interested in? In 2014, it might be more pertinent to ask if you know what an RSS feed is. RSS use has declined enormously over the years. It wasn’t widely used in the first place and is now even less popular. WordPress produces a […]

Aesop Gives WordPress A Medium-Like Makeover

I’m beginning to think that WordPress developers have a case of Medium envy. Every other new theme seems to take significant design cues from the blogging platform. In many ways, that a good thing. As I’ve argued before, using a platform like Medium for publishing takes control away from the writer and puts it in […]

Moving A Blog From Blogger To WordPress

Many bloggers start out with an urge to write and publish without any clear idea of their options when it comes to content management systems. They choose a platform like Blogger, which is Google’s blog platform, and it works fine for them — for a while at least. After some time they frequently find themselves […]

Write Your WordPress Posts In Evernote With Sentinote

Sentinote is a WordPress plugin that allows Evernote users to write and publish their posts and pages from within Evernote. If your writing workflows are anything like mine, you make extensive use of Evernote. It’s by far the best tool I’ve found for collecting and organizing my notes, images, links, web pages, and other research […]

Increase Engagement On Your WordPress Site With Email Newsletters

Once upon a time, the email newsletter was an essential part of any blog. Now we have many different ways of being notified of new content, particularly social networks like Twitter. But, some still prefer to have content delivered to their inbox rather than trawling through social media and RSS feeds — a surprising number […]