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Bring Ghost’s Radically Simplified Interface To WordPress

The Ghost blogging platform was one of 2013’s major success stories. John O’Nolan set out to create a platform designed purely for blogging. Early in the year he published a mockup of what he thought the software would look like, and when, that generated substantial interest, he created a KickStarter campaign that proved to be […]

3 Simple Methods For Improving Magento Conversions

Magento is a feature-rich and powerful eCommerce platform, but from the perspective of conversion rate optimization, it can leave something to be desired. The conventional wisdom is that the harder you make it for users to carry out an action, the less likely they are to complete it. For eCommerce, that means the more steps […]

Accurate Price Intelligence Can Give Your Magento Store A Competitive Edge

Pricing is one of the most difficult problems that retailers face. Picking the right price point can mean the difference between having products fly off the shelves and having them sit unbought. If shoppers perceive products to be priced too high they may abandon a particular store altogether. If they are priced too low, store […]

7 Things Every New WordPress User Needs To Know

A new year is here, and with it comes the determination to finally get started on the business or creative endeavor that you’ve been procrastinating about throughout 2013. If you want to sell something, to write, or to be creative in any other way, you’re going to need a website to show your work to […]

Improve Your WordPress Editorial Workflows With Edit Flow

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, if brands want to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of their content marketing efforts, they should think less like traditional marketers and more like publishers. And, it’s not only blogging brands would benefit from a more publisher-like approach to the planning of content creation. To be highly […]

6 Plugins To Bring Christmas Spirit To Your WordPress Site

Christmas is on the way, and that means sites all over the web will be cutesifying themselves in an attempt to catch some of the season’s goodwill. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the sledging Santas and falling snow that is soon going to adorn my favorite sites. On the one hand, for […]

New Magento Vulnerability Targets WYSIWYG Editor: Patch Details Here

A patch has been released to fix a remote code vulnerability in some versions of Magento. The recently discovered remote code execution vulnerability may allow an attacker with administrative privileges to delete files and folders from a Magento installation through an exploit in the WYSIWYG editor. Magento Enterprise Edition stores from versions 1.6.0.0 through to […]

Make Money From Your WordPress Site With A Paywall

There are two basic strategies for monetizing content. Publishers can either generate revenue by charging for ads placed next to their content, selling the reader’s attention to advertisers. Or, they can skip the middleman and ask their readers to pay directly. In the modern online ecosystem, people generally expect content to be “free” from their […]

Upgrading to Magento 1.8.0.0

Magento Community Edition version 1.8.0.0 was released on September 25, 2013. Its highlights, as listed in the release notes, include: Major overhaul of tax calculation formulas, correction of rounding errors, and additional assistance with configuration. Optimized cache adapters for single-server systems. Upgraded Redis cache adapters for multi-server systems. (To set up and use Redis with […]

Writing Your NaNoWriMo Novel On WordPress

As a guy who does a lot of writing, I’m constantly aware of my predilection for procrastination (and alliteration). If I can put off writing something, I will. It’s not because I don’t love writing; it’s just that putting a dent into a blank page can be a significant psychological barrier (can a nonexistent dent […]