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January 04, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to SSL

By this point you surely have noticed the little padlock that appears next to a website’s address bar when browsing the web – and perhaps even gotten a security warning when that’s not configured correctly. What does it mean, why should you want it and how can you get it on your own website?

January 02, 2021

2020: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

Join us in bidding a not-so-fond farewell to a year none of us were crazy about. Goodbye, 2020.

December 24, 2020

The Psychology of New Habits

Humans like new beginnings, we like new chapters, and we like symbolism. If we start a habit on The New Year instead of Just Some Day, we’ll be more likely to follow through on our habits.

December 17, 2020

How Ethical Brands Can Leverage DoneGood for Better Visibility

For a long time, consumerism has earned a reputation as being the bane of humanity’s existence. And to a certain extent, that reputation is well deserved. But could it also be a way to drive change in the world?

December 15, 2020

Modern Deployments for Your WordPress Sites

As our applications, sites, and stores become more modernized, we should be modernizing our deployments, too. From version control to continuous delivery, a modern release process can relieve anxiety around deployments.

December 15, 2020

Nexcess Partners with Branch to Expand Automated Workflows for Managed WordPress Customers

Best-in-class continuous integration and deployment tool lets developers easily build, test and launch projects in a Git environment with no learning curve.

December 11, 2020

The Ultimate Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration Guide

Still on Magento 1? Today might be a good time to start working on a migration plan to a newer platform. In this guide, we will cover the process of migrating your data and customizations from Magento 1 to Magento 2.

December 10, 2020

What the Entrepreneurs In Your Life Really Want for the Holidays

Hold the body wash gift sets, and put that cookie tin DOWN – here are the presents the solopreneurs in your life ACTUALLY want this Christmas. A Better Chair For the traditionalists who still sit in chairs while they work, a new office chair is always sliding down the wants and needs list. Trust me […]

December 08, 2020

Adding Unit Tests to an Existing WordPress Plugin

So far we’ve done little more than introduce you to the idea of building tests for your WordPress plugins and talk about a bunch of the extra terms you need to understand to dive deeper into testing your code. Today we’re going to make it practical by grabbing one of my free plugins and adding a few unit tests to show you how to put it together.

December 03, 2020

Elasticsearch in Magento 2.4: It’s not just a good idea; it’s required

When Magento 2.4 was introduced in July 2020, Elasticsearch became a requirement. If you haven’t already upgraded, you’re going to want to take action as soon as possible to deliver the best possible experience to your customers.