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October 12, 2020

Making Old Stogies New Again: A Magento 1 to WooCommerce Migration Story

If you were running a retail store circa 2010, chances are you had an experience like many others at the time. The Web offered a new opportunity to expand your physical store, and Magento was the best solution for the job. So you found your platform, built your strategy, asked one of your trusted employees […]

October 09, 2020

The Ultimate Magento 2 Checklist for Performance

We spend a considerable amount of time optimizing our infrastructure to make your Magento 2 store faster. After years of research and development, we’ve pulled together the ultimate 8-step Magento 2 performance checklist.

October 08, 2020

Everything You Wanted to Know About Auto Scaling

If you’ve never heard of auto scaling before you can think about it like an HOV lane on the highway. When Nexcess Auto Scaling is enabled, if our servers detect a surge of traffic, we’ll automatically open up an ‘HOV lane’ to manage the expanding traffic.

October 02, 2020

Git Hooks

Git is a powerful version control system that we’ve barely scratched the surface on over our last few posts. Today, we’re going to look at the automation power that Git can give you with Git Hooks.

September 30, 2020

Understanding WordPress Unit Testing Jargon

Today, we’re going to take another step towards writing well-tested code, by introducing you to all the jargon that gets thrown around when you talk about unit testing for WordPress.

September 28, 2020

Introduction to Unit Testing for WordPress

While you can find lots of content about unit testing PHP applications, there aren’t many people talking about unit testing specifically for WordPress. There is precious little written about where to start for developers that are ready to increase their code quality and want to learn how to add tests to their work.

September 24, 2020

Deploy WordPress with Github Actions

Automating your WordPress deployment, and taking the time to get it right, means you never accidentally overwrite the wrong files, put the wrong files in the wrong directory, or make any other of the many mistakes I’ve made moving files around in the 12 years I’ve been building sites. A day or two of time spent configuring deployment for your first time is worth saving that pain.

September 21, 2020

Passing the Torch

RBG’s persistence and attitude towards her professional mission should be a North Star for all of us. A strong sense of self, confidence that doesn’t turn into arrogance, an honest interest in helping others, a passion for learning, and an ability to grow and evolve.These are key attributes for every leader, no matter their gender.

September 18, 2020

Magecart Attacks Again: the Latest on CardBleed

Magecart attacks against Magento 1 stores won’t stop. The best kind of protection against external attacks is a mix of server side protection in the form of a WAF plus modules and patches to keep your store protected.

September 16, 2020

Adding Custom Triggers to AutomateWoo

AutomateWoo is built specifically for WooCommerce; to automate your customer interactions completely inside your WordPress admin interface. This means that it has fairly deep hooks into WooCommerce that you can leverage.