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July 25, 2019

Spring Cleaning Your WooCommerce Store For A Busy 2019

WooCommerce doesn’t require a lot of day-to-day maintenance to keep it in peak condition. But, as winter comes to a close and the dust of the busy holiday season settles, spring is the ideal moment to take stock and make sure everything is working as it should be. A little spring maintenance will help your […]

July 23, 2019

Which Ecommerce CMS Is Right For You?

Merchants have a lot of choices to make before their store even goes live; site design, customer base, and product curation, to name a few. Yet underlying these choices is another, potentially more important one: which ecommerce CMS is right for delivering on them?

July 22, 2019

Are Premium WordPress Plugins Worth The Money?

As a WordPress user, you have over 50,000 plugins at your disposal. There are plugins with modest ambitions, those that make a small change to the interface or add a useful feature. Plugins such as W3 Total Cache go further, adding a raft of related functionality. And there are plugins that transform WordPress into something […]

July 11, 2019

How To Test If Your Site’s DNS Is Working Properly

Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical component of every website or ecommerce store. If DNS doesn’t perform, a site can’t be fast. If a site is slow or unavailable, DNS is a likely candidate. In this article, we explain what DNS is, how it can affect your site, and how you can test DNS […]

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July 02, 2019

Debunking WordPress Hosting Security Myths

WordPress hosting is complex. Every WordPress site depends on a stack of software and hardware created by companies and communities with standards and values that are difficult to understand from the outside. This gives rise to misunderstandings and myths, especially where security is concerned.

July 02, 2019

Do’s and Don’ts of WooCommerce Maintenance

Maintaining a WordPress site can be tricky enough. WooCommerce maintenance is a whole different animal. Even with solid hosting providers that focus on WooCommerce hosting, it’s easy to break your shop if you don’t know what you’re doing. Think of this post as a guide on maintaining WooCommerce for the highest performance and uptime. Please […]

July 01, 2019

Drupal vs. Joomla: Choosing a CMS for Your Site

Joomla and Drupal are two competing Content Management Systems (CMS) that help site owners to build and manage their content.  Both are well-established with large and committed communities, but the guiding philosophy of each is unique.

June 27, 2019

Will The CCPA Affect Your eCommerce Business?

2018 was the year data privacy concerns went mainstream. The media focus on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook brought the importance of data privacy home to the general public. The steady drip of data leaks from prominent companies, including leaks from eCommerce stores targeted by Magecart, cemented the risks in everyone’s minds. Businesses across the world […]

June 25, 2019

Introduction to BigCommerce for WordPress, Important Concepts

BigCommerce has been an ecommerce SaaS platform for a number of years with great success. Merchants ranging from small mom-and-pop stores, to enterprise-level businesses doing millions of dollars in sales every month, depend on BigCommerce to keep their stores running securely.

June 24, 2019

Adventures in Timezones: How a Server’s Timezone Can Go Wrong

For the average American living in Chicago, being able to tell the time in New York is easy. Simply take the time in Chicago and add one hour: 10am becomes 11am.