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December 25, 2018

WordPress Basics: The Htaccess File

Many new site owners find themselves asking a common question: where is the .htaccess file in WordPress sites? Before we get there, let’s zoom out to give some context.  WordPress relies on several open-source applications, including the PHP interpreter, the MySQL database, and the Apache web server. Apache’s role is to pass requests to WordPress […]

December 24, 2018

Hobbies That Make Money: How to Tell If Your Hobby Can Be Profitable

We pick up hobbies for a lot of reasons. Sometimes it’s passion, sometimes it’s catharsis, and sometimes it’s just for the sake of passing the time. No matter why you picked up your hobby, you’ve probably had that one fleeting thought: “I wonder if I could make some money from this?” If you’re into a […]

December 19, 2018

4 Ways to Optimize the Buyer’s Journey

Today’s buyer has access to an incredible amount of information. They are able to create a clear picture of the product they are looking to purchase by leveraging information from search engines, social media, and word of mouth.  As a merchant, this changing information landscape gives you access to multiple channels through which you can access […]

December 17, 2018

What’s New In WooCommerce 3.5?

Towards the end of last month, WooCommerce 3.5 was released with new features for users and developers. As a minor release, WooCommerce 3.5 is compatible with sites running WooCommerce 3.0 or greater. There should be no plugin or theme incompatibility problems, but it’s always better to test before upgrading your live site. Nexcess Cloud users […]

December 14, 2018

The Only FAQ Template You Need is in This Blog Post

Imagine this scenario: You’re shopping for wireless headphones on an eCommerce website. You have some general questions. So, you head over to the site’s FAQ where you find out that algorithms called audio codecs help determine sound quality in headphones. There’s a link in the FAQ to one of the site’s blog articles where you […]

December 13, 2018

What's New In WordPress 5.0?

WordPress 5.0 has been released, and for many site owners, the question of whether it’s worth upgrading is towards the top of their list. While we’re not going to force you to make a decision – our hosting solutions give you the option of when you want to upgrade your CMS – we are going […]

December 11, 2018

Cloud Migration: A Step-By-Step Guide To Moving Your Site To The Cloud

If you have followed the advice outlined in the previous articles in this series on cloud migration, you are well-prepared to migrate your site to cloud hosting. The information you need has been gathered and is easily accessible. You have informed those who will be affected by the migration. You have chosen a cloud platform […]

December 10, 2018

Return Policy Template Examples for Small eCommerce Businesses

TheraSpecs is an online eyewear vendor that makes tinted sunglasses designed to relieve the effects of migraines. Recently, facing a sharp spike in return rates, the company decided to extend their 45-day free trial. “Even at 45 days, we found that customers who were on the fence were more likely to return their glasses because […]

December 07, 2018

Streamlining your WooCommerce Checkout Process to Increase Sales

The name of the game with eCommerce is making sales. Anything that gets in the way of a customer making a purchase is costing you money. Even collecting their email before they’ve made their purchase can cut your sales. Today we’re going to start by looking at ways you can streamline your checkout process so […]

December 05, 2018

Is Managed WordPress Hosting Right For Me?

It can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing a web host for your websites needs, and even more so for a site using the ever popular WordPress CMS. When terms such as ‘managed’ and ‘unmanaged’ are being used, different bullet points will fall under each category. And when comparing host to host, […]