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July 11, 2018

How to Understand WordPress Gutenberg: Beyond an Editor

Gutenberg is a new visual editor rolling out to WordPress. But to truly understand WordPress Gutenberg, you need to know it’s also a lot more than that. WordPress Gutenberg is a block-based layout engine. But more than making things look pretty, Gutenberg really opens the door for new possibilities in WordPress. Wix and SquareSpace and […]

July 06, 2018

WooCommerce Payment Gateways: Choosing the Right One for Your Online Store

Online store owners spend hours meticulously tinkering and tweaking their ecommerce site’s look and design, yet give less consideration to how their customers will actually pay for their products and services. Given that 12 percent of customers will abandon their cart if the checkout process is too complicated, choosing the wrong payment gateway can hurt […]

July 05, 2018

WooCommerce Security: How Secure Is Your Customer’s Data?

For online store owners, cybersecurity is mission critical. Today, you’re not just selling products and services, you’re selling a secure shopping experience. When customers don’t trust you enough to enter their payment information, you get high rates of shopping cart abandonment. But cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving and getting more sophisticated. Now, hackers use so-called […]

July 03, 2018

What Are Data Center Tiers Explained

In the world of data centers, reliability is one of the most important factors. The more reliable you are, the more likely clients are going to want to use you. After all, who wants a data center that isn’t online? Luckily, The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published a standard for data centers defining four levels […]

June 29, 2018

WordPress Plugins: Getting Started with WPPB Boilerplate

As WordPress developers, we have the responsibility to build plugins that benefit our users not just by the functionality our plugins add. Our plugins also should avoid loading unnecessary resources, shouldn’t slow down the backend and should be easy to use, like the WPPB boilerplate plugin. Remember, the WordPress ecosystem breeds on open-source code and […]

June 27, 2018

Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting Scope of Support

Nexcess offers numerous ways to reach out for support, ranging from chats, to tickets or phone calls. We have support technicians who know WordPress and WooCommerce. But we have more than that – we have the Most Helpful Humans in Hosting to advise and consult on any WordPress or WooCommerce needs you might have. Support […]

June 26, 2018

5 Ways Managed WooCommerce Hosting Increases Revenue and Makes You Profitable

Slow performance, down times, upgrades, migration, server changes. No, these aren’t Jeopardy categories for the “IT Tournament of Champions”. They’re just a few of the many technical issues and sources of frustration from running an eCommerce website that lead to decreased revenue. Aside from costing you time and peace of mind, all these backend problems […]

June 25, 2018

What is WooCommerce? How It Works and 10 Reasons to Choose WooCommerce

Used on about 2.3 million eCommerce stores around the world, WooCommerce is particularly friendly to new eCommerce merchants because it combines ease of use with incredible power, flexibility, and features.

June 25, 2018

Technical SEO: How to Increase Traffic to your WordPress Site

When you are building your eCommerce business and want to invest in organic traffic through search engine optimization as a growth and marketing channel, the strategies might seem overwhelming. Luckily, SEO at its core is not complicated. If you build on a platform that already takes SEO best practices into account, you can focus on […]

June 21, 2018

WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

All dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we […]