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March 26, 2018

Choosing The Right Hosting Solution For Your eCommerce Website

A functional eCommerce store is made up of two components: a feature-rich eCommerce application and a fast, scalable hosting solution. Once you have settled on an eCommerce application for your online retail store, it’s time to decide on a hosting solution. Hosting provides the bandwidth, storage, compute, and database resources an eCommerce store needs.

March 23, 2018

eCommerce 101: Why You Need An eCommerce Website

eCommerce is the future of retail, but what will the eCommerce store of the future look like? Will eCommerce businesses sell their products via third-party channels like eBay or Amazon, or will they invest in an eCommerce website they control? Will eCommerce apps take the place of traditional eCommerce stores on the web platform?

March 20, 2018

Create a Successful Lead Inquiry Form for WordPress Projects

When I began using WordPress, one of the first things I added to the website for my design company was a simple contact form with only three fields: name, email, and message. At the time, it was pretty amazing to be able to give others a way to get in touch with me without using […]

March 19, 2018

Simplify Shipping in WooCommerce with ShipStation

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with customers lately who are moving over to our new Managed WooCommerce Hosting, and most of them have asked about how to simplify shipping. After fielding that question for the sixth time this week, I decided it was time to write about shipping in WooCommerce using ShipStation. There […]

March 13, 2018

Take Control Of Your WordPress Writing Experience With These Applications

WordPress’s builtin editor has improved enormously in recent versions: it’s a genuine pleasure to write in WordPress, which is not something I’d have been able to say with a straight face a few years ago. But, as someone who spends most of my day writing, I prefer to use a text editor native to my […]

March 07, 2018

Using Docker to Build Local WordPress Development Environments

Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]

March 07, 2018

Magento Releases Important Security Fixes And Feature Enhancements

Towards the end of last month, Magento released a number of updates that contain patches for security vulnerabilities in Magento 2. Magento eCommerce merchants should install the security updates at their earliest convenience. The patches fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and remote code execution vulnerabilities that could be used by an attacker steal sensitive data or […]

March 06, 2018

How to Provide Secure Access to Your WordPress Site

WordPress site owners sometimes need to give a third-party access to their site. Once a site grows beyond a certain size, it’s impossible for one person to do all the work, even if they have the necessary skills. Bringing a professional on-board is a smart move. But giving someone that don’t know well access to […]

March 05, 2018

Is Your WordPress Site As Secure As You Think?

WordPress is — as content management systems go — very secure. It’s the most targeted web application in the world, but it’s also the best protected. It is in the interest of many thousands of developers and users to seek and destroy any vulnerabilities that may find their way into the code of WordPress Core, […]

February 28, 2018

What is Managed WooCommerce Hosting?

What is WooCommerce? How does it work? WooCommerce is an eCommerce plugin that helps people create stores online. It runs on top of WordPress – so you need a WordPress site to run WooCommerce on. The good news is that both WordPress and WooCommerce are free and open source – which means they’re great options […]