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December 20, 2017

What Does rel=noopener Do In WordPress Posts

With the release of WordPress 4.7.4, there was a change to the way links are created in WordPress posts and pages. If you flip over to the “text” view in the WordPress editor, you’ll see that links you’ve told to open in a new tab are now tagged with rel=“noopener”. Many WordPress users have wondered […]

December 19, 2017

Eight Reasons Your New WordPress Site Isn't Ranking In Google

You launch a new business website and write a few pages of content, publish a handful of blog articles, and share content on Facebook and Twitter. But after a few months, your site is nowhere to be seen in Google search results. What’s the problem? There are many reasons a new site might fail to […]

December 15, 2017

WordPress MacOS Editor MarsEdit Gets A Major New Release

Five years ago, we wrote a roundup of third-party iOS and Mac applications for writing and publishing WordPress articles. At the top of the list was MarsEdit, a MacOS blog editor that supports a number of different blogging platforms, including WordPress. This month, MarsEdit’s developers, Red Sweater, released MarsEdit 4.0, a comprehensive update with new […]

December 14, 2017

Looking for Fast WordPress Themes? Here's Three!

The tortoise may have beaten the hare in a foot race, but it wouldn’t last long in the world of web development. Speed is the name of the game in today’s digital industries; not only do users expect sites to load quickly (and bounce if they don’t), but loading speeds also factor into Google search […]

December 13, 2017

Sell Products Using Amazon and WooCommerce

I am not naive to the fact that WooCommerce is not the only solution for selling products online. One of the largest in the world, Amazon, is a big powerhouse. Instead of looking at Amazon as the impossible competition, why don’t you just view them as yet another partner who will help you on your […]

December 12, 2017

How Does Memcached Make WordPress Hosting Faster?

Our WordPress hosting platform incorporates many performance optimizations that guarantee content is delivered to your WordPress site’s visitors as quickly as possible. Among them is the Memcached instance we include with all shared and dedicated WordPress accounts. I’d like to take a look at what Memcached is and how it works to make your site […]

December 11, 2017

What Is WooCommerce?

So you’ve decided to launch a new eCommerce store. One of the first decisions facing you is which eCommerce platform to base your store on. There are many excellent eCommerce applications to choose from, including Magento, Craft Commerce, and WooCommerce, among others. Before making a choice, you should understand what the options are and how […]

December 11, 2017

The Differences I Found in Magento and WooCommerce

Recently, I was given a pretty fun task by my boss, Chris Lema. He asked me to take a dive into several different eCommerce platforms and report my findings. I already talked about my experiment with Shopify and WooCommerce. I had only one guideline. Only take 2 hours building each store and see how far […]

December 08, 2017

OpenVPN Helps To Keep Your Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers Safe

When a user connects to your Magento store, they connect over HTTPS, a secure protocol that uses an SSL certificate to encrypt data sent between the shopper’s browser and the server that hosts the store. Without HTTPS, it is possible for a third-party to intercept the data, putting the shopper and the store at risk. […]

December 07, 2017

WordPress Basics: How Do Visitors Find Content On Your WordPress Blog?

When used as a blog, WordPress’s home page shows a reverse chronological (most recent first) list of articles. Readers scroll through the list, clicking on posts they find interesting. But WordPress also has several other ways for users to find posts. Understanding how they work will help you provide a better experience and increase the […]