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December 06, 2017

The Differences in Shopify and WooCommerce

My boss, Chris Lema, decided it would be a fun project for me to set up websites on different eCommerce platforms and then compare them from my perspective. That is an everyday normal end user. I am not a designer, I am not a developer and I don’t have extensive knowledge building sites. I do however, […]

December 05, 2017

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

Since it was founded 12 years ago, Etsy has grown into the leading marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Thousands of creatives and makers have built businesses on Etsy. But there’s a risk in relying exclusively on Etsy to market and sell products, a risk that’s common to all platforms of its type. You don’t […]

December 04, 2017

3 Ways to Monetize Your WordPress Site

How to Monetize Your Audience If you’re like many WordPress site owners, your journey began with a real passion for something. Whatever that passion was, you probably looked for great online content to satisfy your need to learn more about this subject and to help you connect with others who shared your passion. Chances are […]

December 04, 2017

SEO-Friendly WordPress Themes: What Makes A Theme SEO Friendly?

WordPress themes can make a big difference to the search engine optimization of a WordPress site. For the most part, any well-written theme is SEO-friendly, including the majority of free themes. In fact, some of the best-selling premium themes aren’t so great for SEO because they’re overloaded with features and offer poor performance. Choosing a […]

December 01, 2017

Eight Exceptional WooCommerce Extensions For Your New eCommerce Store

We recently introduced WooCommerce hosting to our range of performance-optimized eCommerce hosting plans. WooCommerce is the perfect eCommerce platform for retailers familiar with WordPress or who want to take advantage of the simplicity and power of one of the most popular online retail solutions in the world. Just like WordPress, WooCommerce benefits from a large […]

November 30, 2017

Two High Performing Themes for WooCommerce

When starting your WooCommerce store it is important for speed and optimization to choose the correct theme. Having a high performing theme will make sure that your store loads quickly for your customers. I spoke with one of my team member’s who is in my estimation a WooCommerce expert, Luke Cavanagh. He says there are […]

November 29, 2017

What's Wrong With Security By Obscurity For WordPress?

We instinctively hide the things we find valuable. It makes sense: if thieves and other bad actors can’t find our valuables, how can they take them? In the digital age, we act on the same instinct. A common security precaution taken by WordPress site owners is to move the login page to a different location; […]

November 28, 2017

13 Magento Experts Share Their Most Valuable Tips

We’re happy to announce the publication of our newest Magento ebook. We asked some of the leading retailers in the Magento community how they build and manage successful Magento stores, and we’ve collected the best answers together in 13 Magento Experts Share Their Most Valuable Tips. Our mission is to make Magento accessible to as […]

November 27, 2017

Upgrading To Magento 2: Do Retailers Need To Switch From Magento 1?

Magento 2 was released almost two years ago and we’ve offered Magento 2 hosting since day one. But many Magento eCommerce retailers have a long history with Magento 1 and aren’t eager to switch, although the process of upgrading isn’t onerous. I’d like to take a look at some of the reasons retailers should consider […]

November 24, 2017

Learning Magento: Six Of The Best Magento Educational Resources

As eCommerce platforms go, Magento isn’t challenging to get to grips with, but there is a learning curve. In this article, I’ve collected some of the best Magento educational resources. Each of them has helped me in the past, so hopefully you’ll find them useful too. Magento U If you are looking for an in-depth […]