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July 27, 2017

Three WordPress Theme Red Flags You Should Know About

One of the WordPress ecosystem’s most attractive features is its endless variety of themes. Thousands of developers have created tens of thousands of themes, many of them free. There’s almost certainly a theme in the official repository or premium marketplaces to suit any style or functional requirement. For the most part, that’s a good thing, […]

July 26, 2017

4 Plugins To Turn A WordPress Site Into A Powerful Education Platform

When we think about WordPress, it usually brings to mind business sites, portfolios, and blogs, but as a fully fledged content management system, WordPress is flexible enough to be put to all sorts of different uses, including as a powerful educational tool. With the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, not to mention the explosion […]

July 18, 2017

WordPress’s Gutenberg Editor Is Now Available As A Plugin

Following several months of development, WordPress’s forthcoming new editor — named Gutenberg for the inventor of the printing press — is available as a plugin. The plugin is still being developed and is nowhere near finished. WordPress hosting clients should not install Gutenberg on their production sites, because it’s likely to break things. That said, […]

July 13, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Kim Doyal

One of the things I love the very most about running an online business are the possibilities. You can basically dream up any idea and turn it into a business. A real money making business all on the internet. What is more difficult to accomplish is taking a business that is providing your living and […]

July 13, 2017

The Magento Marketplace Helps eCommerce Merchants Find Best-In-Class Magento Themes And Extensions

The Magento ecosystem includes a rich collection of extensions and themes that empower eCommerce merchants to shape the retail and shopper experience. Thousands of developers contribute to that ecosystem, but it can be difficult for retailers to figure out which extensions are right for them, which are coded to a high standard, and which may […]

July 11, 2017

Five Front-End Optimizations For A Faster Magento Store

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, not to mention Christmas. eCommerce merchants all over world are battening down the hatches in preparation for the busiest and most profitable shopping season of the year. To make the most of the Holiday Season, retailers should take a careful look at their store’s performance. Harried shoppers […]

June 29, 2017

Customer Spotlight: The Travel Yogi

Imagine you are on a trip of a lifetime, maybe a safari in Kenya where you are guided along in a private vehicle while exploring an elephant orphanage. Island hopping in the Galapagos, swimming with turtles, spotting iguanas and blue-footed boobies (yes, they really exist). Or even meandering through the countryside of France sampling local […]

June 29, 2017

WordPress Health Checks: Keeping Your WordPress Site In Shape

WordPress sites constantly evolve as new content is published, new pages are created, and plugins and themes are installed or removed. Most of the time, those changes are for the good and don’t cause any problems for the health of the site. But WordPress is a complicated piece of software, and, as with any complex […]

June 27, 2017

Three Reasons Your Business’ WordPress Site Needs Live Chat

Not so long ago, if we wanted to talk to a company, we’d pick up the phone. Today, many companies have retreated behind their websites. From the company’s perspective, this is a money-saving measure: phone support and sales are expensive. But it’s not just companies that have changed; millennials aren’t too fond of calling either, […]

June 21, 2017

WordPress Security Basics: What Is An SQL Injection Attack?

WordPress, along with most other content management systems, uses a database to store state. State is the things the content management system knows about, including the content and its organization, and user data. There are many different types of database, but WordPress uses one of the most popular open source SQL-based databases, MySQL. SQL is […]