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April 06, 2016

Alarmbell Is A New Magento Security Extension From Nexcess

Alarmbell is an open source Magento extension for monitoring and notifying users of changes to a Magento store’s admin user accounts. A Magento eCommerce site is a high-value target for online criminals. Although credit card data is usually safe even if an attacker gains access to a Magento store’s server or the Magento installation itself, […]

April 05, 2016

Contributing To WordPress If You Can’t Code

WordPress is big business, but it’s also an open source project that encourages contributions from the wider WordPress community. Any competent developer can contribute code. But what if you know nothing at all about programming and still want to help out? Many people want to give back to a community that has given so much […]

March 31, 2016

WordPress Global Translation Day: Can You Help Translate WordPress?

WordPress Global Translation Day, which aims to increase awareness and participation in the effort to make WordPress available in as many languages as possible, will take place on the April 24th 2016. WordPress is a truly global phenomenon. Tens of millions of people from all over the world rely on WordPress to communicate, to express […]

March 30, 2016

Choose WordPress Plugins With Care To Keep Your Site Safe

The plugin ecosystem is one of WordPress’ major strengths. The free repository contains plugins that meet almost any need a WordPress site owner might have, and there is a thriving market for premium plugins. Without its diverse selection of plugins, it’s doubtful that WordPress would have achieved the astonishing popularity it enjoys today, but not […]

March 29, 2016

WordAds Can Now Be Used By Self-Hosted WordPress Sites

There’s no shortage of monetization options for WordPress site owners. They range from affiliate marketing to digital sales and a lot in between, but advertising remains the single most popular way to generate money from WordPress content. AdWords is by far the most popular advertising network for self-hosted WordPress sites, but Automattic, the company behind […]

March 17, 2016

A Quick Guide To JavaScript Frameworks For WordPress Developers

JavaScript is about to enter the WordPress world in a big way. WordPress theme and plugin developers have always used JavaScript, of course — it’s an essential part of the web developer’s toolbox. But with the introduction of a JSON REST API and Matt Mullenweg’s suggestion that WordPress developers should learn Javascript (deeply), we’re likely […]

March 15, 2016

WordPress Sites With The Custom Content Type Manager Plugin May Have Been Compromised

The code repository for the Custom Content Type Manager plugin in the WordPress Plugin Repository was recently compromised by a malicious user. The plugin was modified so that it contained a backdoor that could be used by the attacker to install further malicious code, create admin users, and steal authentication credentials. This attack is a […]

March 10, 2016

Should WordPress Publishers Invest In Manual Link Building?

In spite of the many advances Google has made to its search engine algorithms in the years since Larry Page invented PageRank, inbound links are still central to the way the search giant decides how to rank pages. But all links aren’t equal, and the easiest links to get are also the least valuable — […]

March 09, 2016

How Do Server Clusters Make WordPress And Magento Websites Faster?

We host websites that range from solo blogs and small eCommerce stores to huge WordPress publications and Magento stores with stratospheric levels of traffic. We can accommodate such a diverse range of hosting requirements because of the different infrastructure configurations we offer. In this article, I’d like to discuss how we are able to host […]

March 08, 2016

Looking Forward To WordPress 4.5

Twice a year, WordPress’s developers release a beta for the upcoming version of everyone’s favorite content management system. The most recent beta landed in early March, and is ready for testing by WordPress site owners who want to get a preview of the new features and test their plugins and themes before the final release, […]