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May 11, 2016

Deployer Helps Integrate GitHub With The WordPress Plugin Repository

A decade ago, Subversion (SVN) was the version control tool of choice for many open source and enterprise software development projects. That’s why the WordPress.org plugin and theme repositories are based on Subversion — at the time, it was the obvious choice. But times change, and now most open source developers use Linus Torvald’s Git […]

May 10, 2016

We’re Sponsoring Meet Magento Netherlands, One Of Europe’s Leading Magento Community Events

We’re happy to announce our Platinum sponsorship of Meet Magento NL, and the attendance of several of our Magento eCommerce hosting experts, two of whom will be giving in-depth talks packed with practical information to help Magento retailers improve both the security and performance of their stores. One of our favorite parts of being an […]

May 05, 2016

If Your Magento Store Doesn't Have Social Logins, You're Losing Sales

People love shopping, but they don’t love jumping through hoops to make a purchase. Forcing users to enter reams of data into complex interfaces is a conversion rate optimization anti-pattern. However enthusiastic a shopper is to make a purchase, their enthusiasm will be dampened by complex checkout processes. A significant proportion of all shopping carts […]

April 28, 2016

It’s Time For WordPress Developers To Learn JavaScript

In 2015’s State Of The Word address, Matt Mullenweg talked about WordPress 4.4, about PHP 7, and about the growth of WordPress, but the headline message of the talk was this: JavaScript and APIs are WordPress’s future. That statement has to be taken in its proper context: WordPress isn’t abandoning PHP, and PHP will be part […]

April 20, 2016

Clef Brings No-Hassle Two-Factor Authentication To WordPress

Passwords are not a great authentication method — a point that’s been made many times, not least by me on this blog. Passwords are great in theory, but in practice, when users are asked to choose and manage strong passwords, they don’t. They choose easy-to-remember and hence easy-to-guess passwords. And they use the same password […]

April 13, 2016

Five Simple Tips for WordPress Users

An uncared for WordPress site will soldier on through the years, but it won’t provide the best service. Eventually, without intervention, something will go wrong: it will be hacked or a software bug or hardware failure will cause data to be lost. If you aren’t prepared for that eventuality, the result can be catastrophic. The […]

April 07, 2016

Six Magento Extensions For A Better eCommerce Experience

After surviving the busy holiday shopping season last November and December and now with the first quarter of 2016 in the rear-view mirror, hopefully your Magento store is still going strong. Need to fine-tune things a bit? There’s still plenty of time for renovations and enhancing stores before the 2016 holiday season arrives. Now is a […]

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 […]