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WordPress Basics: What Is A Static Front Page?

WordPress began life as a content management system focused on blogging. In the decade and a half since, it grew into a full-fledged content management system suited to any sort of site, including business sites and eCommerce stores. But WordPress still has its blog-engine DNA, and, when first installed, is configured to publish a list […]

The Hottest Trends from WordPress in 2018

The new year is here and thus we should take a minute or two to reflect on WordPress in 2018. What new features were released? What WordPress trends evolved? Which trends disappeared? 2018 has been an exciting year in the WordPress community with plenty of discussions going on, especially toward the end of the year. […]

17 Actionable Strategies to Increase Magento Sales

17 Actionable Strategies to Increase Magento Sales

The goal of every Magento store is to increase online sales, and almost every day, a new strategy for doing so seems to pop up. But keeping up to date with the latest and greatest of these can be an impossible task, especially when you’re confronted by the enormous number of options available and need […]

An Introduction to Using Gutenberg with WooCommerce

On December 6th, 2018 the controversial new editor experience for WordPress dropped and it’s called Gutenberg. While many are concerned about how it was rolled out I don’t think that anyone can deny that Gutenberg is the future of WordPress. That also means that Gutenberg is the future of WooCommerce, so let’s dive in and […]

Add Custom Fields to WooCommerce Products

How Do You Add Custom Fields to WooCommerce Products?

Depending on your business model, you might need to add custom fields to your WooCommerce products. Those could be text fields, select boxes, radio buttons, or any other type of input you can think of. You can add them so that they only show in the backend when managing your orders, or you can display […]

What Does PHP 5.6’s End-of-Life Mean For WordPress Users?

What Does PHP 5.6’s End-of-Life Mean For WordPress Users?

PHP 5.6 is the most widely used minor version of a programming language on the web. The PHP language is used on 79% of websites where the server-side language is known. PHP 5 is used on 58% of the web, and PHP 5.6 is used on around a quarter of all websites. It would not […]

Using WordPress Logs To Understand Activity On Your Site

WordPress has a fairly simple interface, but there is a lot happening beneath the surface that you don’t see. Every page load and configuration change may trigger dozens of functions which, in turn, may trigger dozens more. Most of the time, the activity is hidden and that’s a good thing: you don’t need to know […]

Five Extensions to Boost Magento Store Sales

Magento is a mature and feature-rich eCommerce application. It has everything a retailer needs to build an online store. But Magento, as richly endowed as it is, can’t be all things to all retailers. That’s why the Magento Marketplace and Magento extensions exist. They give developers the opportunity to put their own spin on essential […]