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November 03, 2015

Magento DIY book review

Earlier this month, Viktor and our colleagues from Firebear studio published Magento DIY. The book uses easily understood language to illustrate how to build a Magento store from scratch. The short version: we love this book so much that we’re giving away ten free digital copies. To register, share this blog post with the hashtag […]

October 29, 2015

Magento Security Advisory: Patch Bundle SUPEE-6788 Includes Fixes For Multiple Vulnerabilities

The SUPEE-6788 patch for Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise Edition includes fixes for potential SQL injection, remote code execution, and cross site scripting vulnerabilities. On 27th October, Magento released the SUPEE-6788 bundle of patches, which can be downloaded here. The bundle includes patches for a number of critical vulnerabilities. Magento users running versions of […]

October 29, 2015

WordPress Basics: Why Does Your WordPress Site Need A Sitemap?

To the outside world, your WordPress website looks like a collection of files on a server. Each file is a web page represented by a URL. Web users move from page to page through links within your site and from other sites. The link is the only way web clients — including browsers and software […]

October 27, 2015

Four Steps To An Improved WordPress UX

When first installed with its default theme, WordPress offers an excellent user experience. In many cases, it doesn’t last for long. Because it’s so easy to add new features, pages, and content, there’s no barrier to introducing complexity and confusion. That’s partly why mature WordPress sites can be difficult to navigate and why it can […]

October 22, 2015

The WordPress Rest API Will Be (Partially) Included In WordPress 4.4

It’s been a long time coming, but with this commit it seems we’re nearing the end of a journey that will give WordPress an API appropriate to the modern Internet. If all goes well, I expect to see the partial API released along with WordPress 4.4. WordPress is hugely popular, but its lack of a […]

October 20, 2015

WordPress Users Should Update The Akismet Plugin To Avoid Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

WordPress site owners who use the Akismet comment spam filtering plugin should update to version 3.1.5 of the plugin as soon as possible. Older versions of the plugin are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could put WordPress sites and users at risk of compromise. Sites with automatic updates activated should already be running […]

October 20, 2015

Magento guruincsite Security Issue

There is a possible new Magento security issue that has been impacting a number of Magento based sites. The sites in question are being blacklisted by Google as a result of malicious code that is being injected into the Magento database and ends up being displayed and executed by visitors in the footer of the […]

October 15, 2015

Six Must-Have Chrome Plugins For WordPress Users

If you’re a WordPress publisher or writer, your browser is how you interact with your site; it’s where content is researched, drafted, edited, proofed, and published. If you spend a large proportion of your working day inside a web browser interacting with WordPress, it makes sense to customize the browser so that it’s capable of […]

October 09, 2015

Magento Security Vulnerabilities Announced

Last night Magento informed users in an email that sites using Nginx and the Magmi data import tool are at risk. With this news, we’d like to quickly inform Nexcess hosting clients that they are not vulnerable to the exploits mentioned in this email. Here’s a closer look at the two vulnerabilities.

October 09, 2015

Meet Magento Brazil 2015 Recap

On October 5, Nexcess assisted and sponsored Meet Magento Brazil, one of the largest Magento events in South America. Our Sales and Community Development Teams connected with local merchants and developers eager to learn about our trajectory into the Brazilian market. Carlos Hix, Director of GHX Consulting, opened the day by speaking on the current […]