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October 06, 2015

Meet Magento New York 2015 Recap

We were delighted to attend the 2nd annual Meet Magento New York, produced by our good friends (and partners) Interactiv4. This two day event is always a great place to meet partners, merchants and developers – so we’re always excited to sponsor and attend! I also greatly enjoyed working closely with our sales team and […]

October 01, 2015

The Physical Web Could Bring The Internet Of Things To eCommerce Web Apps

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest recent developments in retail, especially for retail businesses that have both a physical and an online presence. For those who aren’t familiar, in this context, the Internet of Things refers to technology that enables retailers to use internet-connected smart devices to interact with shoppers’ mobile devices. […]

September 29, 2015

Storyform Brings Beautiful Magazine Layouts To WordPress

We all know what a typical blog post looks like – pretty much exactly like what you’re looking at right now. A main column of text with a sidebar, comments at the bottom, maybe some advertising above, below, and off to the side. There are variations of course: part of WordPress’s popularity comes from the […]

September 24, 2015

Four Alternatives To Disqus Comments On WordPress

The majority of WordPress sites use either WordPress’ built-in comment system or Disqus, a cloud comment service that can be embedded into WordPress and comes with a number of useful social features. But these are far from the only options. In fact, it’s not at all clear that the traditional WordPress comment model is the […]

September 22, 2015

Building A Customer Support System With WordPress

Customer support is one of the biggest expenses of any sales or service oriented business. It’s also one of the most important, especially in an era when negative customer experiences will quickly find their way onto social media. Companies should offer an easy way for customers to contact support staff, and support staff should have […]

September 15, 2015

The Three Pillars Of SEO For WordPress Beginners

SEO can be a confusing topic for site owners, not least because of the mixed messages they hear. There are the SEO optimists who say all you need is great content and a Twitter account. Then there are the SEO professionals who make it seems as if you need degrees in statistics and marketing to […]

September 10, 2015

Magento 2 is Available Right Now

Magento 2 is Available Right Now! Basically! The Magento 2 Merchant Beta has been released and that means that it’s testing time! In spirit of the next generation of Magento being upon us, Nexcess has launched a public demo of the new Magento 2 Merchant Beta, which you can now play with online right here. […]

September 03, 2015

Three WordPress Maintenance Jobs To Keep Your Site In Top Condition

As content management systems go, WordPress is fairly low maintenance. Even the least technically inclined person can look after a WordPress site and expect that it will suffer no serious degradation — particularly if it’s not a site with huge amounts of content. But, like all complex systems, WordPress can gather cruft that will slow […]

August 28, 2015

Meet Magento Vietnam 2015 recap

Photo: Meet Magento 2016 – Hanoi Vietnam On August 22, 2015, Nexcess participated and sponsored Meet Magento Vietnam in Hanoi. We were honored to participate in Asia’s first-ever Meet Magento event. Meet Magento Vietnam (MM15VN) played host to more than 500 community partners, local merchants, and solution partners from across the Asia-Pacific. The day-long conference […]

August 27, 2015

Is A Passive Income WordPress Site A Realistic Goal?

Here’s the dream scenario. You have a hobby about which you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You suspect there’s an audience of like minded hobbyists interested in what you have to say on the subject. You start a blog. Hosting is inexpensive, social media promotion offers enormous reach. You write and publish a couple of dozen […]