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May 20, 2015

Backing Up Your WordPress Database The Right Way

One of the most heartbreaking experiences I’ve had when advising people about WordPress was with a friend of mine who had spent weeks setting up her site, writing content, and posting images, only to lose everything just as she was about to launch because she mistyped a command on her VPS’s command line. Of course, […]

May 15, 2015

Adding JavaScript To Your WordPress Site The Right Way

If you have a basic familiarity with web development, you’ll know that if you want to add a JavaScript or JQuery script to your site, the best way is to insert the < script > tags into the head section of the pages (or at the bottom of the body section, in some cases). The […]

May 13, 2015

The Secret Of High-Converting Calls To Action

Calls to action are the pointy end of the conversion optimization process. They’re the make or break element that can mean the difference between a sale or signup and a “maybe not.” Your website is a machine for creating sales and conversions. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blog, a eCommerce store, or a lead […]

May 08, 2015

CoSchedule: A Closer Look At WordPress Editorial Workflow Management

The best thing I ever did for my blogging career was to start using an editorial calendar. Before that, I had notes everywhere, most of which ended up going nowhere; I didn’t maintain a consistent publishing schedule; and I’d frequently sit down at the beginning of every day with no idea what I was going […]

May 07, 2015

Magento Imagine 2015 Slide Decks Are Online

Another Magento Imagine has come and gone, but the excitement surrounding Magento 2 will last all year. We were honored to have the opportunity to once again be a presenting sponsor at the greatest eCommerce conference around. The entire Nexcess team was in esteemed company among so many talented and knowledgeable members of the Magento community in Las […]

May 01, 2015

ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress: Which Is Right For Your Site?

There is no shortage of powerful content management systems, many of which are capable of being used to build any type of site you can imagine. That does not, however, mean that every content management is the best fit for every site. I’d like to take a look at two content management systems in particular: […]

April 29, 2015

Bring WordPress and Git Together With Revisr

Outside of the WordPress world, it’s common to use Git to manage a site’s version control. Of course, many theme and plugin developers use Git to manage their source files, but until fairly recently it’s been difficult to put a copy of a site — database and all — into a git repository. If you’re […]

April 27, 2015

Magento Shoplift Vulnerability – Download Patch Now

A patch has been released to fix a remote code execution vulnerability in both Magento Enterprise and Community Editions. In February, Check Point researchers announced that they released details of the critical RCE (remote code execution) vulnerability in the Magento platform. Checkpoint originally found this exploit back in February and contacted Magento privately regarding the […]

April 24, 2015

Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

For a small blog with only one writer, workflows are generally straightforward: write, proofread, publish. I often suggest that one-person blogs take advantage of an editorial calendar, but beyond that there isn’t much need for more advanced workflow management tools. The situation is entirely different for blogs with multiple writers and editors dealing with a […]

April 22, 2015

Complying With EU Cookie Laws In Magento

Cookies are an essential part of the modern web. Without them we’d be unable to provide the interactive sites and web applications that modern users of the web have come to expect. The web was designed to be stateless — no information about a session was carried between page loads. Cookies are the thread that […]