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July 14, 2015

New Magento Community Edition Security Patch Released — Immediate Patching Is Advised

Magento has made available a new patch bundle that addresses several serious security vulnerabilities. Magento CE & EE users should update immediately to ensure that their eCommerce store and its users are not put at risk. Among the vulnerabilities addressed are the potential leaking of customer information and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. The patch bundle — […]

June 30, 2015

Is Ghost a Viable WordPress Alternative?

When WordPress was first created by Matt Mullenweg, he was scratching his own itch; he wanted a simple-to-use blogging engine — and that’s what WordPress used to be. Over the years, it has grown into something much more powerful. WordPress is now a superbly feature-rich content management system with an enormous collection of extensions and […]

June 30, 2015

Top 3 WordPress Caching Plugins

One of the simplest methods of implementing caching for WordPress Hosting is through third-party plugins. Caching will speed up your site and reduce latency by temporarily storing frequently-requested data. Because repeated page requests can be slow and expensive in terms of resources, it is helpful to cache the results of those requests. Third-party caching plugins for […]

June 25, 2015

Book review: Magento Best Practices

From time to time, someone publishes a book about Magento that provides worthwhile advice for both for expert and inexperienced developers. Alessandro Ronchi recently published Magento Best Practices Handbook, an eBook providing tips and strategies understandable to anyone that already understands the fundamentals of Magento development. At 115 pages, the handbook is not long, but […]

June 23, 2015

Using Metadata To Improve WordPress Search And Social Performance

Ideally, search engines and social networks would be smart enough to look at a website and glean all of the information they need from the human-readable content on the page. In reality, they’re nowhere near intelligent enough; they can make guesses which are often pretty good, but they need a little help to understand what […]

June 16, 2015

Responsive Design Or A Mobile Site For WordPress Mobile-Friendliness?

Over the last few months we’ve seen a number of mobile watersheds: Facebook announced that almost half of its users only use Facebook on mobile; Google announced that there were more searches from mobile devices than PCs in many key markets and that it would be giving mobile-friendly sites a boost in the SERPS for […]

June 11, 2015

VersionPress Hits 1.0 And Brings Git Goodness To WordPress

WordPress has a rudimentary revision tracking system built in. It’s great when you want to recover a paragraph you delete in haste, or check exactly who made an edit to an article. But the built-in system doesn’t have a fraction of the power of version control systems that developers are used to using every day. […]

June 04, 2015

What Does The New REST API Mean For WordPress?

With what is expected to be the final release before work begins on integration into WordPress core, version 1.2 of the REST API development plugin has been announced. Like many new features planned for eventual inclusion into WordPress, the new API has been developed outside of the mainline of WordPress development, freeing its developers to […]

June 02, 2015

What Can We Expect From WordPress 4.3?

In April, WordPress 4.2 arrived, and after a short pause to mop up any outstanding bugs and security issues, work has begun in earnest on the next release, which we can expect to land in the middle of August (officially August 18th). 4.2 brought with it a number of UI improvements, especially to the plugin […]

May 28, 2015

We'll Be At IRCE To Talk About All Things Magento

The Internet Retail Conference and Exhibition is the world’s largest gathering of retailers, and we’ll be there in force to talk to eCommerce store owners, Magento professionals, and anyone else who wants to chat about building performance-optimized Magento stores. With an expected attendance of 10,000 and exhibitions from everyone who’s anyone in the eCommerce world, […]