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March 20, 2018

Create a Successful Lead Inquiry Form for WordPress Projects

Create a Successful Lead Inquiry Form for WordPress Projects

When I began using WordPress, one of the first things I added to the website for my design company was a simple contact form with only three fields: name, email, and message. At the time, it was pretty amazing to be able to give others a way to get in touch with me without using […]

March 19, 2018

Simplify Shipping in WooCommerce with ShipStation

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with customers lately who are moving over to our new Managed WooCommerce Hosting, and most of them have asked about how to simplify shipping. After fielding that question for the sixth time this week, I decided it was time to write about shipping in WooCommerce using ShipStation. There […]

March 13, 2018

Take Control Of Your WordPress Writing Experience With These Applications

WordPress’s builtin editor has improved enormously in recent versions: it’s a genuine pleasure to write in WordPress, which is not something I’d have been able to say with a straight face a few years ago. But, as someone who spends most of my day writing, I prefer to use a text editor native to my […]

March 07, 2018

Using Docker to Build Local WordPress Development Environments

Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]

March 07, 2018

Magento Releases Important Security Fixes And Feature Enhancements

Towards the end of last month, Magento released a number of updates that contain patches for security vulnerabilities in Magento 2. Magento eCommerce merchants should install the security updates at their earliest convenience. The patches fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and remote code execution vulnerabilities that could be used by an attacker steal sensitive data or […]

March 06, 2018

How to Provide Secure Access to Your WordPress Site

WordPress site owners sometimes need to give a third-party access to their site. Once a site grows beyond a certain size, it’s impossible for one person to do all the work, even if they have the necessary skills. Bringing a professional on-board is a smart move. But giving someone that don’t know well access to […]

March 05, 2018

Is Your WordPress Site As Secure As You Think?

WordPress is — as content management systems go — very secure. It’s the most targeted web application in the world, but it’s also the best protected. It is in the interest of many thousands of developers and users to seek and destroy any vulnerabilities that may find their way into the code of WordPress Core, […]

February 28, 2018

What’s the Most Important Factor in Choosing a Managed WordPress Host?

Managed WordPress hosting providers have been around for almost a decade. In that time, many companies have started offering managed WordPress hosting plans and even some of the largest hosting companies have seen the influx of this type of hosting. This gives you many different options when selecting which host you want to partner with […]

February 27, 2018

Announcing Partnership with Jilt

Announcing Partnership with Jilt, the Leader in Abandoned Cart Technology for WooCommerce, to Deliver the Industry’s First Platform Dedicated to WooCommerce Stores Nexcess, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has partnered with Jilt, the leader in abandoned cart technology for WooCommerce, to bring Jilt email automation […]

February 27, 2018

The WordPress Agency Cash Flow Challenge

Running a WordPress agency isn’t for wimps. It takes a strong person to run a services agency because unlike product companies, service companies don’t typically have recurring revenue streams like monthly subscriptions, renewal fees, and ongoing product sales. As a result, agencies often struggle to maintain a regular cash flow and get stuck in a […]