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April 15, 2015

Monetizing A WordPress Site With Memberships

There are many different ways to make money from a successful publishing venture, but the two most popular are advertising and subscriptions. Of these, advertising is by far the most popular. Web users expect to get content for free, which makes it difficult for publishers and writers to convince them to pay. Advertising is a […]

April 13, 2015

eCommerce Drop Shipping With Magento

Setting up an eCommerce store often requires significant capital investment for stock and warehouse space. That poses a barrier to entry for many who would like to start a small eCommerce business. Drop shipping is an alternative to the traditional eCommerce process where retailers purchase their products from a wholesaler and then sell items from […]

April 10, 2015

White Labeling WordPress For Cohesive Branding And Improved User Experience

Most WordPress users don’t care about WordPress. The name of the content management system, the majority of its functionality, its community, and the underlying framework don’t matter one whit to them. They care deeply about publishing content, about making sales, about generating leads — WordPress is just the tool they use achieve those goals. The […]

April 09, 2015

Four Powerful WordPress Theme Frameworks You Should Know About

If you have some development experience and you want to create a unique WordPress site, a theme framework is often the best way to go. When you buy a theme from a theme marketplace or download one from a free theme repository, many design decisions are made for you. Frameworks offer more opportunity to make […]

April 07, 2015

It's Crunch Time For Mobile-Friendly Design And SEO

For the last decade, the proportion of mobile web users and shoppers has been gradually increasing. Originally the preserve of those who could afford high-end smart phones, mobile internet use has become a commonplace. The majority of consumers in the western world — and many in developing nations — own at least one mobile device […]

April 01, 2015

WordPress 4.2 Beta Now Ready For Testing

Every four months, regular as (slightly creaky) clockwork, the WordPress developers produce a new release. The first release of the year traditionally lands some time in April, and this year, all being well, will be no different. But before WordPress 4.2 hits the servers next month, the developers need a bit of help ironing out […]

March 18, 2015

WordPress Releases Security White Paper

Like all popular software, WordPress is in a bit of a bind. It’s popular because it’s widely recognized as the best content management system by a large number of sites and users, but that popularity comes at a price. Online criminals know that if they can find an exploit in WordPress, they can access millions […]

March 17, 2015

Nexcess Will Soon Be Introducing Magento 2.0 Hosting

With the news that the Magento 2 developer beta had been released, we got to work testing it for addition to our high-performance Magento hosting platform. We’re happy to announce that in the very near future, we’ll be adding Magento 2.0 to our eCommerce hosting plans. It’s been a long time coming, but once you […]

February 25, 2015

Top 4 eCommerce Plugins For WordPress

Over the holidays we shared a few eCommerce security and performance tips for our customers, but we’ve yet to delve into the process of actually setting up an eCommerce site. Many of our customers utilize WordPress Hosting for their websites, which is also a great option for eCommerce sites. WordPress offers small and medium-sized businesses […]

February 18, 2015

Top Four WordPress Security Tips You Need To Follow

When it comes to operating your business with WordPress Hosting, security is the most important consideration. WordPress sites are among the most targeted by attackers due to relatively common vulnerabilities that are easily secured with a small amount of effort. In a sample size of 4,322 WordPress websites hosted on Nexcess’ network, we blocked and […]