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February 18, 2015

Four Plugins WordPress Developers Should Be Using

There’s nothing developers like more than scratching their own itches. Some of the best software — including WordPress itself — is the result of a developer solving their own problem and making the solution public. So, as you might expect, WordPress developers have created plenty of plugins that help other developers. WordPress isn’t the easiest […]

February 11, 2015

Top Three Security Plugins For Your WordPress Site

One of the most common tasks our Heroic Support® technicians do for our customers is to help ensure their WordPress website is properly secured. There are many WordPress security plugins that can help with this task, but the options can be overwhelming. When it comes to finding the ideal security plugin for your WordPress site, […]

January 14, 2015

Breadcrumbs Are Great For WordPress SEO And UX

Back in the dark days of the web, not much thought was given to user experience. Web sites were conceived of as traditional pages with links between them and navigation was often obscure and confused. Times have changed: a great deal of thought goes into information architecture and user experience. That effort is driven primarily […]

January 07, 2015

Four Resources For Nascent WordPress Ninja

In spite of the diversification of the CMS space over the last couple of years, the enormous popularity of WordPress shows no sign of waning. It’s that popularity that makes WordPress a safe bet for anyone wanting to launch a career in web development. If you have the development chops, you can’t go far wrong […]

December 17, 2014

Why Is It So Important To Keep A WordPress Site Updated?

If you don’t update your WordPress site, it may be vulnerable to hackers. Updating a WordPress site is one of those tedious tasks that has to be done, but doesn’t usually confer any obvious benefit. Sometimes you’ll get a new feature, but most of the time, you hit the update button, the site prints out […]

November 19, 2014

WordPress Basics: How Does A Content Distribution Network Make Your Site Faster?

Performance-optimized web hosting is the single most important factor in determining site speed. Without that, your site is going to be slow no matter what other optimizations you make. Considering the importance of hosting, many site owners are left asking — why use a CDN? The fact is that good quality web hosting is a […]

November 13, 2014

Redis In-Memory Caching Substantially Improves Magento eCommerce Performance

We all know that when it comes to eCommerce, faster is better. Slow web pages cause billions of dollars in lost eCommerce revenue every year. A third of eCommerce shoppers will turn to a competitor if a store provides a poor user experience because of latency. And 44 percent of users assume that a slow […]

November 05, 2014

6 Essential WordPress Plugins For Professional Photographers

While there is no shortage of photo storage and sharing services around these days, if you’re a serious photographer who makes a living taking pictures, you’re going to need a web site to promote your business, interact with clients, and display your images. Many photographers choose WordPress for their business sites. It’s a powerful content […]

October 21, 2014

We Asked: What’s your biggest WordPress secret?

WordPress professionals work with the world’s favorite content management system every day and develop an intimate knowledge of the best way to build and manage WordPress sites. We wanted to understand how the most sophisticated WordPress users approach creating a great experience for their clients, so we asked some of our favorite WordPress professionals about […]

October 08, 2014

Three Of The Best Data Visualization Tools For WordPress

Data visualization and data journalism are becoming increasingly important to the modern media landscape. More data is available for public analysis than ever before. Data-focused journalists like Nate Silver and Ezra Klein have made a name for themselves with reporting based on hard-nosed analysis of empirical data sets. Both are in the early stages of […]