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June 20, 2014

WordPress Security: Removing a Username From Permalinks

WordPress security tip: Try a Google search for your WordPress admin username followed by your site name…it is very likely that you will find your username is defined in the permalink structure of your posts, and if so, I guarantee your username is indexed in Google’s search results. By default WordPress defines your author url […]

June 19, 2014

How To Get Help From WordPress Plugin Developers (And How Not To)

If you’re a WordPress user, the chances are that you’ll have to interact with plugin developers at some point. It can be frustrating and anxiety-inducing when a plugin goes awry, especially if it has a significant impact on your site’s functionality or even stops it working altogether. On many occasions, I’ve seen WordPress users vent […]

June 13, 2014

Why Choose WordPress When There Are Free Platforms Like Tumblr Available?

It’s never been easier to publish content on the web. If you have something to say, you can publish it on any number of platforms in minutes. It’ll look good, have great typography and design, and the publishing process is often as simple as typing, throwing up a few images, and hitting a button. Tumblr […]

June 11, 2014

Maximizing Magento Performance [Infographic]

As the original Magento web hosting provider, nobody knows how to make a Magento storefront perform quite like Nexcess. The following infographic is a distilled version of our popular white paper: Best Practices for Optimum Magento Performance, which details how to improve Magento performance by 1,300% or greater. We invite you to share and reblog […]

June 06, 2014

Security Vulnerability: All In One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin Users Should Update Immediately

Vulnerabilities have been discovered in the popular All In One SEO Pack WordPress plugin that could allow privilege escalation and cross-site scripting attacks. The plugin has been patched and users should ensure that they immediately update to the most recent version or there is a real risk of their WordPress site being compromised. In a […]

June 03, 2014

New Data Shows That Magento Continues To Dominate The eCommerce Market

It’s no surprise that eCommerce is growing apace. No one with any experience of the online retail sector has any doubt that the eCommerce market is in rude health, with revenues and numbers of retailers growing every year. eCommerce is fast becoming the default shopping venue for many markets in the US and Europe, with […]

May 30, 2014

Net Neutrality Is Fundamental to a Free And Open Internet

Although complex in implementation, the Internet is quite simple in principle. Consumers buy bandwidth from last-mile ISPs. Network operators provide international connectivity to those ISPs and to each other via peering. And the majority of content providers host their content with web hosting companies, which manage servers in data centers that connect to network operators. […]

May 29, 2014

OroCRM Brings The Talents Of Magento Founder To eCommerce Customer Relationship Management

If you were to pick a dream team to work on an eCommerce-focused customer relationship management platform, chances are it would include the co-founders of Oro, Inc.: Yoav Kutner, former CTO and Co-Founder of Magento; and Jary Carter, Magento’s former VP of Worldwide Sales and Channel, now CTO and CEO of Oro, Inc. respectively. They’re […]

May 21, 2014

Bring RSS Feeds Into Your WordPress Blog With Orbital Feed Reader

Since the advent of Twitter and its super flexible lists, RSS has become less important to my blogging workflows, but it’s still a daily part of my life and a huge timesaver. The idea of having to go to each of the sites that I need to look at daily to check for updates is […]

May 19, 2014

Are Comments Still Worthwhile For WordPress Bloggers?

The Internet is a wonderful place: the most advanced medium for communication of ideas and knowledge that mankind has ever created. But you wouldn’t know it if you looked at the comments section of many blogs and sites, which are full of rancorous trolling and partisan sniping. Not all of them of course, some sites […]