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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 […]

October 01, 2014

Is WordPress Right For Legal Blogs?

Law offices tend to be fairly conservative when it comes to technology. I know some who haven’t changed their content management system for years. “If it works, don’t fix it” is a great philosophy, but wrestling with ancient content management systems is a frustrating and unrewarding task — it certainly doens’t encourage busy lawyers to […]

September 24, 2014

Protect Your WordPress Sites With Two-Factor Authentication

The Heartbleed bug was one of the worst online security vulnerabilities in recent memory, allowing an attacker to read chunks of a server’s memory that might contain private keys, authentication credentials, and other sensitive data. In the wake of Heartbleed, it’s a good time for WordPress site owners to audit their security procedures and implement […]

September 17, 2014

Using Nofollow Tags Correctly On WordPress

Nofollow tags are frequently misunderstood. In this article we look at nofollow tags, their rationale, and how to nofollow (or “dofollow”) links on WordPress. Google’s success as a search engine was largely based on its founders’ development of an algorithm that used incoming links as a signal of a page’s quality. The idea is that […]

September 10, 2014

WordPress Users Should Ensure Theme-Bundled Slider Revolution Plugins Are Up-To-Date

Most WordPress users knows that WordPress plugins should be updated. Updates frequently include patches that fix security vulnerabilities. Part of every WordPress user’s routine should include regular plugin and core updates. But there’s another source of potential vulnerability that WordPress users may not be aware of: many themes include bundled plugins and those plugins are […]