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December 19, 2013

Improve Your WordPress Editorial Workflows With Edit Flow

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, if brands want to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of their content marketing efforts, they should think less like traditional marketers and more like publishers. And, it’s not only blogging brands would benefit from a more publisher-like approach to the planning of content creation. To be highly […]

December 17, 2013

6 Plugins To Bring Christmas Spirit To Your WordPress Site

Christmas is on the way, and that means sites all over the web will be cutesifying themselves in an attempt to catch some of the season’s goodwill. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the sledging Santas and falling snow that is soon going to adorn my favorite sites. On the one hand, for […]

December 12, 2013

New Magento Vulnerability Targets WYSIWYG Editor: Patch Details Here

A patch has been released to fix a remote code vulnerability in some versions of Magento. The recently discovered remote code execution vulnerability may allow an attacker with administrative privileges to delete files and folders from a Magento installation through an exploit in the WYSIWYG editor. Magento Enterprise Edition stores from versions 1.6.0.0 through to […]

December 07, 2013

Make Money From Your WordPress Site With A Paywall

There are two basic strategies for monetizing content. Publishers can either generate revenue by charging for ads placed next to their content, selling the reader’s attention to advertisers. Or, they can skip the middleman and ask their readers to pay directly. In the modern online ecosystem, people generally expect content to be “free” from their […]

December 04, 2013

Upgrading to Magento 1.8.0.0

Magento Community Edition version 1.8.0.0 was released on September 25, 2013. Its highlights, as listed in the release notes, include: Major overhaul of tax calculation formulas, correction of rounding errors, and additional assistance with configuration. Optimized cache adapters for single-server systems. Upgraded Redis cache adapters for multi-server systems. (To set up and use Redis with […]

November 27, 2013

Writing Your NaNoWriMo Novel On WordPress

As a guy who does a lot of writing, I’m constantly aware of my predilection for procrastination (and alliteration). If I can put off writing something, I will. It’s not because I don’t love writing; it’s just that putting a dent into a blank page can be a significant psychological barrier (can a nonexistent dent […]

November 19, 2013

JetPack 2.5 Brings Easy Google Authorship To WordPress

If you aren’t already familiar with JetPack, it’s a plugin for WordPress that brings a host of very useful features. It is developed by the developers behind the WordPress.com platform, and brings many of the benefits of that platform to self-hosted WordPress sites. JetPack recently saw a new release, which includes several additions that make […]

November 14, 2013

Content Curation Workflows With WordPress, Pinboard, and Buffer

Content curation is a powerful technique for building a following for a blog and on social media. It’s also a great way to build relationships with other influencers in your niche. The basic principles of content curation are easy to understand: brands and individuals use their blog and social media channels to highlight content relevant […]

November 07, 2013

WordPress 3.7 To Include Automatic Updates, User Reaction Mixed

WordPress is used on over 20% of websites. It’s a huge success story and with good reason. WordPress is a powerful content management system with just the right combination of ease-of-use and configurability to appeal to both web development professionals and amateur web masters. However, a fly in the ointment of WordPress’ success is the […]

November 06, 2013

MagentoLive UK 2013 Slide Decks are Online!

This past month, Nexcess was in London, England for MagentoLive UK 2013. We were honored to sponsor such an amazing event that brought together so many incredible minds. Those in attendance had the opportunity to see enthusiastic and informative presentations by a variety of authorities from the Magento community, including our own, Chris Wells. We […]