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October 06, 2017

Community Collaboration With Magento Open Source

Magento 2.2 has arrived! The newest release fixes 428 bugs, with 17 percent of those being community contributions. The full release notes can be found here. The 17 percent represents 71 bug fixes that would’ve likely been overlooked if not for the efforts of the Magento community. This result was thanks in no small part […]

October 03, 2017

WordPress Display Widgets Plugin Injects Malicious Content

The Display Widgets plugins has been removed from the WordPress Plugin repository after it was found to contain malicious code that was used to inject spam content onto the pages of WordPress sites. Display Widgets should be uninstalled immediately. The plugin should be removed even if the site’s owners and admins see no sign their […]

October 02, 2017

Translating Your WordPress Site Isn't As Hard As You Think With Weglot

English is the most common language on the web, but that doesn’t mean businesses can afford to ignore other languages, especially if they intend to sell products or provide services to international customers. The web is a global communication network, and although it’s easy for people who live in the US to assume everyone is […]

September 29, 2017

Revenue And Traffic Diversity Is Crucial For WordPress Publishers

It’s no secret publishers are struggling to build sustainable content businesses. Advertising revenues were in decline before ad-blockers went mainstream, and since the advertising industry alienated a huge swathe of the online audience, it’s become even more difficult to make money from content. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible — there are plenty of WordPress publishers, […]

September 28, 2017

Static Cache: What it is, and How it Works

Static Cache: What it is, and How it Works
What is cache static content and why should you use it? Learn how to reduce overhead and save your server resources with Static Caching in this blog.
September 28, 2017

Choosing A React Alternative For Your WordPress Themes And Plugins

Matt Mullenweg recently announced that the WordPress project will no longer use the phenomenally popular React framework in its projects. React was being used to build the forthcoming Gutenberg editor, which will now have to be rewritten. WordPress theme and plugin developers don’t have to follow the lead of the WordPress project. They can use […]

September 27, 2017

WordPress Publishers Fail To Follow FTC Native Advertising Rules

Traditional display advertising is set apart from editorial content. They exist on the same page, but in different worlds. In the editorial world, the measure of content is creative, factual, and reader-focused, untainted by financial considerations. In the realm of advertising, it’s all about the bottom line. Of course, this is a fiction — although […]

September 26, 2017

Is WordPress The Right Choice For High-Traffic Websites?

I’m often asked whether WordPress is the right CMS for high-traffic websites, often with the implication that the person asking has experienced more than one slow WordPress site in the past. They may doubt whether WordPress can be scaled to meet the demands of a site with millions of visitors a month. One way to […]

September 25, 2017

Five Common Mistakes WordPress Theme Developers Should Avoid

Getting a theme into the WordPress Theme Repository can give a big boost to a WordPress developer’s credibility, especially if it proves popular with WordPress users. It’s also a great way to promote a premium theme — many theme developers publish “light” versions of their theme for free to promote a premium version with more […]

September 19, 2017

The WordPress Editor Experience Survey Results Are In

If you follow the scuttlebutt in the WordPress world, you’ll be aware that WordPress head honcho Matt Mullenweg has set overarching goals for this year’s WordPress development effort. Chief among them is an enhanced WordPress editing experience. As part of that process, WordPress’ dev team is gathering information about what users and professionals think of […]