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WordPress Plugins: Getting Started with WPPB Boilerplate

As WordPress developers, we have the responsibility to build plugins that benefit our users not just by the functionality our plugins add. Our plugins also should avoid loading unnecessary resources, shouldn’t slow down the backend and should be easy to use, like the WPPB boilerplate plugin. Remember, the WordPress ecosystem breeds on open-source code and […]

Technical SEO: How to Increase Traffic to your WordPress Site

When you are building your eCommerce business and want to invest in organic traffic through search engine optimization as a growth and marketing channel, the strategies might seem overwhelming. Luckily, SEO at its core is not complicated. If you build on a platform that already takes SEO best practices into account, you can focus on […]

How does caching make WordPress sites faster

WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

All dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we […]

The Adobe Magento Acquisition on Twitter (as It Unfolded)

The last day has been one to remember. The acquisition of Magento by Adobe has been completed. The Magento community was abuzz as members began to once again revisit their expectations and hesitations. This was especially prominent on Twitter. Here’s how Twitter reacted following the news.      

Data By The Numbers: A Look Inside Our Southfield, MI Data Center

Originally developed as part of a light industrial park, Nexcess’ Southfield, MI facility was initially renovated by us back in 2010. As of today, it’s been running as a dedicated data center for four years. And it’s a facility we’re very proud of. Today, we’d like to share that pride with you, courtesy of a […]

How to Choose a Data Center Location: Best Practices and Strategy

Choosing the right data center location can feel as though it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make when taking your business online. On top of the sheer volume of choice, you also have to confront some very real performance requirements.  A good choice means an optimized web environment capable of reaching your entire […]

Using Docker for Local WordPress Development

Docker is a company that offers container-based development and services that enable you to deploy Docker for local WordPress development. They offer a free software you can use to leverage containerization in your development process. With Docker, you can build your WordPress sites, web apps, databases, and much more in containers rather than installing the […]

Five Common WooCommerce SEO Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Google is a major source of eCommerce traffic, both on the desktop and on mobile. eCommerce store owners can’t afford to ignore search engine optimization, but I come across many sites that would fail even the most basic of SEO audits. Smaller eCommerce stores may not have the resources to hire an SEO specialist, but […]

Why You Should Attend Meet Magento UK 2018

There are a lot of ways to keep up to date with the Magento industry. The community is incredible and you’re almost never left in the dark on new developments. So why should you dedicate time to travelling to and attending a conference, especially when it’s all already available online?