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November 22, 2016

WordPress 4.7 Will Allow Theme Developers To Include Starter Content

The ability to include starter content has long been on the wish list of theme developers, and it looks like that wish will come true with the upcoming release of WordPress 4.7. A new commit to the development branch of WordPress enables theme developers to include starter content that’s visible in the theme customizer and […]

November 16, 2016

Kanban Is An Interesting New Content Workflow Management Tool For WordPress

Over the years, we’ve written about several plugins that help publishers manage content creation and publishing workflows for teams of writers and editors, including the excellent CoSchedule and Editorial Calendar. WordPress is great at managing content, but for publishing workflows with many different pieces of content flowing from ideation to creation and publication via multiple […]

November 15, 2016

Matt Mullenweg And The Future Of WordPress

Matt Mullenweg was the original developer of WordPress, and, although WordPress has grown way beyond anything a single developer can control, Mullenweg is a lead developer at the WordPress Foundation and CEO of Automattic, the company behind the Jetpack plugin collection and WordPress.com. His words carry a lot of weight in the WordPress community. It’s […]

November 10, 2016

Embracing Native Advertising On WordPress Without Falling Foul Of Google And The FTC

It’s no secret that that advertising on the web doesn’t generate the returns it used to. The online advertising industry is growing, which is good for Google and Facebook, but the revenue per ad is shrinking, which is bad for publishers. Over the last year, the use of ad-blockers on mobile and desktop has increased, […]

November 09, 2016

Integrating Your WordPress Site With Slack

Instant messaging has taken off in a big way over the last couple of years. The market is dominated by chat platforms from the big social network giants like Facebook, and by startups like WeChat, but no one has had more success in the business world than Slack. Slack is a group-chat platform focused mainly […]

October 27, 2016

Performance Optimizing The Magento Front-End In Time For The Holiday Season

Last month, we published The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Magento Store for Around-the-Clock Holiday Sales in partnership with Groove. The ebook is a comprehensive guide to getting your Magento eCommerce store in shape for the holiday season. If you haven’t already started to prepare, time is running out to give your customers the best […]

October 26, 2016

Is Your WordPress Site Ready For TLS 1.2?

The payment processing industry will stop accepting payments from sites that use versions of TLS older than 1.2. WordPress is an excellent eCommerce solution for smaller online retailers and for selling digital products. eCommerce on WordPress usually requires the use of a payment processor. It’s almost never a good idea to take money directly — […]

October 25, 2016

Magento eCommerce Merchants Should Be Vigilant For Credential And Credit Card Swipers

Magento eCommerce stores are high value targets for online criminals. Thousands of dollars a month pass through even small stores, and although the vast majority of those stores use external payment processors, malware embedded in the store’s pages could still be used to steal data as the user enters it. Using an external payment processor […]

October 20, 2016

Writing And Publishing Your Book From WordPress

I’ve written on this blog before about using WordPress to “blog your book”. Today, I’d like to focus on using WordPress as a book publishing platform. When you blog your book, you write blog articles with the intention of turning them into a book at some point — the book is a collection of blog […]

October 18, 2016

Keeping Your WordPress Site Secure Costs Criminals Money

With the number of CMS vulnerabilities reported over the last few years, site owners might feel they are under siege. Online criminals love nothing more than a juicy vulnerability in a popular content management system. The underlying motivation of most criminals is easy to understand — they want to make money. The online criminal economy […]