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August 12, 2013

Is The Magento Enterprise Edition Worth The Cost?

There are two Magento editions that those planning to start an eCommerce store can choose from: The Magento Community Edition and the Magento Enterprise Edition. The Magento Community Edition is a powerful and flexible eCommerce platform. It is available for free, so anyone with hosting can download the code and set up their own eCommerce […]

August 08, 2013

Backing Up A Magento eCommerce Site

The old cliché among system administrators is that if data doesn’t exist in three places, then it doesn’t exist at all. If your business depends on its Magento store, then you need to be aware that over a long enough time-frame, something is bound to go wrong in a way that corrupts or deletes important […]

August 05, 2013

Magento Should Be Your First Choice For eCommerce — Here’s Why.

Last year, eCommerce sales exceeded $1 Trillion for the first time, and the smart money is on the growth trend continuing well into the foreseeable future. If you or your business sell products, then you need to be selling online or risk obsolescence. The move online is a no-brainer, but after the initial decision, you’ll […]

July 31, 2013

Optimize WordPress Workflows With IFTTT

Blogging is about more than just the blogging platform itself. WordPress forms the hub of most blogging workflows, but much of the work both pre- and post-publication takes place elsewhere, whether that’s research and creating a content calendar, or promoting posts on social media. There are lots of ways of tying these various disparate components […]

July 29, 2013

Creating A Local WordPress Development Environment On Your Mac

If you’re a WordPress user, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of testing every significant change you make to your installation before deploying it on your production hosting. In most cases, upgrading, adding plugins, or tweaking a theme won’t cause problems, but occasionally you’ll get incompatible plugins or break something. The last […]

July 22, 2013

Is Self-Hosted WordPress A Good Tumblr Alternative?

Since Tumblr’s recent acquisition by Yahoo! for $1.1 billion, and in spite of Marissa Mayer’s assurances that they wouldn’t “screw it up”, many Tumblr users have become wary of using the platform. Yahoo! may have the best of intentions, but they’ve spent a huge amount of money, and they’ll need to see some sort of […]

July 18, 2013

The Perfect Self-Hosted WordPress Setup For Travel Bloggers

Travel blogging has become wildly popular in recent years. With the rise of the life hacking and digital nomad trends, more and more people are taking advantage of the abilities technology provides to cut the ties to home and hearth and do the work they had been doing remotely from whichever destination they choose. For […]

July 16, 2013

Nexcess To Sponsor MagentoLive Australia Conference

Southfield, MI, July 17, 2013 – Nexcess, a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring and presenting at this year’s MagentoLive Conference in Sydney, Australia. MagentoLive Australia is Australia’s preeminent Magento conference and will provide educational and networking opportunities for developers and users of the world’s most popular eCommerce platform. […]

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July 15, 2013

Leveraging WordPress For Education

The educational world has been changing in recent years. Today, it’s expected that teachers will put a significant amount of their course material online. There are dedicated open source educational platforms, but WordPress, the world’s most popular open source content management system, has many features that teachers can leverage to easily make the most of […]

July 15, 2013

Ten Google Chrome Extensions Every WordPress Blogger Should Be Using

Google Chrome has gone from strength to strength since its introduction a few years ago. One of its biggest benefits is the huge ecosystem of extensions and applications that can be used to add features and customize the browser experience. Given the prevalence of WordPress and of blogging, it’s no surprise that many developers have […]