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July 18, 2017

WordPress’s Gutenberg Editor Is Now Available As A Plugin

Following several months of development, WordPress’s forthcoming new editor — named Gutenberg for the inventor of the printing press — is available as a plugin. The plugin is still being developed and is nowhere near finished. WordPress hosting clients should not install Gutenberg on their production sites, because it’s likely to break things. That said, […]

July 13, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Kim Doyal

One of the things I love the very most about running an online business are the possibilities. You can basically dream up any idea and turn it into a business. A real money making business all on the internet. What is more difficult to accomplish is taking a business that is providing your living and […]

July 13, 2017

The Magento Marketplace Helps eCommerce Merchants Find Best-In-Class Magento Themes And Extensions

The Magento ecosystem includes a rich collection of extensions and themes that empower eCommerce merchants to shape the retail and shopper experience. Thousands of developers contribute to that ecosystem, but it can be difficult for retailers to figure out which extensions are right for them, which are coded to a high standard, and which may […]

July 11, 2017

Five Front-End Optimizations For A Faster Magento Store

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, not to mention Christmas. eCommerce merchants all over world are battening down the hatches in preparation for the busiest and most profitable shopping season of the year. To make the most of the Holiday Season, retailers should take a careful look at their store’s performance. Harried shoppers […]

June 29, 2017

Customer Spotlight: The Travel Yogi

Imagine you are on a trip of a lifetime, maybe a safari in Kenya where you are guided along in a private vehicle while exploring an elephant orphanage. Island hopping in the Galapagos, swimming with turtles, spotting iguanas and blue-footed boobies (yes, they really exist). Or even meandering through the countryside of France sampling local […]

June 29, 2017

WordPress Health Checks: Keeping Your WordPress Site In Shape

WordPress sites constantly evolve as new content is published, new pages are created, and plugins and themes are installed or removed. Most of the time, those changes are for the good and don’t cause any problems for the health of the site. But WordPress is a complicated piece of software, and, as with any complex […]

June 21, 2017

WordPress Security Basics: What Is An SQL Injection Attack?

WordPress, along with most other content management systems, uses a database to store state. State is the things the content management system knows about, including the content and its organization, and user data. There are many different types of database, but WordPress uses one of the most popular open source SQL-based databases, MySQL. SQL is […]

June 20, 2017

Chassis Is A GUI Tool For Creating WordPress Development Environments

Setting up local WordPress development environments is an everyday task for WordPress professionals. Local development environments, which include WordPress and the full stack of software it needs to run, let WordPress pros work on sites without having to deal with the latencies and complications of working on remote staging or development installations. Local development environments […]

June 16, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Love and Lavender

Talk to anyone starting a blog and I bet most people have a dream that their blog turns into a business. And they hope their business will allow them to work anywhere and live all over the world. The lucky few are the ones that get to make it work. To own a thriving business […]

June 14, 2017

Keyy Is A Clef Replacement For Intuitive WordPress Two-Factor Authentication

Many WordPress users were disappointed to hear that two-factor authentication provider Clef is shutting down. Clef was popular with WordPress site owners because it let them add an extra layer of security to their site without the complexity associated with other two-factor authentication systems. With over a million installations, the loss of Clef was a […]