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How To Harden WordPress Sites Against Brute Force Attacks

When logging in to a WordPress site, users supply a username and password that WordPress associates with their account. If an attacker can guess the right username and password, they can authenticate in the same way. The process of guessing is called a brute force attack: the attacker tries different combinations of usernames and passwords […]

Four Things You Can Do to Optimize eCommerce Store Speed

Every one of us knows from direct experience that if a website takes time to load, especially if we’re looking for something, we’re more likely to move on than to wait. An Akamai report on the State of Online Retail Performance noted: For peak conversions, store sites have to load in under 2.7 seconds and […]

Announcing the Launch of Managed WooCommerce Hosting

Announcing the Launch of Managed WooCommerce Hosting, the Industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores Nexcess, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has officially launched the industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores. “Our Managed WooCommerce Hosting product is more than just a simple one-click plugin […]

Want More from Your WooCommerce Store? Do More.

WordPress is a content management system that my mother can use. Literally. Her business website is on WordPress and she doesn’t ever have to ask me any questions on how to change anything! I have only taken the liberty of moving her site to our Managed WordPress hosting to speed her site up.  It is […]

Which Themes Are Better for Your Upcoming WordPress Project?

A question we get a lot from our site builders is about WordPress themes. Specifically, where to get them, how do they know if they are good, and so on. The WordPress themes market is heavily saturated, so finding a good theme can be a bit difficult. When you do find a theme, the question […]

How to Add Discounts to Products in WooCommerce

If you have a WooCommerce store and have already started selling products then no doubt you are ready to start offering some type of discounts to your customers. They may be new, recurring or just an inventory clean out. There are several ways you can add discounts to products in your WooCommerce store. 1. You […]

10 Best Marketing Plugins That Every WordPress Site Needs

Marketing is a complex and competitive discipline that can make or break your business. The most effective digital marketing strategies are multi-channel. They rely on a mix of search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, email marketing and more to move customers through the buyer’s journey. The range of marketing skills required to effectively compete […]

The Top 10 Places to Find Great WordPress Plugins

The ability to easily extend WordPress through a vast library of plugins is definitely one of the platform’s killer features. Need a way to capture email addresses and add them to a list in MailChimp? No problem, there’s a plugin for that. Need to improve your SEO, but aren’t sure how to get started? There’s […]

What Does rel=noopener Do In WordPress Posts

With the release of WordPress 4.7.4, there was a change to the way links are created in WordPress posts and pages. If you flip over to the “text” view in the WordPress editor, you’ll see that links you’ve told to open in a new tab are now tagged with rel=“noopener”. Many WordPress users have wondered […]

Eight Reasons Your New WordPress Site Isn't Ranking In Google

You launch a new business website and write a few pages of content, publish a handful of blog articles, and share content on Facebook and Twitter. But after a few months, your site is nowhere to be seen in Google search results. What’s the problem? There are many reasons a new site might fail to […]