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January 11, 2017

What Does the Bluefoot Page Builder Acquisition Mean For Magento Enterprise Users?

Towards the end of last year, Magento announced that it had acquired the technology behind the Bluefoot CMS and page builder. The acquisition is intended to enhance Magento’s existing page-creation features and make it easier for eCommerce merchants to build and deploy bespoke product and landing pages on their stores. Bluefoot, a young project which […]

January 03, 2017

Browser Push Notifications For Your WordPress Site

I’m a heavy user of RSS. Every day, I peruse dozens of websites in my feed reader, searching for content by writers and publishers that have, over many years, created content that appeals to me both professionally and personally. I know this is an unusual habit these days. RSS use has declined, and many sites […]

December 29, 2016

A Guide To Accepting Guest Posts On Your WordPress Blog

Allowing guest posts on your business blog is effective for building relationships, increasing the amount of content you publish, and attracting incoming links and increased social sharing. But, as any editor will tell you, accepting content submissions can be a lot of work, especially in light of the embrace of “guest posting” by spammers and […]

December 28, 2016

What Is Cloaking And Why Is It Harmful To A WordPress Site’s SEO?

This August, the company behind the WordPress security plugin WordFence published a blog post revealing that the popular 404 to 301 plugin injected advertising into pages of the WordPress sites on which it was installed. The advertising was for low-grade and potentially scammy services like payday loan companies and escort agencies. But if you — […]

December 27, 2016

How Does Premium Managed Hosting Improve Your WordPress Site’s Performance?

If you have a WordPress website, you need web hosting built to support the WordPress application. A web host provides the server a WordPress application runs on and the network that connects it to the internet. It’s not difficult to install WordPress onto a server. It’s not something that should be attempted by someone with […]

December 21, 2016

Three WordPress Website Design Trends That You Need to Know

Think about how much has changed since 2011. How many website design trends and new technologies have fallen out of favor? How many new devices made their way onto the market? How many new trends surfaced and gained in popularity? It is no surprise that WordPress has evolved with the web. The WordPress of today […]

December 20, 2016

Finding And Fixing Broken Links On Your WordPress Site

Links are an important part of the web, but they’re fragile. Every link is a pointer to a fixed location, and the web is constantly evolving, which means links break all the time — a process called link rot. When a user clicks on a broken link they see an error instead of the content […]

December 14, 2016

WordPress.org Warns Plugin Developers Not To “Incentivize” Plugin Reviewers

WordPress.org has warned plugin developers against paying or otherwise giving incentives to users for reviews, whether those reviews are positive or not. Until recently, there was no clear guideline about what was acceptable where review incentives were concerned, but a recently published blog post makes it clear that the WordPress.org team are strongly opposed to […]

December 13, 2016

Why Are WordPress Developers So Excited About The New Content API Endpoints?

WordPress 4.7 introduced many new features and enhancements. Users are most likely to be interested in the Customizer enhancements or the ability to quickly activate starter content for new themes. But it’s the inclusion of new content API endpoints that has developers talking. While the new endpoints don’t directly change the experience of WordPress users, […]

December 08, 2016

Five WordPress Blogging Mistakes That Will Damage Your Business’ Reputation

A popular blog can make a big difference to your bottom line. It will increase traffic to your site, and, if the content is targeted properly, much of that traffic will make a purchase or promote your business. But business blogging is not as easy as it might seem. If you aren’t careful, your business […]