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February 04, 2016

Think Bigger Than Blog Articles For WordPress Content Marketing Success

WordPress started life as a blogging engine. Today’s WordPress retains many of the traits of its first years, even though it has long since shaken off its image as “just a blogging engine”. Now supporting a quarter of the top million sites on the web, WordPress is a uniquely powerful and flexible publishing tool. Nevertheless, […]

February 03, 2016

Stop Brute Force Bots Wasting Your WordPress Site’s Resources

A brute force attack is the least sophisticated technique online criminals have to compromise WordPress sites. It doesn’t take advantage of obscure coding errors or advanced social engineering techniques. Rather, a brute force attacker simply tries lots of username and password combinations until they find one that works. The execution may be more or less […]

February 02, 2016

Fast And Easy WordPress Development Environments With VagrantPress

There are many reasons a WordPress user might want to create a WordPress installation on their local machine. Testing plugins and themes before deploying them on a live site Creating a dev site for theme development Running WordPress Betas to try new features Installing WordPress on your desktop or laptop can be a complicated procedure, […]

January 21, 2016

It’s Time to Move to Magento 2

After months of blood, sweat, and tears, Magento 2 is a reality. From a technical perspective, Magento 2 outperforms its older sibling, but what about from a business perspective? New eCommerce platforms always provoke familiar questions. Will this be compatible with my workflow? Will it have the modules I use for payment and shipping? Will […]

January 20, 2016

WordPress No Longer Emails Passwords, Which Is Great For Site Security

With the release of WordPress 4.3, WordPress’ developers have put an end to the problematic practice of emailing passwords to users when they request a new password. The default behavior is now to send a reset link to the user’s email account. In this article, I’d like to discuss why this change is a significant […]

January 19, 2016

WordPress Basics: What Are WordPress Plugins?

If you’ve been in the WordPress world for a while, the question in the title of this piece might seem absurdly basic. After all, plugins are a key part of the success of WordPress and every WordPress site uses at least a few. But for someone new to blogging, online publishing, or creating a site […]

January 14, 2016

Will Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages Solve WordPress’ Mobile Performance Problems?

Let’s be frank: web performance on mobile leaves a lot to be desired. With responsive design, we have a solution that makes websites look great on mobile and desktop alike, but there’s still a long way to go if mobile websites are to compete with the performance of native applications. It’s a problem recognized by […]

January 12, 2016

How To Add WordPress Blog Content To Apple News

With the release of iOS 9, Apple introduced Apple News — a combined news interface intended to be the place iPhone and iPad users go to read news. Apple News isn’t limited to traditional news publishers; bloggers are quite welcome to add their content to Apple News too. If you’re not an iOS user (or […]

January 07, 2016

How to improve the security of your Magento store

While maintaining your eCommerce store’s security will uphold your reputation and avoid downtime, you are required to abide by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) in order to process customer credit card data. While this list is not a comprehensive outline on how to pass and maintain PCI compliance, it can help protect […]

December 31, 2015

Magento 2 and PHP 7 Availability

Magento 2 and PHP 7 are now available, and we are ready to host them! Read on for answers to your most pressing questions regarding their availability. Can I just upgrade my store to Magento 2? No. Unfortunately, there is no upgrade path from Magento 1.x to Magento 2. You will need to recreate your […]