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How to Start an Ecommerce Site on WordPress with WooCommerce

How to Start an Ecommerce Site on WordPress with WooCommerce

Learn how to start an ecommerce site on WordPress with WooCommerce in five simple steps in this blog.

Magento vs. WooCommerce 2017

Location, location, location. For ecommerce stores, it’s not about opening shop on a busy road, but about choosing the best ecommerce platform that fits your unique needs. And the best two “locations” for ecommerce, according to Aheadworks, are Magento and WooCommerce. Together, these two make up more than half of the market share (with Magento […]

Are WordPress Plugins Safe?

Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen several incidents of previously trusted plugins being infected with malware by malicious developers. Plugin vulnerabilities are nothing new: developers make mistakes and those mistakes have consequences for security. But many of the recent attacks involved the deliberate introduction of malicious code. Does that mean we can’t trust […]

WordPress 4.9 Beta Is Ready For Testing

The next release of WordPress has entered the beta phase, which means it’s ready for testing by WordPress hosting clients who want to check out the new features, test for plugin and customization compatibility, and give the developers a hand tracking down bugs. WordPress 4.9 focuses on improvements to the Customizer, adding some nice features […]

WordPress Security Basics: What Is A Drive-By Download Attack?

In previous articles we’ve talked about why criminals are interested in attacking WordPress sites and some of the methods they use. Today we’re going to look at drive-by downloads, a common category of attack used by criminals to infect site visitors with malware. Drive-by downloads are software downloads made to a device without the permission […]

Geotargeting On WordPress: Tailor Your WordPress Site Based On Location

You don’t need me to point out that the web is a global phenomenon, and yet many WordPress site owners don’t consider that their visitors can come from anywhere in the world. For local businesses, it might make sense to disregard all but a small population, but many WordPress websites could provide a better experience […]

Introducing Managed WooCommerce Hosting

“Shopify doesn’t require any work…” We were sitting outside at a friend’s backyard fire pit. The conversation was about work. My buddy was the technology person at a company doing a ridiculous amount of business online. He wasn’t part of the technology team. He was it. One guy. He’d been brought into the company to […]

Community Collaboration With Magento Open Source

Magento 2.2 has arrived! The newest release fixes 428 bugs, with 17 percent of those being community contributions. The full release notes can be found here. The 17 percent represents 71 bug fixes that would’ve likely been overlooked if not for the efforts of the Magento community. This result was thanks in no small part […]

WordPress Display Widgets Plugin Injects Malicious Content

The Display Widgets plugins has been removed from the WordPress Plugin repository after it was found to contain malicious code that was used to inject spam content onto the pages of WordPress sites. Display Widgets should be uninstalled immediately. The plugin should be removed even if the site’s owners and admins see no sign their […]