eCommerce is the future of retail, but what will the eCommerce store of the future look like? Will eCommerce businesses sell their products via third-party channels like eBay or Amazon, or will they invest in an eCommerce website they control? Will eCommerce apps take the place of traditional eCommerce stores on the web platform?
When I began using WordPress, one of the first things I added to the website for my design company was a simple contact form with only three fields: name, email, and message. At the time, it was pretty amazing to be able to give others a way to get in touch with me without using […]
I’ve been having a lot of conversations with customers lately who are moving over to our new Managed WooCommerce Hosting, and most of them have asked about how to simplify shipping. After fielding that question for the sixth time this week, I decided it was time to write about shipping in WooCommerce using ShipStation. There […]
WordPress’s builtin editor has improved enormously in recent versions: it’s a genuine pleasure to write in WordPress, which is not something I’d have been able to say with a straight face a few years ago. But, as someone who spends most of my day writing, I prefer to use a text editor native to my […]
Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]
WordPress site owners sometimes need to give a third-party access to their site. Once a site grows beyond a certain size, it’s impossible for one person to do all the work, even if they have the necessary skills. Bringing a professional on-board is a smart move. But giving someone that don’t know well access to […]
Managed WordPress hosting providers have been around for almost a decade. In that time, many companies have started offering managed WordPress hosting plans and even some of the largest hosting companies have seen the influx of this type of hosting. This gives you many different options when selecting which host you want to partner with […]
Announcing Partnership with Jilt, the Leader in Abandoned Cart Technology for WooCommerce, to Deliver 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 partnered with Jilt, the leader in abandoned cart technology for WooCommerce, to bring Jilt email automation […]
Running a WordPress agency isn’t for wimps. It takes a strong person to run a services agency because unlike product companies, service companies don’t typically have recurring revenue streams like monthly subscriptions, renewal fees, and ongoing product sales. As a result, agencies often struggle to maintain a regular cash flow and get stuck in a […]
Do you remember what it was like to get a new pair of shoes when you were a kid? In my family, it was something like this. My mom would take my brother and I shopping for back to school clothes and we’d get to pick new shoes. She always let us pick them out. […]
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