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The Monthly Round-up: December’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

January 7, 2013 6 Comments RSS Feed

The Monthly Round-up: December’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

Every month, busy beavers around the Web are producing acres of excellent content about WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine. In our monthly round-ups we like to pick the most interesting and potentially useful content to share with our readers.

WordPress and Blogging

Dave Martin: Contributing to WordPress Core – A Getting Started Primer

Thinking about contributing to core, but don’t know where to start? Millions of people use WordPress every day. Contributing patches can be exhilarating, but also a tad intimidating as you’re starting out.

10 Secrets To Blogging That Drives Leads For Your Business

There’s a reason the new experts in marketing are so high on blogging and that’s because it contributes to a lead generating inbound marketing effort in so many different areas.

Setup your own Custom WordPress Theme Post Formats

WordPress users are not often familiar with custom post formats. These are different bits of information you may use to customize the content you publish on a blog.

20 Useful Admin Plug-ins for WordPress

Do you know what makes WordPress the number one choice amongst bloggers? Although one can list many reasons but one of the most prominent in the list will be the number of plug-ins it supports. WordPress currently runs more than 20,000 plug-ins that have been downloaded more than 30 chore times!

How to Display Your Google+ Picture in Search Results

When you search for information on Google, have you noticed that some of the search results have a photo next to them? You’re probably already aware that the image you see in search results comes from the author’s Google+ profile. Sure, that image lets you know who the content creator is, but it’s so much more than just that.

8 Essential iPad Apps for Bloggers

Before I begin, let me just say what this list is, and what it isn’t. It’s not just a random set of iPad apps that can, but on the other hand, don’t have to turn out to be that useful to you.

Turn Your WordPress Website Into a Lead Generating Machine

Your fantastic website runs on WordPress and your CRM of choice is Salesforce, but you just can’t seem to get the two applications to play nice together. Fret no more, in this daily tip we’re going to show you how to integrate WordPress and Salesforce, and turn your website into a lead generating machine!

8 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

Blogging is my primary business and I love it. The biggest challenge for me and my web designers is creating an understanding of the value of a blog. Business owners often view a blog as an extra and unnecessary part of their business and website. The reality is that a blog is one of the most valuable marketing tools you have.

How to Use Your WordPress Website in Mobile Marketing

It seems like everyone has some kind of mobile device these days. They’re so distracting that places like hospitals and restaurants are banning people from using them while inside those buildings.


Happy Content Publishing with ExpressionEnginepart one: Using Native EE Tools

Make publishing content in ExpressionEngine a treat for your clients AND cut back on unnecessary clutter in their control panels.

ExpressionEngine Trivia

Here’s a fun little year-end post for users of ExpressionEngine – a trivia challenge with questions about the software and some of the key people in its history. No prizes, just bragging rights if you score well.

Magento and eCommerce

Developer’s Toolbox: MagneticOne Store Manager for Magento

With Magento becoming the front-runner in the eCommerce world, it is becoming more important for users to be able to easily manage their rapidly evolving Magento store.

Introducing The Magento Layout

The content that is displayed on each Magento page is largely determined by the layout XML files, which can be found in app/design/frontend/base/default/layout.

Email Re-Marketing & Abandonned Cart Follow-Up

Our notes from the entertaining and statistic-laden Charles Nicholl of SeeWhy at Magento Live on email remarketing to reduce basket abandonment.

Tracking Magento One Page Checkout Steps Using Google Analytics

If you’re looking for a way to implement funnel tracking for Magento’s one-page checkout, then the following solution is the implementation that I have used many times.

SEO: When Product Facets and Filters Fail

Ecommerce sites rely on filtered or faceted navigation to make their product catalogs more easily digestible for customers. Depending on how filters and facets are implemented, however, they can either be fantastic for search engine optimization or a big failure.

Magento How-to: Cron jobs for Modules

It’s inevitable that you’ll want to create a cron job for your Magento modules at some point. An obvious solution would be to make the user create a new crontab entry calling your script. There’s no need.

Easy to avoid mistakes when starting an eCommerce business

Launching an eCommerce website is easy. Find some stuff to sell, buy a website in a box (or just create an eBay account), upload your logo and you’re live. You have an eCommerce website. What you don’t have is an eCommerce Business.

And Finally…

Because we’re suckers for a cute animation:

Cummulus & Nimbus Winter Edition from we think things on Vimeo.

Stay tuned in 2013 for more great Magento, Nexcess, and ExpressionEngine content!

Posted in: Monthly Roundups


  • Charnita Fance

    Thanks for including my article, How to Display Your Google+ Picture in Search Results. Much appreciated and glad that you found it useful!!

  • Magento Tutorial

    Many useful information! Thanks so much1

  • Sean Grace

    Great information here Corey, especially the Magento content. Thanks for posting

  • Corey Northcutt

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Corey Northcutt


  • Corey Northcutt

    You’re very welcome, well done!