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

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

Oct 1

  • Created: Oct 1, 2013 3:18 PM

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

With all the great (and some not so great) content out there, it can hard to stay caught up on every bit of relevant news. That’s why we gathered up the best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento articles from September for your convenience. If you’d like more great content throughout the month, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Enjoy and let us know what you think in the comment section!

WordPress and Blogging

  • 15 Expert Guides to WordPress: Tips, Techniques, Plugins and More – Powered by legions of fans and armies of developers, WordPress has evolved from a humble blogging platform to a flexible, robust and ubiquitous CMS. WordPress now powers one out of every six sites on the web, and half of all sites built on a content management system.
  • Powerful WordPress Tips And Tricks – I’ve been working with WordPress since the dawn of time, and even though I peek at the source code regularly, I still discover new tips and tricks. I’ve compiled my own list of 21 techniques that are handy, clever, fun or best practices rarely followed. I hope everyone finds something new in the list!
  • The HubSpot COS vs. WordPress – You know we love WordPress. We love WordPress so much that it was the only platform we chose to develop websites for our on … until now. We also love HubSpot, but until recently, the HubSpot platform simply did not offer the design potential and flexibility that WordPress did.
  • 8 Unusual and Surprising Uses for WordPress – From social networks to intranets, from directories to RSS aggregators – WordPress has you covered. Between all of the free and paid themes and plugins, you can make your WordPress site pretty much anything you want it to be.
  • Beginners Guide To SEO On WordPress – So you’ve got WordPress powering your website. Good for you! Now what about SEO? I wanted to share a Beginners Guide To SEO On WordPress because a lot of folks have asked me about it. Well, before that, how’s your content?

ExpressionEngine

  • Publishing to ExpressionEngine from Editorial – As my working life gets busier I’m increasingly finding doing the writing and thinking type of work on my laptop unfeasible. There are too many applications, too many distractions and I could easily be back in code or email or something else that isn’t what I planned on doing.
  • CMS Rivalry: WordPress vs Drupal vs ExpressionEngine – We’re constantly asked to rate WordPress vs Drupal vs ExpressionEngine, but the truth is: No two clients or projects are the same. I think this is a simple fact that you should really consider before reading on.
  • ExpressionEngine 2.7: The New Grid Fieldtype – EllisLab recently released the latest major point update to their ExpressionEngine CMS. The latest update will bring some new opportunities for existing EE sites and open up a number of possibilities for how we can use and manipulate content on an EE powered site.

Magento and eCommerce

  • Developers Toolbox: Adding Rich Snippets to Magento Products with Schema.org Tags – Developers are always working towards a more semantic web. Isn’t part of the appeal of the web being able to send and share information? Thankfully, we have people way smarter than myself figuring out new ways to quickly and accurately share data across multiple platforms that speak different languages without issue.
  • MicroBiz Fully Integrates Your Retail Business With Magento – If you have ever shopped online with Nike, Olympus, or The North Face, you have come into contact with Magento during your checkout. In addition to big-name brands, smaller retailers also use Magento, but run into issues because it operates independently from their point of sales systems.
  • Is Your Shopping Cart Responsive to Mobile Shoppers? – Many merchants are concerned about how their websites look to mobile shoppers as more and more people browse and make purchases using smartphones and tablets. One approach is to create a mobile version of their website.
  • Magento Attributes: Let’s Talk About It – The key to successful e-commerce development: Attributes need to take center stage. They are the most important set of data you have in Magento. Attributes define price, color, model, year, and a whole array of other items, which are super flexible and very customizable.
  • Inside PayPal’s Big Purchase  – Braintree, a payment-platform company that powers transactions for growing companies such as Uber and Airbnb, has reportedly been in the market for a buyer for more than a month now. After negotiations with Google went south earlier this month, the company has found a new parent: eBay’s PayPal.

This month, we’ll leave you with an awe-inspiring video that takes the spirit of collaboration to another level.