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November’s Best Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine Content

November 23, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

Holiday TrafficSince our last roundup, Magento 2!!!! Magento 2!!!! Magento 2!!!! Oh yeah, the the Magento-Ebay split is officially complete. Magento is now an independent company, backed by the Permira funds. During the recent Magento Live Australia, it was amazing to see the excitement surrounding the Magento community. We can’t wait to see what comes next. Without further ado, check out November’s best content here. If you’re looking for the same great articles on a day-to-day basis, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section.

WordPress and Blogging

  • How We Moved 34,000 WIRED Pages to One Site in 9 Hours – Wired is old enough to legally drink. And while those 20-plus years of bound paper will look beautiful on the shelf for a long time to come, we don’t have that luxury on the web. And so we’ve done some much-needed housecleaning.
  • WordPress Used On 25 Percent Of All Websites [Report] – WordPress, long known to be the No. 1 content management system (CMS) in use online, has reached a new milestone: It now powers 25 percent of all sites across the web. That’s according to the newest data from W3Techs, a company that tracks the usage of different web technologies.
  • How WordPress Needs to Improve Itself (In 6 Ways) – WordPress powers 58.6% of all the websites whose content management system we know, making it by far the most popular CMS in existence (and yes, it is a CMS). Yet, it has glaring flaws that get ignored year after year, update after update. And despite my fondness for WordPress as a platform, I’m getting tired of the same old issues.
  • Is It Time to Ditch Your Company Blog’s Comments Section? – There was a time, not so long ago, when a blog or news site’s comments section was considered a boon to Internet dialogue – a way for the “people formerly known as the audience” to break past the media gatekeepers and create meaningful discussion on an issue or topic.


  • Return of the ExpressionEngine Forums – The ExpressionEngine Forums were once a bright point and central hub for the community. Known for being active, friendly, professional, and accessible to all. It’s no secret that they no longer have that reputation, and it’s our fault.
  • The New Service Architecture in ExpressionEngine 3 – Almost all Solspace ExpressionEngine add-ons have a control panel. There’s a place where you can go inside ExpressionEngine to do stuff like update preferences and handle maintenance and reporting tasks.
  • 8 Reasons Anabliss is an ExpressionEngine Advocate – When it comes to delivering in the world of digital, how do you decide on the right solution in a such a dynamic marketplace? We make our choice by empathizing with our clients’ unique challenges.

Magento and eCommerce

  • A New Era of Commerce Innovation – Today we announced the general availability of our next generation open source digital commerce platform, Magento 2.0.  The new platform empowers brands, retailers, and businesses across B2C and B2B industries to quickly and cost-effectively deliver engaging omnichannel shopping experiences.
  • EBay Finalizes Sale Of Enterprise Unit As Magento Relaunches As An Independent Company – In July, PayPal split from eBay, ending a 13-year marriage between two technology companies that had grown together to be worth more than $30 billion each. While shareholders watched that corporate divorce with great interest, eBay also used the opportunity to shed itself of some other weight, namely its slow-growing Enterprise unit.
  • 10 Things that Could Make or Break Your Magento Site Before it’s Even Built – Making the plunge into ecommerce is an exciting decision, and while you may have buckets of business know-how, it’s not something you can do alone. Once your business model is in place, you’ll need to start looking for someone to make those dreams a reality – a Magento development agency to build you an enviable site for your future customers to flock.
  • Anticipatory Commerce is the Way of the Future: Magento CEO – Open source ecommerce platform provider Magento has launched its latest architecture offering in Sydney on Wednesday, and claims the update is a result of the consumer-driven desire for immediacy from online merchants.
  • Robots Could Be Better Than Drones for Deliveries—If They Don’t Get Beaten Up, That Is – Remember what happened to hitchBOT this summer? You know, the hitchhiking humanoid that was ripped limb from limb two weeks into its solo journey? Because two of the original founders of Skype want to make robots that’ll similarly traverse streets, in order to ship goods to your house.
  • Does Warby Parker Need Actual Stores? – The intersection of Ninth Street, U Street, and Florida Avenue Northwest in Washington, D.C., plays host to a peculiar commercial mystery. The area has rapidly transformed over the last decade into a microcosm of the District’s broader gentrification, its sidewalks lined with custom-made bike racks and sculptural benches.
  • Dynamic Sites at Static Speed: the Art of Website Caching A lot has been said recently about the merits of static sites. But in many situations a dynamic approach is a necessity. Whether a content management system, a customer relationship tool, or online store, they allow end users to maintain complex sites quickly and consistently. And when put together properly, they can rival static-sites for speed.
  • Alibaba Racks Up More Than $14B in Sales on China’s ‘Singles’ Day’ Sales by the retail Alibaba website on the made-up Chinese holiday “Singles’ Day” exceeded $14 billion, a 60 percent increase from last year, the company said Thursday.

To end this month, we’ll leave you with Nexcess developer Miguel’s talk (in Spanish) at Meet Magento Brazil.

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