Welcome to the May content roundup! In Nexcess news, our own Miguel Balparda just spoke at Meet Magento Sweden. If you missed him, don’t worry, he’ll be speaking at Mage Titans Italy next week. Haven’t bought your ticket yet? You’re in luck. We’re giving away a free ticket on Twitter. Shoot us a tweet to enter. In other conference news, ExpressionEngine Conference has a new Twitter handle. Don’t forget to follow them to get all the early information on EE Conference 2017. Without further ado, let’s get to the roundup. If you’re looking for the same great articles the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section.
WordPress and Blogging
- 22 Abandoned WordPress Plugins with Vulnerabilities – This helpful list from Wordfence identifies twenty-two abandoned WordPress plugins that you’ll want to avoid.
- Is Your WordPress Website Scalable? – WordPress is scalable. There’s no doubt about that. This post from Elegant Themes offers advice for how to make YOUR WordPress site scalable.
- How to Set Up AMP Support for WordPress – This post from Kezz Bracey offers a nice approach to using AMP on your WordPress site.
- The Quest for a Seamless WordPress Experience – You can’t just install WordPress plugins and hope for the best. Eric Karkovack offers his guidance on you can achieve a seamless WordPress experience.
- How to Build a Secure WordPress Environment – The biggest security issues that WordPress has is its users. This post from Tripwire takes you through the process of building a secure WordPress environment.
Content Management Systems
- Happy 21st Birthday Web CMS – Was 1996 the year the web CMS was born? Ian Truscott of CMSWire explains why he thinks so.
- Critical SQL Injection Flaw Patched in Joomla – If you haven’t updated your Joomla! Install in a while, it’s time to do so.
- Grav CMS for Drupal Developers – Have you ever considered developing Drupal sites with a flat-file CMS?.Mike Crittenden explains why it is a good choice for small sites.
- Quick Tips: Craft CMS – Are you new to Craft CMS? Gregor Terrill offers up tips gained from his personal experiences using Craft.
- Why Content Managers Love Craft CMS – Craft CMS is a favorite for developers, but what about content managers? Abstrakt says they love it.
Design and Development
- If You Want to Be Creative, Don’t Be Data Driven – In this post, Bill Pardi explains why data doesn’t always equal insight and direction.
- HTML5: Where the Core Web Technology is Headed Now – The HTML5 standard has some changes coming, some big and some little. InfoWorld takes a closer look at what’s going on.
- The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators – As “licensing program(s) for certain MP3 related patents” have been terminated, NPR takes a look back at the game-changing technology.
- How to Optimize Your Website Design with the User in Mind – In this post, Nicole Stelmar looks at why you need to consider how a user navigates a site as well as how the site looks.
Magento and eCommerce
- What China Reveals About the Future of Shopping – eCommerce has been absolutely exploding in China. Here are the lessons eCommerce businesses all around the globe should take from that.
- Interview With Mark Lavelle, CEO, Magento Commerce – Mark Lavelle, the CEO of Magento, sat down with DCKAP to discuss the future of Magento and specifically the future of Magento in India.
- Preparing for a Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration – Is it time to make the move to Magento 2? Paul Rogers offers his guide for how you can prepare.
- Ongoing Magento 1 Support – Breathe easy, Magento community: “Magento 1 has been and will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future.”
- Magento 1 vs Magento 2: New Features – Customer Paradigm looks at the differences between Magento 1 and Magento 2 and highlight the new features you can expect.
- Cookies, Full Page Cache and Private Data Tracking in Magento 2 – As Adam Moss found out, learning to track data in Magento 2 can be a pain, but once you learn, it’s easy.
- ‘You Don’t Need an Office to Work’: How Miguel Ignacio Built a Magento Career While Travelling the World – Magenticians sat down with our own Miguel Balparda to discuss Magento, working remotely, and BBQs.
This month we leave you with a cool look back at the history of gaming (the video is six year’s old so don’t be surprised that it’s not current).Posted in: Monthly Roundups