Taking over a WordPress site can be a daunting prospect. Whether you bought the site or inherited it, it’s unlikely that you will find everything as it would be if you had installed and configured it yourself.Read more
Performance-optimized WordPress hosting is an essential component of a fast and reliable WordPress site, but hosting isn’t the only variable that affects performance. A host of other factors are involved in ensuring that the data your site sends to the browser is received and rendered as quickly as possible.Read more
On July 24th, Google released Chrome 68, which will mark insecure any page loaded over an HTTP connection. The long-planned move means that any site that doesn’t have an SSL certificate that enables it to use HTTPS will be prominently marked as insecure in the browser’s search bar.Read more
Sometimes, your WordPress site may behave in ways you don’t expect. Perhaps a widget has disappeared from its customary page, or an inscrutable string of letters and numbers are output onto the page, or instead of your WordPress site, all you can see is a blank white page. Usually, the cause of these problems is easily reversible, but before you can fix a problem, you need to know what caused it.Read more
There are over 2.3 million eCommerce stores hosted on the WooCommerce platform, and for good reason. WooCommerce makes creating your own eCommerce store quick and easy. Great functionality and an intuitive interface come together to create a powerful eCommerce platform. First you just have to complete the WooCommerce setup.
With a combination of additional plugins and options from the get go, getting through the beginning stages can seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry, with WordPress, it’s easy. This guide will take you from a clean WordPress install, through to creating your first product and customizing your storefront.Read more
One of the things we admire most about WooCommerce is its rich out-of-the-box functionality. A new eCommerce retailer can start selling in next to no time. They can focus on adding products and configuring their store without needing to install an array of extensions to add essential features.
But including every possible feature would result in a messy and bloated application, which is why WooCommerce also provides a way to add extensions that bring new tools, integrations, and features.Read more
How does a browser load a web page? It uses a phonebook. Not an old-fashioned leatherbound book, but a service known as DNS and each page of that DNS “phonebook” are what are known as DNS Records.
In other words, when you look for nexcess.net, your computer looks in the DNS “phonebook”, finds the number for the site, and connects you to it. Of course, the whole process is much quicker, and faster, than this.
This article looks at what DNS records are, the different types you’ll find, and why they’re incredibly important for the success of any website. Read more
Time To First Byte (TTFB) is the time it takes for a web server to respond to a request. It’s a metric reported by several page speed testers, and is often quoted as a primary means for measuring how fast a site is. The idea being that the faster a web server responds, the quicker a site will load.
However, numerous groups have found that TTFB isn’t that important. When looked at in isolation, the figure provides an appealing way to grade your site or hosting provider, but when looked at in conjunction with other metrics, there seems to be a disconnect. This is especially true with regards to SEO rankings and improved user experience. Read more