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January 2018’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

February 12, 2018 1 Comment RSS Feed

Now that we’re well into the New Year, let’s take a look at what’s been trending so far so we can stay on top of the game! Check out this month’s roundup and 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.

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Posted in: Content, Craft CMS, CraftCommerce, eCommerce, ExpressionEngine, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress

December 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

January 9, 2018 1 Comment RSS Feed

Happy New Year! As we roll into 2018, clean up your databases and get your site ready for this new year. Need some help? Check out this month’s 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.

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Posted in: Craft CMS, CraftCommerce, ExpressionEngine, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress

October 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

November 17, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

October 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

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Last month, the Nexcess team had a wonderful time participating in ExpressionEngine Conference 2017 and are already looking forward to next year. In other big news, the holiday season is here. We hope you planned ahead this year and your site is already optimized for the coming rush. Not ready yet? You’ll find some advice in this month’s roundup, but get on quickly. So, without further ado, we’ll let you jump right in. 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.

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Posted in: Craft CMS, CraftCommerce, eCommerce, ExpressionEngine, Magento, Nexcess, WooCommerce, WordPress

ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress: Which Is Right For Your Site?

May 1, 2015 3 Comments RSS Feed

There is no shortage of powerful content management systems, many of which are capable of being used to build any type of site you can imagine. That does not, however, mean that every content management is the best fit for every site. I’d like to take a look at two content management systems in particular: ExpressionEngine and WordPress. Both are powerful and both have been used to build everything from blogs to the largest enterprise publishing operations, but each has particular strengths.

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Posted in: ExpressionEngine, WordPress

Roundup of May’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

June 5, 2014 0 Comments RSS Feed

Monthly Roundup

May was an important month for the Magento community, as over two thousand members came together for the Imagine Conference in Las Vegas (an event we were thrilled to sponsor), and, in equally big news, Magento co-founder Roy Rubin announced that he would be stepping down from position as the CEO of Magento. Here at Nexcess, we’ve been connected with Roy since the Varien days and would like to thank him for his incredible contribution to eCommerce. Although those were two of the biggest stories from May, there were still a lot of other happenings in the world of eCommerce, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine. So, without further ado, here’s our roundup of the best posts from the last month. If you’d like more great content 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!

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Posted in: ExpressionEngine, Magento, Monthly Roundups, WordPress

Getting Started With ExpressionEngine: Seven ExpressionEngine Tutorials You Need To Know About

October 28, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Expression Engine

ExpressionEngine isn’t quite as easy to get to grips with as more user-focused content management systems like WordPress, but it more than makes up for that with its incredible flexibility and developer friendliness.

EllisLab’s ExpressionEngine should definitely be on the shortlist of content management systems you consider, whatever the type of site you want to develop, from a simple blog to an enterprise eCommerce site, ExpressionEngine has you covered.

However, making the initial steps towards ExpressionEngine mastery can be daunting to users who aren’t familiar with how ExpressionEngine works, especially if they’re bringing a lot of mental baggage from WordPress or Drupal, so, to put you on the right track, here are seven of the best ExpressionEngine resources out there. Read more

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ExpressionEngine Conference 2013 Slide Decks are Online!

October 17, 2013 1 Comment RSS Feed

Earlier this week, Nexcess was in Portland, Oregon for ExpressionEngine Conference 2013. It was two days packed with the best and brightest minds from one of the most passionate communities out there. EllisLab put on an amazing event that we were proud to sponsor, and Chris Wells, the CEO of Nexcess, was humbled to have the opportunity to speak.

Since most ExpressionEngine fanatics couldn’t make it to Portland, and knowing that Jeremy Sloan and Mark Croxton gave some great talks during the same time slot for those that could make it, we’ve uploaded the slide deck of Chris’ presentation titled:

ExpressionEngine Performance & Optimization – Laying a Solid Foundation to SlideShare. Read more

Posted in: ExpressionEngine, Nexcess

ExpressionEngine 2.7.0 Released With Great New Features

September 5, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

The most recent version of ExpressionEngine was released earlier in August, and, as usual, it adds a host of handy new additions to EllisLab’s feature-rich content management system. If you want to take a look at all of the improvements, you can check out the changelog, but we’d like to highlight a few of our favorites.

Markdown Support

Since its creation by prolific blogger John Gruber, the Markdown markup language has gone from strength to strength. It’s a very simple and portable way to format plain text for use on the web. Rather than writing directly in HTML or fiddling about with the formatting of rich text in less than ideal interfaces, writers who use Markdown can very quickly create content that can be converted to correct HTML. There are a huge number of text editors that have Markdown support, including the excellent Byword.

ExpressionEngine 2.7.0 introduces a Markdown parser that can be used by choosing Markdown as the formatting option for a custom Channel Field. Read more

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Live Chat On WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine Sites

March 19, 2013 1 Comment RSS Feed

Live Chat On WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine Sites

Using a live chat widget to establish a direct method of connection between a site’s visitors and its owners or customer relations and sales staff is a great way to increase user engagement, deal immediately with queries from potential customers, and gather useful data.

Often, potential customers are ready to convert except for a simple blocker, like a query about price, support, or features. Most websites have contact pages that let allow users to send messages by email, but asynchronous communications — those without immediate two-way communication — run the risk of the visitor finding a solution to their query on a competitor’s site while they await a response. Live chat puts the user immediately in contact with a representative of the site, who can satisfy any questions and lead the user towards a conversion.

We’re going to have a look at services and extensions that allow live chat to be implemented on three of the most popular content management systems available: WordPress, the Magento eCommerce platform, and ExpressionEngine. Read more

Posted in: ExpressionEngine, Magento, WordPress

Six Splendid ExpressionEngine Resources

March 11, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Six Splendid ExpressionEngine Resources ExpressionEngine is a powerful and flexible content management system. It’s the go-to CMS for many who need a highly configurable and reliable platform to build their site on.

ExpressionEngine isn’t as old as some of the other CMS platforms, and it can be a little difficult to know where to look for the best sources of information.

If you’ve heard of ExpressionEngine, but aren’t sure where to get started, today’s your lucky day. We’re going to point you in the direction of some of the best sources on the Web for ExpressionEngine tips, tutorials, and community.

EllisLab’s Forums

Naturally, your first port of call should be EllisLab, the company behind ExpressionEngine. On their forums you’ll find an active community of experts willing to help out both newcomers and experienced users. There are community support forums for users, and developer support forums for those who are interested in customizing EE or creating an extension. Read more

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