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What’s New In WooCommerce 3.3

February 16, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Since we first added WooCommerce hosting to our lineup of performance-optimized eCommerce hosting options, we have seen huge demand from retailers looking to combine the user-friendliness of WordPress with WooCommerce’s simple yet powerful eCommerce experience. We’re delighted that so many retailers have embraced our unique spin on WooCommerce hosting, which is capable of supporting stores of any size. Read more

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

February 12, 2018 0 Comments 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

Does A WordPress Site Need A Content Distribution Network?

January 24, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

does-a-wordpress-site-need-a-content-distribution-networkA content distribution network (CDN) can reduce the amount of work your WordPress server has to do and improve the performance of your site for visitors across the world.

Most of the resources on your WordPress hosting account’s server are used to respond to requests and generate dynamic content. But most of your server’s bandwidth is consumed by the delivery of static resources: resources that don’t change between users. Static resources include images, videos, JavaScript files, and CSS files, among others. Static resources are the biggest bandwidth hog for most sites; a single high-definition image can consume as much bandwidth as hundreds of pages of text, dynamically generated or otherwise. Read more

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How To Harden WordPress Sites Against Brute Force Attacks

January 18, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

how-to-harden-wordpress-sites-against-brute-force-attacksWhen logging in to a WordPress site, users supply a username and password that WordPress associates with their account. If an attacker can guess the right username and password, they can authenticate in the same way. The process of guessing is called a brute force attack: the attacker tries different combinations of usernames and passwords until they discover one that works.

Brute force attacks are effective when WordPress users choose usernames and passwords that are easy to guess. Criminals use automated botnets — which are usually made up of compromised WordPress sites — to make thousands of login attempts with different credentials.

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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

What Is WooCommerce?

December 11, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

What Is WooCommerce? So you’ve decided to launch a new eCommerce store. One of the first decisions facing you is which eCommerce platform to base your store on. There are many excellent eCommerce applications to choose from, including Magento, Craft Commerce, and WooCommerce, among others. Before making a choice, you should understand what the options are and how they differ.

In this article, I’m going to focus on WooCommerce, and in future articles I’ll take a look at the others.

WooCommerce Is Free

The first things to know about WooCommerce are that it is free and open source. You don’t have to pay anything to use WooCommerce, and its code can be examined and edited by anyone. You might not understand why this matters, but if you use WooCommerce for your eCommerce store, you own and control the store and its data. That’s not true of many eCommerce platforms.

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

December 6, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed
November 2017’s Best Magento, CMS, and Design/Development Content

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Tis the season! We hope you’re ready for the holidays and your site is fully optimized for the coming rush. Still unprepared? Check out this month’s roundup. Get to it before the weather turns frightful! 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, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

December 5, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

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Since it was founded 12 years ago, Etsy has grown into the leading marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Thousands of creatives and makers have built businesses on Etsy. But there’s a risk in relying exclusively on Etsy to market and sell products, a risk that’s common to all platforms of its type. You don’t control the platform and you don’t set the rules. Ultimately, all platforms are managed to serve the interests of their owners and the investors, a situation that often creates tensions and conflicts with users of the platform.

This is a problem for eCommerce merchants and publishers alike, who eventually find the constraints of their chosen platform limiting. As Etsy seller Lisa Jacobs found:

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Eight Exceptional WooCommerce Extensions For Your New eCommerce Store

December 1, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

Eight Exceptional WooCommerce Extensions For Your New eCommerce Store

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We recently introduced WooCommerce hosting to our range of performance-optimized eCommerce hosting plans. WooCommerce is the perfect eCommerce platform for retailers familiar with WordPress or who want to take advantage of the simplicity and power of one of the most popular online retail solutions in the world.

Just like WordPress, WooCommerce benefits from a large ecosystem of plugins (called extensions in the WooCommerce world) to enhance and augment its basic features. I’d like to take a look at eight plugins I think new WooCommerce users should be aware of. The extensions are a mixture of free, freemium, and premium plugins that showcase the strength of WooCommerce as an adaptable and versatile eCommerce solution.

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Posted in: eCommerce, WooCommerce, WordPress