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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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Posted in: eCommerce, WooCommerce, WordPress

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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Posted in: eCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce

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

WordPress Crowdfunding: Build A Fundraising Site With WordPress And WooCommerce

November 20, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

WordPress Crowdfunding: Build A Fundraising Site With WordPress And WooCommerce We’re living in interesting times for creative professionals of all stripes. The web disrupted the traditional funding models of publishers, writers, videographers, photographers, and artists. Advertising revenue is in decline as web users rebel against ubiquitous tracking and intrusive advertising. The big media companies are suffering. But, in many ways, independent creatives have never had it so good.

Creatives all over the world are building audiences on social media and asking those audiences to fund creative projects. One of my favorite recent examples is Craig Mod’s Koya Bound, a limited-edition hardcover art photography book about a journey through Japan’s Kumano Kodo, which is entirely crowdfunded.

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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

Why Is Subscription eCommerce So Popular?

November 10, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

Why Is Subscription eCommerce So Popular?

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Over the last few years, subscription eCommerce services have become a popular part of the online retail space. Few of the largest eCommerce retailers have subscriptions as a core revenue generator, but many smaller and mid-sized online stores have been created to capitalize on the trend for recurring payments and regular deliveries.

If you’re a podcast listener, you’ll have heard no end of ads for subscription food boxes, clothing, toiletries, toys, candy, and more. Apparently there are enough Japanese candy subscription services to merit an article called The Ten Best Japanese Candy Subscription Services.

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Posted in: eCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce

2 WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO for WooCommerce

November 1, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

2 WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO for WooCommerce

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Supporting an ecommerce site with WooCommerce means you have to the full force of WordPress behind you as well. And because WordPress is consistently one of the best platforms for blogging, all those words give you a boost in SEO.

But more than giving you an online notepad, WordPress also offers additional SEO bonuses with their endless library of plugins. Aside from allowing you to customize your ecommerce site as you like, plugins can also help you optimize your SEO strategy for the best results.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the 2 best WordPress plugins for improving SEO on WooCommerce sites.

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Posted in: WooCommerce, WordPress