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A Guide to Getting Started With WordPress Gutenberg

May 22, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

A Guide to getting started with WordPress GutenbergSince early 2017, the phrase “WordPress Gutenberg” has been floating around the WordPress community. Currently scheduled for release in 2018 with WordPress 5.0, the Gutenberg project will change the way you write and design posts.

We recently spun up a test server in order to explore Gutenberg in all its glory and see why it’s been making waves in the WordPress community. This is our guide to WordPress Gutenberg and how you can get started with it yourself. Read more

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Five Things to Do During IRCE 2018

May 18, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Live at the Park CubsIRCE 2018 is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start figuring out what we’re going to do outside of the conference.

Networking is one of the best things about attending conferences and having a great backdrop while you’re doing it, makes it all the better.

Here are five things to keep your eye on during the run-up to IRCE (besides the sessions).

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The Complete Guide to Two-Factor Authentication

May 3, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Two-factor authenticationThere is a hacking attempt once every 39 seconds. Between 2017 and 2021, these attempts are expected to cause over $1 trillion in cybersecurity costs. Yet despite the high cost to businesses and organizations, one of the most common reasons for these hacking attempts succeeding is insufficient security procedures (see: the dropped drive hack).

Simple changes to company procedures can lead to huge cybersecurity benefits, reducing the chance of your organization being hacked. One of the simplest ways to begin this process if by adopting two-factor authentication. Read more

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Virtualization, VMs, VPSs, and the Cloud: What Are They?

April 26, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

What are Virtualization, VMs, VPSs, and the CloudThe term “Cloud” is often thrown around, but what does it actually mean?

A quick search online nets several definitions. The problem is, they’re not all the same. PC Magazine defines Cloud by splitting it into its different service models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS). The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines Cloud by focusing on its on-demand nature, broad network access, ability to resource pool, and its elasticity. The Oxford English Dictionary, on the other hand, doesn’t mention elasticity or the on-demand nature of the Cloud, and instead states that the Cloud is a place where data is stored, managed, and processed online (probably). So, who is right? Read more

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How to Optimize Your Magento 2 Store

April 23, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Magento 2 When Magento was first released, it provided customers with a personalized eCommerce experience. It still does this excellently. Yet as Magento stores have grown and their requirements have changed, this personalized experience now needs to be delivered to an increasingly large customer base, and in an increasingly efficient way. Read more

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What Are the Advantages of Cloud Computing (and Hosting)?

April 21, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

What are the Advantages of Cloud ComputingAlmost every year since the Cloud began, its adoption rate by enterprises has increased. The reason? Because the advantages of cloud computing outweigh the costs involved in moving to the new technology.

Between efficiency gains, improved redundancy, and cost advantages, cloud computing is quickly becoming the new normal. Thirty-eight percent of enterprises have set public cloud as their top priority in 2018, and Gartner has predicted that cloud computing will become the default computing option by 2020. Read more

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Join the Big Dam Run in Vegas

April 17, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Big Dam Run During Nexcess LiveDoes it feel like you’re not getting enough exercise? You’re not alone.

One of the biggest concerns many office workers have is that they’re not moving enough. The CDC states that less than 22% of adults over the age of 18 meet their Physical Activity Guidelines, with many blaming sedentary jobs as the reason for why they develop health problems. These accusations are not unfounded. Multiple studies have lent support to the fact that sitting for long periods of time affects your physical health and more. Read more

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Ads.txt Can Reduce Advertising Fraud On WordPress Sites

April 13, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry that places hundreds of millions of adverts on tens of millions of web pages every day. For good and for bad, advertising is the engine of the online economy, but few consumers are aware of the incredible complexity of the system that chooses which adverts they see. That system is far from perfect, and one of its biggest problems is fraud. Read more

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