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Fixing Mixed Content Warnings On WordPress Sites

May 20, 2019 0 Comments RSS Feed

Fixing Mixed Content Warnings On WordPress SitesLast year, Google announced that over 75% of Chrome traffic was protected by HTTPS, a large increase on the previous year. The pace of HTTPS adoption accelerated as the cost, complexity, and performance implications were addressed. With Let’s Encrypt, anyone can get a domain-validated SSL certificate for free. Configuring a WordPress site to use an SSL certificate is easier than ever. Performance overheads are negligible for all but the largest sites. But there are still challenges to HTTPS adoption on established WordPress sites: mixed content warnings top the list. Read more

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Nexcess and BigCommerce Announce eCommerce Partnership

May 16, 2019 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess and BigCommerce Announce eCommerce PartnershipMay 2, 2019 – We’re proud to announce the addition of a new hosting solution to our lineup for merchants: BigCommerce. This new addition allows us to provide merchants with multiple options for creating, customizing, and delivering their online stores.

As a powerful, headless eCommerce solution, BigCommerce allows merchants to employ a powerful product catalog while maintaining the simple front-end capabilities of WordPress. To this end, BigCommerce accounts with Nexcess will include a WordPress environment with the BigCommerce plugin pre-installed and pre-configured. Read more

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How to Optimize Your Magento 2 Store

May 13, 2019 0 Comments RSS Feed

The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Magento 2

When Magento was first released, it provided an eCommerce platform that offered functionality not seen before. It still does, but as Magento stores have grown, their requirements have changed. The platform’s functionality now needs to be delivered to an increasingly large customer base, and in an increasingly performant way. For this reason, we’ve made sure that our Magento solutions are optimized to make the best use of the resources available to them. Read more

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Five WooCommerce Marketing Plugins You Need To Know About

May 2, 2019 0 Comments RSS Feed

Five WooCommerce Marketing Plugins You Need To Know About

The two biggest challenges faced by eCommerce retailers are getting people to the store and getting them to buy something when they arrive. Marketing is the domain of solutions to the first problem, and WooCommerce has many features to help bring shoppers to your store. Some are built into WordPress and WooCommerce, but many of the more sophisticated marketing tools are available as plugins and integrations. Read more

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How To Protect Your WordPress Business From Insider Threats

April 25, 2019 0 Comments RSS Feed

How To Protect Your WordPress Business From Insider ThreatsIn January, users of the popular WPML WordPress plugin received a concerning email. It warned that there were serious security vulnerabilities in the plugin. The email came from a genuine WPML address, and customers had no reason to think it wasn’t legitimate. WPML is used on tens of thousands of WordPress sites, and a critical unpatched vulnerability could have been a security nightmare. Read more

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Nexcess WAF Update Protects Against Magento Core SQLi PRODSECBUG-2198

March 29, 2019 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess WAF Update Protects Against Magento Core SQLi PRODSECBUG-2198On March 28th, a set of vulnerabilities for Magento Core were disclosed, one of which can allow an unauthenticated visitor to execute a SQL injection attack. These vulnerabilities are addressed in the most recent Magento security update and affect the following versions:

  • 1.9 (fixed in 1.9.4.1)
  • 1.14 (fixed in 1.14.4.1)
  • 2.1 (fixed in 2.1.17)
  • 2.2 (fixed in 2.2.8)
  • 2.3 (fixed in 2.3.1)

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