XSS Vulnerabities Have Been Found In The Avada WordPress Theme

It has recently come to light that several critical vulnerabilities were fixed in the Avada theme in April, although ThemeFusion, the developers of the theme didn’t widely announce the patched release until several weeks later. If you use the Avada WordPress theme on your site, you should upgrade to Avada 5.1.5 as soon as possible.… Continue reading →

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress Joins HackerOne And Introduces Bug Bounties

WordPress has announced that it’s joined HackerOne, a platform for researchers to responsibly disclose security vulnerabilities. HackerOne provides a consistent interface for reporting vulnerabilities and reduces the amount of time developers waste responding to common issues, freeing them to focus on security improvements. The HackerOne platform is used by many large organizations for vulnerability reporting,… Continue reading →

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

Money War News

From the journal of wartime correspondent Jay Dobry, who served with near-distinction in the Second Annual Nexcess Money War. For those who aren’t Money War historians, this annual event divides Nexcess into six teams. Each team picks a charity, then Overseer/Billing Manager Jackie assigns a container to each team. In Week 1, teams score positive… Continue reading →

Posted on: 17 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress 4.8 Will Arrive On June 8th

The WordPress development team has announced that WordPress 4.8 will be released on June 8th. WordPress 4.8 will include editing enhancements with a focus on laying the groundwork for an improved text editing experience, but it won’t include the full version of Gutenberg, WordPress’s experimental editor, which is still being developed. The release is on… Continue reading →

Posted on: 16 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

How Does Varnish Make Websites And eCommerce Stores Faster?

Most modern content management systems and eCommerce applications – including Magento, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, and Craft CMS – generate pages when they are requested by a user. On-the-fly server-side page generation is one the two main strategies for creating an interactive web page. Without that capability, web pages would be static documents. The other major strategy… Continue reading →

Posted on: 11 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

The WordPress Rest API And The JavaScript Ecosystem

Until relatively recently, if you wanted to build a WordPress theme, you had to use PHP. With the introduction of the REST API, that’s no longer the case. It’s possible to build integrations with WordPress in any language. As Matt Mullenweg has pointed out on several occasions, a leading motivation for the introduction of the… Continue reading →

Posted on: 10 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

We’re pleased to be a 2x Platinum Sponsor for Meet Magento Netherlands 2017

For a second year in a row, Nexcess will be Platinum sponsor of Meet Magento NL! Even better, several of our Magento hosting experts will also be speaking at the event and interacting with members of the eCommerce community. One of our favorite parts of actively working with the Magento eCommerce community is meeting merchants,… Continue reading →

Posted on: 8 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress 4.8 Will Not Support Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10

Matt Mullenweg has announced that from WordPress 4.8, which is expected to be released later this year, WordPress will no longer support Internet Explorer versions older than IE 11. Microsoft only supports IE 11, but WordPress supports IE 8, 9, and 10 because a small proportion of its users remain on older versions. In March… Continue reading →

Posted on: 4 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

PHPDetroit Meetup

On May 11, 2017, Nexcess will be hosting PHPDetroit at its headquarters in Southfield, MI. As a software engineer for Nexcess and the event organizer for PHPDetroit, I encourage anyone interested in expanding their PHP knowledge to attend. If you can’t make it, then you’re in luck, because we plan to host these events monthly!… Continue reading →

Posted on: 3 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

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

April was a big month. A large Nexcess contingent went out to Las Vegas for Magento Imagine 2017. Fifteen Nexcessers spent 135 total hours on the Marketplace floor at the conference. Read up on our key takeaways here! We were also honored to support and be involved with the Digital Divas Conference at Eastern Michigan.… Continue reading →

Posted on: 1 May 2017 | 1:00 pm