Looking Forward to Craft CMS 3

Craft CMS is a favorite of developers and designers because it’s engineered with careful attention to the needs of professionals who build complex content sites. At the beginning of 2017, the beta for Craft CMS 3 was released, bringing hundreds of changes and improvements. When the Beta was released, Pixel & Tonic estimated that it’d… Continue reading →

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

What’s New In WooCommerce 3.0?

WooCommerce is far and away the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. For larger stores, you can’t beat a dedicated eCommerce application like Magento, but if you’re already familiar with WordPress and you don’t need the full might of Magento, WooCommerce is a great option. By the time you read this, WooCommerce 3.0.0 will be… Continue reading →

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

Five Common Mistakes WordPress Theme Developers Should Avoid

Getting a theme into the WordPress Theme Repository can give a big boost to a WordPress developer’s credibility, especially if it proves popular with WordPress users. It’s also a great way to promote a premium theme — many theme developers publish “light” versions of their theme for free to promote a premium version with more… Continue reading →

Posted on: 18 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

Five Email Newsletter Mistakes You Should Avoid

Email newsletters have long been a key part of any comprehensive marketing strategy. In fact, in recent years, newsletters have experienced something of a renaissance, with high-quality newsletters like Dave Pell’s NextDraft gaining huge audiences. On the other hand, most of us receive no shortage of spam, and any marketing newsletter has to walk a… Continue reading →

Posted on: 13 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

3 Takeaways from Magento Imagine

After a long weekend of rest, it’s time to write a small recap of Magento Imagine 2017. Since I spent most of my time there at the Nexcess booth, my recap will focus on the tradeshow side of the event, rather than the conference. The Marketplace was open 3 hours on Monday, 10 hours on… Continue reading →

Posted on: 12 April 2017 | 10:00 am

How Can Small eCommerce Stores Compete Against Amazon?

Amazon is a behemoth that dominates the eCommerce world. If shoppers want a product, they’re almost certain to find it on Amazon. They know it’ll arrive in good time. And they know that Amazon has great customer service and a customer-friendly return policy. How can small eCommerce stores compete? First, it’s obvious that small eCommerce… Continue reading →

Posted on: 11 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

Close Comments On Older WordPress Blog Posts To Slash Spam

Google has long been wise to ways of comment spammers, but that doesn’t stop many comment threads degenerating into spammy lists of “work from home” comments and link spam. Akismet and similar spam filters catch most of it, but judging by the sites I see every day, these filters let plenty of spam through. Although… Continue reading →

Posted on: 6 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

Managing Complex WordPress Publishing Workflows With Edit Flow

As any blogger or publisher will tell you, managing publishing workflows takes a dedication to organization. There are any number of general productivity tools an editor might use, but if you’re managing a site that publishes multiple authors, a dedicated tool is the best option. A workflow management tool that’s integrated with your content management… Continue reading →

Posted on: 5 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

Credit Card Scrapers Continue To Be A Risk On Insecure Magento Sites

Discovering that an eCommerce store has sent their credit card data to a malicious third party is the worst nightmare of many shoppers. They adopt an eminently sensible “once bitten, twice shy” attitude towards retailers who allow sensitive financial data to fall into the hands of criminals. Leaking credit card data is a great way… Continue reading →

Posted on: 4 April 2017 | 1:00 pm

March 2017’s Best Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine Content

For those of you who are regular visitors to our roundup, things may look a bit different this month as we evolve the subject matter that the roundup will encompass. We will be adding a more encompassing section for Content Management Systems as well as a new Design and Development category. Hopefully, you will enjoy… Continue reading →

Posted on: 31 March 2017 | 1:00 pm