Drizzle Is A Micropayments Platform For WordPress

Monetizing WordPress blogs has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. If you want to blog for a living, throwing up a few Google AdWords units next to your content is unlikely to cut it unless you have a huge audience — and even if you do, ad-blockers will take a bite. There are,… Continue reading →

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress Asks For Feedback On Rewritten Plugin Guidelines

If you develop plugins for WordPress, you’ll be aware of the controversy caused by the removal of plugins from the repository for breaches of its guidelines. Many such incidents are caused by developers stepping over the line with “growth-hacking” or data collection, a prime example being incentivized reviews. Some developers offer free or discount premium… Continue reading →

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

Why Are So Many WordPress Users Stuck With Old Versions Of PHP?

PHP 7 is a clear win compared to earlier versions of PHP, yet, unlike Nexcess, many WordPress hosts haven’t upgraded. It’s difficult to get a clear view of the exact adoption rates of PHP 7, but according to figures from Jordi Boggiano, developer of Composer, PHP 7 adoption rates are hovering around 20 percent, with… Continue reading →

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

You Should Invest In Long-Form Content In 2017 – Here’s Why

Web content wisdom has long held that shorter content is better because web users have limited attention spans – something that supposedly applied even more strongly for mobile web users. But over the last couple of years long-form content has garnered significant attention. Long-form is a fuzzy category, spanning everything from 20,000-word ebooks to 3,000-word… Continue reading →

Posted on: 12 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

What Does the Bluefoot Page Builder Acquisition Mean For Magento Enterprise Users?

Towards the end of last year, Magento announced that it had acquired the technology behind the Bluefoot CMS and page builder. The acquisition is intended to enhance Magento’s existing page-creation features and make it easier for eCommerce merchants to build and deploy bespoke product and landing pages on their stores. Bluefoot, a young project which… Continue reading →

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

Amazon’s Holiday Lockdown Of FBA Was Great For Established Retailers

Towards the end of 2016, Amazon announced that the company’s Fulfillment by Amazon service would not be available to new retailers during the holiday season. If a retailer hadn’t sent their first shipment by October 10th, they had to wait until December 19th to start shipping. The restrictions meant that new and seasonal retailers missed… Continue reading →

Posted on: 10 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

Google To Crack Down On Popups And Interstitials On Mobile

As I’m sure you’re already aware, mobile is fast becoming the platform of choice for content consumption and search. Publishers have received the message loud and clear. In a blog post from the fall, Google announced that the majority of mobile searches return results that it considers mobile-friendly. However, the news isn’t all good. The… Continue reading →

Posted on: 5 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

Facebook Brings The Buy Now Button To Messenger

With the release of Messenger Platform v1.2, including a new “Buy Button” for Messenger, and the improvement of its enhanced CTAs, Facebook continues to build out the eCommerce capabilities of Pages, the Newsfeed, and now, Facebook Messenger. Not long ago, the social media giant introduced enhanced call-to-action buttons for Facebook Pages and the Newsfeed, which… Continue reading →

Posted on: 4 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

Browser Push Notifications For Your WordPress Site

I’m a heavy user of RSS. Every day, I peruse dozens of websites in my feed reader, searching for content by writers and publishers that have, over many years, created content that appeals to me both professionally and personally. I know this is an unusual habit these days. RSS use has declined, and many sites… Continue reading →

Posted on: 3 January 2017 | 1:00 pm

December 2016’s Best Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine Content

The holiday season has passed. Take a second and catch your breath. Done? Now it’s time to get ready for 2017. 2016 was a big year. WordPress continued to its market dominance, Magento became an independent company, ExpressionEngine 3 was released, and we added Craft CMS to our hosting offerings. We know you’re ready to… Continue reading →

Posted on: 30 December 2016 | 1:00 pm