Three Domain Management Tips For New Bloggers And eCommerce Merchants

A domain name is one of the most important assets an online business owns. For many customers, the domain name is the business. It’s how people blogs and eCommerce stores on the web. It’s the name that comes to mind when people think of a business. Online businesses invest a substantial proportion of their marketing… Continue reading →

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress’s Gutenberg Editor Is Now Available As A Plugin

Following several months of development, WordPress’s forthcoming new editor — named Gutenberg for the inventor of the printing press — is available as a plugin. The plugin is still being developed and is nowhere near finished. WordPress hosting clients should not install Gutenberg on their production sites, because it’s likely to break things. That said,… Continue reading →

Posted on: 18 July 2017 | 1:00 pm

The Magento Marketplace Helps eCommerce Merchants Find Best-In-Class Magento Themes And Extensions

The Magento ecosystem includes a rich collection of extensions and themes that empower eCommerce merchants to shape the retail and shopper experience. Thousands of developers contribute to that ecosystem, but it can be difficult for retailers to figure out which extensions are right for them, which are coded to a high standard, and which may… Continue reading →

Posted on: 13 July 2017 | 1:00 pm

Should Ecommerce Merchants Outsource Fulfillment?

It’s never been easier to launch an online store with applications like Magento and Craft Commerce. But, unless the store sells digital products, the retailer has to deal with the storage and transport of physical goods, and that means fulfillment. Fulfillment is one of the most complex and expensive aspects of eCommerce, especially for smaller… Continue reading →

Posted on: 12 July 2017 | 1:00 pm

Five Front-End Optimizations For A Faster Magento Store

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, not to mention Christmas. eCommerce merchants all over world are battening down the hatches in preparation for the busiest and most profitable shopping season of the year. To make the most of the Holiday Season, retailers should take a careful look at their store’s performance. Harried shoppers… Continue reading →

Posted on: 11 July 2017 | 11:00 am

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

We hope everyone has a nice Fourth of July weekend and is ready to get back to work. June was a busy month for the Nexcess team. We started the month off at IRCE 2017 in Chicago. If you missed us there, check out our recap. From there, it was on to London and Magento… Continue reading →

Posted on: 5 July 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress Health Checks: Keeping Your WordPress Site In Shape

WordPress sites constantly evolve as new content is published, new pages are created, and plugins and themes are installed or removed. Most of the time, those changes are for the good and don’t cause any problems for the health of the site. But WordPress is a complicated piece of software, and, as with any complex… Continue reading →

Posted on: 29 June 2017 | 1:00 pm

Four Ways Small eCommerce Merchants Can Take Customer Service To The Next Level

Customer service is a key differentiator for eCommerce stores. Only a retailer who cares about excellence in customer service can build a positive reputation and distinguish their store from the competition. In an eCommerce market dominated by giants, many of which sell the same products as smaller stores, it’s vital to build a strong relationship… Continue reading →

Posted on: 28 June 2017 | 1:00 pm

Three Reasons Your Business’ WordPress Site Needs Live Chat

Not so long ago, if we wanted to talk to a company, we’d pick up the phone. Today, many companies have retreated behind their websites. From the company’s perspective, this is a money-saving measure: phone support and sales are expensive. But it’s not just companies that have changed; millennials aren’t too fond of calling either,… Continue reading →

Posted on: 27 June 2017 | 1:00 pm

WordPress Security Basics: What Is An SQL Injection Attack?

WordPress, along with most other content management systems, uses a database to store state. State is the things the content management system knows about, including the content and its organization, and user data. There are many different types of database, but WordPress uses one of the most popular open source SQL-based databases, MySQL. SQL is… Continue reading →

Posted on: 21 June 2017 | 1:00 pm