WordPress MacOS Editor MarsEdit Gets A Major New Release

Five years ago, we wrote a roundup of third-party iOS and Mac applications for writing and publishing WordPress articles. At the top of the list was MarsEdit, a MacOS blog editor that supports a number of different blogging platforms, including WordPress. This month, MarsEdit’s developers, Red Sweater, released MarsEdit 4.0, a comprehensive update with new… Continue reading →

Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 10:00 am

Looking for Fast WordPress Themes? Here’s Three!

The tortoise may have beaten the hare in a foot race, but it wouldn’t last long in the world of web development. Speed is the name of the game in today’s digital industries; not only do users expect sites to load quickly (and bounce if they don’t), but loading speeds also factor into Google search… Continue reading →

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | 10:00 am

5 Ways Small Ecommerce Stores Can Compete with Giants

Amazon. Walmart. Alibaba. There’s plenty of Goliaths roaming around the hills of ecommerce, and you’re just a scrawny startup with a slingshot. But even the smallest ecommerce sites can compete with giants — as long as they know where to aim. Here, we’re going to talk about 5 tried-and-true strategies for small ecommerce sites to… Continue reading →

Posted on: 13 December 2017 | 10:00 am

How Does Memcached Make WordPress Hosting Faster?

Our WordPress hosting platform incorporates many performance optimizations that guarantee content is delivered to your WordPress site’s visitors as quickly as possible. Among them is the Memcached instance we include with all shared and dedicated WordPress accounts. I’d like to take a look at what Memcached is and how it works to make your site… Continue reading →

Posted on: 12 December 2017 | 10:00 am

What Is WooCommerce?

So you’ve decided to launch a new eCommerce store. One of the first decisions facing you is which eCommerce platform to base your store on. There are many excellent eCommerce applications to choose from, including Magento, Craft Commerce, and WooCommerce, among others. Before making a choice, you should understand what the options are and how… Continue reading →

Posted on: 11 December 2017 | 10:00 am

OpenVPN Helps To Keep Your Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers Safe

When a user connects to your Magento store, they connect over HTTPS, a secure protocol that uses an SSL certificate to encrypt data sent between the shopper’s browser and the server that hosts the store. Without HTTPS, it is possible for a third-party to intercept the data, putting the shopper and the store at risk.… Continue reading →

Posted on: 8 December 2017 | 10:00 am

WordPress Basics: How Do Visitors Find Content On Your WordPress Blog?

When used as a blog, WordPress’s home page shows a reverse chronological (most recent first) list of articles. Readers scroll through the list, clicking on posts they find interesting. But WordPress also has several other ways for users to find posts. Understanding how they work will help you provide a better experience and increase the… Continue reading →

Posted on: 7 December 2017 | 10:00 am

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

Tis the season! We hope you’re ready for the holidays and your site is fully optimized for the coming rush. Still unprepared? Check out this month’s roundup. Get to it before the weather turns frightful! If you’re looking for the same great articles the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.… Continue reading →

Posted on: 6 December 2017 | 10:00 am

Etsy Alternatives: Own Your eCommerce Platform With Magento Or WooCommerce

Since it was founded 12 years ago, Etsy has grown into the leading marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Thousands of creatives and makers have built businesses on Etsy. But there’s a risk in relying exclusively on Etsy to market and sell products, a risk that’s common to all platforms of its type. You don’t… Continue reading →

Posted on: 5 December 2017 | 10:00 am

SEO-Friendly WordPress Themes: What Makes A Theme SEO Friendly?

WordPress themes can make a big difference to the search engine optimization of a WordPress site. For the most part, any well-written theme is SEO-friendly, including the majority of free themes. In fact, some of the best-selling premium themes aren’t so great for SEO because they’re overloaded with features and offer poor performance. Choosing a… Continue reading →

Posted on: 4 December 2017 | 10:00 am