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Adding Content to Your Drupal 8 Site

On to Part 4 of our series, Getting Started with Drupal 8. Go here for Part 3. Previously, we covered the basics of customizing your site, setting permissions and roles, and giving your visitors a way to contact you. This entry provides you with a few more tools for adding and managing content in Drupal 8.… Continue reading →

Internet Basics: BGP and How Networks Talk to One Another

Unless you’re a network administrator or tech enthusiast, you’ve probably never heard of BGP (Border Gateway Protocol), but the Internet could not exist without it. A network is a group of computers linked together, either wired or wireless. Each computer is identified by a unique ID number called an IP address. BGP allows computers in… Continue reading →

How Does WordPress Work?

As a WordPress hosting client, you don’t need to know how WordPress works behind the scenes. In fact, WordPress was created so that people could focus on writing and publishing, not on the technical details. But it’s useful to have a basic grasp of what’s happening under the hood of your WordPress site. It may… Continue reading →

Building Your Drupal 8 Site

Welcome to Part 3 of our series, Getting Started with Drupal 8. Go here for Part 2. Last entry, you learned the basics of creating content, adding images, and dabbled in your first themes and modules. Before we start adding more your content — and we will in Part 4 — let’s look at some… Continue reading →

How To Prevent Data Leaks On Your eCommerce Store

Data is one of your eCommerce business’s most valuable assets. But it’s not only valuable to your business. It’s also valuable to criminals, who use personal data for identity theft and credit card numbers to commit fraud. Over the last few months, several major eCommerce retailers and many smaller stores were targeted by Magecart, a… Continue reading →

The New Drupal Layout Builder

April 10, 2019 – Drupal 5.7 is just three weeks away, and with it will come the Drupal layout builder. Drupal has always been about accessibility, and the last several years have only seen that commitment ramp up as the teams behind the open source platform have begun to invest more in matching the true… Continue reading →

Miguel Balparda’s Adobe Summit recap

After a week in Las Vegas as a Summit Insider for the Adobe Summit, I’ve learned quite a few things about Adobe and their plans for Magento 2. Adobe invited all of the Magento Masters to assist their annual event as Summit Insiders, a program that includes top executives, industry experts, major media correspondents, and… Continue reading →

Organize Your WooCommerce Store With Categories, Tags, And Attributes

Browsing antique stores is one of our favorite pastimes, especially stores that make no effort to organize their wares, chaotic jumbles of products grouped according to whim or chance. We enjoy the prospect of serendipitous discovery. However, when we’re shopping online, a lack of organization is not enjoyable. A positive eCommerce experience depends on the… Continue reading →

Magento vs Prestashop: The Best eCommerce Platform

Whether you’re new to eCommerce or looking to see if there’s a better option for your growing store, choosing the right web application is important. There are several different options out there for merchants. This article looks specifically at Magento and Prestashop. Both of these applications are open source platforms that allow merchants to start,… Continue reading →

Navigating Drupal 8

Welcome to Part 2 of our series, Getting Started with Drupal 8. Go here for Part 1. You’ve installed Drupal, updated it to the most current version, and know how to back it up. Next up is learning the basics of how to navigate the interface and manage your content. Let’s jump in!      Contents… Continue reading →

Six WooCommerce Plugins For Your New eCommerce Store

When WooCommerce is first installed, it includes everything you need to start selling. But you can also take advantage of hundreds of extensions to add new features and customize your store — modularity is a strength of both WordPress and WooCommerce. Once you have finished setting up your new WooCommerce store, it’s worth taking a… Continue reading →

March 2019’s Best WordPress, Magento, and CMS Content

It’s time for our monthly roundup! If you’re looking for the same great articles the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section. WordPress and WooCommerce How Will Gutenberg Phase 4 Impact Multilingual Solutions for WordPress? – “You… Continue reading →

Drupal Security: A Complete Guide

Drupal is a secure CMS used by almost 3% of websites worldwide. Since its creation in 2000, the web application has seen limited vulnerabilities when compared with other popular CMS platforms. For this reason, organizations around the world have decided to rely on Drupal to provide them with the site foundation they need to remain… Continue reading →

Nexcess WAF Update Protects Against Magento Core SQLi PRODSECBUG-2198

On March 28th, a set of vulnerabilities for Magento Core were disclosed, one of which can allow an unauthenticated visitor to execute a SQL injection attack. These vulnerabilities are addressed in the most recent Magento security update and affect the following versions: 1.9 (fixed in 1.9.4.1) 1.14 (fixed in 1.14.4.1) 2.1 (fixed in 2.1.17) 2.2… Continue reading →

Getting Started with Drupal 8

So you’ve weighed your choices and decided Drupal is the best fit for you! As discussed in our recent Drupal Vs WordPress Cagematch, it takes a developer skill set to get the most out of Drupal. Even so, it can be worthwhile to explore Drupal and get an idea of what it has to offer.… Continue reading →

8 eCommerce Speed Optimization Trends From 2019

How are leading eCommerce businesses optimizing for site speed in 2019? What build and design techniques are they implementing to stay ahead of the curve and deliver fast, flexible, and consistent experiences to consumers? We took at look at a select group of over 30 leading eCommerce stores, and analyzed them for Eight key site speed… Continue reading →

The 5 Best WordPress Form Plugins

Whether you’re using them for lead collection, a means of contact, or registration pages, forms are an important part of your site. They help you manage leads and visitors more effectively, and – when done right – help to create incredible user experiences. So, the question you should be asking is: What’s the best form… Continue reading →

Drupal Vs WordPress

When it comes to designing a worthwhile website, the choice of content management system (CMS) may not be readily apparent. Complicating this choice are the almost-tribal sentiments of each system’s loyalists, each convinced of the “rightness” of their favorite. But both are open source, free to use, and provide a multitude of plug-ins and modules. … Continue reading →

Keep Your Site Fast with Mod_PageSpeed, Now Available for Nexcess Cloud

Slow sites crush eCommerce. Your customers will rebound quickly and forget about your lumbering load times when they flee to your competition. The same can’t be said for your site. Even if you dropped time and money on a sleek interface, marketing, and captivating copy,  even a 2-second load time will send your customers for… Continue reading →

10 Reasons WordPress Is a Good Choice For SEO

Is WordPress really a good choice for SEO? The short answer is yes. As an application that powers over 32.5% of the internet (we’ve got stats), WordPress has to be optimized so search engines can easily find, index, and rank content. Many professionals even recommend WordPress for SEO purposes. If you’re a site owner and… Continue reading →

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