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17 Actionable Strategies to Increase Magento Sales

The goal of every Magento store is to increase online sales, and almost every day, a new strategy for doing so seems to pop up. But keeping up to date with the latest and greatest can be an impossible task, especially when you’re confronted by the enormous number of options available and need to prioritize… Continue reading →

Five Extensions to Boost Magento Store Sales

Magento is a mature and feature-rich eCommerce application. It has everything a retailer needs to build an online store. But Magento, as richly endowed as it is, can’t be all things to all retailers. That’s why the Magento Marketplace and Magento extensions exist. They give developers the opportunity to put their own spin on essential… Continue reading →

Why Are eCommerce Stores The Number One Target Of Cyber Crime?

In 2017, global online crime generated $1.5 trillion. To put that statistic in context, global eCommerce sales in 2016 totaled around $1.8 trillion. Both of those figures can be challenged and neither is likely to be entirely accurate, but it is clear that online crime is a huge, sophisticated, and professional industry. Much of that… Continue reading →

Does Your WordPress Site Really Need Web Fonts?

The web is rich with images and video, but it is primarily a textual medium dominated by the written word. The web is all about reading, and that means we have to pay attention to typography. Typography concerns itself with all aspects of displaying text on a page, but the typeface is its fundamental building… Continue reading →

How to Reduce Bounce Rate on Your WordPress Site

Every site owner should know about and track their bounce rate. As one of the core factors Google uses to analyze site quality, the lower your bounce rate, the better you’ll rank. Luckily, there are some simple techniques for reducing bounce rate on your WordPress site. This article will look at how to find your… Continue reading →

How To Add Social Media Logins To A WooCommerce Store

Making it easier to log in and check out is the most effective way to reduce cart abandonment. Social media logins allow shoppers to quickly log in using their social media accounts, reducing the amount of work shoppers have to do to buy your products. Most eCommerce customers don’t use a password manager; they should,… Continue reading →

What Is The WordPress Loop?

WordPress is written in PHP, a programming language frequently used on the web. PHP code generates the HTML pages sent to a browser by querying the database to gather content and combine it with templates. From this, a final output is generated and displayed to users. This is why WordPress is so powerful. In addition… Continue reading →

How To Reduce Chargebacks On Your Magento eCommerce Store

Chargebacks are a safeguard for shoppers, and from that perspective they are good for eCommerce. They reassure shoppers that when they give their credit card details to a merchant or payment processor, their money will be returned if they aren’t satisfied. But chargebacks put strain on eCommerce retailers, who have occasionally been driven out of… Continue reading →

December 2018’s Best Magento, WordPress, 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. Magento & eCommerce 6 Digital Transformation Tactics to Improve Mobile Conversion in 2019 – Digital… Continue reading →

4 Ways to Optimize the Buyer’s Journey

Today’s buyer has access to an incredible amount of information. They are able to create a clear picture of the product they are looking to purchase by leveraging information from search engines, social media, and word of mouth.  This changing information landscape means that merchants now have to work harder than ever to make products… Continue reading →

Gutenberg’s Blocks: A Better Abstraction for Content Creation?

The biggest user-facing difference between WordPress’s current editor – the classic editor – and the new Gutenberg editor is the block interface. Gutenberg is a block-based editor. But what is a block? How are blocks different to the classic editor’s familiar editing interface? Why were blocks chosen instead of some other content editing abstraction? Leaky… Continue reading →

What’s New In WooCommerce 3.5?

Towards the end of last month, WooCommerce 3.5 was released with new features for users and developers. As a minor release, WooCommerce 3.5 is compatible with sites running WooCommerce 3.0 or greater. There should be no plugin or theme incompatibility problems, but it’s always better to test before upgrading your live site. Nexcess Cloud users… Continue reading →

What’s New In WordPress 5.0?

WordPress 5.0 has been released, and for many site owners, the question of whether it’s worth upgrading is towards the top of their list. While we’re not going to force you to make a decision – our hosting solutions give you the option of when you want to upgrade your CMS – we are going… Continue reading →

The Dangers Of Exposed Git Repos

Storing Git’s repository directory – the .git directory – in a publicly accessible area of a website may expose sensitive information that bad actors can use to steal data or compromise the site. Git is a version control system and a major part of many development workflows. WordPress and Magento developers use Git to version… Continue reading →

Cloud Migration: A Step-By-Step Guide To Moving Your Site To The Cloud

If you have followed the advice outlined in the previous articles in this series on cloud migration, you are well-prepared to migrate your site to cloud hosting. The information you need has been gathered and is easily accessible. You have informed those who will be affected by the migration. You have chosen a cloud platform… Continue reading →

Introducing the Nexcess Referral Partner

Partners have long been a staple in the Nexcess ecosystem, and a crucial player in our mission to bring the promise of hosting technology to online businesses. But until recently, something was missing. Today, we’re introducing a new partner level designed to bridge the space between our existing levels of Agency and Affiliate. We’re calling… Continue reading →

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