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Dark Patterns: The Real Reason You’ve Been Tricked Online

“Be careful online.” It’s a phrase uttered by parents, corporations, and law enforcement in relation to browsing and interacting with the web. We’re told it almost daily by internet watchdogs and security policies. But how careful are people actually being? Over the last several years, expectations with regards to user interface (UI) and design have… Continue reading →

What Is Headless eCommerce and Why Should You Care?

A decade ago, shoppers who wanted to buy something from an online store had no choice but to browse to the retailer’s site on their desktop computer. Today, they are more likely to visit the store on their phone through a native application, a progressive web app, or a traditional server-rendered app. Or perhaps they… Continue reading →

5 Takeaways From IRCE 2019

The year of content has passed. That doesn’t mean it’s not still a priority, it just means that other areas are starting to require more attention. The adoption of omnichannel, the creation of unique and memorable purchasing experiences, and the creation and delivery of content in the best way possible. This year’s IRCE saw all… Continue reading →

June 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 and Facebook. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section. WordPress and WooCommerce  Harness the power of blocks with WooCommerce Bookings Availability – WooCommerce Bookings Availability… Continue reading →

Debunking WordPress Hosting Security Myths

WordPress hosting is complex. Every WordPress site depends on a stack of software and hardware created by companies and communities with standards and values that are difficult to understand from the outside. This gives rise to misunderstandings and myths, especially where security is concerned. In this article, we look at some of the most pernicious… Continue reading →

Drupal vs. Joomla: Choosing a CMS for Your Site

Joomla and Drupal are two competing Content Management Systems (CMS) that help site owners to build and manage their content.  Both are well-established with large and committed communities, but the guiding philosophy of each is unique. For Joomla, ease of use combines with added functionality to create a platform for beginners and intermediates. For Drupal,… Continue reading →

Will The CCPA Affect Your eCommerce Business?

2018 was the year data privacy concerns went mainstream. The media focus on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook brought the importance of data privacy home to the general public. The steady drip of data leaks from prominent companies, including leaks from eCommerce stores targeted by Magecart, cemented the risks in everyone’s minds. Businesses across the world… Continue reading →

Introduction to BigCommerce for WordPress, Important Concepts

BigCommerce has been an ecommerce SaaS platform for a number of years with great success. Merchants ranging from small mom-and-pop stores, to enterprise-level businesses doing millions of dollars in sales every month, depend on BigCommerce to keep their stores running securely. Many of those merchants have also chosen to run the content part of their… Continue reading →

An Introduction To Email Marketing For New eCommerce Retailers

Online retailers can bet on two facts. First, every customer has an email account. Second, they receive hundreds of marketing emails every week, most of which go unread. The first fact makes email a perfect marketing channel for eCommerce. The second fact means retailers have to work hard to get their customers to open marketing… Continue reading →

A Hosting Provider Can Make Or Break WooCommerce Security

WooCommerce security is a partnership between a hosting provider and a hosting client. The client is responsible for updating their store and taking care which plugins and themes they install. But that’s only part of the work involved in keeping a WooCommerce store safe. A hosting provider and their platform play a pivotal role, but… Continue reading →

Magento 1 End of Life: What You Need to Know

If you’re running Magento 1 (M1), you’ve probably heard by now that it will be sunsetting in 2020. And while Magento 1.x will still be accessible and useable by merchants and devs alike, it will no longer receive official support from either Magento or Adobe. This change will affect a number of merchants across the… Continue reading →

WordPress Glossary: WordPress Terms New WordPress Users Need To Know

It’s easier to get started with WordPress than any other leading content management system, deliberately so because WordPress was designed to make publishing on the web as intuitive as possible. However, your introduction to WordPress will go more smoothly if you understand a handful of key concepts. In this short glossary, we’re going to look… Continue reading →

May 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 and Facebook. Enjoy and let us know if we missed anything important in the comment section. WordPress and WooCommerce Prospress Joins Automattic to Jointly Develop WooCommerce Subscriptions – Prospress is joining Automattic… Continue reading →

Miguel Balparda’s Magento Imagine 2019 Recap

Magento Master Miguel Balparda shares his insights into the Magento ecosystem from 2019’s Magento Imagine event. See where this year took him and what he sees Imagine looking like next year. After a week of rest, it’s time for our Magento Imagine recap. This was my fifth Imagine — and probably the last one as… Continue reading →

Craft CMS vs WordPress: Which CMS Is Content King?

A content-heavy site is about more than just creating content. It’s about managing it. Site owners need to ask themselves what type of user experience they want to deliver. This article will look at two distinct options on the market: Craft CMS and WordPress. WordPress, the most popular CMS around, is free and open source.… Continue reading →

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