How do Google and other search engines rank my website?

Google is often the ‘bar’ set for how well a website is doing. Top search results for a given search term are highly valued and sought after by website owners. Higher visibility means greater search traffic to your website, and in turn, more conversions and sales (if you are an ecommerce vendor.) And while most … Read more

PCI Compliance and E-commerce

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a set of standards that is required for any business (of any size) which accepts credit cards. It was created by Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover and JCB (as a group) to reduce credit card fraud and increase controls around credit card data. If your company accepts … Read more

Plugins to Increase WordPress Performance

WordPress is renowned for its almost limitless ability to add features through plugins. With a plugin repository growing daily, it is tempting to add a massive amount of bells and whistles to your site. Custom themes, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), fancy menus, events management, and state of the art Ecommerce are all available with just … Read more

Incorporate WordPress blogs on Magento

Magento e-commerce is the leading open source e-commerce platform for high-revenue sites. It has unparalleled power and features out of the box, making it the best choice for high-volume retail sites with thousands of products. However, the main drawback to Magento is its rather lousy content management system (CMS) that pales in comparison to WordPress. … Read more

Fixing Common Magento Upgrade Issues

Fixing Magento Upgrade Problems

Magento is one of the most powerful open source e-commerce platforms in use today. According to some reports it has the greatest market share of any Ecommerce system. Like any open source platform, Magento should be kept up to date for both security and performance reasons. However, the complex nature of Magento makes upgrading it … Read more

Manage Events With WordPress

If you are involved in an organization that routinely hosts events and meetings, WordPress can make managing these events a breeze through the use of plugins such as WordPress Events Manager and Event Espresso. Forget about coordinating trips via tedious and confusing emails or selling tickets through awkward third party applications and take control of … Read more

Tips for making ecommerce shop management easier

Managing an ecommerce shop requires staying current on a variety of topics. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to stay up to date on orders, stock, questions, comments, security, and content management. With the help of useful tools built for your ecommerce system, you can setup your website to make important data more accessible. With some … Read more

Magento vs WooCommerce

Note: this post has a more recent incarnation complete with our learning and new adventures with Magento vs. WooCommerce Magento vs WooCommerce? For many, the first important decision when building an e-commerce site is determining which platform to use. There are numerous platforms and services available, but from our experience (and we have a lot … Read more

Membership Websites

Question: We have a small membership that uses our website regularly. They currently pay us by sending in a check or credit card annually, and we process those payments as part of the membership. We have content that we’d like to make available to members only, and we see some possibilities for different levels of … Read more