You have probably seen this term a lot if you are researching website options for your company or organization. Most of the choices at your disposal fall in one of two categories: “self hosted” and “builder” based. Your builders would be Wix, Weebly, Squarespace etc. All of these platforms are hosted and run by the … Read more
Once upon a time, a new bit of software called WordPress arrived on the scene with the goal of making websites more accessible to everyone. Before then, creating a website required a great deal of technical and coding knowledge. WordPress aimed to create a system that the average person could install on their own web … Read more
Magento Commerce (formerly known as Magento EE / Magento Enterprise Edition) includes some powerful features that Magento Open Source (formerly known as Magento CE / Magento Community Edition) lacks. The feature list includes multiple wishlists, gift cards, advanced 3rd party integrations, content scheduling, custom customer attributes, reward points and store credits systems, RMA support, and some other useful tools for B2B and marketing tasks.
People make decisions between proprietary (closed-source) software and open-source software daily without even realizing it. Do you own an Android phone or an iPhone? Are you browsing the internet with the Safari browser or Firefox? Internet Explorer or Chrome? Open-source software has a significant place in the world and in our lives, and that is especially true when it comes to all-things-internet-related. Chrome, Firefox, and the new Microsoft Edge browser are all open-source. As is the Android mobile operating system. At least a third (probably significantly more than that) of all websites are hosted on servers running Linux, an open-source operating system, and more than a third of all websites run on WordPress and many more are on Drupal, Magento, Joomla, and other open-source content management systems.
One of the biggest strengths of WordPress as a content management system is its simple and robust database structure. All of the users, posts, and comments on your WordPress site are stored in a database powered by a popular query language called MySQL, and nearly every page on your WordPress dashboard interacts with the database … Read more