Adding Extensions to Your Magento Store

Magento is a powerful e-commerce platform, and like any other type of site, it requires using multiple extensions and modules to provide the full online shopping experience.  These products cover fundamental aspects, such as adding shipping restrictions, to more sophisticated offerings, such as building and managing a customer loyalty program.  If you want your site … Read more

Are Blogs Still a Thing?

Are Blogs Still a Thing?

When you hear the word “blogging,” it might take you back to the early days of the internet, where companies like AOL and Netscape were giving everyday users their first taste of the net. In many ways, blogging was social media before social media; ordinary people writing about their lives and interests and putting it … Read more

Staying Secure With Magento

Are you concerned about Cyber Security?  If you are operating an online store front, you should be.  Magento is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms, which makes it a good target for malicious actors.  In this post we’ll briefly review some of the most common security threats to Magento platforms, how they can be addressed, and why having a team like ours can help ensure the safety of you and your customers.

WordPress Permalinks Basics

Each website page has a specific address, just like a home or business. In website jargon this is called the “url” or uniform resource locator. The technical details of how typing the url into the address bar (or clicking a link) actually brings up the specific webpage can get a bit complicated. On a simple level it involves back and forth communication between the web browser (Chrome, Edge, etc.) and the server, which is where the website is “hosted” which basically just means where all the files, images, and data for the website live. Along the way there is an “address lookup” which involves things like ip addresses, domain names, and DNS records.

How to Schedule Blog Postings in WordPress

As web developers, we’re often working on the most complex features and integrations that WordPress is capable of. From creating custom website themes to building new plugins, or perhaps linking with a complicated third party API to sync data from another system, we usually are working on aspects of WordPress far beyond what most website … Read more

Removing User Roadblocks From Your Website

Most businesses focus on adding fuel to propel their idea online. They look for ways to attract more visitors and spread their message. But what if your potential customers know about you and appreciate what you are doing but are still not interested in signing up, making a purchase, or any other number of end goals for your site? Consider if the online process which you interact with your customers has any friction or pain points, that stop them from making making that final conversion for you. Here is a list of important stumbling blocks to consider when it comes to your organization’s website, whether you run a WordPress non profit website focused on donations, a high volume Magento eCommmerce website, or any other site that has a specific goal for every user who lands there (which every website should).

What is WordPress Maintenance Mode?

WordPress Maintenance Mode is a way to hide the content of your WordPress website from the general public while it is being updated. This prevents your visitors from seeing errors or work in progress when your development team is working on applying important software updates.

Managing links on your WordPress site

Web links were probably the first feature of the internet that made is stand out from other media. The ability to click on a word and be referred to another document with more information about the topic remains a very powerful concept. Search engines still use links as one of the primary tools to understand and rank your website. Here are some thoughts on how to make the links on your site work to your advantage.