Most people think that a Website Backup is like Flood Insurance – something you should probably do to protect yourself from a large scale (and extremely unlikely) disaster but do not want to pay a monthly fee for. I want to challenge both statements – site backups serve many more purposes and you do not … Read more
Creating an effective storefront in Magento will require picking a theme. This decision is important because your theme has an impact on far more than just the appearance of your website. Everything can be affected, from how quickly your site loads to what features and services you are able to offer your customers. In this … Read more
WordPress is our favorite content management system for a whole host of reasons. It works as a fabulous framework for everything from eCommerce to Learning Management and has a solid architecture in place that allows it to be competitive with any stand alone web software for any application you can imagine, while still retaining flexibility … Read more
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
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
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.
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.
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
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).