Thinking About Building Your Own Website?

Considering creating a new WordPress website or hiring a website development team to create a personalized site for you? Whichever route you choose here are some things to consider: Purpose and Goals It’s important to clearly define the purpose of the website and establish specific goals. Whether it’s to sell products via e-commerce, provide information, … Read more

Dealing with Card Skimmers in Magento Platforms

Combatting Card Skimming in E-commerce During the Holiday Shopping Season As holiday shopping intensifies, so do the attempts by malicious actors to hack e-commerce sites. High traffic volumes during this period present prime opportunities for disruptions that can severely damage your business reputation and customer trust. Card skimming, traditionally a physical threat, has evolved into … Read more

Is WordPress right for my business?

Every business needs a website. The difficult question is, what kind of website meets the needs of your business? There are plenty of options: WordPress, Magento, WIX, Shopify or a fully custom built site. How does a business decide? Business expectations If your website will only consist of “static” pages with text and pictures, maybe … Read more

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

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.

Magento 1 and OpenMage

If you have a Magento e-commerce platform, you have most likely wondered whether to switch to Magento 2 (M2). There are numerous benefits to making the jump, and it’s a jump we have helped many clients make. However, despite those benefits, it can be a daunting task, and it can seem worthwhile to make Magento 1 (M1) work for as long as possible. Unfortunately, because Adobe ended support for M1, it’s not feasible for businesses to remain on the platform.

Linking Gravity Forms to WooCommerce Products on your WordPress Website

Two of our favorite plugins for WordPress are the robust and powerful Gravity Forms and the ubiquitous eCommerce plugin WooCommerce.  Gravity Forms is a premium plugin that we like so much that we provide a free license to our clients as part of our WordPress Security and Performance Plan.  WooCommerce is the backbone of any WordPress eCommerce website, and the core software is free and developed/maintained by Automatic, who are the same folks that started and maintain WordPress itself.  Each plugin is wildly popular, and as such there are many add-ons that allow for integration with other software/plugins.  In this post we’re going to explore how you can use the WooCommerce plugin: Gravity Forms Product Add-ons in order to leverage the power of Gravity Forms to build intricate and conditionally based product configurations which link to a WooCommerce product, allowing you to then enjoy all of the eCommerce specific architecture that WooCommerce provides. 

Using WordPress for donation, invoice, and event payments

Did you know you do not need to have an ecommerce site with an online store to collect payments from your customers? You might be a part of a charitable organization that just wants to collect donations, or a small business that would like to offer customers the ability to pay a bill online. Or you might be organizing an event and would like people to register and collect entry fees. All that is possible using your existing WordPress site without setting up an online store. Here are some simple steps to follow.