The Pagely Blog.Articles and insights covering topics of interest to our clients and the WordPress community.

eCommerce Tips: Black Friday & Cyber November

Black Friday has traditionally marked the start of the holiday shopping season, but in recent years spending has taken a dive as consumers snub physical stores to shop online. In fact, two-thirds of Americans find holiday shopping stressful and would rather shovel…
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Pagely WordPress 4.9 Upgrade Schedule and Opt-in

An exciting new release of WordPress is out. WordPress 4.9 "Tipton" is now available. Hats off to all 443 contributors (!) who made this release possible. From the blog post on WordPress.org: New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and…
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The Ultimate WooCommerce Guide

eCommerce integration has been growing in popularity steadily over the course of the past few years. More and more businesses are now selling online, whether or not their core business is eComm. Big enterprises, smaller businesses and even home-based entrepreneurs are making…
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Making Remote Work, Work

Pagely is a distributed, location-independent company. We have employees around the globe, and while a chunk of our folks are in the Phoenix area, the majority live and work elsewhere. It's an amazing gift to be able to do your job from…
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Security Haiku: WordPress 4.8.3

WordPress Halloween. We patch the tricks, 4 8 3 You get the treats. Boo! There is nothing spookier than a WordPress security release, the 4.8.3 patch addresses an SQL injection vulnerability in WordPress core which could be exposed by insecure coding practices…
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BOO! WordPress Themes to Gawk At

Never thought WordPress could be spooky enough to merit a Halloween reference? BOO. We found the spookiest, scariest, creepiest WordPress themes you'll come across. Just kidding. But we did find some of the most unusual (read: extremely niche) options out there, for…
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The Enterprise IoT Platform Construction Kit: Part 1

The mission of this 3 part series of articles, released in monthly installments, is to discuss the options for constructing an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform. By now you have most likely heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and your…
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5 Best WordPress Advertising Plugins for Sites of All Sizes

Whether you’re a large digital publisher or a solo-blogger, ads are usually at least a part of what helps you keep the lights on. But WordPress, much as we may love it, doesn’t provide any easy way to manage advertisements...at least out…
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The PHP Object Injection Odyssey

The past few months we have noticed a trend of new and increasing PHP Object Injection attacks targeting WordPress sites. In a few cases in the last months our standard incident response process was identifying sites were had just cleaned were getting…
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How to Optimize Content for Google News

In many ways, trying to optimize articles for Google News is the same as trying to optimize content for Google search. In terms of the search algorithm, in both cases, the focus is on quality content and an adherence to certain technical…
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How to Address Object Injection Vulnerabilities in PHP

I have been discussing the risks related to PHP Object Injection or insecure usage of unserialize() and how this insecure coding practice is unfortunately very prevalent in the WordPress plugin ecosystem. This post is for plugin (and really any PHP) developers for the purpose…
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Are Conversational Interfaces the Future of Websites?

A few years back, I was surprised when I turned on my PlayStation to settle in for a night of marathoning horror movies on Netflix. It wasn’t that they had changed the interface of the platform or anything. Instead, what they did…
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So you want to organize a WordCamp? Read this first

WordPress fans get the opportunity to connect with fellow developers, bloggers, and small business owners at WordCamp events, which take place all around the US, Europe, and the world at large! As of this writing, there have been: 751 WordCamp events around…
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