Category Archives: Technology Advice

Insights and advice from the experts in CMS technology solutions.

7 Reliable Hosting Solutions for WordPress

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WordPress seems to be the way to go for those who want to build a professional, reliable website. But you can’t succeed in doing so without a host to help you get the job done. Some of the most experienced tech gurus agree that some hosts are better than others when it comes to hosting WordPress sites. But with so many options available, how can you choose the best one for you? We’ve compiled a list of seven of the best hosting solutions and broke down their services to help make your decision a little easier. Check them out below. Continue reading

3 Common Business Communication Mistakes & How to Prevent Them

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Companies today are experiencing a communications crisis. Sixty-three percent of business professionals report that they experience communications problems with other employees or customers that prevent them from achieving their work goals at least once a week. Fifty-three percent of employees would consider leaving their job over a negative communications exchange, and 13 percent of workers have actually experienced losing a co-worker over a communications issue. Thirty percent of companies have lost customers over communications problems.

As these statistics illustrate, communications problems are pervasive in the workplace, and they can be expensive when they lead to lost employees and customers. Here are three common communication mistakes companies make, along with some proactive strategies for preventing them. Continue reading

Get a Competitive Advantage with Project Portfolio Management

passion led us hereIf running a successful business was easy, everyone would be doing it… As you know, it’s not easy to reach and maintain business success. It takes careful planning, attentive management, and a deep understanding of the potential obstacles and barriers to success. To do all this and still have time to breathe, you need to harness one crucial and powerful competitive advantage – effective project portfolio management.

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Expert Interview Series: Michael Pignataro of corePHP – Salesgenie

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The amazing company Salesgenie asked me to be apart of their Expert Interview Series and I couldn’t be more excited.  We go inside the inner workings of ‘corePHP’, the digital world, where it’s going, and what inspires me to continue to grow ‘corePHP’. Click the link below to read the interview.

Expert Interview Series: Michael Pignataro of corePHP

Over the last several years we have seen massive change in the industry and here at ‘corePHP’ we are constantly staying on the cutting edge trend of technology to keep our clients current and ahead of their market. Hope you enjoy the interview as much as I enjoyed being part of it.

Critical Joomla! Security Alert!

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There are still many websites that have yet to update to the latest version of Joomla! and have since fallen prey to hackers. Contact ‘corePHP’ today to have our experts update your website immediately.

This vulnerability is so serious, the Joomla! security team has taken action and have issued a Joomla! security alert. The security team has also released a patch to resolve a critical remote command execution vulnerability in Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.4. If you are running end-of-life versions, like 1.5.x and 2.5.x, update TODAY to minimize your potential risks. Continue reading

How to Sell within paGO Commerce

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Are you using paGO Commerce right now or are you looking? Either direction, this is a must to know. paGO Commerce is a powerful platform for e-commerce but built within it is powerful tools for marketing and sales. Now marketing and sales are just general terms so let’s dig deeper to see what we should be looking at to make MONEY!!!

paGO has two areas of ways to increase more sales. Coupons and Discounts. Each area within paGO provides powerful tools to help increase your conversion and ability to make more sales. We will touch on each one.

Coupons

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Super flexible and lots of great options available here. Having a robust system gives you the ability to run many targeted campaign. Just the ability to run campaigns that are target means you have a better conversion rate. You don’t want to be targeting the wrong audience then you loose them for the right product. ‘corePHP’ provides services where we can help you understand your audience better and provide you the best direction how to set up targeted campaigns. Contact us today if you need assistance.

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Web Design or Web Development? Big Difference.

web design vs. web developmentIn the 1990s and early 2000s, web designers, ad agencies and marketing firms controlled their clients’ message; thus, they acted in a chief decision-making role regarding technology decisions, driving their clients’ websites. Marketers tossed about the term “web developer” as if synonymous to “web designer.” Conversely, web developers rarely muddled the terminology. Why not? Because the last thing most true web developers wanted to manage was the creative process, let alone the client.

  • Web Designers Envision It: Creative, Interface Layout, Digital Experience, Wireframe, Business Message
  • Web Developers Make It Work: Coding, Framework, Security, Performance & Speed, Compatibility, etc

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Boost Your eCommerce Business With Better Customer Service

Customer support is critical to your eCommerce business success

Improve your eCommerce business through your customer support.

The performance of your customer contact service center is more crucial than ever to your eCommerce success, judging by the results of Deloitte’s latest annual Global Customer Contact Survey. According to the survey, 85 percent of organizations now view customer contact experience as a competitive differentiator.

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Keep Customer Data Safe On Your eCommerce Site

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Ways eCommerce store owners can keep their customers’ data safe.

No matter what eCommerce solution you’re using, as a website designer, integrator or e-commerce business, online data security is one of your greatest priorities. Cybercriminals want your customers’ private information, and most consumers don’t take proper steps to protect themselves. For example, a CreditDonkey survey found that more than 68 percent of consumers use the same password for multiple sites.

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Rebuild Your Website As a Bionic Website

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Prepare your website for battle this year with a bionic makeover!

You Need a Bionic Advantage For a Better, Stronger, Faster Website

Going into the busy season soon, there’s no better time than August’s summer lull to re-calibrate and prepare for a busy fall. The web economy is growing faster than ever, and you need to get your website ready for action. Below is a an extended checklist of action items you can do right now to make your site look like a million bucks (or six million!) with better SEO, stronger marketing and faster performance. You can also call the ‘corePHP’ team at (269) 979-5582 to upgrade your site to a bionic website.

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Site Architecture Comes Before SEO

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Your site architecture should come before SEO.

Getting your site to the top of search engine results practically guarantees people will see your website – after all, imForza reports that 93 percent of all online experiences start with a search engine, and that search is still the leading driver of traffic. The better your website’s structure, the better the likelihood you will move up the search results.

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