SSL certificate failure on GoDaddy

Securing a website with an SSL certificate should be very easy and cost-effective. It not only enhances the trust of your website for visitors, it’s essentially required now. As of December 2019, Google’s Chrome browser started blocking all mixed or non-secure content on websites. Today, most sites serve their content via HTTPS to provide a…

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WordPress WP-CLI, Command Line Interface

  As a freelance wordpress developer, one of the tools in available to me the wp-cli terminal commands used to manage wordpress sites.   Today I learned a new wp-cli  command.   The latest version of WordPress intoduced a new widget editor, a block editor for widgets. I wanted to learn more about this editor…

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Yes you really need SSL

What is an SSL certificate and why do I need it? Setting up SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) on your website protects against eavesdropping and tampering with or forging the contents of your site. Have you seen that green padlock Google is using to indicate your site is encrypted (HTTPS protocol)? Google is calling for HTTPS everywhere on…

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Recommended Hosting Providers

SiteGround SiteGround gets high marks in all the discussion groups I follow. They are a little pricey but you get what you pay for.One-click WP installs, managed updates, WP-Cli, WordPress staging and git integration. Support is good.NGINX-based caching, SSD-drives, PHP 7, CDN, HTTP/2 available.Choose GrowBig or GoGeek plan at SiteGround and you get WordPress-specific features, free SSL, priority…

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Backups, Migrations & More

UpDraft Plus recommended for backups

Need to backup your WordPress site, or, moving to a new domain/host, then these are the tools for you! UpdraftPlus Premium – * recommended * — Backup, Dropbox integration, Migration BackUpBuddy – The most popular plugin for backing up or moving a WordPress site. VaultPress – Backup, and security for your WordPress site from the developers…

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Plugins in my Toolkit

eCommerce Woo Commerce Easy Digital Downloads eStore eMembership Custom Fields, Post, Taxonomy Pods Advanced Custom Fields Custom Post Type UI Page/Theme Builder BeaverBuilder BeaverThemer BeaverBuilder PowerPack Genesis Dambuster (for use with Genesis Themes) Administration Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades Content/Metadata Hide Title – hides page title Show Hide Author – hide author metadata – a security…

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What Makes a Website Work?

Basic Information/Introduction. Compelling dialog to attract customers. Clarification of what service is provided. Listing of products available and why the customer “must” have them. Contact information/Point of Contact. A few FAQs. Relevant articles with regard to products and services. Explanation of why your business is the better choice; what differentiates your services/products, what makes you stand out.…

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