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How to properly switch WordPress to HTTPS

How to properly switch WordPress to HTTPS

I have seen many website owners struggle with getting their websites running over HTTPS after installing SSL, and there have always been regular questions on this topic in the WordPress groups and forums. The suggested solutions being offered are often kludges which can cause other problems further down the line, which have dramatically increased since browsers have started to report non-encrypted websites as "not secure" Google’s Chrome Browser is now listing all unencrypted sites as...

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How to create a privacy policy for your website

How to create a privacy policy for your website

Privacy policies are one of the most overlooked aspects of most websites. If you stop to look around most of the popular sites you visit, you’ll find they all have unique privacy policies (though the specific page’s traffic is usually low). Even so, these documents are important if you want your website to comply with local and international regulations. More importantly, you don’t need to be a lawyer to add a thorough privacy policy to your website. In this article, we’ll talk more about why...

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SiteGround vs Flywheel WordPress Hosting

SiteGround vs Flywheel WordPress Hosting

Flywheel I have had several websites hosted with  flywheel for over 1 year now, and I literally have no complaints about this provider. I have not had a single problem with the sites or the service or the support. The only issue I ever had was that the speed was not as good as it should have been, and when I queried this I discovered that some performance settings were not enabled for some reason. So what I have learnt over this last year is that you do need to have some technical knowledge to...

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WordPress Hosting Reviews

WordPress Hosting Reviews

GoDaddy HostMedia SiteGround Krystal   For websites and clients that need the best possible speed and performance for WordPress and are prepared to pay extra for it, I tend use FlyWheel, who are up there with the best of the best when it comes to WordPress hosting.  But for those small, simple, low traffic sites this can be a bit pricey, so I have been on the hunt for another hosting provider that had decent performance for WordPress without costing an arm and a leg. I was originally...

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WordPress auto updates broken

WordPress auto updates broken

In an unfortunate turn of events, WordPress 4.9.3 was released earlier this week and it included a bug which broke WordPress auto-update. Millions of sites auto-updated from 4.9.2 to WordPress 4.9.3 and it broke their ability to auto-update in the future. What Broke? WordPress 4.9.3 included a bug that causes a fatal PHP error when WordPress tries to update itself. This interrupts the auto-update process and leaves the site on 4.9.3 forever. The core developers tried to reduce the number of...

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The Truth about WordPress Security

The Truth about WordPress Security

  One of the services I provide is managed WordPress websites, and a common negative comment I hear from people is about WordPress security, claiming “WordPress is not secure.”. More often than not these words of misplaced warning come from other web designers or IT guys who clearly have not done their research, and really should know better. The obvious major drawback of this information is that clients then become fearful of potentially falling victim to malicious behaviour.  But the...

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WordPress ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

WordPress ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

I had this problem yesterday on my WordPress multisite installation, one of the sites was giving this "ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS" error but the other site was working just fine. This really had me scratching my head as it was working fine the night before. Solving problems like this often requires trial and error, but sometimes you can be a detective and backtrack what has changed since it last worked. In this case, the last thing I had done was I had enabled Cloudflare, but I recall it was...

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