Set up WordPress to use Yahoo! Mail with Post SMTP Plugin
As security tightens to fight the scammers and the spammers, it gets harder for our websites to do the things that we have come to expect. For example, today I realized that one of my more neglected websites was unable to pass along contact form submissions. Oops! 1. Install the Post SMTP Plugin The free…Read More
2021 Domain Names For Sale!
Time to clean out my domain name closet! Below is a list of domain names that I simply do not have time to build/maintain websites for. I continue to renew them thinking that maybe some day I will have time. Contact me or leave a comment below if you want any of these names. Comments…Read More
Force SSL Checkout in WooCommerce
When I set up my most recent WooCommerce website, I got the message: “Square is enabled, but the force SSL option is disabled; your checkout is not secured! Please enable SSL and ensure your server has a valid SSL certificate.” My client has a properly installed valid SSL certificate. I checked their “Really Simple SSL”…Read More
Adding domains to your Standard UCC SSL Certificate
These directions work on HarmoniousHosting.com , a GoDaddy reseller. Scenario: A client has 3 Managed WordPress websites with SSL Certificates. Two sites have individual certs. One has the UCC SSL Certificates, which will cover up to 5 sites! Certificates, domain names, and hosting are all under the same Harmonious Hosting account. The nice thing about…Read More
SSL for your WordPress
Quick Answer: Depending on where you get your SSL certificate and how you install it, you may need to take extra steps to fully enable https. EastTexasDesign, for example, has a free SSL certificate. But there are multiple places with hard-coded HTTP:// content. (no S, not secure) WordPress offers some great free plugins to help…Read More
Trying out the Grammarly’s free version & Premium
I consider myself to be a decent writer when I have the time to focus and proofread my work. Unfortunately, that extra time is getting harder to come by. I tend to avoid software that checks my spelling and grammar. As much as I would love for my writing to be perfect, a large portion…Read More
Managed WP – Complete wordpress backups from GoDaddy or Harmonious Hosting
Note: Please get help if you do not understand the steps on this page. You will be downloading files and the database for your WordPress account. Downloading should be perfectly safe, but accidentally deleting or editing a file could break things. I am a big fan of Harmonious Hosting’s Managed WordPress! (from the same folks…Read More
AdSense Auto Ads – An interesting idea. But how does it work out?
Google AdSense has launched their new “Auto Ads”, the most exciting improvement in AdSense since responsive ad units! What are auto ads? They are pretty simple. You place the auto ads code snippet on your page once and the computers at Google will do their best to pick good placement for AdSense. I decided to…Read More
WordPress Issue: Lightbox not working in WooCommerce 3.0
WooCommerce 3.0 no longer comes with a gallery feature. This can easily be re-enabled even if your template does not offer a woocommerce gallery option. Try this: Backup your entire wordpress website, including files and database. This is always a good practice before making changes. Simply add the following lines to your after_setup_theme action. (most…Read More
Magento – Powerful sites require power!
The company that I work most for uses Magento.Read More