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”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Making my Atahualpa theme mobile-friendly on WordPress

Last month, (March 2013) over 40% of visitors to my most popular website were on mobile devices.  It is clearly time that I put more effort into optimizing my websites to be cell phone friendly. A task that proved to be a little more complicated than expected. I like WordPress and I love Bytes For…

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Threatening Comments and Emails – Do not give in!

I will not give in to extortion! Most visitors to this website seem nice. They come, they get their information, and they go. Sometimes they even leave a comment or send a friendly messages that make me feel good about what I do. But today when I checked my messages, I saw something very unexpected.…

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