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Sept 2019 – I noticed that when editing posts on my sites that the categories and tags controls were missing. The problem was a conflict with the Autoptimize plugin. The resolution was fairly simple and involved only a slight performance hit.Continue reading
I have a couple of WordPress starter sites on a shared host and was getting hit with comment spam from a particular IP range. A quick solution was to block the IP range using cPanel.Continue reading
While trying to optimize the CSS of a WordPress site using the Autoptimize plugin, it created extraneous bullets. The solution was simple.Continue reading
Page speed is a critical ranking factor for Google. A page or site that loads slowly will be penalized. You can use some simple tools to get a benchmark of your site’s performance.Continue reading
I was doing some plugin updates on my sites. When I updated a site to version 3.9 of BackupWordPress. The site crashed with an HTTP 500 error. Updated 9/13/2019Continue reading
When updating a site, you may run into a situation where WordPress 5.2 update hangs on ‘Unpacking the update.Continue reading
Using the Free version of Cloudflare provided by my hosting company (Westhost) dramatically improved the speed and reliability of the WordPress sites on my shared hosting plan.Continue reading
I was building a WordPress site where the headline and slogan were relatively long. At certain aspect ratios, the text overlapped the logo image in the header.
The solution was to add some custom CSS and to make use of the Artisteer responsive design.
Some social media will look for the featured image if you are posting a link. Not having a featured image will result in a link that is text only in Tumblr.
Beginning in July 2018, user who browse with Chrome will receive a warning before visiting http sites. If your site is on http, now is the time to migrate it to https.