Chris Mendla Tech

Thoughts, information and reflections about technology

Are you losing SEO because your WordPress Site is not set to force https?

Are you sure that your WordPress site is set to force https? I was surprised to see Adsense warning me that my sites were not on https. I’ve had my four sites on https/ssl for over 2 years now. I did some simple tests and Adsense was correct My sites were NOT redirecting http to https. Fortunately there is a simple way to fix this. 


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Why should you prune your WordPress categories?

I have a site I’m trying to grow. It is this tech blog. Currently there are over 600 posts in 90 categories? I had to ask “Does it make sense to prune my WordPress Categories?” and “how many categories are too many?”

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Add Faveicons to your WordPress site

I fell into a bit of a rabbit hole. I previously had not bothered to create faveicons for my WordPress Sites. I was doing some work with the Redirection plugin and saw a lot of 404 entries for apple-touch faveicons. As I dove in I realized I should add them. 

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InPixio Photo Eraser

InPixio Photo Eraser solved a common problem for me. I have a couple of location blogs. I often need to take photos where unwanted  people or objects are in the photos (Like my inlaws.. ooops, just kidding).   I was editing unwanted objects out with GIMP (An open source Photoshop work alike). I saw some ads for the InPixio product and decided to give it a shot. It turned out to be a great investment. 


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WordPress Categories and Tags missing in Gutenberg

Missing WordPress Categories and Tags Solution – 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. 

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