Move 1 Site in Multisite

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in WordPress

Change a Site Folder Name in Multisite Have you ever setup a WordPress Multisite, then discovered one of the site names (i.e.: folder name) was wrong?  No?  Oh.  Well, I did.  But the good news is that I fixed it! Hey, it could happen.  Maybe you get a better idea about how those site folders should be named, but the entire multisite is already setup. All you have to do is wave a magic wand (and run the script below). Let me explain a few things you need to edit in the...

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Custom PHP Projects

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Small Business

Thinking about a custom PHP web project? Maybe an online web store? Then this post is for you! I interviewed with a small business owner and his young IT manager yesterday.  They want to build a custom PHP web application to sell their apparel products. They are currently using Shopify, and are unhappy that their site isn’t fully responsive and that they don’t have access to much of the visitor data. I asked about using a CMS solution like WooCommerce, Magento,...

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SSL, SEO & Fake News

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, SEO

I’ve read three articles in as many weeks, all claiming that SSL will not help your search ranking, even though Google has been telling us the opposite for the past two years. The latest attempt at misinformation was an article on WebSiteMagazine.com – which used to be a good resource for web developers.  The headline, “Don’t Buy Into the SEO Hype Around HTTPS & SSL” would seem to say that SSL won’t help you with Google, etc....

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#1 in Google – Guaranteed!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog, SEO

#1 in Google – Guaranteed!

Yes, there are companies who may call you and guarantee to make you #1 in Google search listings! Can they really do this?  How does this work?  (Keep reading for the answers.) My client called me about a month ago.  He was getting impatient.  His old website hadn’t done him much good and never broke the top 100 search listings.  (Hey – I didn’t build that one!)  I’d built his new website about three weeks earlier and told him we’d get on page...

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2 New Website Scams

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog, Web Security

2 New Website Scams

If you use a browser, you are susceptible to these two threats, but knowing one simple trick can save you from both and many more website scams. The Gmail phishing scam is the first scam we’ll cover.  You’ll click a link thinking it’s taking you to Gmail.  Then you get what looks like a legitimate Gmail login screen.  But guess again! How can you tell?   You look for the little green padlock, and as you can see in the 2nd image, it just ain’t there....

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Website Security: MeetUP

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog

Website Security: MeetUP

I’d just left the Tampa Bay PHP Developers/Freelancers Meetup group at Kaiser University in Tampa, (June 2016), and I was very disappointed.  The topic of the night was website security – “Web Security, Php, Mysql, Html, Etc. Block Hackers, Protect Your Site Correctly” (copied from their email). The website security advice given, was mostly either outdated or just plain wrong, and certainly nowhere near comprehensive.  They were recommending...

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