Jetpack 4.3 Removes Stats From WordPress Dashboard

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After upgrading WordPress Jetpack Plugin to version 4.3 we noticed stats were missing from our WordPress dashboard. To get your stats, logging into WordPress.com is now required. Update 09/27/16 Jetpack is now history. See update below this post. WordPress stats are adequate for a quick view into the days visitors, popular posts, etc. It was real handy to have WordPress Stats in WP-Admin sidebar menu,…

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WP Fastest Cache For WordPress Using CloudFlare

Best WordPress Cache Plugin CloudFlare

WP Fastest Cache is Doc’s recommended plugin for WordPress when using CloudFlare. Despite the increased speed CloudFlare gives your site, WordPress still has to generate each page dynamically. Above average visitor load can cause database connection timeouts. And even get your site shut down if on shared hosting. You can gain a ton more website speed by caching your posts, pages, tags, and categories. When…

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Facebook Embedded Media Blocked By Robots Noindex

Facebook Embedded Video Blocked By Robots.txt File

Embedding Facebook Media or Video in your blog posts? We discovered today that those embedded media items come with meta robots.txt block. This meta robots block will greatly effect your overall post seo score. Updated 12/13/16: Facebook embedded Website Comments also comes with an undisclosed robots block. What Facebook is saying: You can use this resource to display on your site, but we block any…

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Optimizing WordPress Using CloudFlare Security and Encryption

Optimizing WordPress SimplePress running under CloudFlare

CloudFlare is the best resource on the net to Protect and Enhance WordPress Installations. This also goes for the popular WordPress Forum Plugin SimplePress. In this article i am going to show how to get the most from CloudFlare’s FREE plan and tweaking WordPress and SimplePress for best results. Getting started: CloudFlare offers an incredible package even on their free plan. It’s rather easy to…

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PHP MBstring May Need Enabling In WordPress Installations

PHP MBstring May Be Required In Certain WordPress Configurations

PHP Multibyte String often referred to as MBstring may not be enabled in many common php configurations, but may be needed in certain WordPress configurations, dependent on certain plugin use. We ran into this after upgrading to WordPress 4.5. Our self administrated server did not have this php module installed. This article shows how to enable this module in WHM / cPanel servers using easy…

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CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Disaster Breaks Admin Functions

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Breaks WP-Admin

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Disaster Breaks WordPress Admin Functions – And CloudFlare Support Was Clueless! This morning i couldn’t log in to this WordPress blog. It was the start of several hours of hell trying to diagnose the problem. CloudFlare had a major security issue – and what they did to fix it was beyond logic! I spent several hours trying to figure out what was…

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Google AMP Validation Errors Under CloudFlare Easy Fix

Google AMP Validation Errors And CloudFlare Incompatibility

Recently we enabled Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and since then are dealing with multiple Validation Errors. Automattic (WordPress) has a plugin that generates the required compatible pages, and Yoast has came out with a Glue plugin that adds a few items Automattic’s Plugin leaves out. But Google has outlawed Script commands that seem to be the greatest majority of our amp validation errors. We…

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Why Donald Trump’s Campaign Website Is The Best Online!

Donald Trump’s Campaign Website Is The Best Online!

An article published on slate.com explains why Donald Trump’s Political Website is the best. A tribute to Mr. Trumps Webmaster and his political campaign team, that has excellent communication skills! 😉 I have watched Mr. Trumps website grow almost daily as more navigation links and important information has been added. Speed and Security is of utmost importance these days, and donaldjtrump.com is running under https/tls…

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OfferUp The FREE Craigslist Car Dealer Classified Alternative

Craigslist Alternative OfferUp App

Craigslist is charging auto dealers a flat $5 per car listing fee to advertise their used cars on it’s platform. Considering Craigslist used to be free has many car dealers fuming! But here is something new that might work out better than Craigslist for car dealers. OfferUp is something you car dealers should try out. Everything these days is turning to mobile devices. OfferUp is…

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Google Chrome Cleanup / Software Reporter Tool HIGH CPU

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Google Chrome Cleanup / Software Reporter Tool “software_reporter_tool.exe” Was running multiple processes (12 to be exact) and pegging my CPU usage meter. I found this out by bringing up my task manager and observed the multiple processes running. Killing one or more services just popped up more. The name in my process manager is “Chrome Cleanup Tool.” The system fan was whirling like mad trying…

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WordPress 4.2 Adds Emoji Support That Breaks Smileys

wordpress 4.2 emoji breaks smiley shortcodes

Received a WordPress 4.2 update notification when logging into my admin As usual i hit the update button and WordPress 4.2 was installed without a hitch, or at least i thought so. Using Firefox browser i switched to my blog’s front end. On the home page i saw a light gray emoji where a yellow wink smiley once was. Using Google chrome browser a tiny…

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Google Adds New Security Feature To Chrome Browser

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Google is making it more difficult to accidentally download harmful software Google has added a new warning to Chrome that pops up before users visit a site that will encourage downloads of unwanted software. The red warning, pictured above, lets readers know that the site they’re about to visit a website that “might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience”…

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Blackholing Spam Notifications Prevents IP Blacklisting

blackhole prevents spam email response

How to prevent your server / hosting IP being blacklisted by spammers! Your default inbox is probably full of spam without your knowledge! When a spammer sends a blind email ([email protected]) to your domain the server sends a bounce notification to the reply to address in the spam email. That’s a major problem! Here’s how to fix it. A client recently was getting bounce messages…

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WordPress HTTP & HTTPS Via This Protocol Relative Mod

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Are you ready to go https with your WordPress blog? Here is a neat trick that will allow your blog to accept both HTTP and HTTPS using Protocol Relative with no insecure page errors. Ive been running WordPress for many years and recently made the jump to TLS Encryption by using CloudFlare Free https. CloudFlare and many others have disabled SSL because of a security…

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Your Business Domain Name Shouldn’t Be Registered By Another

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How many of you own your domain name? Meaning are you in control of your domain another company or service registered for you? If that management company goes out of business you could be stuck like Chuck. While updating a site for a client recently we discovered the domain was registered in another companies name. A scenario like this can become a major nightmare if…

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