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Tag Archive: WordPress

Community Forums Discussion Making A Strong Comeback

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Forum’s were once the preferred internet hangout for people looking discuss certain topics. But soon people flocked to Facebook and most forums were abandoned, but are making a comeback today. Bulletin Board Systems were the predecessor of web forum software. Forums offer a better community giving friends a secure tracking free source to discuss topics of interest. Most forums offer true personal messaging for private communication. FidoSysop Blog runs WordPress under PHP 7.3 on a WHM / cPanel dedicated server….
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Google AMP Page Errors Caused By WordPress

Webmaster Tools AMP Page Errors

If you’ve noticed your WordPress website AMP Pages are showing critical errors in Google Webmaster Tools don’t worry. The AMP errors were caused by Automattic’s Amp plugin after a recent upgrade, that’s since been fixed. Apparently after it’s previous update the amp plugin was not stripping out <script> and </script> commands in the html code. That’s a big no-no to Google. Automattic updated it’s amp plugin that cured this problem. We are posting this for reference in case some are…
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Full Encryption Done Right Using CloudFlare FREE SSL TLS

Secure SSL TLS Encrypted Website

These days the best available transport layer security (TLS) can be acquired at no cost. And purchasing a certificate is no longer necessary. Here’s how we do encryption correctly using CloudFlare Free FULL Strict SSL on this blog! Running your website forum or blog under CloudFlare provides the best available speed through caching and unbeatable firewall in the business. It’s as easy as going to cloudflare.com and registering your account. After registering your webmaster account click add website and follow…
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WordPress 4.7.4 ‘Noopener Noreferrer’ Added to target=”_blank” Links

WordPress Reverse Tabnabbing Vulnerbility

WordPress is adding both ‘noopener and noreferrer’ tags to external AND internal links opening in a new tab. Essentially anything that opens in a new window or tab (target_blank) on your WordPress site. We noticed this earlier today after updating an article then viewing it’s source. If you set a link to open in a new tab, WordPress will now, apart from adding the target=”_blank” tag. WordPress also adds the rel=”noopener noreferrer” tag automatically. Not only that if you open any old post and…
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How to Migrate WHM cPanel to Easy Apache 4 and PHP 7

WHM cPanel Easy Apache 4 Migration PHP 7

If you’re running WHM / cPanel Server chances are your PHP Version is 5.5 or older. Updating to PHP 7 has many new features that you’re sure to love and the speed increase is fantastic. PHP 5.5 is already at it’s end of it’s life-cycle. PHP 5.6 is nearing it’s life-cycle and is scheduled to expire in January 2018. Upgrading is important to ensure best server reliability and security. I’m a firm believer in keeping up with tech, and came…
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Easiest Facebook Comments Without Plugin WordPress Mod

Facebook Comments WordPress

Want to add Facebook Comments to WordPress but don’t want to use a plugin? Just add these two code snippets and it’s a done deal. This mod also works with Simple:Press the WordPress forum plugin. Plugins are a quick easy way to add Facebook comments to WordPress but some add extra bloat to your site. That added bloat eats up system resources slowing your blog down. It’s easy to save those resources by adding Facebook Comments manually by adding two…
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WP Fastest Cache Premium Plugin Best Under CloudFlare

WP Fastest Cache Premium Review

We have been running this website under WP Fastest Cache for several months with exceptional results, so we decided to opt for WP Fastest Cache Premium. WP Fastest Cache Premium speed increase is fantastic, even when testing using Google page speed insights. Google page speed insights has been described as too strict for WordPress websites, thus results in the “green are not achievable” but we proved the nay sayers wrong with this test. The best we did with WP Fastest…
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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, but after version 4.3 that option is gone. When going to > Jetpack > Dashboard…
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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 caching your site a generated html page is delivered to your site visitor. This saves…
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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 set up your domain. First go to CloudFlare.com and register your account. After registering scan…
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How Valuable Are Support Forum User Contributions?

How Valuable Are Support Forum User Contributions?

Just how important are support forum user contributions to a community forum? Recently we posted a Google AMP specific question on this WordPress.org support forum. Another WordPress webmaster asked a question and was chastised by a WordPress moderator. Immediately afterword another moderator chimed in and closed the topic. As a rule, if i am experiencing a problem it’s best to first Google it up and go from there. Google AMP is new and searching “amp validation errors” brought up a…
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CleanTalk The Best Anti-Spam Solution For WordPress

CleanTalk The Best Anti-Spam Solution For WordPress

CleanTalk is the Best WordPress Anti-Spam Bot Solution. Are Bad Bots eating your blogs resources up, and spamming your comments with junk? Akiasmet does a fair job, but does not have a firewall like CleanTalk to block blacklisted IPs before they hit your blog. Doc’s Place BBS has been using this exceptional script for two years now – and it’s fantastic! Plus CleanTalk is Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) compliant. This is a big plus as many WordPress plugins are…
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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 wrong while having my morning coffee. I suspected a CloudFlare debacle right off the bat…
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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 are running under a CloudFlare pro-account, their main script that loads CloudFlare performance options, (Mirage,…
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Review DaisyChain WordPress Responsive Theme

daisychain responsive theme from tt themes

This is my personal review of DaisyChain Premium Responsive Theme for WordPress I started with the freeware version and was impressed right away. After a quick install via WordPress theme repository DaisyChain went live with no errors. My old widgets were saved to an inactive widgets area. Just drug them to DaisyChain’s right sidebar. Next and most important to me was to test the theme for HTML5 compatibility and it passed with flying colors. Next was to test it’s structured…
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Best WordPress SEO Plugin By Yoast

yoast wordpress seo

Just a quick plug for Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin I have tried many SEO Plugins for WordPress but Yoast WordPress SEO is without a doubt the best! It’s important if you want to rank well in search indexes. Having the proper meta tags and especially open graph meta for social sharing. Yoast SEO does a fantastic job of managing your Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter meta. It even supports twitter cards. If your using another SEO plugin simply deactivate it…
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Fixing Broken Structured Data Elements In Artisteer Themes

Artisteer Structional Data Errors Fix

Are you using an Artisteer 4.2 generated theme with WordPress and experiencing Google Webmaster Tools structured data Hentry or Hcard errors? If so here is the quick easy fix for ya.. 😉 There are several articles dealing with structured data errors on the net, but none were written specifically for Artisteer which has a different file structure. So since i have been battling this problem for probably three months or better I decided to lay this out for any others…
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