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If you run into the WordPress Error Establishing a Database Connection after moving your site, or maybe it just came out of nowhere, here is how to fix it. Check Your Database Service Check to be sure that there are no service issues related to your hosting that may be impacting your website. If you…

Move WooCommerce to Shopify

Posted on June 27, 2018
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Moving your WooCommerce Store to Shopify is not difficult, and can be done without the use of costly plugins. Shopify is an appealing eCommerce solution that many people choose to use to host their store. I’ll cover the basics of migrating a WooCommerce store to Shopify. Setup Your Shopify Account Create an account with Shopify,…

Move Shopify to WooCommerce

Posted on August 18, 2017
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Shopify is a fantastic easy to use eCommerce platform, but the monthly fees can force many to look at moving to alternatives such as WooCommerce. WooCommerce is the most popular and free eCommerce solution for the WordPress platform. The flexibility of both WooCommerce and WordPress allow for virtually any eCommerce configuration, but does generally require…

Enable Gzip Compression WordPress

Posted on February 5, 2017
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It is very simple to enable gzip compression in WordPress. If you are looking to free up some bandwidth and lower your transfer volume to your visitors, you will definitely want to use gzip. There are two main methods to enabling gzip, either through the use of a plugin, or by editing your website’s .htaccess…

WooThemes Updater Notice

Posted on February 4, 2017
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Does your WordPress Dashboard show the WooThemes Updater Notice all the time? If you would rather not use the WooThemes Helper Plugin, there is a simple way to remove this message from all dashboard pages. Place the below line of code in your theme’s functions.php to remove the notice:

The WooThemes Helper plugin (formerly…

Gzip Compression WordPress

Posted on February 3, 2017
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Enabling Gzip compression in WordPress is one of the simplest adjustments you can make to speed up website load time, and even increase your Google Page Speed score. What is Gzip Compression? Gzip compression allows you to save bandwidth resources by compressing website text, script, and images on the web server. After compression, the resources…

OpenSSL Show Certificate Info

Posted on November 6, 2016
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You can easily use OpenSSL on your server to show certificate info. This can be critical to ensure that the information is correct and also to verify your cert files. When you regularly view a certificate, it does not contain much usable information as it is encrypted. However, you can decrypt the certificate to view…

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There are multiple different WordPress plugins that will leverage browser caching. Although, a plugin is not necessary to achieve this since it can be done manually through the WordPress .htaccess file. Browser caching is great as it will help speed up your website load time for repeat visitors. Elements of your website will be stored…

How to Check Intermediate Certificate

Posted on October 22, 2016
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Learning how to check an intermediate certificate is important especially after installing a new SSL cert. If your full certificate chain is not installed correctly on the server this can cause a number of client-side issues. These issues can range from un-trusted connection messages,  certificate errors, and more. Verify the Certificate Chain is Installed Correctly…

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