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Bluehost Websites and Blogs Down on December 21st, 2015

Bluehost Websites and Blogs Down on December 21st, 2015

UPDATE: At 11:48 my website is back online with Google Analytics reading traffic. At 11:45 am est I was finally able to login to my email but my website is still down. On the morning of Monday, December 21st, 2015 many webmasters and website owners woke up

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4 Alternatives for Yahoo and Aabaco SMB Web Hosting Customers

4 Alternatives for Yahoo and Aabaco SMB Web Hosting Customers

A few weeks ago I put up an article about the end of Yahoo supporting small business listings which show up in their own search engine and the outcry began of people who used to have Yahoo Small Business Web Hosting and now have Aabaco Small Business

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How do I Edit Meta Descriptions in Yoast SEO? – November 2015

How do I Edit Meta Descriptions in Yoast SEO? - November 2015

In November 2015 Yoast updated their Yoast SEO Plugin. This, by the way, is the greatest WordPress plugin ever made. Ever. Well today I was putting content up on some sites and went to edit the meta description of one of the posts. I don’t always do

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Problems with Aabaco Small Business Hosting after Yahoo Move

Problems with Aabaco Small Business Hosting after Yahoo Move

Around November 12 2015 the complaints started pouring in. Small business owners and other various webmasters have been unable to log in to their Yahoo Small Business dashboard, now called the Aabaco Small Business Dashboard. The Yahoo login screen says that the name has changed but the

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Problems with Custom WordPress Sites

Problems with Custom WordPress Sites

I am a big WordPress fan. Isn’t everyone? But… There are few things on this Earth more frustrating than a WordPress site that is broken. Each time I discover a problem with a custom theme I will add it to the list below. Why are WordPress Sites

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Scam: www.agroamerica.com Website Design Email

Scam: www.agroamerica.com Website Design Email

Today I received a strange email. The person writing it had poor English and was incapable of capitalization and punctuation, which seems to be a prerequisite for scammers (and cell phone users). The email said “I have lung cancer and need a website designed to sell Kola

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How To Fix WordPress Error: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files

How To Fix WordPress Error: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files

July 28, 2015, several webmasters received an error from Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools) which read “Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on http://www.website.com/”. The message reads: To: Webmaster of http://www.website.com/, Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our

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Casino Advertisement Spam on Hacked WordPress Websites

Casino Advertisement Spam on Hacked WordPress Websites

A client I did some work for a year or two ago gave me a call the other day to tell me his web host had taken his site offline. A quick Google search revealed that his site was hacked. In addition, it had 11,800 landing pages

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“This site may be hacked” Google Error in WordPress Website

"This site may be hacked" Google Error in WordPress Website

Years ago, I tried to share a post on Facebook from one of my websites. Instead of seeing the title I expected, I saw an advertisement for an overseas pharmacy. I was able to catch and repair the issue before being penalized by the search engines. I

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How Long Should it take to get a WordPress Website?

How Long Should it take to get a Wordpress Website?

One of the hurdles I have to jump when taking on a new content client is getting their website built. Typically they have a website that is just a static site with no blog that is not mobile friendly. As a prerequisite I almost always require this

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Telapost is Now Offering WPML and Multilingual SEO

Telapost is Now Offering WPML and Multilingual SEO

We purchased the unlimited and lifetime subscription to WPML (WordPress Multilingual) and can now install registered copies of WPML on client’s WordPress websites. We are in the process of converting one of our existing clients, a personal injury attorney, to a website that will operate in both

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WordPress 3.8 Released

Wordpress 3.8 Released

WordPress 3.8 was released today and we’ve been updating websites much of the day to the latest release. So far, so good! This is a really nice update.   FTA: Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download

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WordPress Automatic Background Updates in Action

Wordpress Automatic Background Updates in Action

Several of the websites we manage that were recently upgraded to WordPress 3.7 upgraded themselves to 3.7.1 last night via the new feature automatic background updates. When they were done upgrading themselves they emailed us to tell us that everything had went well. So far, so good!

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WordPress 3.7.1 Released

Wordpress 3.7.1 Released

WordPress 3.7.1 was released today here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.7.1 This is a maintenance release for the recently released 3.7. It addresses 11 bugs. The most important are: Images with captions no longer appear broken in the visual editor. Allow some sites running on old or poorly configured servers to

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Google+ Comments for WordPress

Google+ Comments for Wordpress

Google+ Comments for WordPress is a WordPress plugin that seamlessly adds tabs for G+ Comments, Facebook, WordPress Comments, Trackbacks, and more, drastically reducing the amount of work required for users to interact with your blog (eg: leaving comments). The plugin ingeniously follows up right on the heels

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WordPress Two Step Authentication

Wordpress Two Step Authentication

WordPress Two Step Authentication is here. If you are looking for better security for your wordpress blog we recommend checking out this new plugin. If you need help securing your site just let us know.      

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Removing MW:SPAM:SEO from WordPress and Feed

Removing MW:SPAM:SEO from Wordpress and Feed

Someone contacted us today with a fun job. Their WordPress website had spam in it. Their feed had spam in it as well. It was linking to some site that sells, um, performance enhancers.. 🙂 WordPress and WordPress feeds are commonly targeted for exploits. They did not

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How to fix Flash 11.3 crashes in Firefox

How to fix Flash 11.3 crashes in Firefox

If you are using Firefox and you can not see Flash videos / animations /etc., you are not alone.It is not just your wordpress site- just try going to YouTube.. Instructions on how to fix this are here.This will show you how to downgrade to Flash 10.3…

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BackupBuddy for WordPress Developers

BackupBuddy for WordPress Developers

Today we bought purchased BackupBuddy for WordPress developers. BB is currently the best tool for backing up both the site & WordPress Database. WordPress sites crash just like computers do. They can get hacked, or a server can crash, etc. We have seen it happen. Even a

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