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WordPress HTTPS RSS Feed Won’t Validate – Solved

WordPress HTTPS RSS Feed Won't Validate - Solved

I was adding a website to Alltop for someone the other day and the aggregation service would not accept the feed. The feed was submitted years ago and working just fine up until a recent HTTPS migration. The feed was being generated by a theme which I

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“Hacked By MuhmadEmad” Now Affects 678,000 WordPress Websites – How To Fix Them

"Hacked By MuhmadEmad" Now Affects 678,000 WordPress Websites - How To Fix Them

If you see a “Hacked By MuhmadEmad” message on your WordPress blog or website, you are not alone. Below is the way to fix this message. How it happened, why it happened, and how to fix this error can be found on my recent article: How To

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How To Fix and Secure WordPress Websites Hacked February 2017

How To Fix and Secure WordPress Websites Hacked February 2017

As of February 9, 2017, over 1 million pages have recently shown up in Google search results with messages such as “Hacked By MuhmadEmad” or “hacked by NG689Skw”. Website owners will be happy to learn that the websites are more or less defaced and the fix is

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Google Search Console Team: Recommended WordPress Update Available Email Notifications

Google Search Console Team: Recommended Wordpress Update Available Email Notifications

Google doesn’t normally play WordPress Police, but WordPress 4.7.2 was just released. As I reported yesterday, outdated versions of WordPress are being hit hard due to multiple security vulnerabilities in the WordPress core which are now being exploited. Google is sending email to websites already updated I

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“Hacked by White HAt Hacker” Messages Displaying in WordPress Feeds Worldwide

"Hacked by White HAt Hacker" Messages Displaying in WordPress Feeds Worldwide

WordPress Version 4.7.2 was released January 26, 2017 and it fixes multiple newly discovered security vulnerabilities. People who have not upgraded may soon discover: Hacked error messages in Google search results Hacked Error message in Google Search Console Hacked content errors in search console Or they may

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Squarespace “Calling John Malkovich” Super Bowl LI Ad

Squarespace "Calling John Malkovich" Super Bowl LI Ad

The Squarespace “Calling John Malkovich” SuperBowl LI Ad shows John Malkovich calling someone who owns JohnMalkovich.com. He is yelling into the phone and trying to get the domain from someone else who owns it. In real life, the JohnMalkovich.com is not at risk. However, this happens all

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“Cheap Pills” WordPress Comment Spam Outbreak 2016 – Doesn’t Even Help SEO

"Cheap Pills" WordPress Comment Spam Outbreak 2016 - Doesn't Even Help SEO

Most of the WordPress sites I operate have the comments turned off. But on a few, I encourage them, and if the websites are about TV or entertainment, people comment. Those websites are “protected” by Akismet or other anti-spam plugins, however, many of them have failed to

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Aabaco WordPress Website and Hosting Problems

Aabaco WordPress Website and Hosting Problems

Since writing about Yahoo Small Business and Aabaco hosting problems in 2015, I have been contacted THOUSANDS of times by very angry Aabaco users. These people are more pissed off than Hillary Clinton supporters and have more problems than my first girlfriend. Some of these users use

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Help Wanted: Designer Jobs, WordPress Web Designer, Get More Work

Help Wanted: Designer Jobs, WordPress Web Designer, Get More Work

Every day I receive requests for WordPress website design. I can never seem to find enough good WordPress designers. At the same time, there are many WordPress web designers out there looking for work. While I can have a functional site up very fast, I am not

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How To Switch from Aabaco to a New Hosting Company

How To Switch from Aabaco to a New Hosting Company

I have never personally worked with Aabaco so I can’t personally have nothing negative to say about them. However, I can say that since first writing about Aabaco problems on this website tens of thousands of people have come here looking for solutions to their issues with

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Malware Infections on Aabaco Websites in 2016

Malware Infections on Aabaco Websites in 2016

Ever since Yahoo Hosting became Aabaco hosting I have been bombarded with people asking me questions about Yahoo and Aabaco and Malware on Aabaco servers. There are hundreds of comments over on my main page Problems with Aabaco Small Business Hosting after Yahoo Move. With so many

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SSL Certificate Expired on Aabaco Server

SSL Certificate Expired on Aabaco Server

Ever since Yahoo Hosting became Aabaco hosting I have been bombarded with people asking me questions about Yahoo and Aabaco. There are hundreds of comments over on my main page Problems with Aabaco Small Business Hosting after Yahoo Move. With so many different problems with Aabaco I

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Where is the Best Place to Host a WordPress Website in 2016?

Where is the Best Place to Host a WordPress Website in 2016?

I get asked several times a day where to host WordPress websites. The answer changes ofte and varies from person to person. Here’s why. The history of web hosting Hosting used be a big deal. You had to house a server or co-locate it, that is, physically

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WPML Incorrect hreflang implementation Translated Page Pointing at Wrong URL

WPML Incorrect hreflang implementation Translated Page Pointing at Wrong URL

Recently I was working with a domain which is configured for multiple languages. I was using my favorite theme which I use right here, U-Design. U-design is easily the most well documented, maintained and supported theme I have found to date and fully compatible with large plugins

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Hostmantis Website Down May 2016

Hostmantis Website Down May 2016

On May 6, 2016, some Hostmantis servers went down. A client just informed me of the situation and forwarded me an email that he received below, wondering if this would affect his SEO. I know little about Hostmantis other than their homepage which reads reliable hosting for

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iHomeFinder IDX Plugin Optima Express Incompatible with WordPress Themes

iHomeFinder IDX Plugin Optima Express Incompatible with WordPress Themes

When comparing IDX plugins for WordPress one is presented with a handful of options from dsIDXpres to Optima Express. I have only used one, but from my initial research, Optima Express met my needs the best, or was at least the most SEO friendly. Unfortunately, getting it

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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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