How to Manually Restore WordPress Core Files

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We find often that we need to restore WordPress core files manually. Maybe we suspect that a hack has taken hold of them and made changes, or perhaps they have somehow become corrupted. Regardless, it’s something I often discuss doing in other posts, and I figured I’d put together a quick tutorial. This video walks you through it step-by-step but … Read More

WordPress Hack Becoming More Common – Symptoms and Solution

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We’ve been dealing with an uptick in hacked WordPress websites lately, and they all appear to have the same symptoms. If you’ve seen these symptoms, you have probably been hacked too, unfortunately. Luckily, we will outline not only how this particular hack works but also the steps you can take to resolve it. But fair warning: most of these steps … Read More

How to Make Second-Level Indents for Lists in Gmail

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This is a nice and easy one today. I found myself unable to figure out how to indent an item in a bulleted or numbered list further so that it was a sub-item of the item above it. Like so many things, if I had just just looked around little bit and thought about it, I would have figured it … Read More

Ode to Network Solutions: The Oldest and Worst Registrar on the Web

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Network Solutions is a lot like a physical bank. Everyone hates it and it’s way overpriced, but you find yourself forced to go there every so often because it’s where you set up your account in the 90s and it’s too much work to move now. What’s more: this is exactly what they are counting on. Network Solutions, along with … Read More

How to Update a WordPress Domain

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If you’re thinking about changing your domain name for your existing WordPress website, you’ll need to follow some basic steps to make sure you do it right. In addition to causing delays and headaches, if you don’t do things right you could permanently ruin your search engine rankings and cause a variety of other disastrous consequences. In this guide, we’ll … Read More

Massive Increase in Russian Comment Spam | WordPress

I’m writing here because I can’t seem to find anyone else who is talking about it, but in the last week or so, I’ve noticed a massive increase in comment spam within WordPress, primarily from Russian sources. All week, clients have been reaching out to me thinking that their websites were hacked because, out of nowhere, they are seeing tons … Read More

Featured Images Won’t Save | GoDaddy Hosting

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I recently came across an interesting issue with a client website which was hosted at GoDaddy. They couldn’t seem to add or save featured images to their blog posts. When loading the media library, everything loaded extremely slowly. It seemed you could add a featured image, it was just extremely slow. The image wouldn’t quite load right but it seemed … Read More

Redirect Method Greyed-Out – Really Simple SSL Solution

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I ran into a situation today where the “redirect method” dropdown option in Settings -> General for the Really Simple SSL plugin was greyed-out. Given that there’s always a red exclamation point there, I assumed that maybe they require you to read their warning first, but actually (and confusingly), it’s entirely unrelated.   Now, call me an idealist, but obviously it should … Read More

Why Your WordPress Site is Slow on Godaddy Hosting

If you’re here, you’re probably tired of how slow your WordPress website hosted with Godaddy is. Perhaps it takes forever to even start loading the page when visiting, or maybe the backend moves like a snail, or perhaps just everything is slow. I’m here to tell you: you’re not alone! The quality of your website hosting is the #1 factor that determines … Read More