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

How to Dismiss those Stupid Premium YouTube Popup Ads on Chromecast

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If you’re like me, you use Chromecast regularly and were getting infuriated by those idiotic “Get ad-free YouTube and more” ads that popup seemingly on every single video and, despite having a “Dismiss” button, have no discernable way to actually dismiss them. Do they expect us to press on our TV screen? I mean, come on, Google. Use that big, … Read More

How to Retire from your WordPress Hosting Business

You’ve worked hard for years to build up a respectable WordPress hosting company and now you are thinking about settling down into a life of retirement. What do you do? Unlike if you were a salaried employee at a large company, you can’t simply accept your retirement package and move on with your life. You have clients that still need … Read More

Web Designers: Should You Consider Selling your Hosting Clients?

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Hosting WordPress websites is a lot of work. If you’re here, you already know that. From dealing with plugin conflicts to server issues and load times, it may feel like a losing battle. If you’re a website designer, you probably started hosting websites thinking it would be an easy and natural addition to your existing skillset. You already designed the … Read More