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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 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

Helpful .htaccess Redirect Code That Actually Works

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I’ve been doing this around 12 years now, and I still get so frustrated that the code I find online for .htaccess redirects never seems to work. I don’t know if everyone is just using old methods, or if maybe they only apply to certain hosting environments, or what the problem is. So for my own reference, I have saved … Read More

Converting SSI / SHTM Sites to PHP in Minutes – Guide

I was recently lucky enough to purchase a local website hosting company, and I quickly discovered that about 30% of the websites used .shtm files. These SSI files used “HTML Include” directives to load additional content to each page, such as the header and footer. And they didn’t function – at all – on my servers. As it turns out, … Read More

Top 6 Ways to Sync Inventory between Physical Store & WooCommerce

If you sell physical goods and you have both an online store and a brick-and-mortar store, you simply need to sync inventory between both. You don’t have time to manually update each system every day, and you can’t risk overselling products, either.It’s also very difficult to figure out how to do that. You’ve probably Google’d your way around the web and struggled to find … Read More

Solutions to Common WordPress Problems

I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years about WordPress, and I’ve found that many of the same issues come up over and over again. I figured I would explain how to solve these issues all in one place. This list is ongoing and I will add to it as more issues come up! Only the Home Page Comes … Read More

SSH / FTP Connection Basics + Tips & Tricks

I want to present a quick jumpstart to connecting with and using FTP and SSH, which are both very useful tools. Let’s jump right in and start with FTP. Getting Started with FTP FTP is slow if you’re dealing with lots of files, but it gets the job done and is very reliable. I typically use Dreamweaver for my FTP … Read More