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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

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

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

Check if Your Website Supports TLS 1.2 – 1-Minute Tutorial

With the upcoming changes to PCI compliance and the whole credit-card industry, it’s important to ensure that your SSL encryption supports TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1. If you’re here, you more than likely received a letter or warning from PayPal or your credit card provider that you failed a test or otherwise need to verify support of these things. *Note: it’s … Read More

How to Prevent SSL Warning When Redirecting to Non-SSL

This is just one of those things that’s just so annoying to deal with as a developer. For whatever reason, you have traffic coming to an HTTPS link on your website, even though you don’t have an SSL. “Not a problem,” you say to yourself. “I’ll just redirect it to HTTP!” If only it were that easy. You’ll find if … Read More

“No Data Received” Chrome Error – Problem Fix

If you’ve ever gotten the “No Data Received” error while working with your website, I may have an easy solution for you. In my case, this error seemed to start showing up only on SSL encrypted pages. I’m not sure what the significance of this is, but it happened! In my case also, it came when I made many http … Read More

How to Combine the httpdocs and httpsdocs Folders in Plesk 11

When the Plesk Panel for my virtual dedicated server was updated recently from an old version to the new 11.x version, I was left with a huge problem. I was running a WordPress website on the server which accepted credit card payments and thus needed the ability to SSL encryption on the site. Obviously only some pages are encrypted and … Read More

How to Enable and Use Custom Fields in WordPress Without Plugins

An annoying problem I’ve had lately that somehow is almost impossible to troubleshoot online, is enabling or finding custom fields in WordPress without adding a plugin like Advanced Custom Fields (which is typically what I recommend using). This should work I believe with any version of WordPress after about 3.1 as well, where the Custom Fields are hidden by default. … Read More