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Do I Need an SSL Certificate? How SSL Can Protect Your Site

Do I Need an SSL Certificate? How SSL Can Protect Your Site

Most websites collect information from their users, whether it’s through contact forms, newsletter subscriptions, or online sales. Especially if online transactions happen on your site, the last thing you want is to have your customers’ credit card or other personal information stolen. This is where SSL comes into play. An SSL certificate is not only for business sites – any kind of

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Jetpack Performance Team Takes Over WP Super Cache Development

Jetpack Performance Team Takes Over WP Super Cache Development

WP Super Cache, one of the oldest and most widely used static caching plugins for WordPress, is changing hands. After 15 years, the plugin’s author, Donncha Ó Caoimh, is handing over maintenance and development to Jetpack’s performance team. If you have been building WordPress sites since the early days, you are almost guaranteed to have used WP Super Cache on at

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Laura Nelson on How To Create a Profitable Newsletter

Laura Nelson on How To Create a Profitable Newsletter

On the podcast today, we have Laura Nelson. You can listen to this episode (#41) HERE on the WPTavern website Laura is a Content Marketer at WooCommerce where she’s responsible for creating and planning engaging content for their users. Prior to WooCommerce she worked at MailPoet, an email marketing plugin for WordPress, and before that, she worked at Pragmatic, a UK based

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WP-Optimize Plugin Accused of Cheating PageSpeed and Other Performance Testing Tools

WP-Optimize Plugin Accused of Cheating PageSpeed and Other Performance Testing Tools

Gijo Varghese, a developer who calls himself a “web performance enthusiast,” shocked WordPress users around the world over the weekend when he tweeted a screenshot of how WP-Optimize is explicitly preventing select JavaScript files from loading when users test their sites through popular performance testing tools. By Sarah Gooding – You can find this entire article HERE on WPTavern’s Website “When a

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What is a Subdomain and How Does it Affect Your Site’s SEO?

What is a Subdomain and How Does it Affect Your Site’s SEO?

When navigating the internet you may notice the URL changing as you click from site to site. Sometimes you have a simple URL like www.mysite.com. Or, you might see words added before the site like this, www.shop.mysite.com.

The word “shop” in this case, is a subdomain and it’s used to differentiate the two websites from each other.

In this guide, you’ll learn what subdomains are, how you can use them, and whether or not they impact SEO.

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The Art of the Debrief: Thriving on Self-Improvement and Brutally Honest Feedback

The Art of the Debrief: Thriving on Self-Improvement and Brutally Honest Feedback

Would fewer startups fail if businesspeople received frequent and brutally honest criticism like pilots do? What would happen if entrepreneurs started admitting their mistakes in real-time?… You can adapt debriefing for nearly every line of work. When transitioning into the business world, many retired military pilots bring the art of debriefing with them. And other professionals, such as surgeons and engineers, have reaped huge benefits after adopting this practice.

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Leap Day Specials!

Leap Day Specials!

This year we get an extra day…and if you’re a proactive entrepreneur, you know how great that is. I know you’ll want to use that day to work on building or scaling your business. I’ve put together some specials you can take advantage of you’re “extra day” to make a difference in your business!

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Google Warns Chrome Will Block Some Content After New Updates

Google Warns Chrome Will Block Some Content After New Updates

Just days after Google’s plans to introduce controversial DNS over HTTPS (DoH) to Chrome hit the headlines, comes news of another HTTPS change that is set to hit the hundreds of millions using the world’s most popular browser. For Google this change is critical, completing the task of pushing websites to ensure all traffic is encrypted. For website developers, it means there is a cut-off date to make changes. For users, it means some content will be blocked—even on popular sites—as changes take place.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Small-Business Marketing

7 Ways to Boost Your Small-Business Marketing

These marketing strategies can help small businesses gain new customers and increase repeat business. Image credit: Shutterstock Kimberly de Silva Marketing is important to every business’ survival, whether it’s for the local business up the street or the mega-corporation that spreads across all continents. Unfortunately, for the former, marketing is often put on the back burner, as a small-business owner has

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How to Get a Free SSL Certificate (and Why Google is Forcing You To)

How to Get a Free SSL Certificate (and Why Google is Forcing You To)

(SSL’s have become more than a good idea…they’re just about “musts” with SERP implications. Here’s a good article from 2017 that still holds up. – Edward) By Colin Newcomer – Jan. 9, 2017 – Elegant Themes Blog Does the idea of improving your search engine rankings and offering your visitors better security sound like something you’re interested in? What if

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