Back to life and back to… wait for it… a blank WordPress website. 😱
That’s not how this song is suppose to go, per Soul II Soul. It’s suppose to be back to life, back to reality.
Nevertheless, this unfortunate, stark reality of a potential customer stating their website loaded a blank white screen came by way of a frantic call a few days ago.
What in the world could and would cause a WordPress website to load with HTTP 200 response, yet load a white screen?
Although there are many things that could cause a WordPress website white or blank screen to be loaded, I’m sharing with you the top 6 items to check. Continue reading
A few days ago, a customer contacted me about performing some WordPress work in regards to redirecting two additional WordPress websites to their primary website.
To perform the work and lessen the manual labor of redirecting all links by hand, I wrote a few lines of code in a .htaccess file.
I setup a quick test environment to ensure the .htaccess file was executing as it should. And it worked like a charm, redirecting all previous blog posts to their respective new url.
What should have been a routine change, rather an addition of code to the .htaccess file, turned out to be a wild goose chase to locate the .htaccess file. Continue reading
I received an email yesterday afternoon from GoDaddy that reminded me I have two websites that I’ve not transitioned to HTTPS.
In the last few years, there has been an uptick in the number of websites that have transitioned from HTTP to strictly HTTPS.
Of course, many website owners transitioned their websites to HTTPS from HTTP upon hearing Google would consider and likely bump website search rankings for those in full HTTPS compliance.
Nevertheless, the interesting thing about the GoDaddy email is that it is stoked with a bit of subliminal fear using a number of terms throughout the email multiple times. Continue reading
I can’t tell you how many emails, phone calls and in-person conversations I’ve had in regards to people losing their content and access to their audience.
Then I encounter the following article and it all the emotions come back fresh to mind, heart and soul: Google Wiping Out 14 year old blog…
All the blood, sweat, and tears of writing content day in and day out now gone, and not one soul came looking for you and long lost content.
And this is not just content, but world-changing content as most categorize their prized possession of thoughts.
And this starts my questioning to no end in attempting to figure out what happened to their long lost content. Continue reading
Grab a drink and a snack. You have quite a bit of reading to do today… 😀
If you’ve been around this blog long enough, then you know that I have an affinity with geo-related and geo service domains.
Most people within the domain industry tend qualify geo service domains as exact match domains.
Personally, I too often define geo service domains to not be only exact match, but also partial match domains. Continue reading
I want to share another alternative web hosting provider I use sparingly when flipping and developing geo service domains.
If you’re a regular reader or visitor, then I bet you’re wondering why I’m mentioning Bluehost.
After all, you’re likely wondering how Bluehost fits into my geo service domain puzzle when you know I use and highly recommend both GoDaddy and HostGator as primary and second web host providers respectively. Continue reading
For me when it comes to web hosting, HostGator tends to always be lurking somewhere in the top 5 or top 10 web hosting providers that are recommended because of performance.
And when I’m in need of a secondary web host to GoDaddy, my primary web hosting, HostGator’s flexibility, ease of use, and reliable performance meets my need for hosting geo domaining websites.
Again, I’m not transacting to the volume of an Amazon or Facebook, so I don’t need the complex technologies or service level agreements they use for simply flipping and developing geo service domain websites.
In fact, most of my geo domaining websites tend to very simple and nominal in terms of their content, functionality, and dependence upon reliable performance and uptime. Continue reading