Category: Server Stuff

How to stop redirect from http:// to https:// in Chrome

Problem I’ve been trying like crazy to get to my local website at site.dev, but I keep getting redirected to https://site.dev and of course it doesn’t work because I don’t have a SSL certificate for that domain. Solution As of

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Git Copy

This may be obvious to the git experts, but I am not that.  There also may be a better way to do this, but again, not a git expert. I have a git repo set up on WPEngine, but they only

Link from Google Redirecting

After years of not having a client get hacked, I got 2 in a few weeks.  One client (client A) has a WordPress site which I developed the theme on.  Another client (client B) was brand new, no WordPress.  Client

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Moving Email Hosts

Transferring where your email is hosted can be tricky.  When moving from one host to another email is usually stored with the hosting plan.  If you have bad luck with hosting companies you may want to consider hosting your email on

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PCI Compliance

Fill out the SAQ-EP if you are a normal self hosted ecommerce site that outsources their payment to a 3rd party.  Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). http://www.pci-initiative.org/content/saq-ep-partially-outsourced-e-commerce-merchants https://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/saq-a-vs-a-ep-what-e-commerce-merchants-service-providers-need-to-know-now/ Worth noting that others may interpret this differently: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21484714/is-pci-saq-a-sufficient-for-an-ecommerce-website-with-a-custom-payment-page https://pcissc.secure.force.com/faq/articles/Frequently_Asked_Question/Why-is-SAQ-A-EP-used-for-Direct-Post-while-SAQ-A-is-used-for-iFrame-or-URL-redirect Just fyi (shameless affiliate

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htaccess Examples

Common .htaccess redirects are available on github: https://gist.github.com/ScottPhillips/1721489 How nice.  I need this.

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WPEngine for WordPress Hosting Worth It?

This is not so much of a review, but more of how I came to a decision on WPEngine.  At $29/ month for the Personal plan I would not have even looked at WPEngine a year ago.  Why pay that

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Free Web Hosting

Today I realized I needed a reliable web host that I can use for development purposes.  Either for demoing to clients or testing things out, it needed to be online, free (because I wouldn’t use it for production), and not

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WordPress htaccess Explained

A great post explaining each line of WordPress’ htaccess file.   http://randomtype.ca/blog/the-wordpress-htaccess-file-explained/

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WordPress Cron

A great way to take more control of your wp-cron and also slightly speed up wordpress is to disable cron and scheduled a cron job on your server to run wp-cron.php.  You just need a server that supports cron jobs.

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