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How to Restore a Website from the Wayback Machine – Step-by-Step Guide

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Sometimes life happens. Where once there was a website, all you have now is an error page. Your hosting has expired, there are no backups, and you are panicking. So how can you recover your old website? The Wayback Machine! For those of you who don’t know: the Wayback Machine (also know as the Internet Archive) is a digital archive … Read More

Autodiscover.xml Error Office 365 Solution – cPanel

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I ran into a very strange error the other day with one of my clients. You see, they had an external provider for their Microsoft Office 365 email hosting, and they were trying to take advantage of the “Autodiscover” functionality to automatically get their Outlook 2016 configured. Now, I’m not expert in email configuration or Office 365. I’ve helped clients … Read More

Checklist of Ways WordPress Redirects to HTTPS + How to Force HTTP

This post might seem a little backwards but there is way less information for this topic than the other way around! I am regularly faced with the need to force http rather than the other way around. Disabling SSL and its inherent encryption is generally not something you want to do in ideal circumstances, but I suspect nobody is here under ideal … Read More

Redirect One File Extension to Another with .htaccess

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For something seemingly so simple, it’s amazingly hard to find a good solution that redirects all files with a given extension on your site to another. I spent a long time Googling and testing and still kept running into issues. But my wasted time is your gain! Because I’ve figured it out. As it turns out, there is more way … 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

How to De-index Individual Pages in WordPress

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For a variety of reasons, you may have some pages on your WordPress website which you need to prevent Google from indexing. There is a right way to do it and a wrong way. Maybe you’ve just received the nasty notice from Google regarding your robots.txt file and how you need to remove the “noindex” directives from within and have … 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 Add Superscript®, Subscript©, and More to WordPress Titles

If you’re here, you’ve like wanted to add the registered symbol (®) or trademark symbol (™) to the title of your WordPress post, page, or product, only to find that it won’t display as a superscript like you want! Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to add some other symbol, text, or number as superscript or subscript to your WordPress title … Read More

WordPress Site Keeps Going Down – Solutions

WordPress Site Keeps Going Down – Solutions So your WordPress website keeps going offline on a regular basis and you don’t know what to do. Never fear! We’ve seen it all. If your site is going down consistently, there is a cause and we’re going to find it. If your site goes down just once, take a look at our … Read More