Converting this WordPress site from http: to https: – Part 4

One final note on the SSL conversion from http to https:

Google Search Console had some serious issues with the robots.txt file for this site that took me a while to resolve.

It kept giving cryptic error messages and suggesting I read a page that didn’t really explain anything.

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Jetpack kills Contact Form 7 — Like Because Why Not?

JetPack installs it’s own comment form and kills your nice contact forms that you spent lots of time getting just right… <sarcasm>thanks.</sarcasm> WordPress gets me again! See this: https://contactform7.com/jetpack-overrides-contact-forms/ This is very frustrating since one of the happiest features on my site is that my contact Eric Shefferman form has a drop down selection for Don’t bother … Read moreJetpack kills Contact Form 7 — Like Because Why Not?

How To Include Amazon Text and Image (Enhanced Display) Affiliate Links In WordPress – Part 2

Feh. As per my previous post on inserting iframe tags in the TinyMCE editor in WordPress for amazon affiliate links and youtube videos, this is something a user needs to be able to do without having the editor delete them as soon as you switch into WYSIWYG mode. This plugin — Amazon Widgets Shortcodes — … Read moreHow To Include Amazon Text and Image (Enhanced Display) Affiliate Links In WordPress – Part 2

Check Your WordPress Website’s Speed and Make It Faster

Google thinks the web should be fast, and that’s kinda the final word. Here’s some (older but still useful) info on site speed as a ranking factor.

I recently found a useful website for testing your website’s speed – it checks the website by accessing it from multiple locations (in multiple countries) and thus gives a better test than just checking the speed in your own browser.

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Getting WordPress Multisite to Work Part 4

Discover how ManageWP solves all these problems and more!

New way to tackle this… Last night I tried to install WordPress MU instead of WordPress 3 Beta.

After all, I don’t particularly care about the exciting new features — I just want to run multiple domain names off a single WordPress install so I only have to keep one WordPress install updated and secure instead of 10 or 20 or 50.

For all the stuff I’ve seen about installing MU, I thought it was going to be difficult. It wasn’t, but…

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