You can set up HTTPS on WordPress smartly or less smartly. Let’s be smart.
When you lose your domain, you may not lose anything.
For some reason my non-mapped URLs still show up in Google, and I didn’t want that!
How I broke my ecommerce store on the day of a big book release, and subsequently fixed it.
A question I’m asked a lot is how can two sites have exactly the same content. While I really cannot fathom a good reason why, here’s how I’d do it.
When two words are very similar, it’s easy to get confused. Which witch is which? Whether, weather, and wether. Affect vs effect… Okay, you know, English sucks. We have way too many words that will drive you to drink, and if you know anyone who’s learned English as a second language, please take time to… Read more about Subdomain vs Domain
In my last post, I talked about how I did something dumb with my subdomains. How did I install subdomains? Stupidly. Or rather, stupid for DreamHost. See, many other hosts, when you make a subdomain, come up with this structure for your files: So when I made my subs, I made them similar to that.… Read more about Subdomains Back Where They Belong
By ‘CMS’ I mean WordPress, Drupal, whatever. So here’s a funny. I moved my DreamHost site to a VPS, so I could learn nginx (I’m still a newb) and suddenly I couldn’t get to my phpMyAdmin anymore! Before someone says it’s DreamHost’s fault, this is actually due to how I installed subdomains (which I don’t… Read more about phpMyAdmin vs CMS
The easiest way to run a Multisite network with subdomains is to use wildcard subdomains, because they’ll automagically map anything.yourdomain.com to yourdomain.com and WordPress will in turn translate that for you. When you’re on shared hosting, you can’t do that. But don’t worry! If you’re willing to do it manually, every time you have a… Read more about WordPress Multisite Subdomains Without Wildcards
Go www free. It’s the way to be. Or not, but I certainly never use it anymore.
Domain registration is a different beast than it was a decade ago. What used to be faxes and phone calls is now all email.