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How to Get Rid of the ‘Not Secure’ Message in Google Chrome on Your Website

Recently, the Google Chrome browser has started notifying users of the browser when they land on a site as to whether that site is secure or not. That message shows up in the top left of the browser address bar. If you want your website to show Google Chrome users that your site is secure, …

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Setting up Laravel with MAMP and Shared Hosting

For web applications, as opposed to public facing web sites, for which we use WordPress, we usually use Laravel for our php framework.  I am in love with Laravel.  It just makes programming and web development fun again. It also allows me to focus on the business logic without starting from scratch for every project. …

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Importing Large Databases Through phpMyAdmin

While moving WordPress sites from one domain to another for my clients, I often run into file size limitations on phpMyAdmin. Depending on the hosting account I’m moving to, I can sometimes change that limitation with the php.ini file or import from the command line. But, sometimes, I don’t have access to those methods and …

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Has Your WordPress Website Been Hacked?

Five of my WordPress clients site’s were hacked last weekend. Their sites had to be taken down until I could fix the security breach. Most of these clients were not being negligent and ignoring their core, theme and plugin updates, they were checking frequently in the WordPress dashboard and making the updates. The problem was …

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Wix, Weebly or WordPress – What's the Best Way to Build Your First Website?

I was asked by two people yesterday this question: “What’s the best way to build my website?” One had started on Wix and was running into limitations and was thinking about WordPress.com. The other was on Weebly and having some complications. It’s a very good question. I’ll give you MY opinion. Wix.com, Weebly.com, and WordPress.com …

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How the Heartbleed Bug May Affect You and What You Should Do About It

The Heartbleed bug was found in a certain version of OpenSSL last week. How does this bug affect you? Here is an explanation of the bug in cartoon format: Heartbleed Bug Cartoon If you are hosting your site with Cullen Web Services, your website was not affected. We didn’t use the version of OpenSSL that …

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Shared Hosting vs. Virtual Private Server (VPS) vs. Dedicated Server

Where does your website live?  What kind of hosting plan do you have?  My guess is that if you don’t know, then you probably have shared hosting.  If you are paying less than $25 per month, then you are probably on shared hosting.  What’s the difference?  And what difference does it make which hosting you …

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