WooCommerce security fix
WooCommerce security fix

The popular WordPress e-commerce plugin WooCommerce just released an important security patch. The security flaw, discovered by FortiGuard Labs,  exposed…

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Moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site

I came across a site owner stuck on some issues involved in moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site. Her main concern was having her new site still searchable from the wordpress.com reader. It’s easy to see why, as she has built a loyal tribe of over 5000 followers. After writing a quick caveat about cheap web hosting, I didn’t think much more about it. But a follow-up comment from her the next day prompted a revisit and some more investigation on my part. And I’m glad I did.

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Check your page load speed

As a site owner in a competitive environment, you need every edge possible to do well in search results. Both Google and Bing have openly stated that page loading speed plays a factor in their ranking algorithms. Page speed is clearly important, and corrective action is usually a simple task.

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Twitter reply or mention: what’s the difference?

Have you been sitting in your easy chair too much lately, pondering the subtle differences in how to respond to someone via Twitter? No? Good. Perhaps your real-world social life is healthier than mine. But for those of you wondering whether to use the Twitter reply or mention, and how they differ…well just kick back the recliner and take a few minutes while we go over when to use each one.

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How not to use social media

A recent LinkedIn post by Fortune Magazine editor Adam Lashinsky has garnered quite a bit of attention. Oh, it’s good attention—if you subscribe to that “all publicity is good publicity” thinking, anyway. It’s also a great study in how not to use social media.

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Magento installation database connection error

Installing Magento has been an uphill battle. Even the simple things are a pain. When installing most applications that have file permission requirements, you get a list of what needs to be changed. Magento doles them out two at a time.

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I installed php on my Mac using Macports. I guess, at this early stage in my Mac experience, that it’s…