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How To Add Custom Fonts To Your WordPress Website

So you want to install custom fonts to your theme? It’s easy. Here are various methods using free Google Fonts followed by detailed information on how to install yourself using Option 1. These methods can apply to most cloud-based font archives. Option 1. Install the code yourself in the header.php and style.css Option 2. Install […]

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Increasing File Upload Size in WordPress

Sometimes a theme, plug-in, or other file needed for WordPress may require you to change the maximum file upload size. Why? There is a good built-in layer of protection for your server that maximizes file upload size. This prevents a user on your WP site to be able to upload large images that will quickly […]

Never, Ever, Change Your Twitter Age to Under 13

We recently had a client who, accidentally, changed their Twitter age to under 13. As a result, the account was locked, showed up as “This account doesn’t exist” to the public, and it took weeks to restore. The client was a business, and the Twitter account only used for posting new content related to business, […]

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Verifying Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools after HTTPS SSL Upgrade

Something that has become super popular among web developers, marketers and website owners is upgrading websites with an SSL certificate. The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) verifies with Google that a certificate has been purchased for the domain and supposedly helps with SEO ranking. You can tell a site is “secure” with a little padlock icon […]

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Improve Website Security by Maintaining Your WordPress Plug-ins

Plug-ins are one of the major culprits of self-hosted WordPress websites getting hacked. Older, less secure code used in plug-ins can be exploited to inject malware and other types of code that can exploit your website, server, and even database. In fact, there was recently a WordPress plug-in that was banned from WordPress.org for crypto-mining, a […]

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WordPress sites hacked for mining cryptocurrencies

You may have heard of Bitcoin and Litecoin, just two of the cryptocurrencies we find being used all over the world as an alternative to traditional coin, metals, and paper currency. But what you may not have heard is that WordPress websites are being hacked to be used a mining machines. How does it work? […]

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How to Get More Instagram Likes, the Grassroots Way

It’s easy enough, and cheap enough, to hire a service to get more Likes and Followers for your social media accounts. But are those Likes from real, active users? And, are those followers real people who will continue to engage with your social media campaigns?

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Google SERPs now show Twitter tweets

Web and social media marketers have been anxiously awaiting Google’s integration of tweets from Twitter, after a deal was announced earlier this year. Now, Google SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) include Twitter accounts, with recent tweets and retweets shown.

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WordPress website server attacked using xmlrpc.php

Having your WordPress website get hacked is no fun at all, especially when you find out it’s being used to attack other websites. But that’s exactly what happened recently to a client of ours. The issue came about with the xmlrpc.php file used by WordPress plug-ins such as Jetpack. The vulnerable file can be altered […]

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Google Gives Preference to Mobile-Friendly Websites

In a recent outreach campaign Google Developers informed registered users of Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools letting them know about changes to their search algorithm that would affect websites that are not mobile-friendly. The notice, no surprise, created a frenzy among website owners who wondered if their sites would essentially disappear from Google results. […]

How To Get Free Search Phrase Suggestions with Google Suggest

Can you believe there was actually a time when Google and other search engines showed viewers what keywords and phrases were being searched for in real time? Yes it was true, but didn’t last long. Google soon realized how valuable search words and phrases were. Letting the public capture this data was like giving SEOs […]

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What is Reputation Management?

Social Media has been called “essential” for any business by marketing professionals. But while the benefits seem obvious (increased visitors, customer engagement, etc.), there exists more potential for damage to a brand’s reputation. Think about Howard Dean’s run to be a presidential candidate in 2004 which seemed to end with his famous scream during the […]