How To’s

How to use Cloudflare’s “Access” 2 Factor Authentication to Help Secure Admin & Login Pages For WordPress or Anything Else!

Cloudflare’s Access feature is one of favorite features they provide because it makes it super easy to implement 2 Factor authentication. First, know that this isn’t 100% secure and you should implement additional security measures both in your WordPress installation and at the server level, because if someone finds the server IP address they may …

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How to Fix WordPress Post SMTP “Warning: connected to mydomain.com instead of smtp.gmail.com”

I searched for this fix for quite some time. The popular WordPress Post SMTP plugin was returning “Warning: connected to mydomain.com instead of smtp.gmail.com” and not sending emails via any SMTP server. I checked DNS, telnet from command line and a bunch of other things until I came across this setting. Cpanel has some settings …

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3 Tips to Drastically Reduce Site Load Time Today. Mine Dropped By Half!

If you are reading this post you probably already know that site speed is a ranking factor and beyond that it’s a huge player in whether your visitors will be happy. Basically I look at it like this: Slow sites = unhappy visitors = higher bounce rates = worse rankings. With just a few tweaks (2 …

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How I saved 60% by Optimizing Google Maps API For Cost Savings

  Would you like to save a chunk on your Google Maps API cost and have your maps API consumption volume drop like a rock? Then read on. Anyone working with Google Maps API knows that it can get expensive quickly, especially if it is a core part of your product. Depending what your implementation requirements are …

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How to Fix Google Cache Showing 404 Error For Your (or any other) Site

When you’re building links or wanting to see what a specific page on your site looks like in Google cache, along with the cache date and see this 404 error from Google’s cache, it can be concerning. When it’s happening for your own site, it can definitely put people into a quick panic, thinking that something is …

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How to Encrypt Mac External Drive aka Fix “A GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme is required” Error

Are you banging your head trying to figure out what the “A GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme is required” error means or how to fix it? I was – here’s the quick fix. It’s easier than you think. Watch the video to see how to fix the problem: What causes the error? The root …

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How to Fix Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files

Today, I received a number of messages from Google Webmaster Tools, just like the one below because I have blocked quite a few resources from search engine bots on many of my sites. I didn’t realize I was blocking Google’s ability to render the page because previously as you fetched the page via Google’s “fetch …

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Get Your Google Analytics “Not Provided” Keywords Back

Google Analytics Not Provided Defeated

It’s been 1122 days since Google discontinued reporting keywords for organic traffic in Google Analytics for logged in users, according to NotProvidedCount.com which tracks a bunch of sites for a live count percentage. Since then everyone has been trying to figure out a way to get it back – anything from Google Analytics filter hacks, using …

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