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Fix Redirect Chain on WPEngine

Recently I encountered an issue working with a client hosted on WPEngine when converting their site to use SSL that I thought I’d share a fix for. When converting a site to HTTPS, for SEO reasons, it’s important to 301 redirect from the non-secure URL. It’s important to not only do that for the non-secure… Read more

Adding a Custom Link to Custom Post Type WordPress Admin Submenu

Recently I had a situation where I wanted to add a submenu item to a custom post type within the WordPress admin that pointed to a completely separate area of the admin where they could find form entries related to that custom post type. That was my particular use case but you could take this… Read more

Converting WordPress to HTTPS

Last month, Google emailed a warning to website owners that, starting in October 2017,¬†Google Chrome would begin marking any page with a form as “not secure” if your site was not protected with SSL. I have a (very effective) Quick Connect form on the footer of every single page of my site, meaning my entire… Read more

Displaying Regular WordPress Custom Fields with ACF 5.6.0+

If you’re an ACF user, you may have noticed in the latest updates of the plugin that the regular WordPress custom fields interface is no longer showing on Edit screens. This was done largely for speed boosting reasons and you can read more about the reasoning here. Starting in version 5.6.0 of the plugin, it… Read more

Getting Validated WordPress AMP Pages

I’ve set up Google AMP pages on a couple WordPress projects now and, depending on the suite of plugins the site is rocking, it can be far from a walk in the park. Here are the plugins I’ve typically leveraged to get AMP up & running on a blog: the Automattic Google AMP plugin and,… Read more

RescueTime to the Rescue

I have always had issues with working with timers for projects. I have tried to be more diligent about tracking my time multiple times but inevitably the timers lost their accuracy when I would do things like forget they were running and jump to another project or forget to start them altogether. Someone suggested I… Read more

Why Is Your WordPress Site Loading Slow?

Optimizing the loadtime of your website is important as a slow loading website loses users and frustrates those that don’t leave altogether. Google also factors site speed into its rankings. If you’ve noticed your website is loading slow, here is what I recommend: 1. Run your website through a tool like GTMetrix. I personally recommend… Read more

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