I verified this site on Google Search Console followed quickly by doing the same on Bing. I thought it would be nice to do the same on other search sites like Yandex, DuckDuckGo, and ones in China. DuckDuckGo and Yandex DuckDuckGo does not have webmaster tools. Turns out that I could kill two birds with... » read more
Microsoft just released the new Windows Terminal in preview in the Windows Store (see here). Here’s how I set it up. First I installed the Ubuntu app in the Windows Store. This required a reboot. I opened this app and it took a little time to do a one-time setup. Once that was done, I... » read more
I noticed some issues in my security plugin’s traffic analysis, so I updated the site to block access to a file that is often targeted by hackers. I also added a firewall at the droplet level. In order to solve the MailChimp API issue referenced in my earlier post, I had to add some DNS... » read more
After a basic site setup, it is time to optimize it for search. I spent some time on cookie-cutter WordPress search engine optimization (SEO) today. I added the Yoast plugin and did a basic configuration. Then I scanned it and fixed a few simple issues including noindexes and missing robots(dot)txt file. Next I configured Twitter... » read more
Spent some time today setting up the Stripe account, including configuring Apple Pay. Added MailChimp but currently getting some error with connectivity: here’s the detail from MailChimp’s knowledgebase: “cURL error 6: Couldn’t resolve host This indicates a problem with the DNS setup on your hosting server. Please ask your hosting provider for help.” I think... » read more
I installed the WooCommerce plugin yesterday. Added a couple payment options (Stripe is default, which explains their growth entirely). It reported some issue with geolocation so I had to download a tar file and unzip it in the wp-content folder. After renaming the file it worked. I will look into ‘products’ next but don’t have... » read more
I just noticed I can get to this site by navigating to https://bob.is … that is sort of weird. That’s a domain from Iceland. Update: it is fixed now, 24 hours later. Nothing I did specifically. I’ve added my Twitter link in a social menu, down at the bottom of the page.
I’ve been paying GoDaddy for wyethjones.com for over a decade. Briefly I used their site’s point-and-click tools to setup a WordPress site and made a few posts. This time I have somewhat different goals and want to dive in a little bit deeper. I wanted to set it up more manually so I decided to... » read more