Regarding SiteGround AI security
Your Chat Transcript on 14/12/2019
Mitch Rezman: windycityparrot receiving following error intermittently Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/2.4.29 (Unix) mod_hive/6.27 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_fastcgi/2.4.6 Server at www.windycityparrot.com Port 443
Mitch Rezman: This question is related to account: birdandparrot.info
Mitch Rezman: sure – spike in core usage over the past 30 minutes
Lachezar U.: it could be as the site is loading fine on my end now – url:https://prnt.sc/qalk2c
Mitch Rezman: yes – buts crashing every 5 – 10 minutes and then recovering – I’ve had the site for 17 years – something is wrong – there was no traffic spike but there was a spike in core usage over the past 30 minutes – what would cause that?
Lachezar U.: that is strange, I do not find obvious reason for the spike, so let me post a ticket to our advanced techs for further investigation
Mitch Rezman: that would be great – I am waiting for my developer to mitigate a bot attack by installing Recaptcha – this is a zencart store (trying to move it to woo – https://www.screencast.com/t/q3aBaOe9
Lachezar U.: the ticket is just posted now and will be updated with more details in 15-20 minutes
Ticket 3380418 for account birdandparrot.info
Posted: 13 Dec, 2019 18:47 CST Status: Resolved
Ticket Subject: Technical Issues
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Spoiler alert – The two “nails in the coffin” with respect to Elementor not being compatible with Woocommerce are:
Why you can’t use Elementor to create Woocommerce categories
From Elementor support
What the other support teams were saying is essentially right.
The plugin (Elementor pro) won’t recognize it as an endpoint because it isn’t actually an archive page generated by WooCommerce (or WordPress for blog posts).
The plugin searches for archive and single pages (whether blog or product) and adds them to the breadcrumbs.
Standalone pages aren’t added since that’s not a part of what the plugin looks for.
In order for this to be recognized, you’ll have to create actual categories in WooCommerce (since you’re working with products) and create a template to display these within Elementor and that will ensure that the pages get picked up but look the way you want them to at the same time.
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From Ron H regarding a post from our sister site’s blog at Windy City Parrot
Your new format….. I can accept that you are doing Keto, but a “bird based email” (birdy brunch) should probably have bird info before all the other stuff you 2 are doing.
With all the spread-out interest you 2 have, you are spending less time on the basics: proper English:
Here’s an example from today:
Why are so people down and negative about free flight of birds?
On your pet project from the last year – it appears to be how to do websites.
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Help: Danielle Emery Content Writer
My company has an external blog (Angela Says http://angsays.wordpress.com )
And we are wondering if it would be beneficial SEO-wise to move this blog to our main site (Kiwi Services http://www.kiwiservices.com ) or if we should keep it external and start a new blog for the main site.
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I’ve been troubled since the announcement of BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) by Google that had rolled out the week of October 25th, 2019.
Not by the SEO implications but by the dozens of grown men posting pictures of Bert from Bert and Ernie of Muppet fame.
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Hope your weekend is going well
When trying to add a new post in WordPress, the site times out.
I drilled down and it looks like a really quick fix – please provide a fix at your earliest convenience. (see SG support response below)
Thank you for contacting our Help Desk center!
I checked your website and I noticed that upon creating a new post the page is loading with 404 page not found.
This is why I checked the setup of the website I noticed that there are two URLs applied for it:
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If I were a cockatiel my crown would stand up straight when reading articles comparing web hosting sites like Shopify to WordPress.
There are other examples but to start because it appears that many people don’t understand the cord differences.
Shopify is a hosted platform.
You rent their servers, use their templates and are beholden to their support.
I think Shopify has about 600,000 stores right now.
WordPress is open source – it’s free, anyone can start a WordPress site although they will lead a host with the server to mount it on.
There are about 77,000,000 WordPress sites globally – about 1/3 of all internet sites.
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In 2004 having taken the reins of IT duties for Windy City Parrot, I moved the website from a desktop server under Catherine’s desk to a server somewhere that I forget, but within a few months enough web hosts pissed me off until I ended up on a Wolfpaw server in Tenafly, New Jersey.
We’ve been in the cloud for 15 years.
In 2005 when our Milwaukee Street (Chicago) facility burned to the ground.
Had our website been on Catherine’s desktop server with all the local backup we would have lost the entire website and would’ve had to start from scratch.
With the site on a remote server we just needed new computers so we could talk to the Internet once again.
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