How I Bulletproofed WordPress Video Hosting with SmugMug
File under “don’t build your house on rented land”.
First, it was YouTube.
12 years of videos gone in less than 60 seconds.
We are still replacing “dead” YouTube videos on our Zencart e-commerce site as we trip over them and as we migrate to a new site but
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Why Trying to Please Everyone is a Bad Strategy
Back in the time that fish and chicken were still used as barter, an old man and a young boy were leading a donkey into a village for supplies.
They needed to cross a bridge over a river to gain entry.
As they were walking they heard people mumble.
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Sunday Matinee: Making Growth Happen Film Festival
You should be able to view all of these videos in about 10 minutes. That’s a small time investment for the content marketing wisdom of the ages.
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Are H1 Tags the Rice SEO’s Won’t Let Go Of?
File under “If you weren’t sure he’s losing it”.
Firstly some background.
Filipino monkey hunters have developed an efficient system for snaring the harmless creatures used over centuries.
They seek out trees that monkeys occupy.
Once the correct choice of trees is established the trappers:
- Drill one hole in each coconut.
- Fill each hard-shelled seed’s empty cavity with warm cooked rice.
- Place the ancient style but effective “traps” along each tree’s base.
The anthropoid hunters will lie in wait, invisibly and patiently.
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Should I Be Worried About Cross-contamination of My WordPress Sites?
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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Why Are Cartoon Characters Scamming for Copyright Violations?
It’s becoming almost a biannual event
First, there was
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How Many Support Interactions Are Needed to Fix a Website Breach?
At this point, Siteground asked me to re-crawl the site – twice now
Firstime – Siteground is saying “we don’t know how to fix this”
When you pay $500 a month for web hosting, “I can’t help you” when you know they can is not acceptable.
So I called the 800 number about a half-hour later and spoke to Alexander briefly.
He was worse.
“There is definitely nothing we can do on our end here.
I’m very sorry I wish we could do more but it’s something that you can have to work out with Google
Second time – Siteground is saying “we don’t know how to fix this”
Third time – is the charm
Why is Elementor Not Suited for Woocommerce Shop Designs?
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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If You Are Not An Expert In Programming and Opensource – Be Careful
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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