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Get Ready for the New Gutenberg WordPress Editor

If your website runs on WordPress, get ready because the new WordPress 5.0 is coming soon, and it’s a game changer. WordPress 5.0 includes the long-awaited Gutenberg editor that functions much like a drag-and-drop website builder.

Gutenberg will replace the TinyMCE text block editor that you’re used to, and will be included in all new WordPress hosting installs after the official launch date. In short, WordPress is going to look totally different than what you’re accustomed to.

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Beware the looming Google Chrome HTTPS certificate apocalypse!

Tens of thousands of websites are going to find themselves labeled as unsafe unless they switch out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.

Thanks to a decision in September by Google to stop trusting Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certs, from mid-April Chrome browser users visiting websites using a certificate from the security biz issued before June 1, 2016 or after December 1, 2017 will be warned that their connection is not private and someone may be trying to steal their information. They will have to click past the warning to get to the website.

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How to Back Up and Restore a MySQL Database

If you’re storing anything in MySQL databases that you do not want to lose, it is very important to make regular backups of your data to protect it from loss. This tutorial will show you two easy ways to backup and restore the data in your MySQL database. You can also use this process to move your data to a new web server.

Back up From the Command Line (using mysqldump)

If you have shell or telnet access to your web server, you can backup your MySQL data by using the mysqldump command. This command connects to the MySQL server and creates an SQL dump file. The dump file contains the SQL statements necessary to re-create the database. Here is the proper syntax:

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Homestead | Get a site, Get found Get customers?

My thoughts and experience with homestead.

Homestead said: Quickly create a site with our award-winning website building software. Our easy to use tools will have your small business website up and running in minutes.

Right? Sounds good?

Homestead is a blank canvas editor— which means you can drag and drop elements anywhere on a page. This sounds good in theory but it usually introduces headaches.

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colectivadelconsumidor.com

Another website completed by website fix. Nice clean and easy on the eyes.

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Every business owner wants to say, “I love my website!”. On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate this colectivadelconsumidor.com website love?

Things-to-love-about-your-website-cheri-plett

In my experience with clients, and in talking with numerous business owners, I’ve narrowed down 7 things you need to love in order to truly love your website. You need to love how it looks, love the way it works, love its ability to serve your business, love how secure it is, love using it and love how much your visitors love it. You also need to LOVE your website designer!

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Been Busy

I have not updated my blog lately do to being swamped with work. I have and still am working on a website for a client. National Map is a wordpress website that looks simple when you fist visit. However every county and city on this map is being updated from html and or flash to wordpress. Literally 100’s of wordpress websites to setup. I have only put a small dent in them. Most of them are the same theme with some color and image changes and content changes. There are also customer client version I am converting as well. If you go here you will see what I am doing. If a website is flash or html then you know I still have to design that one.

Even though I’m busy with this client they totally understand I need to take care of my other clients or new clients. This is a long term process however I will always be able to make time for existing and new clients. This is the whole purpose of this post is to let you know I am always available.

Thanks for reading.

~Don

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95 website contract

Websitefix has been working with a client that has 95+ wordpress websites that need to be setup and completed. This is good news. I myself am averaging 1 a day. They are all the same template. The client asked that I design six templates of the original with only a few color changes. These will be used for all their websites. You can see the main one here Atlanta the rest will be based off this one with all new content and images including the header for all the remainder website.

As for my other clients (new and existing), do not worry I will make time to complete and start new projects. Please continue to get a hold of me and I will schedule you in. I will be ahead of schedule and be able to concentrate on new clients/projects.

Thanks Don

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