Maintenance

WordPress Maintenance: Is it a necessity?

website maintenance
WordPress maintenance is not an option Do you think it's wise to never update your personal computer or even your mobile device operating systems and applications?  Likely you would never intentionally skip those updates and taking care to safeguard your devices for anti-virus and making appropriate backups[read_more text="Read more" title="Read more" url="https://creativebyclark.com/wordpress-maintenance-is-it-a-necessity/" align="left"]
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SSL in 2017: a new Google mandate

Secure Web https and ssl
So what's the buzz about Google issuing penalties for sites that don't employ SSL?  Well, it's true, and in the next month, I'll certainly be busy converting over websites to use HTTPS and not just HTTP pages. What is SSL? Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a security[read_more text="Read more" title="Read more" url="https://creativebyclark.com/ssl-2017-new-google-mandate/" align="left"]
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Stuck in maintenance mode

Stuck in Maintenance Mode

It happens to me, too!  Don’t fear Maintenance Mode Woes! Maintenance Mode is a functionality built into the WordPress core feature to suspend access and various functions during updates and installations. When one presses update, some backend processes stop for a short period of time (usually seconds).

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Should you press update?

Under Maintenance

Is it safe to press update? [pullquote style=”left” quote=”dark”]We just pressed update and now the site won’t load.  We’re getting a fatal error!  Help![/pullquote] No.  There is a false sense of safety in logging in to a WordPress dashboard and seeing a seemingly innocent message that there are

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