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1.1.1.1 Cloudflare DNS Goes Live April 1

Just now on CBS This Morning, I learned that Cloudflare, a well-known CDN provider, had launched it's new 1.1.1.1 DNS network on April 1, 2018. Yeah, I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never. 1.1.1.1 Cloudflare DNS could potentially revolutionize...

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This Week (2017#51) in WordPress Security

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be speaking on basic WordPress Security at WordCamp Albuquerque on January 19th, 2018. This was a very busy week when it comes to hackers attacking WordPress websites. I talk to people about WordPress security best practices a...

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SSL Certificates in WordPress

SSL Certificates are Now Required by Chrome Update: January 9, 2017 Google has finally rolled out changes in Chrome that make the fact that you don't have an SSL Certificate glaringly obvious to your visitors. Elegant Themes has posted a nice piece about it, but...

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WordPress Snow Effects

WP Super Snow We discovered the WP Super Snow plugin a year ago and it worked wonderfully well to add snow effects to our WordPress websites. It hasn't been updated since then, but it still works just fine with our sites and the latest version of WordPress (4.6.1)....

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Are You Mobile Friendly?

Short and sweet for Thanksgiving Day, 2016. Google is primed to release a new version of it's mobile friendly test for web pages. You can try it out here. There's really no excuse these days for not passing it. In related news, it also seems that pages served up...

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Accelerated Mobile Pages – AMP

Here at Blue Sky Digital Strategy, we are fanatical about website and server performance. We employ a variety of tools to eek out as much speed as we can from our servers and site configurations. Enter Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) –a Google/Twitter/WordPress-supported open source project that allows any publisher to load pages at lightning speed on mobile devices.

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