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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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Google Introduces the G Suite

Yesterday Google introduced a new brand and logo that better reflects their mission to help people collaborate: The G Suite. Google also rolled out improvements and new features in many apps, thanks to its decade long experience with machine learning.  TechRadar has...

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Facebook Instant Articles

Update 7/2/2017:  I'm not quite sure what happened, but there was an update for the FBIA WordPress plugin today.  I went back into Facebook's Business Manager, and magically, Instant Articles was working again.  Still no response from the Facebook support team....

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Why You Need Google Apps for Business

Google Apps for Business If you're anything like me, you've fallen in love with the Cloud.  I store all kinds of things up there.  I especially like Google Drive, but I also use Amazon Web Services for website backups and critical image storage.  Don't get me wrong, I...

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Super 1-Day Workshop – WordPress

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be teaching a Super 1-Day Workshop - WordPress for the Professional Photographers of America on May 13.  While driving to a Professional Photographers Guild of Houston meeting a couple of months ago, I realized that I might be able to...

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