Google Non Secure Warnings

Google Branding Websites as “Not Secure” – Live Examples – February 2017 Update

Google Non Secure WarningsSince my article long ago exposing the 10 Facts & Myths of Secure (HTTPS) websites and my more recent Definitive HTTPS/SSL WordPress Upgrade Guide, Google has now provided increased incentive for those of you who have not yet upgraded your website to HTTPS — they will brand you as “Not Secure”!

The Google official announcement states that:  “Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), we’ll mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.”

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Richard CummingsGoogle Branding Websites as “Not Secure” – Live Examples – February 2017 Update
Upgrade WordPress to HTTPS/SSL

The Definitive & Quick (3 Hour) HTTPS/SSL WordPress Upgrade

Upgrade WordPress to HTTPS/SSLYou have heard many times over that upgrading your WordPress website can lead to improved search engine results.  And perhaps even more importantly, effective January 31st 2017, Google will begin marking non-HTTPS sites as “Not Secure”.

Yet, you still have not upgraded your WordPress website to HTTPS/SSL.  Well, the time is now.

I am going to give you the exact instructions on how to upgrade your WordPress website to SSL in under 3 hours.

“But wait,” you ask.  “I’ve heard that a WordPress HTTPS conversion takes tons of research and planning.”

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Richard CummingsThe Definitive & Quick (3 Hour) HTTPS/SSL WordPress Upgrade
wordpress seo sql injection

WordPress SEO Vulnerable To Attack!

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WordPress SEO by Yoast Hacked

A security vulnerable has been discovered in the extremely popular WordPress SEO plugin, WordPress SEO by Yoast. This vulnerability potentially opens your WordPress site to a blind SQL injection attack. To remove any potential threats, you should upgrade the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin to version 1.7.4 or higher immediately.
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Richard CummingsWordPress SEO Vulnerable To Attack!
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Web Administration: No Permission to Create SubDomains

Question: Hi there. I just tried to create a sub-domain of my domain and I received a message that said: “There was a problem creating the sub-domain: You do not have permission to create subdomains of the server’s hostname.“. I have pasted the exact error message below:

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The Error Message

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Richard CummingsWeb Administration: No Permission to Create SubDomains
Post to WordPress from Cell Phone

Publishing to WordPress from your Android Phone

Question: Is there a way that I can publish to my WordPress blog from my Android phone? The reason I ask this is because I have become accustomed to talking out my posts instead of typing them and it would be great if I could do this for my WordPress posts :-). Currently, I talk out the post in my gmail and then email it to myself and copy and paste it to my blog but it would be really great if I could post directly to WordPress from my Samsung Android phone.  Many thanks in advance!  Lucy, Denver, Co

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WordPress for Android: Post to WordPress from the Park or Anywhere

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Richard CummingsPublishing to WordPress from your Android Phone
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Where Can I Download Older Versions of WordPress?

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Find and Download Old WordPress Versions

Question: I have a client who uses an older version of WordPress and I need to duplicate their environment. Do you know if there is a place where I can download older versions of WordPress. Thanks! -Steven, Miami, FlRead More

Richard CummingsWhere Can I Download Older Versions of WordPress?

WordPress and Encrypted Search Terms?

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WordPress Stats: Encrypted Search Terms

Question: Why am I seeing encrypted search terms in my WordPress Stats? I always use to see all of the keywords that people would use to find my pages. Now, I see just a few keywords and the one with most hits just says “encrypted_search_terms”. What is going on? -Catie, Bethesda, MDRead More

Richard CummingsWordPress and Encrypted Search Terms?