What is a domain name? Its your website address. You know, businessnamehere.com or .net .org .me etc... Just like chriseggleston.com is my domain name. Why is owning your own domain important? Just image, your business is growing. Your social media traffic is increasing. You're generating leads through your website. Your brand exposure is increasing. People are starting to recognize you as an industry leader. Then one day it all changes! You notice your leads stop. People are trying … [Read more...] about Why You Should Register & Manage Your Domain Name
This is a very common WordPress error message. In this article I will address the three main causes and how to resolve each of them. Incorrect Database Login Credentials Database is Corrupted Hosting Issue and the Database Server is Down What is the Error Establishing a Database Connection? WordPress is dependent on a database. All the content, pages, posts, plugin settings, theme settings, everything, is stored in the database. This is why the entire page is blank, no data … [Read more...] about Fix Error Establishing Database Connection WordPress
If you just did updates on your Genesis powered WooCommerce website and now seeing an error message on your "shop" page and potential other places, your solutions is below. You may see a blank page or a similar error on your shop page: Fatal Error: Call to undefined function ......wp-content/plugins/genesis-connect-woocommerce/lib/template-loader.php:268 Why this is happening WooCommerce rolled out an update, v3.3, and one of the major features was to increase theme compatibility. Which … [Read more...] about Fatal Error: Genesis Connect for WooCommerce – Solved!
If you're a WordPress WebPro or Freelance that is building sites for your clients you need to learn the technical stuff to the point that you can either do it or at the very least have an intelligent conversation with someone else about it. Look, if you get paid to build WordPress websites, but don't know what FTP is or how to access a database (or that WordPress uses a database), you shouldn't be taking peoples money!! Where is this coming from? There has not been a week that has gone by in … [Read more...] about WordPress WebPros Should Understand the Technical Stuff!
I talk to a lot of people about WordPress everyday. Some are website owners and others are those actually building the websites. Yesterday I had a conversation with a website builder who said: "WordPress is such a mess that Joomla is starting to make a come back!" My first reaction was to laugh, like Joomla will ever make a real "come back". But I didn't. Instead I addressed his concerns head on and put the "mess" back on him. He really had two complaints, his sites kept getting hacked and … [Read more...] about WordPress is such a mess…