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How to Optimize Your WordPress Site for Google Pagespeed

By Toby Cryns | February 12, 2024
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Hi, Toby Cryns here. This is an article about how to make your WordPress site very very fast and also to help you learn a little bit about how I approach our WordPress Speed Optimization Services. If you have ideas for improving this article, please let me know. Now on to the geeky stuff! I’ve… Continue Reading How to Optimize Your WordPress Site for Google Pagespeed

Web Accessibility Challenges

By Toby Cryns | February 6, 2024
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Building accessible websites is challenging work. It requires thoughtful approaches by developers and the business leaders who commission the work. The false belief in quick-fix software solutions highlights a misunderstanding of the nuanced work required to achieve truly accessible websites. Drawing upon the insights of Gerson Lacdao, a web accessibility consultant with rich experience in… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Challenges

Why is Web Accessibility Important?

By Toby Cryns | January 29, 2024
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Joe Dolson is a web accessibility consultant and advocate. In this article, Joe shares the joys and frustrations of working as a web accessibility consultant, the challenges of making WordPress core more accessible, the changing landscape of the web accessibility community, 3 simple things you can focus on today to make your website more accessible, simple things Google could do to change the entire landscape of web accessibility, how you can get started working in the website accessibility field, the 1 web accessibility issue Joe would solve if he had a magic wand. Continue Reading Why is Web Accessibility Important?

How to Regenerate WordPress Thumbnails on Amazon S3

By Toby Cryns | January 17, 2024

You landed here hoping for a solution to regenerate your WordPress thumbnails that are stored on Amazon S3. Maybe you used WP Offload Media Lite, Human Made’s S3 plugin, MediaCloud, or some other S3 offloading plugin. Well, let me save you the hours and headaches: You cannot regenerate WP thumbnails that are stored on S3.… Continue Reading How to Regenerate WordPress Thumbnails on Amazon S3

How We Block Contact Form Spam Email

By Toby Cryns | December 11, 2023
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Here are out website contact form spam / scam stats for 2023: Conclusions What do you do to combat email form spam?

WordPress Freelancer Ask Me Anything: Nov. 27, 2023

By Toby Cryns | November 27, 2023
WordPress Freelancer Ask Me Anything with Toby Cryns

Welcome to the podcast. We’re just gonna jump in here with some WordPress freelancer questions. First up, scaling the business. How can I transition from solo freelancing to running a larger WordPress consulting agency? So a lot of people think about this. As they build their business they start out, maybe they take one or… Continue Reading WordPress Freelancer Ask Me Anything: Nov. 27, 2023

How to fix “because safari can’t establish a secure connection” and “Your connection is not private” errors with SSL

By Toby Cryns | November 7, 2023
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Today I migrated a website, and all went well until after issueing the new SSL certificate. I kept getting “Your connection is not private” errors in the browser. There are lots of blog posts written about how to address the “because safari can’t establish a secure connection” and “Your connection is not private” SSL errors.… Continue Reading How to fix “because safari can’t establish a secure connection” and “Your connection is not private” errors with SSL

How I Set my Beaver Builder Responsive Settings

By Toby Cryns | October 18, 2023
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Today I ran into an issue where my Beaver Builder responsive settings were confusing the heck out of me. So I did a deep dive, rethought how I’m going to use those settings moving forward, and created this quick guide for y’all (hopefully it’ll save you some headaches!). Step 1: Decide which 3 devices you… Continue Reading How I Set my Beaver Builder Responsive Settings

How to Whitelist SEM Rush and Ahrefs IPs in Cloudflare

By Toby Cryns | October 9, 2023
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Alright, I’m going to show you how to whitelist a set of IPs on CloudFlare. In our case we use SEMrush and we want to make sure the SEMrush has full access to our sites. Continue Reading How to Whitelist SEM Rush and Ahrefs IPs in Cloudflare

8 Things to Know Before Hiring a WordPress Consultant in Minnesota

By Toby Cryns | September 25, 2023
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In the bustling world of website development, finding the right WordPress Consulting in Minnesota can be a game-changer for your business. If you’re in Minnesota, securing an expert WordPress consultant is crucial to navigating the complexities of website creation, management, and optimization. This article will guide you through the eight essential things to know before… Continue Reading 8 Things to Know Before Hiring a WordPress Consultant in Minnesota