Before I start this article, I would like to ask one question to you, How many HTTPS links do you see in first page of Google search result? Generally, I get more than 50% for my search queries and major top links belong to HTTPS. It is self explanatory how important HTTPS and SSL is. As SSL is mandatory for safely processing transaction e-commerce website, but here I am not going to talk about security and safety, my concern is SEO. The web is moving toward using HTTPS encryption by default and it is encouraged by Google with announcement HTTPS as a ranking signal in 2014. Chrome and Firefox browsers started to display warning for HTTP (Non secure) websites. So you decided to move on HTTPS. Hold a minute and see the challenges. you will get many examples on Google saying huge drop in traffic after moving HTTPS if not implemented properly. So you must aware of the challenges. In this post, we will move a WordPress website to HTTPS, Setup free SSL and update dependencies to meet SEO guidelines. It is assumed Apache server is used in Ubuntu server.
In this tutorial, we will setup HTTPS with Apache on Ubuntu server and generate free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt. It is a free certificate authority which can issue free certificates with a valid duration of 90 days and the certificates cost nothing to implement. It is assumed you know the basics and importance of HTTPS and SSL in terms of safety and security.
Read Also: Install or Upgrade to PHP 7.X on Ubuntu
This post explains how to install or upgrade to PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu. It is assumed PHP 5.x is running on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine in case of upgrade.
Note: This new version brings with it a number of new features and a few incompatibilities that should be tested for before switching PHP versions in production environments.
On searching Google, I got many articles on this but didn’t find any way to do if official Disqus comment system WordPress plugin is used. So, decided to write on it. This post explains how to setup Disqus on your website to load on-demand (on click on any button or link) and not automatically. It is assumed you’ve registered your website with Disqus before get started.
Are you sending bulk emails having links to promote your product or service? Do you want to track the traffic generated via this Email campaign? This post explains how to track user clicks on the links in Email using Google Analytics. It is helpful to calculate the ROI of email campaign.
If you are new to React.js, I strongly recommend to read following tutorial:
I am happy to inform you that Microsoft has awarded me the ‘Most Valuable Professional (MVP)‘ award (in ASP.NET/IIS category) which is a great honor and given to a very limited number of professionals. In the first week of October, I went to Bangalore for official work and got mail from Microsoft during traveling:
Today, Social media is a great way to promote websites, blogs, apps and events. For a website, Facebook, Twitter or Google+ widgets become must have parts to get public interaction, generate traffic. If you add Facebook Like box, twitter status and Google+ widget in your web page, it takes too much spaces and it makes webpage too complex. So, alternate is to use icons only and on mouse over display corresponding widget. To attract user, make these icons fixed floated.
If you are using Google Docs for Forms or Surveys, You might be getting lots of fake (spam) form submissions. The situation becomes more critical when you are sharing data, survey result or summary report to public and It would mislead the objective of forms or surveys. By default, Google forms doesn’t support Captcha to stop spam submission. But you can’t block spammers. In this case, you want to moderate the data and share approved/ filtered data to public.
In some posts, I’ve attached source code and files allowing user to download. Now I’m interested to check how many times file downloaded and how to display it with download link as in other sites. I found different WordPress plugins like WP-DownloadManager, Downloads Manager, WordPress Download Monitor, WordPress Download Counter..etc. All are doing file management perfectly, But I like WordPress Download Monitor the most. It allows you to upload files, store it on your server and share it with your readers. You can install and activate it easily as normal plugin.
Happy New Year to all TechBrij Readers !!! Hope, you are going well to fulfill your new year resolutions. I am happy to announce that I have received my Google Adsense Cheque. I am a big fan of Google Adsense and have written some tips and placement experiments. It motivates me to write a lot more and share experience.
In my recent post, I shared my Google Adsense placement experiments. I have updated my theme several times to make it more user friendly and focusing on content and to experiment Adsense placement. Ads shouldn’t irritate the user, so I decided to keep one of Ad Units (Either Leaderboard or Link Unit) in header. I used Link unit as navigation menu with theme colour combination and supposed to have Good CTR and LeaderBoard unit just below the menu as in following image.
It’s not about copy and paste Facebook page link into profile options. I see some Facebook profiles having their page list in left side bar. So, I decided to add my TechBrij page to my profile in left side bar. If you are a Facebook page owner and want to show or hide your Facebook page link with your profile, See following steps: