Amazon OneLink not working with WooCommerce

Amazon OneLink is a method by which you can get your customers redirected to their local marketplace when they click on your affiliate link. That means their chance of converting has just massively increased.

Amazon Associates OneLink International Commissions

This is seriously useful in making your website internationally relevant AND reap the affiliate rewards. However, there’s a problem… Continue reading “Amazon OneLink not working with WooCommerce”

AMZ Coupon Server Setup Guide

The AMZ Coupon Server plugin helps deliver unique coupon codes to customers whilst capturing email addresses. A simple function, but setup and styling can be a little challenging, therefore it deserves a guide and the solutions we found useful.

The guide will cover styling the landing pages, ensuring the AMZ Coupon Server is sending emails from your WordPress site and a couple of other noteworthy items. Continue reading “AMZ Coupon Server Setup Guide”

Redirecting Global Domains With HTTPS Properly

Redirects and HTTPS are a pretty dry subject. So I’ll keep it techie and brief. The definition of the problem comes from the desire to redirect global domains to a single version of the site. i.e. redirecting .com to .co.uk.

Although there’s a simple answer for the redirect of the HTTP version of the site (DNS records) the answer for redirecting the HTTPS reveals a couple of thoughts and implications. Continue reading “Redirecting Global Domains With HTTPS Properly”

Technical Setup Steps For a New WordPress Website

The process of starting off a new website build can be relatively infrequent, and as a result, when you’re faced with trying to remember the technical setup steps for a new WordPress Website build you find yourself dredging the memory banks. So here’s the step by step on one of our installations including which standard plugins to install. Techie article, but a necessary checklist! Continue reading “Technical Setup Steps For a New WordPress Website”

Tools for creating Landing Pages for Amazon Coupon Code Distribution

Distributing Amazon single use coupon codes to drive sales velocity either at launch or to maintain sales rank is a well established practice.

Utilising a landing page to capture some user data, like an email address, is also pretty standard practice.

There are a mixture of tools out there, some of them are hosted solutions which don’t provide the benefit of additional visitor traffic to your web domain.

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How to Force SSL Certificate on all pages with Bluehost

Very technically biased article and it does what it says on the tin. Now be sure you actually have an SSL certificate allocated to the domain that you’re trying to force this on. That seems like a simple statement, but the implications are that your site becomes inaccessible by most browsers as it’s identified as a security risk.

So you’ve got an SSL certificate, your domain is appearing with “https://…” at the beginning of it, but you can still view pages in your web browser which don’t start with “https://…” instead they go straight into “www.” or the beginning of your domain name i.e. “ihrinnovationgroup.com”. This means you have an SSL certificate, but it’s not being used on all pages. Not what you had planned.

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Things to know about when running a WordPress website

This isn’t another “essential plugin list” for WordPress websites. This is however a list of things you need to know about, and links to the resources, methods, and plugins that will deliver the results you’re after.

We think it’s always best practice to start out with the problem you’re trying to achieve, and then find an appropriate solution, or set of solutions. However, the way we’re continuously marketed and sold “stuff” for our wordpress websites means we most often start with solutions – not problems.

The problem about problems is that until you build up your knowledge about a subject, you don’t even know a problem exists! Or said another way, as said by Donald Rumsfeld… Continue reading “Things to know about when running a WordPress website”

Solved: “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.” WordPress Warning

The use case for this specific problem and fix is actually very niche. The more niche the problem, the less likely you’ll find the right solution right away.

If your wordpress website is providing the following message when trying to leave a comment or review*;

“You are posting comments too quickly. Slow Down.”

The “Comment Flood” prevention mechanism within WordPress is likely to have been triggered. In some cases waiting to post the next comment or review* is futile – no amount of time fixes the problem. Continue reading “Solved: “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.” WordPress Warning”