How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live

Time is always pressured, and the ability to break a task such as building a brand new website into bite-sized chunks is essential. This is where staging sites come in, or temporary domains, or reference domains, or sub-directories, or sub-domains…. You’re potentially starting to get the picture here that this is about as clear as mud  in most cases. Above all else, it comes with an overall feel that someone with more coding knowledge should really be dealing with it!

I’ve looked at a number of guides out there with a focus on “Ease of Implementation” and found a few good step by step instructions. Continue reading “How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live”

How to set up an Amazon Promotion using AMZ Coupon Server

As with all product launch or keyword ranking methods there are specific actions and steps that are required to achieve the end goal of an increase in rank. Beyond the technical steps, there are also the principles and nuances that move you from taking action, to taking action correctly and effectively.

This article provides the step by step actions required to setup a promotion and distribute single use coupon codes through AMZ Coupon Server, a WordPress Plugin for your very own website. Continue reading “How to set up an Amazon Promotion using AMZ Coupon Server”

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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