Posts by Jordan Schelew

How to prevent fraudulent transactions with WordPress

While most of these guidelines will help you with any eCommerce application, there will be specific mentions for WooCommerce related plugins as it has (arguably) become the standard for eCommerce on WordPress. Fraud and Website Security The first thing to understand about managing fraudulent transactions is that they don’t directly have anything to do with…

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Elegant Themes Divi critical security update

Heads up for our Divi users (theme and builder plugin) as well as Extra, Bloom, and Monarch plugins. The following alert was sent out on Monday March 11th: Today some of our products were updated to patch a security issue. This issue was patched after being privately disclosed to our team by an independent security…

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How to configure a subdomain for transactional SMTP email services

When using transactional email services like Postmark, SendGrid or MailGun (among others), they’ll often ask you to set up a subdomain that they can use as their dedicated sender subdomain. Unfortunately they also often confuse the heck out of their customers by calling it a subfolder or simply not being clear about what they want.…

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How to disable greylisting spam protection in Plesk

This guide will show you how to disable greylisting for your domain in Plesk. Greylisting protects your domain from spam so you can expect that, after disabling greylisting, you will experience a larger quantity of spam reaching your email addresses. An alternative to disabling greylisting is to whitelist only those email addresses or domains which…

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How to set up a neo4j graph database server on a VPS

This guide will show you how to set up a Neo4j graph database server on a VPS running CentOS 7. Start by logging in to your VPS via SSH as root, then run the commands in the Neo4j yum repo set-up guide documentation. Here’s the gist of that: Set up Repository Install Neo4j Change Default…

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WordPress 5 block editor getting you down?

WordPress 5 introduces a brand new and more powerful ‘block’ editor to the page and post editing interface that’s designed to make it easier to build pages and posts that are more complex than simple paragraph text. Rather than being limited to just text and media inserted inline, you can create column layouts and insert widget…

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7 things to check when troubleshooting a high bounce rate

Bounce rates provide an indication of the number of website visitors that reach a page on your site, then leave your website. Having a high bounce rate is not helpful if you’re trying to capture visitors on your site in order to generate leads or sell products or services, and so keeping your bounce rate…

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How to replace a media file in WordPress

If you’ve got documents, like a PDF or Word document on your WordPress website, at some point you may wish to replace the document with an updated copy. While there are some cases where you may wish to preserve the old copy of the document, most people rarely need to do so. In attempting to…

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