Free Search Position Checker

Posted by Marty Dickinson on Sep 18, 2013

Good free tool for checking your Google search position for a single keyword phrase without all the search history, cookies, and junk.

Remove Title from Individual Pages and Posts

Posted by Marty Dickinson on Sep 17, 2013

Hide Title from Individual Posts and Pages Plugin ScreenshotJust found a great plugin that helps to remove or hide the “Title” from displaying on a page or post. It’s called, obiously, “Disable Title” and can be found here >>

This plugin was found in a comment to a blog post on the topic that I felt was well written and gave several options for hiding a title.

Remember, the “Title” I’m referring to is what really should be called a “headline” I believe. The <title> of a website is what Google lists as its live link to a page on a website. By using another plugin like the All-in-One SEO Pack the <title> will become whatever you designate in the post or page within the SEO Pack text fields. So, I prefer to distinguish that as the Title and the Headline as the Headline.

How Does This Remove Title Plugin Work?

Pretty simple.

  1. Install the plugin
  2. Go to the page or post you want to hide the Title
  3. Scroll to below the content
  4. Click check boxes if you want to hide title from this page, this post, or if this is the home page and you want to hide the Title from displaying on it

5 Steps to Remember When Adding SSL to a Website

Posted by Marty Dickinson on Sep 6, 2013

Financial institutions will typically need https: in front of their URL for every page on their website. Here are a few things to remember when you need to add SSL to a website needing https: for their core pages.

  1. Static IP – You might have one or two as part of your hosting package that are not being used. If not, you’ll need to upgrade your account or buy them individually or in a small package group.
  2. Register SSL Certificate – These are typically registered and installed through your hosting company.
  3. Manual renewal annually is required – Yeah, that’s the sucky part. Really no way to automate this one. You just have schedule 11 and a half months before your renewal date so you know to manually renew.
  4. If you want the .com to be SSL, you’ll need an additional static IP and SSL Cert if you want the .com or .biz or whatever to have https: too.
  5. If you want the .com to point to the secure .org (must choose only one domain extension for the SSL Cert), you need to add the following to your HTACCESS file* just after RewriteEngine On,:

    you need to addRewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
    RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

*Note: This instruction is for a WordPress site. Your HTACCESS could have different functions so consult your web person before implementing.