What does it mean to set permissions recursively?

By | 2018-05-31T14:53:28+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Knowledge-base|

So what does it mean to set permissions recursively? The short answer is whatever permissions you’re setting on the directory (folder) you’re working on, if you checked the box asking to set the permissions recursively, you are saying that you want to set those same permissions to EVERYTHING inside that folder. […]

What is SEO and SEM? Complete with Fredericksburg Specific Examples!

By | 2018-05-18T14:22:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Knowledge-base|Tags: , , , , , |

So the quick answer: SEO: Search Engine Optimization SEM: Search Engine Marketing The difference between the two is SEO refers to optimizing a page or a website, whereas SEM refers to setting up a marketing campaign around the optimized page utlizing search engine ranks (i.e. other websites pointing to your content) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) online advertising. How it Works Let’s say I’m opening an ice cream parlor and I am in direct competition with Carl’s Ice Cream in downtown Fredericksburg. Carl’s is super established – they’ve been around since 1947! So how are you going to compete with a company that old with such a devoted following? You try to rank for the search term “ice cream in Fredericksburg, VA,” and probably similar long tail (phrase-style) keywords. […]

How to Prepare for a Small Business Website Redesign

By | 2018-01-23T18:05:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Knowledge-base, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

So you’ve been saddled with trying to get your company’s website redesigned. Can be a bit overwhelming, right? How do you know what you’re supposed to know without having to become an expert yourself? How can you be sure you’re not going to be taken advantage of? What features are crucial and which ones are nice-to-haves? Okay, take a deep breath. There is a lot to cover, but it’s really no where near as bad as it could be. […]

Moving Your WordPress Site to a New Directory and All Your Images and Inline Links are Broken?

By | 2017-06-18T09:31:33+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge-base, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Oh this is a fun one because we struggled with this issue for ages. What we’re talking about is when you have your WordPress directory in say www.domain.com/dev and you are moving it via FTP to just www.domain.com/ – the root or main folder of your website. When you transfer all the files and follow the WordPress guidelines for moving your site, the database will still have many images and in line links (any links you setup within the posts or pages editors) that still point to www.domain.com/dev in its database. Even though you changed it on the “General Settings” tab in your dashboard. So how do I fix it? The high level way to repair this issue is to jump into phpMyAdmin and run queries on your database to make your adjustments; backing up your database first of course. But if you’re not a developer, this is simply just not an option. So what do you do? […]

Cannot upload images in WordPress – File is empty error

By | 2017-06-18T09:31:33+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge-base, Support|Tags: , , |

Holy cow. Want to talk about a difficult error to diagnose and correct! When you can upload teenie tiny images, but anything larger than even 30k throws an error in WordPress, you just about want to pull your hair out. The error we’re talking about is this: File is empty. Please upload something more substantial. This error could also be caused by uploads being disabled in your php.ini or by post_max_size being defined as smaller than upload_max_filesize in php.ini The hardest part about correcting this error? That the very suggestions it makes within the error message itself to correct it, don’t work. And there are years and years of threads all over the web that talk about this problem, none with solutions. We eventually solved this problem when it manifested on a long time client’s site (their site was from 2010!) by doing a fresh installation of WordPress. Once we did that and connected up the database and content files, it worked. This was after days and days of struggling to figure out what the heck was going on and thinking it was a server-side issue. After all, that’s what the error says – update your server files!  […]