Booster for WooCommerce no longer a bloaty mess for WooCommerce in 2023?
This article is a followup from the excellent post by Simplenet at https://simplenet.io/booster-woocommerce-buster/ If you haven’t read the article before, please click the link and
Off-site backups are worth thousands of dollars
On 10 March 2021, a major server provider had a fire in one of their datacenters, taking down thousands of websites. What if this happened to you?
Fix: Elementor Single Product layout problem with too many add-on fields
If you use Elementor to customise your Single Product template, you probably use the Add To Cart element as your CTA. Usually, this is fine, but if you use many Add-on Fields, the layout becomes unreadable. Here’s how to fix it really easily.
How to check folder sizes in Gridpane
For those of us who are not natural users of the Command Line Interface, it can get pretty frustrating not knowing where all the space
How NOT to lose track of what day it is when working alone
Have you ever just lived through the week, not realising what day it is? Add the Day of the Week to your Windows taskbar in less than 5 mins!
A layman’s intro to common internet caches, and how to clear them
“Clearing the cache” is a magical solution that fixes most problems with page loads. But what’s a cache anyway?
FIXED: wp_options table is HUGE for no reason!
You’ve cleared revisions, drafts, transients, optimised & repaired your database, NOTHING WORKS and your database is still 10GB for no reason. Sound familiar? Here’s the fix.
How to solve the Caldera Forms “invalid token” problem
This problem happens when the page cache exceeds the WP nonce life, which is typically 12 hours (source). To fix this, just set the cache
[Fixed] Social Login 403 Forbidden error on Gridpane sites/servers
If you’re trying to implement Social Login capability on your website that is hosted on Gridpane, chances are you may encounter a 403 Forbidden error. The solution is simple!
How to enable cronjobs on Gridpane
Cronjobs are disabled on Gridpane by default. To enable cronjobs, run the command below: gp site site.com -gpcron-on You need to already have SSH &
How to redirect mail from MXRoute to GMail & elsewhere
If you have a small MXRoute account you’re probably concerned about space. Here’s how to redirect mails to a free email account.
How to give limited access to developers in Gridpane
The GridPane knowledgebase can be quite technical and intimidating. Here’s a simple summary of the steps required to allow your developer to access sites in GP.
How to send transactional emails via MXRoute & WP SMTP
It’s well known that you should separate your email server and webhosting server. Sometimes you may want to go even further and separate your transactional
Which web hosting option should you pick?
WordPress web hosting is a complicated subject. Which host should you sign up with? Pixl is not a web hosting company so here’s our unbiased answer.
Fix: Google Analytics not tracking traffic even though fully authenticated with Analytify
We had a case where one of our sites just refused to sync with Google Analytics even though everything was installed correctly. We even reinstalled
How to create a Share With WhatsApp link for email (mobile/desktop compatible)
You probably already know how to embed a Share link on your website (to WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc). However what if you wanted to have
[SOLVED] WOOF Product Filter conflict with Elementor
If you’re facing the problem of Elementor not loading the builder on the left pane, with the loading gif just being stuck there, this is
This is what happens when you don’t have fake user antispam protection
One of our clients is a WooCommerce eCommerce store. As an online store, it was only natural for them to want to allow anyone to
How to implement SSL without using a plugin
If you’re using WordPress, don’t use Really Simple SSL. Follow these steps to implement SSL the “proper” way without slowing down your website.
Solving the weird pop-up when you try to access wp-admin
If you’re encountering a weird pop-up when you try to access /wp-admin, and your regular WordPress username/password doesn’t work, here’s a solution.
We don’t use these WordPress plugins, and you shouldn’t too
We’ve been working with WordPress for over 9 years. In that time we’ve tried and tested many, many plugins, and if there’s one thing we’ve
Too many redirects after switching to HTTPS
This is a problem with Cloudflare – simply add the below to .htaccess: $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’] = ‘on’; Source: StackOverflow
WordPress website loading gibberish text? Here’s how to solve it
Let me guess – when you’re logged in, your website loads just fine, but when you log out and reload your website, it looks like
How to create a pop-up/modal contact form using Caldera Forms
This guide from Caldera isn’t updated to the latest UI so I’ll post it here for the time being. I’m growing more and more in
Ultimate VC Addons – Disable modules & Google Fonts to reduce database bloat
Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) by Brainstorm Force can be a convenient way to add nicer-looking elements into your VC-built website.
The rabbit hole that is WordPress Web Hosting
We’ve been building WordPress websites for over 9 years, and over that time we’ve worked with a lot of hosting providers, and did a whole
How to use the ‘wget’ SSH command to transfer large files between servers
We typically use the cPanel File Manager to upload files into the server. Most times, the speed is good enough, but sometimes the file may
Protected: How to do a site migration
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How to upload into cPanel from a 3rd party URL
Migrating servers is a huge pain in the behind, especially if the file size is huge. The standard method of migrating involves downloading all the
Announcing our new Site Care plans
We’ve been building and managing websites for nearly 10 years now, and we’ve come to understand that websites are never a build-once-leave-forever kinda deal. Websites
Announcing our new Stratos server, and retiring our Shared Hosting plan
Update: We no longer host websites internally, and have retired our Stratos & Turbo servers. Read: The rabbit hole that is WordPress Web Hosting We’re
What Makes A Poor Design?
Have you ever been on a site where you feel reluctant to close the tab instantly? What about websites that urges you to head straight
All About Colors: Chromatic Value
Chromatic Value is known as the measure of the lightness and darkness of a color. Adding white to a color creates a tint of that
What Is Screen Resolution?
A computer screen uses millions of pixels to display images. These pixels are arranged in a grid horizontally and vertically. The number of pixels horizontally and vertically is shown as the screen resolution. Screen resolution