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WordPress, WooCommerce, SSL on a Load Balancer…

Today we started the process of moving Buy Area Rug Pads and Only Mohawk Rug pads sites which are WordPress Woocommerce websites (which of course require and SSL certificate) to a new hosting service with Rackspace.  We set up our new hosting, Cloud Server, to use load balancers in front of the server to do the SSL encryption and so that it is scalable later on.

Problem with WordPress and SSL on the Load Balancer

Once we made a site live, we tested it, and found that it looked HORRIBLE!  After a little more research this is what we found:
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How to Schedule Your Posts into the Future to Delay Publishing Posts in WordPress

With WordPress it is easy to schedule your posts so that they are released in the future!  Why would you need to do this?  Here are a few reasons why:

  1. You have time one day to write a bunch of posts, but don’t want them all to be published the same day in order to keep your readers’ attention piqued
  2. You are going on vacation and would like a post or two or more to appear while you are gone
  3. You have a section of your website which is updated daily, and you would like to sit down and do a big entry on one day and have each post appear on different days
  4. You are going to have a special promotion, so you get your posts and pages all set for a particular date

There are many reasons to post into the future and WordPress makes it super easy.  
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How to Use your iPhone to Post to a WordPress Blog

Most owners of websites want to blog but can’t find the time, energy or content.  Is this you?

I work with many business owners who have a self-hosted WordPress installation, and who are gung-ho about adding a blog to their website.  We set up the blog area, they write a few posts, and then they stop.  Eventually, the blog or news area looks outdated which is not good for bringing in new business. There are several solutions to this issue if you are not finding the time to post:

  1. Ask someone/a few employees in your company to write posts
  2. Ask other people who are experts in your field to guest blog. You can set up those users as contributors in WordPress.
  3. Hire a content writer
  4. Make it easy to post 

Here we are going with number 4 – Make it easy to post by using your iPhone!
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