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WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg Attacked Me

I’m not really sure where to start here. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, recently attacked me publicly after I wrote a guest post for the very well-known WP Tavern blog, which covers all kinds of WordPress-related news. In the post I advocated for the hurried deprecation of XML-RPC, a rather unstable technology included by […]

Pingbacks, Trackbacks, & XML-RPC Need To Die

This post was originally submitted as a guest piece to WP Tavern, and is re-published here in its original form. It was just 2 weeks ago that I wrote a blog post announcing that all current and future domains hosted at LittleBizzy would have XML-RPC permanently blocked due to the non-stop problems it was causing, […]

How I Ranked Page #1 For “Upwork” In 5 Weeks

This is a follow up post to my previous post on ranking #1 world-wide for the search phrase “Upwork sucks” in less than 3 weeks. Ranking at the top of Google for a controversial phrase and welcoming thousands of freelancers to click, comment, and share the heck out of a story that made them feel […]

Install phpMyAdmin On Ubuntu 14.04 (Nginx)

phpMyAdmin is one of the most loved AND hated applications among server administrators for rather simple reasons. Firstly, it is widely loved because it makes SQL database administration so easy by way of a proper UI (user interface), but secondly it is widely hated because it is so often the target of hackers and other […]

My #1 Enemy As An SEO Consultant? PRIDE.

The situation is so common that I can practically rehearse it in my sleep: a new potential client has contacted me looking for loading speed improvement or other types of optimization for his WordPress website. “I want my PageSpeed scores to improve,” he might begin. “I want the site to load a lot faster, and, […]

How To Use The ‘Submit URL’ Tool From Google

If there’s one thing webmasters have learned over the past decade, it’s that Google trends come and go. In some cases it’s not even worth noting certain changes in the Google-sphere because they are truly so unpredictable! In this case, the ‘Submit URL’ tool is one resource that all webmasters should be keenly aware of. […]

Page #1 For “Qatar Photographer” With New VPS

When Juliette Sawyer, a professional photographer based in Doha, Qatar approached me earlier this year, she was looking to improve two specific issues: firstly, her web hosting at GoDaddy was under-performing to the point that when visitors from Qatar loaded her homepage, they couldn’t even view her online photographs at times; secondly, despite her growing […]

How (And Why) To Disable WordPress XML-RPC

In my opinion, the XML-RPC function in WordPress is a nightmare. Back in the day, core WordPress contributors thought it would be a cool idea to allow remote connections to WordPress websites, for the purpose of such things like a desktop blogging client (or more recently, for the WordPress mobile apps that allow blog management […]

Owners, Groups, & Permissions Reset Script

Oh, file permissions! Perhaps one of the most annoying things for both web hosts and webmasters across the globe are those pesky file permissions that get in the way of software updates, media uploads, and other maintenance tasks. For better or worse, it tends to be a knee-jerk scapegoat for many developers: “hmm, could it […]

How I Ranked #1 For “Upwork Sucks” In 3 Weeks

The fact that I’m sharing this story may shock some of my beloved readers — after all, a large number of current LittleBizzy clients first found me via Upwork.com, the freelance marketplace that this post will in part criticize. But since I believe strongly in transparency and “real life” case studies, here we are. So […]

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