Mystery File – ssv3_directory.php

In a recent security scan of a client’s site we found a mystery file located at the root of the WordPress installation. It’s a ssv3_directory.php file. A little Internet research lead me to believe that it’s a file that BlueHost installs. So I started asking some questions . . .


WordPress 4.8 – Update with Caution

Here’s the scoop on WordPress 4.8; there aren’t as many problems as I’d feared, but there are more than WordPress would lead you to believe.


Preparing for PHP 7? SiteGround Can Help!

SG Optimizer will go through all the code for your theme and plugins looking for things that won’t work with PHP 7.0. Once the plugin is done with its analysis, it gives you a list of any problems that it finds.

Stuck in Maintenance Mode

Stuck in Maintenance Mode

Here’s what to do if your WordPress installation is stuck at “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

Website Overhaul

Ready for a Website Overhaul?

Do you have an old, hand-coded website and are thinking about doing a website overhaul and moving to WordPress? If so, here are some things that you should know.


WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 has been released today. It has some new features that you can learn about here:


October 2016 – How to Configure the WPTouch Plugin

What do you do if your WordPress theme isn’t mobile friendly?  My advice is to install the WPTouch plugin.  It will make your site look good on mobile devices. It’s what I recommend to clients and it’s what I use on my own sites. Here are some things you should know about the plugin: Anything in […]