How we made the switch to HTTPS on a WordPress Multisite

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If you are following the news in the web development world, you might have already heard that 2017 will be the year of HTTPS. Rumors can be read everywhere that if you don’t switch your website to use HTTPS as soon as possible, you’ll be penalized by Google…

In this article I will unveil the truth about 3 things:

  1. What HTTPS/SSL exactly is
  2. Why HTTPS/SSL became suddenly so important
  3. What steps you have to do in order to switch from HTTP to HTTPS

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Am I already late for the summer season?

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If you run a seasonal business like summer holidays or skiing tours, then the biggest mistake you can do about your website’s development is starting it too late.

Let’s say you own and manage a small apartment building near the seaside. You need a new website for this small business. The summer season starts in June and ends in September. 99% of your guests are visiting your place during these 4 months. You may say: “oh, we have plenty of time until June”. Sorry to say that, but I think you’re wrong now. You are probably already late.

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New plugin version: a-staff v1.1

Today we released a new version of our team member showcase plugin called “a-staff“.

The new version generally has 3 major feature updates:
  • You can add now phone numbers to team member boxes.
  • Now you can choose to have formatted member descriptions. This formatting is however, limited to a few HTML tags, namely: ‘b’ ,’strong’, ‘i’, ’em’, ‘br’, ‘span’, ‘a’
    • These formatted descriptions now will include line breaks / paragraph breaks inside the text
  • The previous version (v1.0) had a bug when there were no social icons in the boxes. It was caused by the too big bottom margin of the bio text and the absolute positioning of the social icons. Now we fixed it with flexboxes and margin-top: auto settings.

Learn more and download the plugin from its dedicated sub-site.

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