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lock - What is an SSL Certificate and why do you need one? - Blogpost

What is an SSL Certificate and why do you need one?

In more basic terms an SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer/Digital Certificate) is used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL connection guards or protects sensitive data, for example, credit card information that is exchanged during each visit (session) or data transfer and logins. It is […]

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school picker - marathon kids - custom website development - gravity forms

How we made a user-friendly school picker

One of the things I love about working in technology is building refined and intuitive tools that make things easier for people. Most of the time these arise from dealing with challenges. The school picker challenge One of the challenges we ran into was letting users (who were coaches for a program) pick the school […]

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Blogpost - How to Use Slick and Advanced Custom Fields in Wordpress

How to use Slick + Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress

Please be aware that this article was originally written in 2016 and may be out-of-date   Our clients often ask us to include sliders on their site home page for marketing, but it can be hard to find the right one. With WordPress, you’re given multiple options for plugins and pre-built themes that already use […]

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Blogpost - Why we moved to HTTPS and HTTP/2

Why we moved to HTTPS and HTTP/2

Standard Beagle strives to keep on the forefront of technology on the web - it helps us consistently provide the best possible service to our clients. We wanted to explain some of the steps we have recently taken with our clients' sites that will aid in providing that service. Over a small series of posts, we will review what Standard Beagle has done to increase speed, enhance security, and improved stability of the servers and the sites we host on them. In this post, we will take a dive into the upgrade to HTTPS - the why, a little bit of the how, and the benefits that come doing so.

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Adding an additional layer of security

iThemes Security plug-in has added additional features to allow site admins to easily change their authentication keys and salts without having to actually make changes to their website code

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WordPress mistakes you can easily avoid

We have all made mistakes when it comes to using WordPress.  Here are a few tips to help keep you from making them too. Not backing up This is an easy mistake to make, and an even easier one to not make.  Believe me, have your site go down just once and you will realize […]

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Friday Favorites – Gravity Forms

Today’s Friday favorite is a tool that we love and depend on with most of our developed sites. Gravity Forms by Rocketgenius. It’s such an incredibly flexible tool. More than a contact form, you can use Gravity forms to input data and display in a grid on a page, take payment, register users… only your […]

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