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Is Gutenberg the Worst Thing To Happen To WordPress?


After about 15 years with the classic WordPress editor, WordPress decided to shake things up and redesign their interface. Meet Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. A lot of people are pretty angry about it, but I think it’s great! Disclaimer: I realize Gutenberg is pretty darn polarizing at the moment. So if I got something […]

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Make Scheduling Way More Efficient With Calendly


If you do a lot of scheduling and haven’t heard about Calendly, you’re doing it wrong. And yes, the name is awful. Calendly? My wife repeatedly makes fun of it. Replace the “er” sound in most words and it sounds pretty ridiculous. But putting the name aside, I absolutely love it. But what is Calendly? […]

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How to Launch a Podcast and Grow Your Brand


26% of Americans listen to podcasts monthly. And podcast listenership is increasing each day. Don’t quote me. It sounds right-ish to me but I got my statistics here and here. If you aren’t familiar with podcasts, think radio shows meet Netflix. If that doesn’t help you at all, download the Chiedo Radio podcast here and you’ll catch my […]

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4 Essential Steps Before You Build Your App

We’ve all heard it. “90% of startups fail.” Whether that’s true or not, only Pinocchio knows. But what I do know is that most of the apps entrepreneurs create don’t succeed. The same way Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t succeed with the majority of his three point shots. And it’s usually because entrepreneurs build apps that they […]

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What are Name Servers and NS Records?


Name servers are servers that hold all of your DNS records. That’s all they do. But obviously, I just threw in another technical term which probably doesn’t help. That leaves us with the question, what are DNS records? As an oversimplification, DNS records are a list of records that tell the internet where to send […]

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5 Rules For Deciding Which Clients To Work With


Last summer I read an awesome book called 1-Page Marketing Plan. It was really, really good. I won’t go into all of it. But I do want to provide an oversimplification of a way to assess clients, that I got from one of the chapters. In a nut shell, in order to make the best choices […]

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How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?


Somehow, in recent years, the word entrepreneur has become so vague that its lost it’s meaning. And I’m not just pointing fingers. I’m guilty as well. I continually make the mistake of referring to people as entrepreneurs who just aren’t… Growing up, I was raised with the mentality of an entrepreneur. Thanks to my Dad. […]

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7 Books To Help You Supercharge Your Growth as an Entrepreneur


Anyone who’s been around me recently knows I have a new obsession. Books. Yes, I know. I’m VERY late to the game. I thought books were a waste of time for most of my life… so I ignored them and read the bare minimum. But recently my opinion has changed in a major way. As […]

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Removing TLS 1.0 and medium cipher suites from nginx for PCI compliance

The other day one of our clients received a report with some changes needed for PCI compliance. For the most part, the changes needed were small but they can be tricky to implement so hopefully this post helps. 1. Upgrade to the lastest version of your Linux Distro (Ubuntu 16.04 in our case at this […]

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Keeping your WordPress site up to date helps keep it secure.


This may seem like a simple premise, but keeping your website installation up to date can save you a lot of headaches. Below are some options we suggest to make sure you keep the bad guys out of your wordpress! How to keep your site up to date We suggest updating your WordPress website at […]

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