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Adding SSL To Your Amazon AWS Instance

By: Mitch Canter

The last few blog posts have been an in-depth tutorial on how to set up an Amazon AWS Instance.  And, while the basics were more than covered, I had a few reader asking me about a super important topic: SSL and Encryption. What exactly is SSL Encryption? The short answer: it’s that fancy green lock […]

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Mitch Travels: Athens, Greece

By: Mitch Canter

I got bitten by the travel bug late in life. My first real travel excursion came in 2012, when I went with my church to Moldova on a mission trip.  I was instantly hooked – the idea of being able to experience new cultures, great food… It was something that I couldn’t pass up. Traveling […]

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Creating a Site Specific Plugin in WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

Quick: how do you add a custom function into a theme. If you said ‘add it to your functions.php file’, then you would be correct. But is that really the best way to go about things? The Problem Let’s say you’ve customized your site with some pretty fancy functions you’ve added in through the hooks […]

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Using Hyperlinks Correctly in WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

Any good content marketer worth his or her salt knows the value of using links in their content. It’s a good strategy to practice – whether you’re linking internally to content you’ve written in the past or to external resources you mention in posts.  However, a lot of people overlook a small, single detail that could […]

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WTF Is… A Digital Strategy?

By: Mitch Canter

Let’s be honest: there’s a lot to take in online lately. We started with Facebook and Twitter, might have dipped our toes into Plurk and Google+, and have communicated with Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope and Meerkat. Who knew that over such a short course of human history that the walls of communication could be broken down […]

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Why I (Still) Use WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

It’s no secret that I love WordPress. I’ve built this site on it, for one, but I brag that I’ve used WordPress for nearly all of the projects I’ve done over the last few years.  Other platforms have come and gone, but WordPress has remained steadily at the top of my list of “must-use” tools. […]