Adsense: ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string’
Oct13

Adsense: ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string’

KB ID 0001709 Problem A couple of weeks ago I logged into Adsense and saw this; ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string on one or more of your sites or apps. These errors may affect your ability to serve ads to European users. A detailed report is available for you on the EU user consent page’. Solution Well all of that made no sense to me, so I downloaded the report, which is a spreadsheet and it looked like...

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NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS
Nov13

NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

KB ID 0001617 Problem Rather by accident I discovered this was not working on the site. I know it used to work, but when the old certificate expired last year I was on holiday in The States, and had a panic trying to disable https, (to keep the site up until I got back and bought a new cert). So I’m guessing its been broken since then. Solution I spent about two days looking at forums about how to do this, and every time I...

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WordPress: Inserting ‘Anchor’ Links (Internal Hyperlinks)
Nov06

WordPress: Inserting ‘Anchor’ Links (Internal Hyperlinks)

KB ID 0001362 Problem Back when I did the website in Dreamweaver, this was a simple task, there was an ‘insert anchor’ button*. If you have a long webpages and you want your readers to be able to ‘navigate’ around it using hyperlinks, then ‘anchors’ are for you. *In WordPress there is still a GUI option, on the insert menu, so you can still ‘insert anchor’ (see below). What’s an...

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Microsoft IIS – Stop Getting Indexed By Search Engines
Oct08

Microsoft IIS – Stop Getting Indexed By Search Engines

KB ID 0001352  Problem If you have a publicly facing website, and you DON’T want it indexed by the major search engines, then this is the post for you. Why would you want this? Well you  might have a development server that you don’t want appearing in peoples search results, or you might be hosting files and folders you want publicly available, but again you don’t want those files and folders showing in peoples...

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WordPress – HTTP Error
Jul24

WordPress – HTTP Error

KB ID 0001335  Problem Quite a few times after I rebuilt my server, (and WordPress site), I saw the following when uploading images etc. HTTP Error Solution I was quite sure everything was setup OK, I had set the max file upload limits set, but it turns out I needed to add a ‘memory limit’ in my wp-config.php file before the error ceased. For completeness I’ll include the other usual suspects, in case yours is setup...

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Nginx Error –  413 Request Entity Too Large
Jul05

Nginx Error – 413 Request Entity Too Large

KB ID 0001325  Problem A few weeks ago I did a series on setting up a new WordPress site, shortly after I had some problems uploading my caching plugin (wp-rocket). This was the error I got; 413 Request Entity Too Large nginx/1.10.3 (Ubuntu) Anyway, I fixed the error, and a few days later I got an email from someone with the same problem, so I thought this time I would document the fix.   Solution Note: I’m going to raise the...

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