The Chocolate Penguin

The Chocolate Penguin

A rather different blog

The brand persona of Creative by Clark is the penguin…

Comodo SSL

Bluehost Offering Free WordPress SSL

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bluehost is among several hosts now offering free WordPress SSL certificates without the requirement for dedicated IP addresses. Frankly, this news came as a surprise today, as I was planning to add a Comodo Positive SSL...

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Licensed and official WordPress Logo

What is WordPress – An Overview Primer

About WordPress WordPress is not just for blogs.  While the original intent was the creation of a blogging platform utilized at, the core platform software available through has grown into the most popular CMS (content management system)...

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Secure Web https and ssl

SSL in 2017: a new Google mandate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So what's the buzz about Google issuing penalties for sites that don't employ SSL?  Well, it's true, and in the next month, I'll certainly be busy converting over websites to use HTTPS and not just HTTP pages. What is SSL? Secure...

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Stuck in Maintenance Mode

Stuck in maintenance mode

It happens to me, too!  Don't fear Maintenance Mode Woes! Maintenance Mode is a functionality built into the WordPress core feature to suspend access and various functions during updates and installations. When one presses update, some backend processes stop for a...

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Under Maintenance

Should you press update?

Is it safe to press update? [pullquote style="left" quote="dark"]We just pressed update and now the site won't load.  We're getting a fatal error!  Help![/pullquote] No.  There is a false sense of safety in logging in to a WordPress dashboard and seeing a seemingly...

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