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Bypass Ad Blockers with CAOS for WordPress

How to Bypass Ad Blockers with CAOS for Google Analytics

Ad Blockers, a thorn in the side of every online business. Wouldn’t it be great if we could bypass those Ad Blockers and keep our Google Analytics data accurate?

That’s what Steve from Its420somewhere.com thought, when he contacted me with a well-researched feature request for CAOS. A stealth mode to bypass (most) ad blockers. Today I’ll show you the base principles of bypassing Ad Blockers and protecting your Google Analytics data with CAOS.

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How to move WordPress website

How to (actually) move WordPress to a New Domain (with SSL — without losing SEO)

How do you move WordPress to a new domain? Moving my WordPress site to a new domain gave me a headache, but I’m sure it was worth it. I mean, check out my shiny new domain name! .dev, isn’t it awesome? If this move doesn’t give me a SEO boost, I don’t know what does.

Why did it give me a headache? I wanted to move WordPress using an external domain registrar with 301 redirects, without affecting my Let’s Encrypt SSL-certificates and Google Search Console. And not a tutorial in the world to help me out.

Well, I figured it out and today I’ll share it with you.

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Host Google Fonts Locally

How to Locally Host Google Fonts and Leverage Browser Caching

Google Fonts. Every WordPress blogger uses them. It’s an easy — if not the easiest — way to improve your blog’s looks. Pagespeed Insights. We’ve all heard of that too. And we all want to achieve the highest possible score. Both are brought to you by the same entity we’ve come to know, love — and hate: Google. Love, because they gave us these beautiful fonts. Hate, because as soon as we use them, it lowers our score on Pagespeed Insights!

Today I’m showing you how you can achieve the best of both worlds:

  1. Maintain your high score on Pagespeed Insights by leveraging your browser cache, and
  2. Keep using your Google Fonts by hosting them locally.

And I promise you, it couldn’t be easier.

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Use Google Analytics with CAOS and a Cookie Notice

How to use CAOS and Analytics with a Cookie Notice (GDPR)

Since the 25th of May, our (online) lives have been blessed with a new and improved GDPR. You might’ve noticed my shiny new Cookie Notice! For novice users it raised a lot of questions. Because as a law-abiding citizen, what the hell do I have to do to keep a good, law-abiding website? If you’re a Google Analytics user, look no further. Today I’m going to show you how you can use CAOS (and all of its locally hosted analytics.js goodness!) to make your WordPress-blog GDPR-proof.

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