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Google Analytics Google Data Studio Google Tag Manager (GTM)

How to Use Google Tag Manager to Report Front-End Javascript Errors

Google Analytics is great for showing you data about your website’s users and how they navigate and interact with your website, but it’s not so straightforward finding out the “why” behind that behaviour. That can feel especially the case when users aren’t behaving how you’d expect them to.

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Google Analytics Google Data Studio

How to Report & Monitor 404s with Google Analytics & Google Data Studio

This blog post will take you through the steps to setup reporting of 404s in Google Analytics and Google Data Studio.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

Useful Commands for Bitnami WordPress Installations

Have a server running Bitnami-powered WordPress? Here’s a collection of useful commands you might need from initial setup through to ongoing maintenance.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

How to Install a Free SSL Certificate on AWS Bitnami WordPress

An SSL certificate is a bit of a no-brainer in most cases; it makes a connection with a website more secure, it builds trust with users (they see a padlock instead of a ‘Not secure’ message) and it’s a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm (announced back in 2014). What’s not to like?

If you’ve setup a WordPress site on an AWS EC2 instance using Bitnami’s image, here’s how to install a free SSL certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

How to SFTP into Your AWS EC2 Bitnami WordPress Server

If you’ve already setup your AWS EC2 instance based on a Bitnami image (AMI), you might be wondering how to get FTP or SFTP access to your new server. Luckily for us, it’s pretty simple!

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JavaScript React

Course Review: ‘React for Beginners’ by Wes Bos (2020)

Having gone through a video course of his some years ago, Wes Bos made a lasting impression on me as someone that could make learning to code really enjoyable and explain relatively complex concepts in an easy-to-understand way. So, when I embarked on this journey to learn React and wanted to go beyond freeCodeCamp’s intro course, I knew where to go next: his React for Beginners course.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

How to Access phpMyAdmin on Your AWS EC2 Bitnami WordPress Instance

Bitnami take security seriously with their applications, there’s no doubt about that. In order to access phpMyAdmin on your AWS instance, it’s not simply a case of navigating to the IP of your instance and adding /phpmyadmin to the end of the URL or going to a control panel and clicking the phpMyAdmin logo.

Luckily, it’s not all that difficult to access it after all. All that we’ll need to do is create an SSH tunnel.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

How to Setup a WordPress Website on AWS EC2 with Bitnami

Moving from a popular hosting provider – whether generic (i.e. GoDaddy) or WordPress-specific (i.e. SiteGround) – over to AWS can be a bit daunting at first (I know it was for me!). With this handy guide, however, you can get a new WordPress site up and running on an EC2 server in less than 10 minutes, getting familiar with AWS along the way.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

How to Find Your Password for WordPress on AWS EC2 (Bitnami)

You can get a new server setup on AWS EC2 with WordPress installed via Bitnami quite quickly and relatively easily, but actually logging into WordPress itself can sometimes stop people in their tracks.

In this quick guide I’ll show you two ways to get your password for WordPress from your AWS EC2 server.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) WordPress

How to Connect via SSH to an AWS EC2 Instance Running Bitnami WordPress

An SSH connection gives you control over the configuration of your server. From handling folder permissions to simply removing the Bitnami banner that comes enabled as standard, you’ll need SSH access to do a lot of things.

If you’ve installed WordPress on an AWS EC2 instance using a Bitnami AMI but you don’t know how to connect via SSH, let me help you with this quick guide.