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TeeBagsMonthly.com – WooCommerce Developer San Diego Web Design

Jan 18, 2021 – by: James Byrne, Information Architect, USMC VET, After Dark Grafx

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of TeeBagsMonthly.com  T-Shirt Subscription Service. Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to design and develop your new eCommerce website.

Surfing, Skating, Snowboarding, Biking, and Diving have shaped our lives and the world that we live in. It is now time to give back to the sports that we love. Every month Tee Bags Monthly  sponsors small independent sports shops from around the world. They partner with them to create rad tee shirts, and mail them to their customers every month. Some of these shirts are iconic classic shirts that they sell in their shops and some are limited edition shirts that you can only get through tee bags monthly. We pump these shops on Social Media so they get a ton of free advertisement and a portion of each sale goes directly to the shop to help them cover monthly expenses.

Help support and promote the culture that you love, pick a bag option and sign up today.

 

Who designed Tee Bags Monthly - AfterDarkGrafx.com

 

Just pick a subscription or subscriptions and enjoy!

“After Dark Grafx built another website for me and it was a no-brainer to choose them again for this project. I have been designing and selling T-Shirts for years ( ewgprinting.com) and James and his team never fail to impress. I gave them what I wanted and they did the rest. Painless!” – D.H.

Custom WordPress, WooCommerce Programming, WooCommerce Subscriptions, Integrated Payment Gateways for subscription payments and auto recurring billing and integrated Stamps.com for shipping labels.

Their employees can login and place orders directly for their phone in customers or simply send them to the website to order.

Orders are tracked and the customer is notified as to the status of their order.

Visit them today at:
https://www.teebagsmonthly.com
and tell them James from After Dark Grafx sent you!

Or check them out on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/teebagsmonthly/

 

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Scott Grunst Architect - Rancho Santa Fe - Website Design Company in San Diego

Scott Grunst Architect – Website Design San Diego WordPress

Scott Grunst Architect and Associates is the premier architect in North County, specifically Rancho Santa Fe new website launched https://www.smghomes.com – For Immediate Release. 

After Dark Grafx designed and developed a new brand website for Scott and his team. Scott has been a client of After Dark Grafx for over 20 years and has gone through several iterations of his site from basic to complex and now back to modern and simple.

As one of the best san diego website design companies around (not our words), their staff can easily update their website. They can add or edit their WordPress gallery, update pages and posts as well as control the main homepage slider very easily.

“After Dark Grafx designed several of my websites. James and his team are always there and actually answer the phone. They are fast and professional and do not sell you more than you need. Always with recommendations on how to improve, market and be successful online. We decided to have them re-design our website once again. They understood exactly what we wanted. They offered insight and kept us on track and not to “over-think” our project. They built the site so that we can add to it and update it ourselves and gave us a HOW TO VIDEO so we understand the entire website.” – S.G.

 

Custom WordPress Design - Scott Grunst Architect by After Dark Grafx

 

 

If you are looking for an affordable website design company, then contact us After Dark Grafx here. They also offer website maintenance, search engine optimization and “My WordPress Was Hacked” services.

 

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RudeDudeCandles.com

RudeDudeCandles.com Shopify Design/Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After Dark Grafx announces the launch of RudeDudeCandles.com   BAD NEVER SMELLED SOOO GOOD! – Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to design and develop your new Shopify website.

 

Rude Dude Candles - Shopify Website Design by After Dark Grafx

 

RudeDudeCandle Co. is owned and operated by Cali Cosmetics, Inc. an international brand. After doing such an excellent job on one of their brand websites, Tarocco-Baronesscali.com . Rude Dude contacted After Dark Grafx once again to create their “Rude Dude” website. They performed an an extensive search for a Shopify Expert who understood their brands and competencies. They enlisted After Dark Grafx to design and develop a brand new Shopify E-Commerce Website for their new business with many more to come.


We have been selling candles for years and this just seemed like a good addition to our product line. After Dark Grafx has created several Shopify E-Commerce Websites for us in the past so this was a no brainer. They made it easy for us. 500 Stars!!!” – Owner – Eric J.

 

 

Visit them today at:

https://www.rudedudecandles.com and tell them James from After Dark Grafx sent you!

 

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Home Team Vinyl Fence Website Design San Diego After Dark Grafx

Home Team Fencing – Website Design San Diego WordPress

For Immediate Release: https://hometeamfencing.com/ new website launched! Home Team Fencing offers Vinyl Fencing, Gates, Gazebos and Patio Covers.

After Dark Grafx designed and developed a new brand for Home Team Fencing by first starting with their logo re-branding/design.

We then designed and developed a brand new website built on the WordPress Platform. As one of the best san diego website design companies around (not our words), their staff can easily update their website. They can easily add gallery images, update pages and posts as well as control the main homepage slider very easily. This removes the need for a monthly maintenance service.

Initially offering our logo design solutions, we were then able to move on to the next step in their branding, the website.

“After Dark Grafx designed a custom logo and we love it! We then decided to have them re-design our website with the new brand. Understood exactly what we wanted. They offered insight and kept us on track and not to “over-think” our project. They built the site so that we can add to it and update it ourselves and gave us a HOW TO VIDEO so we understand the entire website.” – D.B

San Diego Website Design Affordable - Home Team Fencing - WordPress After Dark Grafx Web Design

If you are looking for a new, affordable website design company, then contact us here. We offer website maintenance, seo and “My WordPress Was Hacked” services.

 

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Affordable Website Design Services San Diego - Cannalocks Wordpress Project by After Dark Grafx

Cannalocks.com – WordPress Website Design

For Immediate Release: Cannalocks.com new website launched today! Cannalocks offers Child Resistant Packaging products. They are committed to providing consumers with child resistant solutions. They work with the mission of restricting access to potentially harmful substances, while creating a sense of security for both the producer, and the user, in all industries. We believe that restricting access through locking technologies will create a new user experience, along with adding technique to how we safeguard our daily lives.

After Dark Grafx offered WordPress Website Design and WordPress Development solutions to enable this client rebrand their image.

Logo Cannalocks by After Dark Grafx

Initially offering our logo design solutions, we were then able to move on to the next step in their branding, the website.

“After Dark Grafx designed a custom logo for our company. We love it! We then decided to have them work on our website. It seemed like a no-brainer. One company to do everything? What a novel idea. Excellent communication, outstanding professional website design and development solutions. They offered insight and kept us on track and not to “over-think” our project. They built the site so that we can add to it and update it ourselves and gave us a HOW TO VIDEO so we understand the entire website. Pretty cool.” – A. Nelson

Affordable Web Design San Diego

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Wordpress Developer in San Diego

How Do I Fix Too Many Redirects Error WordPress with Godaddy

Recently, After Dark Grafx moved a website that was developed on our staging servers over to GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress Hosting– (yes, clicking the link is an affiliate referral). I couldn’t find “one” solution that worked for me, so I had to do some research and narrowed it down to the following.

My client’s website initially worked fine after the move to Godaddy. We moved the database and the files over and redirected and updated all urls for the site. My client then contacted Godaddy and had them install a Digital Security Certificate for the website. They should have consulted with us first before making the site secure. The website then went offline shortly after the SSL install. Godaddy does state “your website may go offline from 24-72 hours while the SSL is being installed and approved” by their system. This is not always the case. Sometimes it is faster or slower depending on the certificate. If your website is still offline after 3 days, you should contact Godaddy via phone to check it the SSL was installed correctly.

So, once the SSL was installed, we encountered the, “Too Many Redirects” warning. Godaddy stated they could fix this issue for a small fee.  Really?  You break my website, then you tell me you can fix it for a fee? No thank you.

Check to see if your website is secure here:  https://www.whynopadlock.com/  (not an affiliate link – just a great free tool to check your website security) the website was still not viewable or working on any device or browser on multiple operating systems.

I began by performing the following tasks:

BACKUP THE WEBSITE AND DATABASE: You should first log in to your control panel and back up your entire website, database, files, etc. Contact your current host for help with this before you start the process below. You have been warned!


CHECK THE WORDPRESS SITE URLS:
If you CAN access your WordPress Admin, you should check to make sure that the URLS are EXACTLY the SAME under the site settings located on the left of your admin.
SETTINGS —> GENERAL

If you CAN NOT access the WordPress Admin but you have FTP access to the website, you can download and edit the wp-config.php file. Be sure to make a backup of the wp-config.php file in case you make a mistake. If you make a mistake, you may take your website offline.Simply add the following code above the  /* That’s all, stop editing…. */   text within this file.

define(‘WP_HOME’,’https://www.YOUR-DOMAIN-HERE.com’);
define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’https://www.YOUR-DOMAIN-HERE.com’);

/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */
Save the file and re-upload it to your server.

Go to your website and refresh the page that was not working. Be sure to add this variable ?junk=1 after your website url link like this (  Example: https://www.YOUR-WEBSITE-HERE.com/index.php?junk=1 ) since WordPress Managed Hosting on Godaddy uses Varnish Caching (meaning, it is server-side caching to speed up the website so refreshing the browser cache without the variable added above to end of the url does nothing so you will still see the old page and errors. Once you add this variable, it will show you the newest page.
You don’t have to make it ?junk=1  you can call it whatever you like  ?mytexthere=1
).

If you have a contact page and the url is https://www.YOUR-WEBSITE-HERE.com/contact-us/   then the url would be https://www.YOUR-WEBSITE-HERE.com/contact-us/?junk=1

If site still doesn’t load, add this to the top of the wp-config.php file.

define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);
// in some setups HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO might contain
// a comma-separated list e.g. http,https
// so check for https existence
if (strpos($_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO’], ‘https’) !== false)
$_SERVER[‘HTTPS’]=’on’;

This will force the WordPress site to use SSL for all of its’ connections. So be sure that you are using https not http for all of your website urls.

If this doesn’t work, proceed to “CHECK WORDPRESS PLUGINS” below.


CHECK THE PLUGINS:
I logged in via FTP and changed the name of the plugins folder located in the WordPress installation typically here wp-content/plugins to plugins_back. This will not destroy your website, just rename it back to plugins when you are finished testing. I then refreshed and cleared my browser history and tested the site again. Site still did not work.Sometimes there are plugin conflicts or the plugin itself is to blame. If your site loads and the error is gone after renaming the plugins folder, then you know it is a bad plugin that caused the issue. You would then rename the plugins_back folder back to plugins and then rename each of the plugin folders to selectively disable them. I typically just put a “z” in front of the folder name. Do this for ALL of the plugin folders within the plugins directory. Then, rename the first plugin folder by removing the “z” so it is now the original name of the plugin folder.

Example:  plugin folder is named    contant-contact-plugin  I would rename this to zcontant-contact-plugin then test to see if the site loads.Go to your website and refresh the page that was not working and don’t forget to add this variable ?junk=1 after your website url link like this (  Example: https://YOUR-WEBSITE-HERE.com/index.php?junk=1 ) since WordPress Managed Hosting on Godaddy uses Varnish Caching (meaning, it is server-side caching to speed up the website so refreshing the browser cache without the variable added above does nothing so you will still see the old page and errors.You don’t have to make it ?junk=1  you can call it whatever you like  ?mytexthere=1 ).

You would then go back to your FTP program and rename the next plugin. And repeat the steps above, except when you get to the website url, change it to ?junk=2  – You have to change the number after the equals sign each time you want to refresh the latest changes that you made, so that the Varnish Cache refreshes and shows you the newest page / code so you can see if it fixed the issue or not.

If you you have 10 plugins and you get to #5 and the website starts to work correctly, then you know it is one of the plugins – so you should do the same steps above for each of the plugins that you need to use for your site in the plugins folder to determine which plugin was causing the conflict.


CHANGE URLS IN DATABASE: 
In some cases, you may have to double check that all of the urls are pointing correctly and using the correct url.  If you moved your site from https://www.MY-DEVELOPMENT-SERVER-URL.com and now it is on https://www.YOUR-WEBSITE-NAME.com then you have to make sure that all references to images, code, etc. are updated in the database and any custom edited files in php.

If you are able to login to  PHPMYADMIN: (see this tutorial)

Press on SQL section in phpMyAdmin and enter the following code:

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'oldurl.com', 'newurl.com') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'oldurl.com','newurl.com');UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'oldurl.com', 'newurl.com');

UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value,'oldurl.com','newurl.com');

This code will replace all instances of oldurl.com to newurl.com. For example if your current WordPress address is oldurl.com, it will be changed to newurl.com. Also note, that some developers change the PREFIX for the wp_options and wp_posts – so be sure that you are using the same tables in this SQL request. Example:  if they called it  rs_options and  rs_posts  instead, you would change these in this SQL request.

IMPORTANT! Do not forget to replace oldurl.com with your current WordPress address and newurl.com with your new WordPress address.

IMPORTANT! Download the original SQL WordPress Database before you begin making any changes. Simply select the database name on the left of the screen then select EXPORT —> GO  and make sure SAVE TO FILE is selected on your screen. Some hosting companies have this set by default. Sometimes you will have to click on the ADVANCED link on the export page to see all of the options.

CHECK THE CODE:  If your site was created by a developer, ask them to edit the custom pages of your website that may have direct, absolute links to images or links (http://www.YOUR-SITE-HERE.com/wp-content/uploads/01/YOUR-IMAGE.jpg). Notice that this url is NOT secure using https. Have them fix all of the references to http or just tell them to make the site secure for you.

If you do not have a developer and are still experiencing issues, you can also contact After Dark Grafx.

Some developers are lazy and will place a direct image reference like this in your header.php, footer.php or other page or pages of your website to make it work for their development.After performing all of these tests, and then adding the directives, the site should work correctly.

.HTACCESS: In some cases, you will need to make changes to your .htaccess file. This is the file that controls what your website will do in terms of forwards, redirects, denying access, etc. Some plugins add data to this file that can ultimately conflict with your website. We are not going to cover this file as it is “host-specific” and needs to be analyzed before making any adjustments.

If you are still experiencing issues, you can also contact After Dark Grafx. Toll Free: (888) 578-8300.