Category: Wordpress

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.

 

Contact Us Today Toll Free for a No Obligation Quote 
1-888-578-8300 or in San Diego (619) 702-7377

SWECOproducts.com – WooCommerce Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After Dark Grafx announces the re-launch of  SWECOproducts.com   Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to develop your new WooCommerce website.

 

SWECO contacted After Dark Grafx a few years ago to update and maintain their website. They again reached out to After Dark Grafx to re-design their outdated website and integrate their new design into WooCommerce. Like many business owners, their own website fell prey to neglect because of the many demands of running a business. Finally, realizing the need to represent themselves in a more professional way, they enlisted the professional website development services of After Dark Grafx.

 

SWECO Homepage Website Design WooCommerce After Dark Grafx San Diego

 

We were happy to provide our over 28 years of website and eCommerce development experience to help Swecoproducts.com realize their full potential.  We added payment gateways, integrated faster plugins, added security enhancements, increased their page speed and mobile optimization and how they are represented on all of the latest media devices. The advanced reporting system and email campaign acquisition integrations will help to increase traffic and build their network of loyal customers.” – James Byrne – Owner, USMC VET – After Dark Grafx

 

 

Multiple Plugins Added and Custom WordPress and WooCommerce Programming to achieve the desired outcome.

 

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

 

Need a New Website? E Commerce Store? App Developed? SEO Services? Contact us today! FREE QUOTE!

Lunatecgear - Woocommerce Development

LunatecGear.com – WooCommerce Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After Dark Grafx announces the re-launch of  LunatecGear.com  Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to develop your new WooCommerce website.

 

Lunatec Gear contacted After Dark Grafx to update their outdated website and integrate their new design into WooCommerce. Like many business owners, their own website fell prey to neglect because of the many demands of running a business. Finally, realizing the need to represent themselves in a more professional way, they enlisted the professional website development services of After Dark Grafx.

 

 

Woo Commerce Development San Diego - Lunatecgear.com Website Design

We were happy to provide our over 28 years of website and eCommerce development experience to help Lunategear.com realize its’ full potential.  We upgraded their payment gateways, utilized updated plugins, added security enhancements, increased their page speed and mobile optimization and how they are represented on all of the latest media devices. The advanced reporting system and email campaign acquisition integrations will help to increase traffic and build their network of loyal customers.” – James Byrne – Owner, USMC VET – After Dark Grafx

 

 

Multiple Plugins Added and Custom WordPress and WooCommerce Programming to achieve the desired outcome.

 

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

 

Need a New Website? E Commerce Store? App Developed? SEO Services? Contact us today! FREE QUOTE!

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.

 

Contact Us Today Toll Free for a No Obligation Quote 
1-888-578-8300 or in San Diego (619) 702-7377

Rancho San Diego Self Storage in Spring Valley Home Page

Rancho San Diego Self Storage – Hosted & Managed by After Dark Grafx

Public Self Storage in Spring Valley, San Diego, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Bonita and more…

Rancho San Diego Self Storage now has a new look!

Since 1984, Rancho San Diego Self Storage has provided public storage and packaging supplies for moving to include but not limited to RV Storage, Single Apartment Storage, Full Container Storage, Whole House Storage and more.

They offer 1,164 self storage units ranging in size and price! “ALL Ground Floor! No Stairs or Elevators!”

Packing Supplies for Moving

Do you need packing supplies for moving?

Need help choosing the right size storage?

They are within 15 miles of each of the locations below, so if you are looking for Self Storage in any of the following areas, please contact them today!

*Military Discounts

 

Spring Valley Self Storage

Chula Vista Self Storage

San Diego Self Storage

La Mesa Self Storage

Lakeside Self Storage

Santee Self Storage

Lemon Grove Self Storage

Santee Self Storage

El Cajon Self Storage

Rancho San Diego Self Storage

Mount Helix Self Storage

Grossmont Self Storage

Jamacha Self Storage

Eastlake Self Storage

Encanto Self Storage

Jamul Self Storage

Eastlake Greens Self Storage

Bonita Self Storage

Granite Hills Self Storage

Dehesa Self Storage

Mission Gorge Self Storage

East San Diego Self Storage

National City Self Storage

 

Visit Their Website:  https://rsd-storage.com

Give them a call:  (619) 670-9765

Testimonial:

“You have been awesome and supportive! Thanks!” – Martha, San Diego, CA

WooCommerce SMS Twilio

How to Add SMS To WordPress w/ Twilio

How to easily add SMS Messaging to WordPress/WooCommerce with Twilio!

If you are interested in getting notifications of new orders, order status or other sms notices then here is a simple solution that works.

You will need:

– Twilio.com Account
– WordPress/WooCommerce
– Twilio SMS Notifications Plugin

 

We have provided a QUICK Setup below to get you started. If you are interested in the full documentation and setup, you can read WooCommerce Full Documentation on How To Add the Twilio Plugin and Configure Twilio and Firebase Here: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/twilio-sms-notifications/

 

STEP 1:

Go to Twilio.com and sign up for an account. You will need to buy a phone number to use with this account and typically runs $1.00 per month on top of the message charges.

Once you have the account, you will need to copy the Account SID & Auth Code.

STEP 2:

Purchase the Plugin –> from here : https://woocommerce.com/products/twilio-sms-notifications/

Login to Worpdress and Add the Plugin and Activate it

Once it is installed, roll your mouse over WooCommerce in your WordPress Dashboard and select SETTINGS

Select the TAB  “SMS” from the top and then scroll down and enter the phone number you got from twilio above.  If in U.S. it should start with  +1  then the phone number.  Example:  +14093332222   Must be the number from your twilio account.

Then enter the SID and AUTH TOKEN.

Select SAVE at the bottom of the page. You can now scroll down to send a test message to yourself and you should get it.

If you need to ADD more phone numbers to receive messages, you will need to FIRST add them to Twillio as VERIFIED #’s then go into WooCommerce –> Settings –> SMS and add them to the ADMIN NUMBERS with the following format separated by commas with NO SPACES.EXAMPLE:   3 phone numbers.   (619)555-1212   (619)222-1111     (619)333-1111   would need to be added as  16195551212,16192221111,16193331111

Notice I added a “1” in front of each of the phone numbers. This is the country code for the United States. Add your country code without the + sign. Otherwise, it will not work correctly.

More Detailed WooCommerce Instructions Here: https://woocommerce.com/products/twilio-sms-notifications/

More Detailed Twilio Instructions Here:
https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/twilio-sms-notifications

 

If you have problems or would like us to set this up for you, please contact us.

Wordpress Web Design San Diego Spokane Beer Deliver WooCommerce

SpokaneBeerDelivery.com – WooCommerce San Diego Web Design

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of  SpokaneBeerDelivery.com  Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to design and develop your new website.

Spokane Beer Delivery delivers more than just beer. They currently only deliver within 20 miles of their address and will soon be shipping nationwide.

 

Web Designers San Diego WooCommerce

Just pick the products you would like delivered, add them to your cart and checkout. They will then build your order, assign a driver and you will be enjoying your order before you know it.

Multiple Plugins Added and Custom WordPress and WooCommerce Programming to achieve the desired outcome.

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.spokanebeerdelivery.com  
and tell them James from After Dark Grafx sent you!

Wordpress Hosting San Diego - Avenu Realty Group - After Dark Grafx

AvenuRealtyGroup.com – WordPress Real Estate Website Design

AvenuRealtyGroup.com – Real Estate For Sale in San Diego WordPress Website Design, WordPress Integration and Development. Although this website launched previously, we wanted to make an announcement for a new feature added to their website.  Established in 2009, Avenu Realty Group specializes in servicing clients who are buying and selling property in Downtown San Diego and the greater San Diego area.

The professionals at Avenu Realty Group are well versed in the uniqueness of Downtown San Diego. This insight enables us to serve our clients with a perspective that leads to anticipation of their every requirement. In short, we’ll provide everything you need before you even have to ask for it.

Avenu Realty Group retained After Dark Grafx – San Diego Website Design in order to add IDX Real Estate Property Features to their website that would pull their existing listings, show sold listings, featured listings and the ability to search the MLS for properties in San Diego. They also wanted the ability to add their own listings to the website in addition to what was being pulled from the MLS listings. There isn’t an “out-of-the-box” solution for this type of feature, so Avenu Realty Group contacted After Dark Grafx to complete the task.

“Just so impressed with After Dark Grafx. I am a busy professional, I needed some quick answers without the tech speak and they were the solution. I gave them the content and the access and they implemented my needs without much discussion. Do they read minds? YES! Thank you – great job and always a quick response” – Franchesca – Avenu Realty Group

Web Developer San Diego - Avenu Realty Group - After Dark Grafx

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

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

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.

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.