Best Icon Libraries

I recently did a bunch of research into the best icon libraries. There are quite a few options available, so instead of telling you my favorite I will just link to the various libraries and let you decide!

Top picks:

The Noun Project:
https://thenounproject.com

Pixel Love
https://www.pixellove.com/browse/line/simple/

Nova:
https://www.webalys.com/nova/ultimate-pack.html

Orion:
https://orioniconlibrary.com/all-icons

Material:
https://material.io/resources/icons/

Streamline:
https://app.streamlineicons.com

Fontawesome:
https://fontawesome.com/icons

Glyphicons:
https://www.glyphicons.com/sets/basic/

Flaticon:
https://www.flaticon.com/

Redirects on Go Daddy using .htaccess

Go Daddy .htaccess

I had a lot of trouble getting .htaccess redirects working correctly on Go Daddy. One of our customers is using Go Daddy’s WordPress hosting and we set up a new domain for them.

Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews
# Turn mod_rewrite on
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

The above in a .htaccess file worked great in our testing.

One important note: We found that the CDN Go Daddy has running cached these redirection rules and it took a day to clear. While this was happening, we thought the redirect wasn’t working. Well, it worked on every single sub page, but it didn’t work on the home page. If we loaded the url in an Incognito Window it wouldn’t redirect. But if we pressed Enter it would redirect. It was showing a 200 status on first load, and then would follow the .htaccess rules. But, this all cleared up after 24 hrs.¬†

Integration of hreflang in WordPress

I just integrated hreflang tags on a WordPress site for the first time ever. Since there is only minimal documentation online, I thought I’d provide the script to do so, here.

Just place the code in your header section of your WordPress template, which is usually header.php in your theme folder.

For reference, if you have any trouble, you’ll want to double check that your apostrophes and quotes are¬†standard unicode, because when copy/pasted they can get adjusted to be another character that doesn’t work.

Here’s what I used for hreflang in WordPress:

I hope this helps! Good luck with your multilingual project!