wanichan's English blog

Just blogging in English from Osaka, Japan

Working on my websites

After I applied "Always on SSL" to all of my websites, I have been working on the maintenance. I sent over the sitemap of 10,000 pages on my main website wanichan.com. I am wondering if Google will finish applying for all.


Now, Google+ button will no longer display a +1 count in order to make the G+1 button load more quickly.

That's why I have to edit the code.

So many people strongly recommend WordPress, but I realize that that's not for my websites.WordPress is not high-flexibility. I've installed WordPress on my web server, but I deleted.

Moving my sites to Always On SSL

The hosting company started providing Always On SSL with Let's Encrypt on Tuesday, so I applied for all my websites.


There are over 10,000 pages on wanichan.com, so it takes time to switch from http:// to https:// on Google search engine, so I did forcing to HTTPS using the .htaccess.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

You know, I have been maintaining my main website for over 18 years, so there are tons of moved files in the site. I had to replace each new place starting from http:// to https:// . - with Notepad. I did replace to https:// for every sitemap.xml as well.


Now I can set contact forms on my website. 

Ordered Kindle Paperwhite - White on Amazon Prime Day

I am an Amazon Prime member and now Prime sale is taking place in Japan as well.


I have a white kindle with special offers that I bought two years ago, but the special offers are really annoying so I am tired of using it. So I decided to get a new Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi version without special offers (save 45%). 16,280 - 7300 = 8980 yen.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - White, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi


And I also ordered the cover. Not pink but magenda (Fuchsia).


 I hope I will use Kindle Paperwhite more often than my old Kindle.