We are already in 2014. However, it is probably the right time to take a look back at what happened last year.
Among so many things happened in 2013, the following come on top of my head. These events and products are related to performance, WordPress, security and other misc stuff. Please feel free to comment, if I missed anything.
Google Compute Engine became generally available in December 12, 2013. Continue reading
The cost of running a VPS is becoming cheaper and cheaper. There are more things we could get for the same bucks. Once your site is ready for a VPS, there are multiple server stack options available, than the traditional LAMP setup. For example, you could completely ignore Apache and can use Nginx with php-fpm . Either case, you wouldn’t have any issues related to IPs in comments. However, on a complicated setups, such as Varnish => Nginx => php-fpm or Nginx => Apache, or Varnish => Apache, WordPress doesn’t display the IP address of the visitors correctly. There is nothing wrong with WordPress. It’s all about the implementation. Forwarding the correct client IP can be tricky as the complexity of the server stack increases. There are situations where you just don’t have any options to forward the correct address. Continue reading
Do you have a backup strategy for your WordPress site?
If you have never asked the following questions to yourself, then this article is for you…
- What to backup?
- Where to backup?
- How to backup?
This (not so) tiny article discusses the proper way to archive your data, shows the various options available to do the same. If you ever care about your WP powered site, take a minute to read further. Continue reading
Google has repeatedly mentioned that site speed, load time and performance of a site does matter for Google on search engine rankings. While I’m not into SEO and I rarely cared about Google PageRank in particular, I have been in shock for the past 10 days or so, even since my Piwik statistics showing me that this site’s Google PR went from nil to 5!!!!! Yes, that f-i-v-e, five out of the maximum of 10! Continue reading
From WordPress 3.4 onwards, we can log into WP backend using custom URLs such as yourdomain.com/login or /dashboard. For those who do not wish to wait that long, here is the quick tip on how to do it now without a plugin. Please note that rewrite isn’t a good place to implement it. That’s why it is
going to be implemented as part of the canonical API in 3.4. Continue reading
Whether you are an advanced user or a newbie, you may always have questions about WordPress. There are places where you can get one-to-one free help. In other places, your questions might be answered by more than 10! Anyway, there are two methods to get your questions answered.
This site is proudly powered by WordPress and…
Web Server: Nginx – Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. Here in this VPS, it listens on port 443 and has SPDY enabled.
For someone like Matteo Di Capua, a WordPress upgrade may be an easy process. But, for many, it goes weird. Either the upgrade process stalls or the site starts behaving differently after the upgrade. So, what can you do to avoid any frustration during the process? Continue reading