Tiny WordPress Insights https://www.tinywp.in On WordPress core, plugins, themes, etc. Sun, 19 Apr 2020 05:47:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 Buypass CA – SSL with 180 Days Validity https://www.tinywp.in/buypass-ssl-certificate/ https://www.tinywp.in/buypass-ssl-certificate/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:45:00 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2494 Continue reading "Buypass CA – SSL with 180 Days Validity"]]> Buypass is a Certificate Authority (CA) based on Europe. It offers free SSL certificates with a validity of 180 days. Unlike LetsEncrypt, Buypass CA also offers paid SSL too. So, it is neither a competitor to LetsEncrypt, nor it is a nonprofit. It is a for-profit company that also offers free SSL certificates. There are other CAs that offer free SSL certificates too. However...

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Version Control https://www.tinywp.in/version-control/ https://www.tinywp.in/version-control/#respond Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:31:37 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2439 Continue reading "Version Control"]]> WordPress uses SVN internally such as for plugins repository. So, a plugin author must use SVN tools to upload a plugin and update the existing plugin/s in wp.org plugins repository. If you are new to SVN, WordPress docs team has a nice guide to get started with SVN and plugins repository. The best practices section is a gem. It is possible to update WP core using SVN. However...

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Handling WordPress Cron failures using wp-cli https://www.tinywp.in/fixing-wp-cron-failures-with-wp-cli/ https://www.tinywp.in/fixing-wp-cron-failures-with-wp-cli/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2019 04:34:51 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2425 Continue reading "Handling WordPress Cron failures using wp-cli"]]> To understand WP cron, let me quote the following text from Cavalcade documentation… wp-cron is not actually a real task scheduler, and doesn’t actually operate like cron. Instead, it’s a pseudo-cron system, which is run as a loopback HTTP call when you access a page on the site (essentially, the page “forks” itself to run scheduled tasks). This is fine for high traffic single-sites...

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WordPress Migration Checklist https://www.tinywp.in/wp-migration-checklist/ https://www.tinywp.in/wp-migration-checklist/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 05:30:32 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2417 Continue reading "WordPress Migration Checklist"]]> A successful WordPress site gets migrated to another host or another server within the same host, at least once in every few years for a number of reasons. Better operating system, to upgrade the PHP version, to handle larger traffic, etc. The first step is to test your migration on a staging server. Most issues (such as theme / plugins incompatibility) can be caught, if we test our migration...

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DigitalOcean Hosting Review https://www.tinywp.in/digitalocean-review/ https://www.tinywp.in/digitalocean-review/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:17:10 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2393 Continue reading "DigitalOcean Hosting Review"]]> No affiliate links are inserted in this post. I did not have and do not have any monetary benefits in posting a positive review about DigitalOcean (or any other hosts in this blog), either. No host is perfect. So, I am posting only what I like about DigitalOcean. There may be some cons of using any host. If you search the internet, you may find them. I use Google Compute Engine for hosting this...

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WordPress vs Other CMS Platforms vs Static File Generators https://www.tinywp.in/wordpress-pros-cons/ https://www.tinywp.in/wordpress-pros-cons/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:10:32 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2369 Continue reading "WordPress vs Other CMS Platforms vs Static File Generators"]]> WordPress is the most hated and loved CMS among all CMS platforms. Recently, one of my clients wanted to switch away from WordPress for a new project for multiple reasons. When asked about my opinion on other CMS platforms, here’s what I told my client… This could be a joke for many. But, seriously, WordPress core is one of the most widely scrutinized software for the past 10 years and it will...

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Checklist while migrating a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS https://www.tinywp.in/ssl-migration-checklist/ https://www.tinywp.in/ssl-migration-checklist/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:19:47 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2307 Continue reading "Checklist while migrating a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS"]]> Hello fellow developers! Here is the checklist that I look upon whenever a WordPress site is migrated from plain old HTTP to HTTPS. At the end of the checklist, there are links to some useful websites where you can verify if everything has gone through correctly. Nothing is more important than taking a backup before making any (important) changes on a site. So, take a backup and make sure it works...

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Looking Back and Looking Forward https://www.tinywp.in/looking-back-looking-forward/ https://www.tinywp.in/looking-back-looking-forward/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:51:03 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2346 Continue reading "Looking Back and Looking Forward"]]> With respect to work… I switched the workplace from Srivilliputhur to Madurai, from BSNL broadband to Airtel broadband, from ADSL to VDSL. I have had a lot of downtimes with BSNL last year. Fortunately, I had JioFi, as a backup, at that time (I was one of the early adapters of Jio 4g in general). However, as more users joined Jio 4g network, the overall speed reduced after each passing month.

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Brotli on Nginx https://www.tinywp.in/nginx-brotli/ https://www.tinywp.in/nginx-brotli/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:11:22 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2320 Continue reading "Brotli on Nginx"]]> Brotli compression was introduced by Google, exactly 3 years ago. It is yet to come by default with the standard Nginx packages of OS vendors or the official Nginx repo. Google maintains its own repo for brotli support on Nginx web server. However, it’s been two years since we had the last commit. Fortunately, a Googler, named Eugene Kliuchnikov, continues to develop a fork of Google’s repo.

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I am hiring! https://www.tinywp.in/i-am-hiring/ https://www.tinywp.in/i-am-hiring/#respond Sat, 04 Aug 2018 13:51:10 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2300 Continue reading "I am hiring!"]]> I’ve been a freelancer since 2008. So, it’s been a decade. I am currently looking for a freelance system admin with keen interests in hosting WordPress and PHP sites. Even though, the hosting market, especially the WordPress hosting market, has some big names in it, there are still plenty of problems to solve. If you have interests in open source technologies and if you have contributed to open...

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