Tiny WordPress Insights https://www.tinywp.in On WordPress core, plugins, themes, etc. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:17:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Oops Moments in DevOps https://www.tinywp.in/devops-lessons/ https://www.tinywp.in/devops-lessons/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 11:01:12 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2153 Continue reading "Oops Moments in DevOps"]]> A post on a new year is usually about resolutions! But, isn’t the best time to revisit the last year’s mistakes and resolve to never repeat it this year (and years to come)?! Since, my strong skills are with DevOps, I’d like to share some oops moments (you may call them blunders) that you’d never want to do it, if you are starting on DevOps or if you just want to understand...

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Excluding iPad from wp_is_mobile! https://www.tinywp.in/wp_is_mobile-exclude-ipad/ https://www.tinywp.in/wp_is_mobile-exclude-ipad/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:12:19 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2124 Continue reading "Excluding iPad from wp_is_mobile!"]]> Mobile Detect Logo by Dragoș Gavrilă! wp_is_mobile function in WordPress considers iPad as mobile! This scenario creates issues on iPad, iPad Pro, or any relevant tablets. To be precise, iPads are shown a mobile version of a site rather than the desktop version! Searching the internet didn’t yield a clean way to overcome this situation. Heck, there are even plugins to detect mobile devices...

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One-way backups! https://www.tinywp.in/one-way-backups/ https://www.tinywp.in/one-way-backups/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:33:20 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2090 An old article (of mine), but discusses the importance of having one-way backups (external link).

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WP Rocket – Nginx configuration https://www.tinywp.in/wp-rocket-nginx-configuration/ https://www.tinywp.in/wp-rocket-nginx-configuration/#comments Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:13:03 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2069 Continue reading "WP Rocket – Nginx configuration"]]> I prefer open-source software and have been a long-time advocate of OSS in general. Recently, I started liking WP Rocket plugin that offers some unique features. I already have a perfect Nginx configuration for WP Super Cache plugin (that I consider as the best full-cache plugin till date). Since, WP Rocket uses disk caching like WPSC, I wanted to quickly convert the existing configurations to fit...

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Sandboxing email for a local WP site using just three lines of code! https://www.tinywp.in/postfix-email-sandboxing/ https://www.tinywp.in/postfix-email-sandboxing/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:12:39 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2021 Continue reading "Sandboxing email for a local WP site using just three lines of code!"]]> In a local-staging-live workflow, often we have some restrictions on both local and staging / development environments. A common restriction is to disallow indexing of the development site that may introduce duplicate content in the search result, if indexing is allowed (that is not uncommon when we set up the live site and then copy it to develop further :-) ). There are lot more restrictions and...

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WordPress Preloading Posts / Pages / Images – What, when and how! https://www.tinywp.in/preloading-posts-pages-images-what-when-how/ https://www.tinywp.in/preloading-posts-pages-images-what-when-how/#respond Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:54:18 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=1984 Continue reading "WordPress Preloading Posts / Pages / Images – What, when and how!"]]> Preloading posts is one of the popular recommendations by most articles on the internet on how to speed up your WordPress site. Since, most WordPress sites (I’d say over 99%) have little or negligible traffic, it is highly recommended to get the posts preloaded in the cache so that the visitors do not have to wait to get the generated on-the-fly that actually takes some time. In this case...

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Tiny Web Perf Insights https://www.tinywp.in/tiny-web-perf-insights/ https://www.tinywp.in/tiny-web-perf-insights/#respond Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:37:18 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=1973 Continue reading "Tiny Web Perf Insights"]]> If anyone has been reading this site regularly (anyone?), you may have noticed that this site had the title “Tiny Web Performance Insights” for some time. It’s been my long term aim to promote tinywp.com, a domain, that I have been holding for long. Here are the primary reasons… I use an email associated with tinywp.com, as my primary email. Never used the email from...

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WordPress in a box! https://www.tinywp.in/wp-in-a-box/ https://www.tinywp.in/wp-in-a-box/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:16:26 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=1957 Continue reading "WordPress in a box!"]]> There are plenty of scripts in the internet, some of them even open source, that helps us to install WordPress automatically in a (single) server. Bitnami is the most popular among them. However, none of them met my requirements. I have some design considerations, security requirements and performance checklists. Since none of the existing tools met all my principles, I started developing my own...

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Full Page Caching Options for WP Blogs https://www.tinywp.in/full-page-cache-wordpress/ https://www.tinywp.in/full-page-cache-wordpress/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:39:31 +0000 http://tinywp.in/?p=450 Continue reading "Full Page Caching Options for WP Blogs"]]> Caching ecosystem around WordPress grows constantly with newer caching plugins coming up every year. In order to arrive at the best solution for caching, one needs to understand how everything fits together in a cache. There are multiple caching layers available. When a user sends a request to a particular page in a domain, for example home page of this domain, the reply doesn’t come fresh...

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Amazon Lightsail Review https://www.tinywp.in/amazon-lightsail/ https://www.tinywp.in/amazon-lightsail/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:29:18 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=1896 Continue reading "Amazon Lightsail Review"]]> Amazon Lightsail by Amazon Web Services is targeted towards new webmasters, server admins, DIY enthusiasts among others. It provides much more predictable pricing than EC2 based servers where the pricing is calculated as a cumulative cost of individual components (server, disk, bandwidth, etc). Predictive pricing? Predictive pricing doesn’t mean fixed-price. Let’s get things straight.

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