Tiny WordPress Insights https://www.tinywp.in On WordPress core, plugins, themes, etc. Tue, 14 May 2019 06:32:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 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...

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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"]]> Looking back at 2018

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’.

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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...

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Local LEMP Box https://www.tinywp.in/local-lemp-server/ https://www.tinywp.in/local-lemp-server/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:22:53 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2275 Continue reading "Local LEMP Box"]]> I develop sites locally, then migrate the changes to the staging site or to the live site. I never make changes without testing them in my local server. I already have a repo to bootstrap a live server with Nginx, MySQL, PHP and a few more other goodies. However, there are lot of areas to improve to speed-up the development of local sites. For example, PhpMyAdmin runs on its own domain named (it...

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Uptime Monitoring https://www.tinywp.in/uptime-monitoring/ https://www.tinywp.in/uptime-monitoring/#respond Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:49:00 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2261 Continue reading "Uptime Monitoring"]]> WordPress is easy to use. Behind the scene, it is a complex piece of software, running on PHP and MySQL. Monitoring the uptime of WordPress sites may seem straightforward. But, in reality, it is easy to miss the downtime using conventional methods. Let me provide you with an example. Let’s take this site… tinywp.in . I monitor this site using multiple uptime monitoring services.

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Please don’t hire me! https://www.tinywp.in/do-not-hire-me/ https://www.tinywp.in/do-not-hire-me/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:49:26 +0000 https://www.tinywp.in/?p=2189 Continue reading "Please don’t hire me!"]]> Please do not hire me because the cost of living in the country where I live is way cheaper than where you live. Just because the cost of living is lower doesn’t mean you can hire my services at a fraction of rate charged by the tech people from your own country! Of course, the cost of food and real estate are much cheaper here. The cost of food is rapidly increasing here due to...

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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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