Category: Server Administration
How (and Why) To Enable Photon, the Free Jetpack Image CDN
Photon, which is a feature of the multi-talented Jetpack plugin from WordPress.com, is really easy to configure. We’ll assume you already have Jetpack installed. If you do, you can just watch the video and follow along – otherwise, continue reading and we’ll get into the basics of Jetpack Photon.
Using CDNs to Unlock a Big WordPress Speed Boost
Hey! I’m Alex Denning and seven years ago I founded WPShout. I passed the site to Fred and David when I started university, who have done wonderful work since. I’m now freelancing full time and producing a course for WordPress users to become WordPress masters. Today’s post is an excerpt from the course. Enjoy!
Changing WordPress Permalink Settings: Inconsistencies and Gotchas
Today’s article starts with a sad WordPress story, then explains why the sad story happened and what you can do to avoid it.
MySQL Basics: Writing Custom SELECT Statements in phpMyAdmin
Here’s probably the oddest analogy I’ll write this month: for many WordPress developers, MySQL is a bit like our spinal column.
Easier Site Migrations: Avoiding DNS Problems with the hosts File
Over this past month, I’ve needed to migrate quite a few WordPress sites from one host to another. I can say with confidence: it’s still not my favorite process. There’s nothing that should be complex about it, but somehow there are enough moving parts that it’s never simple, and you feel on edge throughout. If you’ve ever put together a chair from Ikea, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Above and Beyond: Avoiding PHP Timeout and Memory Limit Errors with Ajax
Unlike some other programming languages, PHP shuts down completely the moment it stops processing a specific request.
A Guide to Debugging in WordPress with your Reptilian Brain
Since so many things can go wrong in a WordPress environment, it’s important to develop general WordPress bugfixing hunches.
PHP Configuration Changes with
If you do enough WordPress development, you’ll eventually find yourself in need of some PHP environment changes. These’ll look slightly different depending on circumstance, but you’ll have an issue that requires you change the way PHP behaves. Maybe you need to extend the execution time for long-running script that you really must run. Maybe you need to increase the upload limit because a client insists they let their team upload 500 megabyte PDFs.
Into the Vault: the HTTP-to-HTTPS Checklist
Last week, we transitioned WPShout (and all our other web properties) onto SSL, a major security step that also has numerous other benefits. This article documents a few important recurring “gotchas” in transitioning WordPress sites onto SSL.