Posts Tagged 'WordPress'

WordPress 3.7 Ships with Auto-Updates. Don’t Use That! (Generally.)

WordPress people know a lot about WordPress updates, but all to often they need to know a lot more, to avoid a broken site.

For one thing, WordPress bloggers, with good intention, tend to tell us to always update asap, upon a core update being available. That can be bad advice leading to broken sites, as we casually hack ourselves, effectively, due to incompatibilities from unkempt plugins, old themes and the like.

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Sync User Roles Across WordPress Multisite Network

Scenario: You share users across a WordPress Multisite network, and maybe for instance are using the Multisite User Management plugin to add new site subscribers to the network mapped master site or sub-sites. So far so good (and you can even share a single cookie using the Root Cookie plugin, by the way ;)).


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‘WordPress 3 Ultimate Security’ Book – Press Release


Some of you may have found this site off the back of a pretty well-known post about WordPress security, 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof.

In the comments I promised a follow-up because, frankly, I wasn't satisfied with the content, it just didn't cover the WordPress security bases. The problem was, to properly ...

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VPS Bible Updated with New Nginx/WordPress Versions


The VPS Bible has been updated – and fully tested – to reflect the latest stable releases for Nginx (0.7.64) and WordPress (2.9.1). Dependency packages remain the same.

The test, meanwhile, which followed the entire VPS Bible process, went without a hitch. Hurrah-de-huh ..

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VPS Bible Reflects New Nginx/WordPress Versions, with Future Commitment

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The VPS Bible has been updated to reflect the latest stable Nginx release – 0.7.62 – the effect that this has on the overall setup and, while we're about it, the latest stable WordPress release too.

You may have noted this on the relevent Bible post comment sections but I figured it was important enough to post up as well, particularly for those of you wondering how to upgrade ...

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Hack WordPress, Edit More Default Comments & Save Time

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This tutorial explains how to increase the default number of comments shown on the WordPress Admin Comments Editor page, by editing edit-comments.php.

Dunno about you, but life's too short to be clicking thru' all those view/edit comments pages, with only 20 listed by default per page. Let's sort that.

Problem: ...

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The Fine Art of WP Upgrades. Wait up!

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You click on the shiny upgrade button on your WP Dashboard, but then something is broken – a plugin, a function, whatnot. Easy tiger, not so fast ..

A typical scenario:-

  • The blogger: Keen, easily tempted, likes security, bug fixes, insurance.
  • The problem: Bugs, broken plugins & functions, wasted time.
  • The solution: Downgrade ...
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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 2: Adding Sub-Sites with Nginx

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Create sub-sites or prefixed WordPress blogs quickly & easily. Just create an A record, add a vhost file & symlink and restart Nginx.

This is very similar to adding a domain, which is detailed here and cheat-sheeted here, ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 15: WordPress Setup & Updates from the Command Line

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This how-to guide uses Subversion to download & install standalone WordPress blogs & their plugins, quickly and easily from your Linux command line interface, with simple updates thereafter. It also details the WordPress MySQL database setup process.

OK, I admit, I am biased towards WordPress! And this guide is a perfect fit for those wanting to launch their WP ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 14: Tweak Nginx for WordPress – Pretty URLs & WP Super Cache

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For the blog platform WordPress to work properly with Nginx we need to tweak the web server configuration. This tutorial will enable both caching – integrating the WP Super Cache plugin – and activate pretty permalinks (FURLs, CURLs, all that!) with some simple rewrite rules.

OK, so you're a WordPress blogger. If you're not, move swiftly on. ...

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