Tag Archive: WordPress

Aug 20

Pro Tip: Upgrade to PHP7

Pro Tip: Upgrade to PHP7 As you probably figured out, we run a WordPress site which it in itself runs on PHP. Many complaints have surface around the performance of php 5.x and even hhvm came out as a result of that. We had a lot of interest in hhvm, but we never got it …

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Aug 22

Resolved: Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. Error message: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate

Resolved: Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. Error message: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate So recently I ran across an error while performing a WordPress Update. Usually after you perform an update, you are taken to a screen to individually update all your subsites (I am guessing …

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May 17

Resolved: [hphp] Warning: Parameter 1 to W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference, value given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 3282

Resolved: [hphp] Warning: Parameter 1 to W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference, value given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 3282 As you probably know (otherwise you would probably not be here), after deciding to move form PHP to HHVM, if you are running a WordPress site and use W3 Total Cache you will encounter an endless …

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Oct 26

How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL

  How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL It comes at no surprise that a lot of people are looking into moving their sites to HTTPs due to recent events: Google’s decision to give ranking points to sites that use SSL / HTTPs and eavesdropping by governments world wide. There are a number …

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Sep 18

Resolved: Blank pages when using NginX with php-fpm

Resolved: Blank pages when using NginX with php-fpm As of late I have been a bit busy so keeping up with updates to the web server has been pretty much neglected. Because of that I decided to switch to the nginx.org supported distribution to get the latest updates although that means a distribution without any …

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Mar 30

How to: Install and use MySQLTuner to Optimize your MySQL configuration / performance

How to: Install and use MySQLTuner to Optimize your MySQL configuration / performance I am writing this post mostly because there is in my opinion a much better way to install MySQLTuner on your machine that the usual apt-get install MySQLTuner. As many of you would probably already know MySQLTuner is a well known and …

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Mar 13

Resolved: Zemanta Editorial Assistant issues with https/SSL

Resolved: Zemanta Editorial Assistant issues with https/SSL One of the main reasons why I had left my admin panel open to server non-ssl requests was that Zemanta Editorial Assistant would not work properly behind HTTPS. I did some looking around and found that the same scripts were being sent over to the browser so I …

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Mar 12

Resolved: Google Publisher Plugin error: “Plugin activation failed. Your WordPress installation doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.”

Resolved: Google Publisher Plugin error: “Plugin activation failed. Your WordPress installation doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.” When trying to install Google’s Publisher WordPress Plugin you may encounter the following error: Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error. Plugin activation failed. Your WordPress installation doesn’t meet the minimum requirements. « Back This …

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Feb 24

How to: Have WordPress communicate with MySQL via Socket

How to: Have WordPress communicate with MySQL via Socket As I keep looking into how to improve the performance of website one of the recurrent points mentioned is to use Linux sockets where possible. I really don’t have much experience and I can see how avoiding the TCP stack might help but I figured at …

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Feb 19

How to: Move the header widget down in Graphene to place your Ads closer to the post

How to: Move the header widget down in Graphene to place your Ads closer to the post If you’ve visited our site before you might remember how our Google Add for the header was all the way up overlapping the good old banner. If not then you are like most users; Advertising that is not …

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