Tag Archive: WordPress

Feb 19

Resolved: 400 Bad Request – Request header or Cookie too large when using NginX

Resolved: 400 Bad Request – Request header or Cookie too large when using NginX One of the issues I ran into when using NginX was: “400 Bad Request – Request header or Cookie too large.” This was strange to me as my site had been working properly and this behavior was only experienced when doing …

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Feb 13

What is: NginX

What is: NginX Lately I have been writing a lot about NginX so I thought I would write a small post to describe NginX and what it is.Although I like to write it NginX because its origins are in the Linux world they write it all in lower case nginx (I know, boring right). The …

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Feb 13

Quick Fix: WordPress SEO by Yoast sitemap_index.xml giving blank page

Quick Fix: WordPress SEO by Yoast sitemap_index.xml giving blank page After the latest somewhat recent update made to Yoast’s WordPress SEO I have had issues with my sitemap. If I do a view source on the blank page that shows up now when I open my sitemap I can see the XML and it is …

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Jan 17

How to: Reload your NginX Configuration

How to: Reload your NginX Configuration Sometimes when working with NginX you come across the need to reload your configuration for the changes made to your .conf files take place. Although this is a simple task some considerations and best practices should be followed for optimal results: Verify that your configuration files “compile”. Execute nginx …

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Jan 17

Resolve: Nginx – 413 Request Entity Too Large

Resolve: Nginx – 413 Request Entity Too Large When working with WordPress you might come across a message that indicates HTTP Error when uploading any media to your site. Obviously there are tons of things that could cause this error, like the memory you have allocated to PHP, or even some NginX configuration might cause …

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Dec 21

How to: Redirect an URL in NGINX

How to: Redirect an URL in NGINX One might need to redirect to another URL in a number of scenarios. I will cover two examples for scenarios I have come across and how I addresses those issues: I. Redirect from a naked domain to the www subdomain: server { listen 80; server_name test.com; return 301 …

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Dec 14

How to: Build your own version of NginX

How to: Build your own version of NginX I was following a tutorial on how to use NginX with WordPress and the NginX Fast CGI cache caught my interest. The only problem is that in order to NginX to purge the cached version it needs a custom third party module that does not come out …

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Dec 12

How to: Not serve cached pages to logged in users using Varnish

How to: Not serve cached pages to logged in users using Varnish Generally speaking caching is a good thing, it takes a bit load off the web servers and serves the content more quickly to our site visitors. However, there are a few scenarios where caching is not that great: A highly dynamic site for …

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Dec 10

How to: Redirect users to a given site when the visited subdomain does not exist in a WordPress Multisite deployment

How to: Redirect users to a given site when the visited sub-domain does not exist in a WordPress Multisite deployment Now, this is a tricky one and I say that because I searched and couldn’t find the answer and I know it is out there! Perhaps I need to word my search better. Anyway, for …

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