WordPress Security Keys

Using strong security keys is an important part of securing WordPress against external attack. WordPress security Keys refer to four authentication keys and four hashing salts (random bits of data) that work to add an extra layer of security to your cookies and password. The security keys are defined in your WordPress configuration file aka… Read more »

Change WordPress Existing Images Path Using mySQL Database Strings

I rebuilt my WordPress blog and had to change the image path, instead of changing it back straight away I kept using it, some images ended up in /wpcontents/uploads/* and some ended up in /wp-contents/uploads/* So, naturally I had to change this back to /wp-contents/uploads and move all the existing files back, moving the files… Read more »

Install Varnish on Linux Debian or Ubuntu for WordPress

  What is Varnish? (From Wikipedia) Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites. In contrast to other web accelerators, such as Squid, which began life as a client-side cache, or Apache and nginx, which are primarily origin servers, Varnish was designed as an HTTP accelerator. Varnish is focused exclusively on HTTP,… Read more »

How to Install WordPress on Linux Ubuntu or Debian

Install WordPress on Linux Ubuntu or Debian Assumptions: A working Debian or Ubuntu server (ideally headless) A working knowledge of Linux (view this post for some useful commands) A standard Linux account preconfigured Apache 2 installed and configured correctly Ideally a preconfigured vhost (not required but a good idea, refer to this post) PHP5 installed… Read more »

Migrating WordPress Between Platforms

Okay so you want to move WordPress from either a Microsoft IIS server running Microsoft SQL to a Linux box running Apache and MySQL or the other way around? This seems like a daunting task (as I thought initially)┬ábut as I found, it is easier than once thought. Existing WordPress Site Log into your existing… Read more »

Install WordPress on Microsoft IIS with Microsoft SQL 2008 Database Backend

Okay, so I struggled to get this going so I thought my very first blog post should attempt to help other people trying to host their own WordPress blog on IIS with a Microsoft SQL backend database server. The problem came trying to get IIS to talk to the database server, the rest of the… Read more »