Digital strategist, front end + email developer, WordPress enthusiast, IT tinkerer, and not-so-horrible writer

How to Stay Logged in to WordPress For X Number of Days

If you're like me you've tired logging in to each WordPress site you manage every 2 days (or two weeks if you check off the Remember Me checkbox before clicking Log In) and want a way to extend the the log in period. Enter the following function: /** E

The Maddening Process of Making a Custom VMware ESXi 7.0x ISO

First, the most important part: the set of PowerShell commands which allowed me to make a custom VMware ESXi 7.0.2 (ESXi-7.0U2e-19290878-standard): # Do this once: install VMware PowerCLI from the PowerShell Gallery Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

How to Increase Your Maximum File Upload Size On WordPress Multisite

I tried to upload a collection of 3MB images to a site today and every one bombed out with the following error: [filename] exceeds the maximum upload size for this site. I googled around for an answer for a bit and then it hit me: the site's on WordPre

Every Development Project, Ever

A short story “A new project! I should learn X while I build it because I need to learn it anyway and it'll save me sooooo much time on the next build.” Eight hours later… Next project: “I didn't use X to its fullest so this time I'll try to optimize

How To Add Varnish In Front Of An NGINX Front End Proxy With Apache On DirectAdmin, That's WordPress-Friendly

Start with Poralix's NGINX + Varnish + Apache on Directadmin powered server post as an overall guide First, Add the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository to your server and straight after that, install Varnish using Yum. Focus on the se

Let's Hope Do Does A Post Mortem

I received an email today that took me by surprise: It's Time to Say Goodbye Here at Do, our customers have been the driving force behind our mission to change the way people work together. While the last two years have been an incredible journey, we’v

WordPress Brute Force Login Flood

Yesterday morning my web server suffered its worst Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack yet. For two hours 893 separate IP's continually hammered my cloud VPS server and pretty much sent it crying to mama. I could barely connect to it. I decided

A New, Sustainable WooThemes

The Announcement Woothemes announced today that it will significantly change the way it licenses and supports its products. Which is a good thing. Their original business model was unsustainable, as are all WordPress-based businesses with lifetime supp

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