Google Compute Engine comes with an incremental snapshot capability. The product doesn’t have a specific automated method to take snapshots and to tidy them up either, but scripting using the gcloud command line is fairly straight forward, once you understand the power of the command line. I have seen many attempts at automating this using [Read the full article…]
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The following is a Gravity Form Form, that allows you to submit a post via the front end. It can submit as ‘draft’, ‘pending review’ or even ‘published’. Feel free to try it, and if you include a valid WordPress tip or other news I may even publish it.
Occasionally a WordPress plugin is not templated, so difficult to customise the output, so in these circumstances one solution is to use jQuery to modify the output. Now this is not pure and a bit hacky, as ideally you would change the code that is producing the output. However the situation is just sometimes that isn’t [Read the full article…]
If you are running a VPS, for a production server, it is very useful to have a process that monitors, and restarts if failed, and notifies you of key processes, like apache, mysql, postfix & ssh. Monit is a free open source tool that does the job. Took me a little while to get my [Read the full article…]
By default Google Compute Engine (Debian) doesn’t come with any swap space. If you have periodic programs that eat a bit more memory (like my backups do) then instead on just adding more physical memory you can add a swap file. Swaps files are much slower than physical memory, so should be avoided except when [Read the full article…]
Using Google Cloud Storage as backup for your linux server is inexpensive if you use the nearline storage option. This is cheaper that Amazon Web Services (at the time of writing) The process I use is as follows. Backup locally Create storage bucket / folders, set lifecycle Script to move backups find way to execute [Read the full article…]
Download zip from here and install plugin https://github.com/SchumacherFM/wordpress-to-hugo-exporter
Really need to use Route 53 DNS so make this a bit different. http://docs.aws.amazon.com/gettingstarted/latest/swh/website-hosting-intro.html
WordPress is overkill for 90% of small business websites, especially if they are only every going to ask the web developer to make changes. Static websites used to be just that, static, but now it is possible to create static websites that are simple (relatively) to update dynamically. Hugo is a Golang project that [Read the full article…]