Any organization where several developers cooperate on a regular basis needs some guidelines to assure optimal quality of the end result. Most of these rules applies to freelancers as well. Continue reading
OK, so you might have been at a WordCamp listening to talks or reading a few blog posts and you get that you should really get your WordPress site speed optimized. Starting all over isn’t either tempting nor something you have the time for. Don’t despair, you’ll get a long way by installing 5 plugins.
Recently, I’ve done some WordPress load optimization with Thomas Bensmann (read his post «Full score on Google PageSpeed, Pingdom and GTMetrix») and to achieve full effect, you do have to load the Google Analytics tracking script, ga.js, from your own server.
There are now several years since WordPress was considered a blog platform only. Today, it’s a full blown CMS and perfectly capable of powering corporate web sites. Here I provide you with 5 non-technical reasons why WordPress is well fit for a corporate CMS. Continue reading
Adding a SSL certificate is a good improvement to the security in the communication between the browser and the server, and should be in place on all sites that have a user login. Contrary to what many (older) guides say, it doesn’t add much load on your server and is fairy easy and cheap to set up right. Continue reading
I always run the latest LTS version of Ubuntu on all my servers. Currently the latest LTS is 12.04 which comes with Nginx version 1.1.19. As of August 2013, the latest stable version of Nginx is 1.4.2. So how do you get an updated, current version of without resorting to having to maintain the packages yourself? Luckily, the Nginx team have their own Ubuntu apt repository. Continue reading