bbPress Can’t Count

bbPress Can't Count

In a highly-concurrent high-load environment bbPress will not count the topics and replies correctly. This happens due to several race conditions in the code. While not a critical vulnerability, it’s annoying. I wonder how the dotorg forums keep the numbers accurate? Maybe they don’t and nobody cares 🙂 but it’s something I’ve been very passionate …

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W3TCache + nginx + subdirectories

W3TCache + nginx + subdirectories

This is a simple instruction on how to make W3Total Cache (version 0.13.1) work with nginx (version 0.14) and subdirectory installs. That is if you’re still doing subdirectories. In most cases WordPress Multisite/Network will do the job properly without having to fiddle with nginx configurations files and whatnot. Here we go. W3TC generates an nginx.conf …

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The WordPress Meta “generator” Tag Paranoia

The WordPress Meta “generator” Tag Paranoia …or “WordPress Version Fingerprinting” I have read dozens of “How to secure your WordPress” articles, and one common “tip” among others is getting rid of the “generator” tag in the HTML head, for additional security through obscurity. WordPress uses the meta “generator” tag to “disclose” its version. The paranoia surrounding …

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Another 7 Overlooked WordPress Helper Functions In a previous post we looked at 7 Overlooked WordPress Helper Functions. Today I’ll dig deep and find more helpful undocumented functions that WordPress uses internally that can be of help when developing plugins and themes. Leveraging code that is already available in the core, is maintained and simply works …

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ack-grep vs. grep Following Daniel Bachhuber – The Zen of WordPress Development talk, I’ve started to explore this magical ack tool, a replacement for the native grep. ack can be downloaded from the official and quite modest website called BetterThanGrep.com. ack is also available in all sorts of software repositories, and can be named ack-grep instead …

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