Tag Archives: wordpress

Chasing the little green lock

I wanted for the longest time to both convert this blog from http to https. Computers are ever more powerful and my site is pretty simple – it should not have been a big deal.  Not only that but with the … Continue reading

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Analyzing web traffic

Are we alone in the universe?  Well, that question is up for grabs but the question of am I alone on the Internet is quite answerable.   Simply Google any noun or term and it is easy to see that you … Continue reading

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WordPress upgrade by hand

I received a email from my own blog.  Yup, wordpress@paranoidprofessor.com, which is actually pretty amazing as that email address doesn’t really exist. The content of the mail was as follows. Please update your site at http://blog.paranoidprofessor.com to WordPress 4.4.1. Updating … Continue reading

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about really simple syndication – RSS

Some web sites, like news sites, are lucky enough to have quite a few new articles every day.  It is easy to go back to those sites every day as you know there will be new articles.  This isn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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WordPress from Scratch – part II

Installing WordPress is really one of the easiest pieces of software I have ever installed. Yet, either through a misunderstanding of mine or perhaps a tiny rough edge. upload problems problems with permalinks One of the things that you can … Continue reading

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WordPress from scratch – part I

To install WordPress to your server the following steps need to be performed. download WordPress unpack WordPress create database for WordPress setup WordPress configuration run install script One of the preconditions is that either mySQL or MariaDB, PHP and Apache … Continue reading

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pipes and monkey wrenches

Perhaps this should have been titled “backup backup backup“. This is a mantra that is often told but not as often followed and failing to do so can affect anyone. I was almost ready to go live with my site … Continue reading

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Making wine by blowing glass

If I decided to make wine in the same manner as starting this blog, I would have begun by learning how to blow glass. My skill set is indeed technical as I am software developer by profession, I have started … Continue reading

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