I tested the website using the default browser of a smartphone and I realized that it is needed to improve the theme to make the content easier to read on mobile devices. If you think such a task is easy, you’re way outline! From a quick web search I noticed that there are many things [...]
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It’s been a while since WordPress implemented revisions for posts and pages. Being able to revert a post or page to a previous state is a useful feature. However, I recently realized that WP creates a revision of the content every time it is saved, but there is no upper limit for the number of [...]
It is widely known that, if virtual hosts in Apache (httpd) are configured to permit vhost administrators override specific configuration options at the directory level using htaccess files, the web server consumes valuable time in order to check whether an htaccess file exists in every directory included in the requested path and parse it. On [...]
The first time I used WordPress back in September 2005 I considered it to be the content publishing platform of choice as far as a personal or business website was concerned. It was easy to set up and publish content and, also, easy to customize, even with ugly hacks.
It’s been a while since the details of an SSL/TLS vulnerability have been released to the public. Since then, security experts have worked on the issue and have released a whitepaper describing how to mitigate the attack, known as BEAST (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS).
Today I realized my web site had been serving an empty HTML document for the last 2 days on every HTTP request no matter what the path was. When I initially noticed the issue, I was a bit worried, but, after taking a closer look at the Apache error log, I found out about a [...]
I needed to make some changes to the website layout this afternoon, so I turned off WP-Super-Cache for a while. As you can clearly see in the following graph the CPU time consumed by php-cgi processes increased by 2-4 times when caching was turned off between 14:00-17:00. And this increase was caused by a single [...]
Web applications that add unnecessary HTTP headers or meta tags and links in the HTML HEAD section of my web pages usually make me nervous. Today, WordPress, once again, made me spend my free time trying to find which filters add such useless data in my web pages and try to remove it. Removing the [...]
I’ve been using Redmine for several months now. During this period of time I had the chance to evaluate most of its features. Although I still consider it one of the most feature-rich project management web applications currently available, using it on a production website revealed some weaknesses in the anti-spam area. Truth is the [...]
About a month ago, I had finally decided to start writing a simple web-based VCS manager. This is a project I had been thinking about for the last 2 years as a solution for source-code management at CodeTRAX.org, but I never really started development. The initial plan included support (repository creation only) for the most [...]