My Performance Woes

For some unknown reason, the performance of this website over the past 2-3 weeks has been terrible. While writing posts, I would routinely see a warning that said I was disconnected from the server while taking forever to reconnect. Navigating the back-end of the site was a major pain as each page seemed to take Read More

Disturbing Report On WordPress Plugin Security

Checkmarx, a company founded in 2006 that specializes in automated security code reviews has published a security vulnerability report on the top 50 plugins on the WordPress plugin repository. In the report published on June 18th, 2013 Checkmarx concluded that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins were vulnerable to common web Read More

WP Super Cache 1.0 Released

Congrats to Donncha O Caoimh for releasing version 1.0 of his popular caching plugin, WP Super Cache. The release is an incremental improvement over previous versions but contains a number of bugfixes and new features such as a “Delete Cache” link within the admin bar. Back in 2009 when the plugin was first released, it Read More

Using Amazon S3 To Set Up A CDN In WordPress has a great, in depth article on how to set up a content distribution network in WordPress using Amazon S3. The guide gives you the ingredients needed and walks you through the entire process of installing and configuring the W3 Total Cache plugin, setting it up to use the CDN, getting an S3 account, Read More

Did WPTavern Load Any Faster For You?

I’m nearing the end of my one month trial period of using WP CDN and before I make the decision to purchase a CDN account, I wanted to hear from all of you, especially from those that visit the actual site multiple times a week if the site has loaded any faster for you since Read More