Category: Blogging

WordPress Permalink 404 with HTTPS

WordPress Permalink 404 with HTTPS

The time had come to switch this blog to HTTPS given the ease and cost ($0) of deploying certificates from LetsEncrypt. So that was easily done under Apache – create a new conf file for the SSL site in /etc/apache2/sites-available, and then update the old conf for the non-SSL site to redirect before requesting a new cert using …

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Running Your Own Web Server

Running Your Own Web Server

After nudging the storage allowance on our web host a few times in the last month, I’ve started setting up the same sites on Digital Ocean. Partly to get the 20GB of SSD storage that resolves the current constraint but also to have a play with managing it all myself and working through the automated provisioning …

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Running WordPress & PHP Behind ISA Proxy

Running WordPress & PHP Behind ISA Proxy

Some things work well on their own but when mixed make your life hard. Things like Linux and PHP work very well. Microsoft ISA proxy also does a good job in a corporate MS environment. But making the two work together in a controlled environment can be an exercise in frustration. In this post I’ll …

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Using a WordPress Page for your Main Site Content

Using a WordPress Page for your Main Site Content

I thought I’d make more use of WordPress on wekadesign.co.nz since it’s very powerful and apparently was recently voted top PHP based CMS ahead of Joomla and many other top-notch products. It’s ease-of-use and interface are all excellent and the massive user base and huge number of plugins make it very attractive for almost any …

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Extending Themes

Extending Themes

It seems that a lot of newer WordPress themes are now focussing on more than just looks and layout and completely changing the feel of the product. No longer do I browse through the WP Themes and think they all look the same. Works like Kiwi and Hemingway will make blog readers work to find …

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