WordPress s a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is usually used with the MySQL or MariaDB database servers but can also use the SQLite database engine. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use.
Whipping WPExplorer’s Blogger Template into shape
I recently switched to WPExplorer’s Bogger Template, because it is simple and focused on the articles. What’s not to love? But there is still a lot to do to whip this template into shape. To help you out, I’ve created this post.
Increase WordPress performance on IIS
I noticed that the Time To First Byte (TTFB) of my website was taking way too long. First I thought it should be resolved by caching, but I noticed that it couldn’t be the caching, because TTFB kept being pretty high. After some research I found the culprit: IPv6 with the MySQL driver.
Serving SASS files for WordPress theme on IIS
I love SASS. What’s not to love? Well… it can’t be served directly by the web server like CSS. It needs to be pre-compiled before it is served. Fortunately there is a PHP SASS compiler that can be used to make PHP compile and serve SASS. I’m using an IIS installation, so I’ll be explaining how it can be done on a Windows machine.
How to scrape a photo from a Twitter Photo URL using PHP
After explaining how to scrape a photo from a Twitter Photo URL using C# (ASP.Net) I decided to port the script PHP so I could use it on WordPress. I ended up using CURL and a regular expression to do the trick.