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LOL, I actually started an english blog so I can fill this area.

Anyway, been using, hacking and even actually getting paid for doing WP related things since the 2.0.4 release


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reviewed No Action Needed Wordpress 3.8.1 update error
Apr
8
comment Memory needed to host 200 wordpress sites?
nginx or fastcgi? nginx byitself has low mem requirements but the formula above should stand for fastcgi as well.
Apr
7
answered Memory needed to host 200 wordpress sites?
Apr
7
comment Downsize CPU & DB usage in wordpress
I should have been more explicit... the reason it doesn't advance helping you optimize the site is because there are not enough details to advice anything, and if you have a traffic spike then nothing can help. If the question is only about which files are loaded then it is a case of too much details ;)
Apr
6
comment Downsize CPU & DB usage in wordpress
To handle CPU and mem spikes you need more hardware. Your client might decide that he prefers a possible out of date info then paying more for the server. anyway this gets too far away from the original question....
Apr
5
comment Is WP vulnerable when updating plugins or themes?
As for MITM, it is so unlikely that anyone who can do it will wait for an update process and not conduct the attack against the WP admin account, but even if it was, since the update mechanism uses https and hopefully verifies the certificate, the attacker will need to have control over one of the CAs which means the attacker is on a scale of a state and there is not much point for most people to try to defend themselves against states. I found the question a little silly in assuming that whatever breach there is, is caused in the most secure and hard to intercept part of the upgrade process.
Apr
5
comment Is WP vulnerable when updating plugins or themes?
when you say git, many people think github or services like it. To use github you need a user and a password, and we all know how good is the average password, and I assume that if I have the credentials to edit the code then git will not issue any alert that the code was changed (and if there is an alert who receives it, the deployer or the admin of the git?) . git the software by itself is not a security magic bullet, it can only be secure as the server it runs on and the front-end utilities used with it, which means it might be less secure then updates from wordpress.org.
Apr
5
comment Downsize CPU & DB usage in wordpress
yes they are loading on each page generation. Best way to prevent them from loading is to use caching ;)
Apr
4
comment Is WP vulnerable when updating plugins or themes?
And how secure is your git? how many times do you check that no one had inserted malicious code to your git? you just create another possible point of security breach if you use git only for this purpose.
Apr
4
answered Is WP vulnerable when updating plugins or themes?
Apr
4
reviewed No Action Needed server-moving causes funny issues in template
Apr
4
reviewed Reviewed How to compress thumbnail images of two different sizes?
Apr
4
comment How to compress thumbnail images of two different sizes?
What do you mean when you say "compression"? size reduction? something else?
Apr
4
reviewed No Action Needed server-moving causes funny issues in template
Apr
4
reviewed Reviewed Redirect an old link to new site homepage
Apr
4
comment Downsize CPU & DB usage in wordpress
In general a long query might cause a cpu/mem usage spike but that is only for the duration of the generation of the specific page. If you see spikes via monitoring tools it means that the problem continues for at least several minutes. If the site usage pattern haven't changed during the spikes then the most logical explanation is that the site has more visitors but if the spikes correlate with usage changes then maybe yu have to optimize the specific pages that are slow, which means that you have to identify them first....
Apr
4
comment Downsize CPU & DB usage in wordpress
I don't understand the question. What does a query have to do with spike in memory and CPU usage?
Apr
3
comment Wordpress page editor for clients, opinions needed
It really depends, I usually try to convince them that their design will be hard for them to manage and they are unlikely to use the complex functionality they asked for, but this depends on the type of clients you have.
Apr
3
reviewed No Action Needed Hello dolly type plugin that allows people to add their own
Apr
3
answered Wordpress page editor for clients, opinions needed