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Chris Gilligan Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print chris@chrisgilligan.net chrisgilligan.com I design and produce information and communication media for university, corporate, small business, manufacturing and non-profit clients: web sites Information architecture and design for open source content management systems Linux Apache MySQL PHP web server administration Postfix Dovecot Sendmail […]

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Remote publishing to WordPress from Facebook via RSS

Most WordPress developers know you can use one of several plugins to publish from WordPress to a Facebook wall, app or fan page. Did you know you can also do the opposite? You can publish from Facebook to WordPress by using the FeedWordPress plugin and the RSS feed from your fan page. This can be handy for clients who want to keep their site updated with blog posts, or share links and information, but don’t necessarily want to spend the ti… 3, 0, 0, 0 and 1078.93

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WordPress with W3 Total Cache on Nginx with APC (Virtualmin)

Virtualmin now includes support for Nginx web server. I deploy many WordPress sites with W3 Total Cache and APC Alternative PHP Cache, so I was very interested to see how Nginx performance compares to Apache for WordPress, and whether APC and W3TC would play nice with Nginx. I prefer to install WordPress in public_html/wordpress for ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPr… 18, 1, 0, 0 and 1039.92

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

Updated: please read instructions again and find link to new example file. WordPress (or any other script) can automatically install during Virtualmin > Create Virtual Server. Virtualmin automatically creates users, MySQL database, and installs WordPress in the public_html root, then gives a link to the WordPress Installer. You can even create a custom installer with a set of plugins and themes. To create a custom script installer with plugin… 11, 1, 1, 0 and 714.95

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Web Hosting

Decades of experience hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  Website hosting, evolved Web hosting has changed dramatically in the last few years. The majority of accounts are now running PHP scripts and MySQL, whereas in the past most accounts were only […]

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WordPress Content Management

…#8217;t need the power of a full-blown Content Management System, and want a site that’s easier to manage, WordPress is a great choice. It’s just right for small businesses and non-profit or service organizations. WordPress grows increasingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core functionality. ChrisGilligan.com is powered by WordPress, and so are many… 9, 1, 1, 0 and 610.95

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University Website and Blog Redesign

…ed with OmniUpdate to port the functional HTML templates to the OU Campus Content Management System. A companion WordPress theme was created to retrofit the UTC Blogs MultiSite. Enhanced WordPress RSS feeds in the media namespace populate news feeds on the home page. Deets for Devs We’re using Bootstrap 2.3.2 with Font Awesome 3.2.1 icons. For initial HTML development, I used  Kickstrap. I found a lot of great examples and code at  WrapBootstrap … 1, 0, 0, 0 and 519.97

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

I have been working on a Varnish front-end for Apache, to be used with WordPress sites. I described the architecture in Load Balancing Virtualmin WordPress Hosting Server with Varnish on AWS. I now have a configuration that seems to work for all WordPress features, including logged-out commenting. This configuration also works well with W3 Total Cache. This configuration is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single serve… 6, 1, 1, 0 and 454.97

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Farm to Table Restaurant Website

…erconnectedness Google Analyticator and Google XML Sitemaps for search engine optimization and traffic reporting WordPress SEO for simple and effective search engine optimization W3 Total Cache to speed up site access on a low-end GoDaddy hosting account I also worked with the farmers’ social media person to add social media links and integrate Facebook “Likes” and cross publishing from the WordPress blog to the Facebook Fan Pa… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 415.97

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How to Configure APC Cache on Virtual Servers with PHP running under FCGId

…al Private Server runs several virtual domains with PHP under FCGId using APC for opcode caching: Joomla, PHPbb, WordPress, etc . APC is somewhat challenging to configure properly with fcgid-enabled virtual domains, but it is quite helpful to optimize system resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugi… 8, 0, 0, 0 and 415.97

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