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Proxy caching WordPress with Nginx

Nginx is a lightweight web server/load balancer/reverse proxy designed to drive blazingly fast websites. It has low resource requirements compared to Apache, the defacto standard for PHP-based applications, and can handle an order of magnitude more requests per second. With WordPress, Nginx is often used in a few different ways: to serve static media assets, […]

Using Google Apps with StatusNet for email notifications

For the sake of saving an hour of guessing, here are the proper settings for using Google Apps, or Gmail, with StatusNet, formally known as Laconica: $config[‘mail’][‘backend’] = ‘smtp’; $config[‘mail’][‘params’] = array( ‘host’ => ‘’, ‘port’ => 587, ‘auth’ => true, ‘username’ => ‘[email protected]’, ‘password’ => ‘your_secret_password’ ); Adding these settings to your config.php file […]

#wcpdx: Speed Up WordPress

First session at WordCamp Portland this morning was “Speed Up WordPress” with Jason Grigs of Cloud Four. He jokingly argues that “we’ve remade the internet in our image and the image is obese.” Since 2003, web page size has tripled, number of objects has doubled, and we can partially blame it on WordPress. On the […]

Daniel Bachhuber

Proud father and husband. Principal, @handbuiltco. Maintainer, @wpcli. Sales, @rtcamp.