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, […]

Easiest way to add Git to your WebFaction account

wget tar -xvf git- cd git- ./configure –prefix=$HOME make make install If you’re reading this in the future, you may want to use the most recent version of Git. Instructions via the always helpful WebFaction support team

How to properly use Git with Subversion

Find this post on the Google or someone’s shared link? I’ve discovered an even more magical way to work with Git and Subversion Having Git properly interface with Subversion is a mysterious black art. If you’re into the Harry Potter stuff, then this post is for you. First, I must give credit where credit is […]

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 […]