Introduction to WordPress and DevOps

This is the first article in a series of developing for WordPress in a DevOps friendly way. The other articles: Introduction to WordPress and DevOps Developing with WordPress and Vagrant Grunt Automation for WordPress developers WordPress configuration management In this post, we’ll talk about what DevOps means to WordPress developers.  Can DevOps deal with WordPress and perhaps more important, can… Continue reading Introduction to WordPress and DevOps

eBook on WordPress development and deployment

Last weeks I’ve been busy finishing up an eBook with the kind of straight forward title: WordPress DevOps – Strategies for developing and deploying with WordPress It’s a 100 page guide covering how You can get WordPress to work a little bit better in a proper development process, covering automation, testing and deployment. If you’re interested,… Continue reading eBook on WordPress development and deployment

Mysql Workbench on Ubuntu 14.10

As a friendly tip for anyone else who: Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 Use Mysql Workbench a lot Use the built in TCP/IP over SSH to connect to remote servers. There’s a big chance that you saw this: Problem In Ubuntu 14.10 the package python-paramiko was upgraded to 1.15. The package is used by Python… Continue reading Mysql Workbench on Ubuntu 14.10

WordPress management – looking for beta testers

One of the projects I’m working on is called Remote Control Panel for WordPress and is getting ready for beta testing. Or to be honest, we’re still in the middle of functional testing so we could still be a couple of weeks away. But we still think it’s time to start recruiting beta testers for… Continue reading WordPress management – looking for beta testers

Creating a persistent ssh tunnel in Ubuntu

In situations when no VPN is either not available or you just think it’s an overkill to configure an ssh tunnel can be a pretty good alternative. An SSH tunnel works by setting up an ssh connetion between two hosts and use that connection to transport normal network traffic. On one side of the tunnel,… Continue reading Creating a persistent ssh tunnel in Ubuntu

A slow host is a bad host

Just a quick post about a discovery I just made. When using the Load Time Profiler plugin to measure load time, it’s possible to compare two hosting environments by looking at the first part of the load process, before any plugins or theme files are loaded. The last point such point measured by the plugin… Continue reading A slow host is a bad host

WordPress profiler

This post is part two of a mini series where I (1) explain why keeping track of WordPress load timing is important and (2) discuss how WordPress load time profiling can be done using a newly created plugin. If you want to skip the chatter and go straight to the plugin, you can download it here.… Continue reading WordPress profiler

WordPress load time analysis

UPDATE Dec 8th 2013: I’ve updated the plugin even more. Read about it in part 2. UPDATE Dec 3rd 2013: While testing the plugin on a few installations, I discovered a couple of bugs. If you downloaded the plugin on Dec 2nd 2013, you may want to try the improved version available below. I’ve been working a lot with WordPress… Continue reading WordPress load time analysis

Rackspace and load test automation

Well, last workday of this week turned out nice. I’ve been working with LoadImpact.com for a few months, providing text material for their blog. Mostly hands on technical stuff about load testing, how their tool can be used, and fun things you can find out with a good Load Testing tool at hand. But this… Continue reading Rackspace and load test automation

WordPress file permissions

  In order for WordPress to be able to install a plugin and plugins or themes automatically there are a number of conditions that have to be met. If all those conditions aren’t met, one-click installations or upgrades won’t happen, instead, whenever you try to upgrade, WordPress will show you the FTP credentials input form. If… Continue reading WordPress file permissions