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Varnish, WordPress, Security.VCL

Now although many sites rarely sees 2billion hits a month or 1000 hits per second, why should they not be capable of this, although the direct correlation is loose, with concurrency can come speed.

Speed in this sense is possibly even serving a page to a single user at a time but why not do it in a decent timeframe.

Throwing hardware at it is one way to achieve this goal but why not do the same off a tiny VPS just with a little bit of caching. Continue reading

Custom Authentication

Integration of WordPress into other pre-existing systems and the ability to amalgamate it with other applications to provide better functionality is a good way to utilise the strengths of WordPress without having to migrate your whole site across to it. A key stepping stone to this merger is the authentication system.

The capabilities this control can add allows for you to either add more possible authentication mechanisms on top of the standard WordPress user management, or you can strip away the authentication against the WordPress database and just use an external system to handle your users.
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Why WordPress

I started writing this thinking I’d be able to find just as many people against WordPress usage as I could for it, that’s turned out to be quite a different story.  I know of plenty of people that have opinions about it being the work of the devil but there is a distinct lack of WordPress haters across the internet! What is there that we can hate WordPress for then… Continue reading

Feed Automation: WP-Cron

This will the the first in a series about ways to automate content into WordPress.  However good it is to have fresh new content, sometimes other blogs, news feeds, in fact, any website might have content that you might want imported onto your blog.  Alongside automating new posts for your blog, feed automation can also be useful to take WordPress out of its normal scope, for instance, reading in email and turning WordPress into your new email client!

The first way that we shall investigate is using the functions built into WordPress in the form of the WP-Cron functionality.
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