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HOW TO: Stop using wp-cron.php and do this instead…

Wordpress cron (wp-cron) works really well. Until it doesn’t. For a small single site blog with relatively low traffic, you don’t need this. But as you scale, or run a Woocommerce store or multisite – this is absolutely worth setting up.

4 WordPress Server Admin Commands You Use But Keep Forgetting To Hotkey

Sick of running WP-CLI commands as root, with –allow-root, then feeling uneasy about your server’s security? Sort it today! (plus 4 other copy/pasties!)

HOW TO: Prevent exposing your visitor’s data to the Chinese Communist Party through Tik Tok embeds

Concerned about exposing your visitor data to third parties like TikTok or the Chinese Communist Party? Here’s what you need to know about Wordpress embeds.

9 WordPress Defines You (probably) Didn’t Know About

Allow outbound connections through your proxy? Stop themes from installing on core updates? Here’s some neat tricks for Wordpress you may not be aware of.

Handle high traffic by sanitising social media traffic in nginx

Absorb large social media marketing traffic like you never did before, with this sneaky nginx rewrite to help out your cache.

403Page is now open source!

Today we did something cool! We published the Frontity theme used for 403page.com (what you’re looking at right now). Come get it…

HOW TO: Block non-Cloudflare requests to your site with a Worker

What’s stopping an attacker from learning your server IP, bypassing Cloudflare and hitting your site directly? Try this…

HOW TO: Serve Frontity inside WordPress on any environment (no node.js)

A method to load a Frontity site as a theme inside Wordpress with any hosting environment – including those that don’t yet support Node.js!

HOW TO: Handle query strings for WordPress in nginx (like a crazy person would)

You need a wacky method for nginx to uniquely handle incoming requests that contain a specific query string using error page handling.

HOW TO: Support .webp on Cloudflare’s edge with a Worker

A method to serve .webp to supported browsers only using Cloudflare workers (and optionally Webp Express).