How to install second php version on Nginx and Ubuntu

Let’s see how can we install second php version (in this case 5.6) on LEMP stack If you have docker like I do, the best way is to fire up another container with second version of php. I’m on dev server so I’ll just show you how to do it assuming that you don’t have docker. Container OS is Ubuntu 16.4 and already has php 7.1 1. Add repo and update:

2. Install php-fpm (5.6) and dependencies:

3. Verify:

4*. Not required but you should do it.(cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 in php.ini):

search with ctrl+w cgi.fix_pathinfo and make sure you set it to 0

5. Setup php pool […]

AutoUpdate WordPress with Woocommerce via XMLRPC

Worked at more complex than usual project, that I can show, so I thought to update this site I’ll be brief because you’ll find all details about this here(normal video speed, project info, description etc) Programming and SEO project Below is video at 2x speed. Script auto-updates our site with products and prices from manufacturer. Near end you’ll find some seo details and an ads poster(lightweight version, doesn’t help rankings but it can be used to attract more clients) Copying part of script should work on almost all WordPress w/wo Woocommerce sites

WordPress Optimization For Speed Improvement

WordPress Optimization, we improve the site’s speed I this post I will not refer to image optimization or moving scripts to footer, https or others. I will limit to a few simple things that can be done by anyone, observed at “volume” (the changes are minor as for speed gain is only about 0,.. seconds if you don’t have a big site, but as it grows you’ll earn more). For example, the cron change below on a server with 32 sites has improved the loading speed of each site by over 3 seconds (well it’s more complicated each site had a bot posting in it at every 7 min or […]

Install WP-CLI for better wordpress maintenance

How to install WP-CLI for WordPress First of all what is WP-CLI and how it can helps us? WP-CLI is the official command line to interact and manage your website in wordpress. It has a lot of useful commands. Of course for most we can install plugins, but why use plugins if we can install WP-CLI? It installs simply after you log in (I use it as root don’t do like me because will open some vulnerabilities. Install it as a user)

We can test it like:

If it’s ok we’ll see something like in the picture below: The utility of WP-CLI:

For a larger list of […]

List Of Useful WP-CLI Commands

List of useful WP-CLI commands to better manage wordpress Well I thought it would not hurt to put a list of useful commands both for you and for me,because I forget them Let’s start: 1. Deleting revisions

Please note that you must install a package in order for this to work see more here: WordPress Optimization For Speed Improvement 2. Delete transients

3. Delete posts from the trash

4. Delete pending comments

5. See the crons scheduled in json format

6. Delete event scheduled in wordpress cron

7. Optimizing database

8. Fixing database

9. Search and replace in database

10. Check […]

Disable WordPress Auto-Updates for Theme and Plugins

Disable wordpress auto-updates,theme and plugins A WordPress default installation will upgrade if minor version is released. This also happens to some themes and plugins. Some of these updated plugins or themes might break your site functionality(they tend to disable,block your site to maintenance mode or make some visual elements unavailable) In addition when leaving the auto-updates on will consume some server resources. The “x” plugin checks once a day if there is an update to it, if there is one it notifies you. I’ve decided to get rid of all this auto-update thinggy on some sites just to be safe. If I want updates I can always check manually. In […]

A List of Useful WordPress Plugins That I use

List of useful wordpress plugins I decided to make a list of plugins I use most often, it can help you decide when you have to decide what plugin to use. The idea is that for each of these plugins in the future I will make a post on how to install and configure them properly and will place a link here. For now I will write only a short description Of course some plugins like No 2 I use only when I have no alternatives such as WP-CLI. 1. Yoast SEO (FREE) download it from here: For years Yoast, from my point of view dominated the WordPress SEO […]

Bash Script to Install WordPress Automatically with WP-CLI

A small bash script to install wordpress with wp-cli I decided to write a small bash script to speed up wordpress installation. This script should work in ubuntu/debian and centos/redhat but with minor changes. I use supervisored, so you need to replace supervisored word from script with what you have (systemctl, etc). In addition I decided to put more ping services (although this slows the site loading speed if you post frequently) for posterity Of course I assume you already have your database with user and pass..

If you encounter problems leave a comment, and we will solve it

Remix WordPress Theme SLOW QUERY FIX

Remix WordPress Theme SLOW QUERY on Artists, Songs FIX The problem occurs when you have medium size database. Query to database can take up to 30s, for artists songs. The problem lies in /themes/remix/functions.php file more specific the related function which gives you all related songs/artists/lyrics/etc. This is the actual function:

Database query is interpeded like this:

As you can see from above pic it’s a sad sad situation:) We want to change that into this:

As you can see is an enormous improvement over this query. Here’s the updated function related(be awere that i didn’t need all post types, this is only for artists and songs, […]