More and more users are using adblockers or surfing the web via private browsing with tracking protection. But this also affects your web analytics, as the blockers also will block analytics tracking – not only third party services like Google Analytics, but also self-hosted solutions like Piwik.
So, you’ve launched your WordPress site on a non-www domain, like example.com, but since then found out that running it on on www, like www.example.com, is better and want to move? You’re in luck, because it is really easy.
For 20 years or so, there has been the debate over whether you should use www or not in your web site’s canonical hostname. So should you use www or not?
“A healthy Internet needs all of us”, Mozilla states. And they’re right.
If you have someone’s public SSH key, you can use OpenSSL to safely encrypt a file and send it to them over an insecure connection (i.e. the internet). They can then use their private key to decrypt the file you sent. Continue reading “Encrypt and decrypt a file using SSH keys”
Publishing open source software or articles for free is very giving. Not only does it give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside when someone appreciates what you release, but it can also have other indirect consequences that give you a happier life.
But when something is free – as in no cost – people will also often turn to a mindset where they don’t appreciate your effort, time or value as a human being. For some reason, some people forget all about being polite and demands that I give them professional support because they can’t read instructions, don’t know what they are doing, or just feel like their time is much more important than mine.
Continue reading “Do you want my time for free?”
I very much appreciate comments that bring new insights, corrects my errors, or leaves a thank you note. But even so, it is a bit tedious to moderate comments. Though logging into WordPress – even with two-factor authentication enabled – isn’t much of a hassle, it is still a nuisance when you just want to approve or trash a couple of comments.
Continue reading “Moderate WordPress comments with WP-CLI”
Nginx is an extremely efficient and quite flexible web server. When you want to do a redirect in Nginx, you have a few options to select from, so you can choose the one that suits you best to do an Nginx redirect.
Continue reading “How to do an Nginx redirect”
With the advent of the fully automated and free of cost certificate authorities Let’s Encrypt and StartCom there is no doubt that the future of CAs are changing.