WP-Cron is how WordPress handles time-based job scheduling on sites. Sort of like the Linux cron utility. But WP-Cron could be very resource intensive since it executes on every page load. I share some insights/solutions to the problem in this post.
I code in several different programming languages and I post content relevant to the different languages on this website. Software development tools and languages evolve very dynamically. What's hot today may be forgotten tomorrow. So, categorizing my content based on language is not very practical. Instead, I use client-server labeling to categorize my work with various programming languages. This section holds content that I consider to be back-end (or server-side) programming.
You may need to do redirections on your WordPress site from time to time. While they can be done with PHP or via code tweaks in your .htaccess file, this article explains a simpler and more robust method involving the WordPress Redirection plugin.
There are lots of programming situations where it is necessary to break up a large amount of work into smaller more manageable pieces or chunks. The technique is known as “Chunking” and is frequently used when a huge list needs to be iterated in batches of say, 100 items at a time.
If you love platform-neutral approaches to programming like we do, you will love Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This article is a high level overview of SOA. We discuss SOA principles, pros and cons, and components needed for SOA infrastructure.
If you do WordPress site migrations often, you will at some point encounter the problem of weird characters (like â€œ and â€) appearing in your WordPress content. This article explains why this may happen and how to fix the problem.
Once in a while, you may need to manually change your WordPress siteurl and home links (e.g. when you’re migrating your entire website to a new domain). If not done right, your site may malfunction. Here are the different proper ways to do this.