SSH provides a significantly more secure way of updating WordPress files and plugins or performing new plugin installations. Here, I explain how to enable WordPress to use SSH for all updates and installations.
A general overview of SSH2 for PHP can be found at the official Secure Shell2 reference. If you look at the requirements section, you will see that two other libraries are required for it to work. They are OpenSSL and libssh2. I explain here how to install both of these first. And then we proceed to actually install ssh2 for PHP shell connections.
Here I explain the second method to speed up your WordPress site using Amazon’s CDN. To get background information on the process described here, please read my previous post: Speed Up WordPress With Amazon S3 And Cloudfront (Part 1).
With just a bit of extra effort, you could get significant page speed improvements on your WordPress website by using Amazon’s Content Delivery Network (CDN). This is because Amazon has robust servers all over the world that can serve your content much faster than the single shared hosting server that your WordPress site is most likely installed on.
Recently, I came across the need to sort the output of some XML transformed via XSLT. Normally, this isn’t too difficult. We just perform the sort within our template with some XSL code as simple as:
Twitter announced today a new Related Headlines feature, which shows what websites a tweet has been embedded in on the tweet’s permalinked page. This lets you follow through on a story and learn extra context, and it encourages sites to embed tweets more often. From now on, when you click on the tweet’s URL on Twitter.com, you will see links to news stories where that tweet has been embedded. As an example, I will embed my own tweet below. If you click on the tweet’s URL (the timestamp), then you SHOULD see a link to this website in the related headlines section.