Google Compute Engine does not allow outbound connections on ports 25, 465 and 587. These SMTP ports are blocked by default due to abuse. For sending emails through the Google cloud compute instance Google recommends the following: Relay emails through your G suite(formerly known as Google Apps) account Relay using third party email service such… Read More How to Send Emails from WordPress on a Google Cloud Compute Instance
Optimizing your WordPress powered website is a continuous process. It depends on how heavily customized your WordPress site is, luckily the out of the box the theme I installed ranked average. Check your site at Think With Google or GtMetrix to get baseline of where your current website stands. This is my baseline stats. I started with these and… Read More 3 Quick Easy Steps To Speed Up your WordPress Site Now
At last, finally found time to move my blog on LEMP(Linux, Nginx, MySQL and PHP-FPM) stack and it just one of the many goals I have set for starting overhauling this blog and over the coming days I’ll be optimizing it further and come up with a fresh new design. I’ve been running this blog… Read More How to run on WordPress on a LEMP stack on Amazon EC2
EC2 instances uses SFTP and not FTP. Since you do not have a password. The easiest way to configure the WordPress update is via command line. SSH into your instance and enter the following. sudo chown -R www-data /var/www/wordpress sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/wordpress
I have this personal web application that was built from scratch last year and has already been considerably indexed by google. I used some Apache mod rewrite to make the urls friendly. Last week I decided it would be faster/easier to jumpstart the project again if I just focus on my application and just use… Read More Create rewrite rules for friendly url for WordPress plugin custom queries
Been using WordPress now for about 4 months on my projects and I occasionally find problems with plugins and themes but not on WordPress itself. I seem to be getting good at troubleshooting some. Yesterday my host changed servers, then I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress and everything got whacked on uploading images… Read More WordPress error- Is its parent directory writable by the server?
Recently I needed a screen capture addon for Firefox for a WordPress project I was working on. What I needed was an easy way to capture a screen then save the screenshot easily without using Photoshop or Paint for the task. I then have to upload the capture to my wordpress post.