Regularly I’m asked to give help with Newsletter plugin for very very odd issue. The last one is worth to be told. A plugin user was setting the SMTP parameters to send the newsletter using an external SMTP provider. Nothing special, standard connection with standard values. But every time he tried to send a test […]
Time ago, for a customer, I created a plugin that integrates the thumbnail generation system of WordPress. The needed was to “force” WordPress to generate always a thumbnail with the exact sizes, while it usually returns the best fitting thumbnail it can find within the already generated ones. Yes a theme can register many thumbnail […]
This new version of Header and Footer has an interesting new option: the ability to add any code you need just after the <body> tag. This point of injection is not supported by themes, usually, so buffering is needed to inject in that precise page section. This lower a little bit the site performances, but […]
This new version of Satollo bbPress Extension contains a short code useful to create a list of reply of a topic in a post. The main use is when a topic is created linked with a blog post and you want people to discuss in the forum and not with comments.
From time to time I need to replicate a Magento database from the production site to the staging environment. It’s common to find out that a mysql dump of a Magento database is two, three or more gigabyte. With such sizes, even when using gzip and catz, backup and restoring a database requires disk space […]
I don’t like to write posts like this one but now Yoast and its WordPress SEO plugin (which I use) are making me very angry. Today I was updating a number of plugins on my site an I got this warning: which is licit, both the plugins (Header and Footer and WordPress SEO) can add […]
Inactive plugins can stay in your blog, for months or years, unnoticed and not updated. And can open the doors to hackers. An inactive plugin is a piece of code not loaded by WordPress. But it’s still present in your blog and could be used to exploit it. Many hacks does not require the faulty […]
If you can’t be there at the Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy), you can at least snoop in the live photos taken at this international fair. Born as an experiment on Android, I released an app which extracts live photos (usually from Instagram users but not only) taken at the Expo 2015, everyday. The fair will […]