Dev

HTTPS Works On Chrome But Not Firefox

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Firefox receives the request, server responds with a 301 to the https domain, then SSL fails to validate. The end result is a blank screen.

Getting Rid of 500K Approved Spam WordPress Comments

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An old WordPress blog received more than five hundred thousand comments that were automatically approved, with another ninety thousand waiting for approval. Here's how I cleaned it up without using a plugin.

SimpleXML disabled after upgrading to PHP 7 [Solved]

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A routine server maintenance disabled PHP's SimpleXML module and messed-up the ModX manager. Here's how I fixed it.

How to Add Facebook Author Tag to Your Blog

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Facebook has introduced a way to connect authors to readers through the Author Tag. It’s a simple piece of meta information that links to the author’s Facebook profile or page. This info is in the form of a tag added inside the article page’s <head> section..

"Redundant Hostnames" on Google Analytics: How I fixed it

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While looking at this blog’s stats on Google Analytics, I was greeted with a “Redundant Hostnames” warning, with the following options: Adjust filter, Check again, Ignore and Details. Here's how I fix it.

Migrating to DigitalOcean

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Warning: This is not a technical guide. Just a quick note on the decision to migrate all our websites from KnownHost to DigitalOcean.

Redesigning Island Trotters

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As Island Trotters evolves as a travel blog, slowly finding its identity, so should its design. Here's my journey to completely overhauling the layout of the site.