WordPress on Docker with Nginx, Traefik, LE SSL, Security, and Speed

WordPress on Docker with Traefik and Nginx

Looking for WordPress on Docker setup that offers multi-level caching and multiple websites (including non-WordPress) with automatic LetsEncrypt certificates? This step-by-step Docker WordPress tutorial will show you how to achieve this on a Ubuntu VPS. I have been a big proponent of Docker for Home server apps. My Docker Traefik … read more

[Solved] Varnish WordPress comments IP address problem

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First, let me explain the Varnish WordPress comments IP address problem. As many of you may know I have switched to VPS from Digital Ocean and currently run a LEMP stack with Varnish Cache. All was well until recently when I discovered that all WordPress comments IP address were 127.0.0.1. … read more

Image hotlink protection on Nginx

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If someone is serving images that are stored on your server directly on their webpage (aka image hot linking) then this image hotlink protection tip for Nginx webserver can help you. If an image is hotlinked then the domain name in its HTML src path and the webpage’s domain name … read more

[Solved] WordPress Yoast SEO sitemap blank on Nginx

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After moving my WordPress blog to Nginx on Digital Ocean, I have had to work through a few issues, one of it being Yoast SEO sitemap blank problem. Likes most bloggers I use Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin, which sort of eliminates the need for several other plugins for non-on-page SEO … read more

How to Find Free to Use Images for Your Blog

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Visual content is massively important to your blog, it creates interest for your posts and also has the potential of increasing website traffic. Studies show the human brain processes imagery 60,000x faster than text with 90% of day-to-day information transmitted being visual. The trouble is finding free to use images … read more

AddThis Pro for WordPress takes your blog to the next level

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AddThis Pro for WordPress could be the one social audience engagement tool that could take your blog to the next level. AddThis has been providing plugins like share buttons, follow buttons, and content recommendation to help increase your social network footprint with likes, shares, and followers for years. Now they … read more

Setup a self-hosted CDN to speedup WordPress

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Setting up a self-hosted CDN can speedup WordPress by parallelizing downloads. Recently, I explained why I moved to the $5 VPS offering from Digital Ocean. I can tell you that I have been more than happy with the performance of my VPS server and my WordPress site. Until about a … read more