Tag: WordPress

  • Getting WordPress Database Size via WP-CLI

    Getting WordPress Database Size via WP-CLI

    One WP-CLI command that I’ve found handy is this db-size command. It allows you to output a site’s registered database tables along with the data and index size in any format that WP-CLI natively supports, with multiple sort options: Here’s some example output from one of my test sites: Enjoy!

  • Quick Tip: Export WordPress SQL output via WP-CLI

    Quick Tip: Export WordPress SQL output via WP-CLI

    If for some reason you can’t run wp db query, but need to export SQL output to a CSV or other file, then have a look at this small WP-CLI command I whipped up that should allow this: I’d add an example here, but I don’t have any right now that I can share 😐…

  • Wisps, a WordPress Plugin

    Wisps, a WordPress Plugin

    With Wisps, you can have code snippets similar to Gist, Pastebin, or similar code sharing sites. Using the built-in WordPress code editor, you can write snippets to post and share.

  • Quick Tip: DreamHost cron and WP-CLI

    Quick Tip: DreamHost cron and WP-CLI

    If you’re hosting your WordPress website on DreamHost, and use their cron system to offload your WordPress faux-cron for better reliability, be careful of what version of PHP you have in your code. I recently had an issue where my cron events weren’t firing, and after enabling email output, I ended up with something like…

  • Blogging Anonymously

    Blogging Anonymously

    An interesting problem I came across recently was how to set up a WordPress blog with an anonymous user.  Now, a simple way would be to create a brand new user with fake information, but that’s too easy. After looking for some prior art, I found the Anonymizer plugin in the WordPress.org plugin repository.  Unfortunately, it’s…

  • Logging Failed Redirects

    Logging Failed Redirects

    WordPress has a built-in function called wp_safe_redirect().  This allows you to create redirects in code, but only to whitelisted domains (via the allowed_redirect_hosts filter). The downside to this is that you have to remember to whitelist the domains.  It’s easy to forget if you’re doing a lot of redirects, for instance with the WPCOM Legacy…

  • Purging All The Caches!

    Purging All The Caches!

    One of the best ways to ensure that a WordPress site–well any site really–stays performant and not broken is by leveraging caching. WordPress by default doesn’t do much caching other than some in-memory caching of objects, and the odd database caching via the Transients API. This site currently has three layers of caching: PHP OPcache…