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502 Bad Gateway & 111: Connection refused – NGINX, php-fpm, and wordpress

502 Bad Gateway & 111: Connection refused – NGINX, php-fpm, and wordpress

I had some trouble setting up a WordPress installation on a new server yesterday that I had never experienced before.  Whenever I accessed my domain or any PHP file, I was getting a 502 Bad Gateway error.  Now, I knew that my permissions were fine,…

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The Beautiful Hume

The Beautiful Hume

There are many things in this world, many people and many paths.  These things are of the earth, and similar to the physicality of gravity pulling the stone towards the earth’s perpetually spinning and liquid iron core, they too pull our being and spirit towards…

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WordPress Brute Force Attack Prevention

WordPress Brute Force Attack Prevention

Thanks to Dan over at one of my favorite sites, ArsTechnica, I was made privy to a large scale brute force war being waged against wordpress sites. I always air on the side of caution when it comes to security (no default settings, including server…

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Useful SSH & MySQL Commands

Useful SSH & MySQL Commands

After configuring dozens of servers, I have grown weary of googling the same commands every time I need them…. soooo I will embrace my laziness pro-actively by building a repository of the commands here. Note: I use Debian as my linux flavor, and NGINX instead…

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Baptism

Baptism

Cool shallow waves brush still dry skin above softened feet, Once weathered hands a-braised by sand, strong body and soul feels weak. The core breathes deeply salty clean air safe from subversions leaden grip, A sirens howl distant thoughts now as time heals away an eminent burden’s trip. No…

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WordPress Custom Taxonomy Permalink Throws a 404 Error NGINX

WordPress Custom Taxonomy Permalink Throws a 404 Error NGINX

Okay, so this one took about 5 days to fix. I actually had to break out some PHP manuals and learn some fundamentals prior to being able to fix this, and all it turned out was (as usual) the problem was more straightforward than it…

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WordPress Custom Taxonomy on Category Pages

WordPress Custom Taxonomy on Category Pages

So solving the breadcrumb issue on the landing pages was one thing, however showing proper breadcrumbs on a custom taxonomy category page was a whole other can of worms. I was having issues stopping the taxonomy at the current term and only listing the parents….

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WordPress Custom Taxonomy Ordering on Posts  (Non-Alphabetical)

WordPress Custom Taxonomy Ordering on Posts (Non-Alphabetical)

So, I spent 3 days trying to figure out how to get my custom post categories to be displayed according to their hierarchy. By default, wordpress sorts the taxonomy by “name” or alphabetical. The problem was finding a function in the API that returned the…

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The Value of Data, Why Seamless has it Wrong

The Value of Data, Why Seamless has it Wrong

When building an online start-up, it is important to understand the value that data can bring to a company.

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Timthumb not working with WordPress & NGINX (FIX)

Timthumb not working with WordPress & NGINX (FIX)

Setting up WordPress on Debian Squeeze and NGINX is fairly straightforward, however there is definitely an issue with Timthumb.

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