Author: Vladimir Vassilev

  • Free vintage stock photos from “New Old Stock”

    Resources on WordPress Free vintage stock photos from “New Old Stock”

    “New Old Stock” is a website, hosted on tumblr, featuring handpicked publicly available stock photos from the past, curated mostly from Flickr accounts of various institutions. All of those a free to use in general, but might require some sort of attribution. Photos from Flickr on New Old Stock are always linked to their source […]

  • Make a query variable public

    In case you are messing with custom rewrite rules in WordPress and especially creating new ones with the generate_rewrite_rules hook, you should know how to make a private (or a custom, which is by default – non-public) query variable public in order to have it working correctly in the rewrite rule. It’s actually pretty simple […]

  • “Nulled” WP Rocket when I got the original?!

    Now here’s what happened to me last night. Follow me closely, as this will explain why you might get a very specific error message upon activating the plugin on staging or production environment one day, that would imply you have a nulled unlicensed plugin. I installed my original licensed WP Rocket on my local development […]

  • Expired transients don’t get deleted on protected sites

    I found it the hard way. My database is rather small. It’s actually less than 20 Mb in total. That’s of course, if I exclude the 1.4Gb of data that I have in wp_options alone. Most of if being transients. Most of which have expired some time ago. I’ll spare you the story of how […]

  • Generating a new administrator user in WordPress through SQL

    If you need access to a website, built on WordPress, but you have SSH access only, you could still cope with the situation with a few line in the command line. Here are the steps you need to follow: Find the database credentials. They are usually in wp-config.php file under the web-root directory of your […]

  • Recovering missing Facebook comments (and like counts) after switching to SSL

    You might notice that you are missing your Facebook comments once you switch to HTTPS from serving your site initially on HTTP. The problem is with Facebook not linking the old URLs with the new ones, which is why you might have to do some additional work in order to have your comments back. It’s […]

  • Some good sources for starting your knowledge path in SEO

    A friend of mine sent a list of resources to a client of mine and CC’ed me in the conversation. I do find these resources really helpful, which is why I decided to put them here. We are not affiliated to any of the sources. SEO 101:  Google’s SEO Starter Guide MOZ: WordPress SEO hints by […]