Category: Miscellaneous

  • MainWP Sucuri extension overview

    MainWP Sucuri overview. What it is and what you can do with it.

  • Renewing (an expired?) Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate with Easy Engine

    The routine is expected to be as follows: [crayon-6473da618c27e510552335/] Right? Well, yes, if your environment is up-to-date.  Result of the last command should be like: Renewing SSl cert for Reload : nginx [OK] SUCCESS: Certificate was successfully renewed For Your cert will expire within 89 days. Expiration DATE: Tue Sep 12 08:23:00 UTC […]

  • Solution for cPanel and WHM being stuck on updates

    It happens, although pretty rarely, for updates of WHM and cPanel to fail. Then you can access any of their pages and you are prompted to reload the page as if this would fix it. Solution for me was just to run the following command as root in a SSH session on the server: [crayon-6473da618c787858458983/] My […]

  • Recursively replacing or removing a string from text files in a directory

    I had a client with 3 WordPress sites hacked, having injected a dirty ad redirect in every possible javascript file of these sites. Around 1500 files were infected with one and the same script, so the best solution for curing them would be to remove that specific line that was causing all the trouble. Following set of […]

  • Scanning and cleaning a Linux machine (server or desktop) with ClamAV antivirus

    Resources on WordPress Scanning and cleaning a Linux machine (server or desktop) with ClamAV antivirus

    A client of mine got some infected emails in their mail server, leading to infected Thunderbird on Windows, crashing the whole operating system. In order to clean up the mess, I had to scan the mail server and remove the emails that were spreading the virus. ClamAV turns out to be a pretty good option for […]

  • Transliterate cyrillic permalinks

    Everyone living in a country that’s using a cyrillic script knows the pain of having to work with a cyrillic URL in Firefox, having to switch layouts when typing an address, all the SEO implications and just how plain ugly it is to have mixed scripts in your “pretty” permalinks. One solution to this is […]

  • UpiCRM – Leads are everything!

    Resources on WordPress UpiCRM – Leads are everything!

    About Leads Everything revolves around leads. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. As WordPress developers, though, we avoid this one, as it doesn’t use custom post types but rather defines its own tables and has an interface for additional fields within it’s settings. Again, none of these are bad things, but we want to […]