WordPress, PHP, Suhosin, Out of Memory and Execution Timeouts

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Suhosin is a security patch for PHP. WordPress is a CMS that needs PHP for execution. Suhosin can be a real mean so-and-so who stops WordPress scripts executing fully. If you get PHP out of memory errors or max execution time errors even after you have increased the max_execution_time and the memory_limit in php.ini then you might need to have a talk with Suhosin. Say hello to Su Hosin Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations. It was designed to protect your servers on the one hand against a number of well known problems in PHP applications and on the other hand … [Read more...]

Final Reminder Before Cobalt Apps Pricing & Licensing Changes

Dynamik for Genesis

Update: The date for grabbing an unlimited license has been extended until "May 29th at 9am EDT". In Eric's own words: "[for] the next 24 hours, until May 29th at 9am EDT, you'll have one final chance to purchase Dynamik Website Builder and/or Genesis Extender Plugin at the current pricing structure, receiving an "Unlimited" license key in the process." I already have Dynamik. Today I thought, what the hell, I'll get Genesis Extender too. Get this deal. You will not regret it. Original Article The pricing and licensing structure for the Dynamik child theme for Genesis is changing … [Read more...]

There is a New WordPress Cache in Town

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WordPress security plugin developer extraordinaire, Mark Maunder, released the latest & greatest version of Wordfence security Sunday. This version gives powerful security and performance caching to WordPress sites. Caching and security in one plugin? Who would have thunk it. Wordfence is the free popular WordPress security plugin from Feedjit Inc. Downloaded nearly 1.5 million times already. One downside to enhanced website security is the slightly increased page load time caused by the security checks run by security measures added to a site and its server. Wordfence 5.1 … [Read more...]

How to Change the Shape of Genesis Menu Tabs

Example Genesis Circle Shaped Menu Tabs

Most WordPress nav menus are shaped as  square or rectangular blocks. Some menus use color gradients to add depth to those blocky shapes. How can we change those menu tabs into diamonds, circles or other shapes? We can use background images to give the illusion of different shapes, or, We can use CSS3 to skew, make circular or to otherwise change the shape of the menu tabs. The CSS3 method is the one we are going to use here. This guide is written for the Genesis theme framework and works with the Dynamik child theme framework too. The methods shown should be adaptable to other … [Read more...]

Make a Timestamp Shortcode

Epoch Time Shortcode Plugin for WordPress

This snippet creates a shortcode to display the Unix Epoch time. Most likely reason you might use this plugin is to create DoubleClick cache busting links. I wrote a WordPress plugin for this same purpose. The plugin contains the same code snippet. It is up to you whether you add this snippet to functions.php or use the plugin. The plugin version of this shortcode is here. Instructions for adding this snippet to WordPress are here. The shortcode this code creates is [[timestamp]]. Place that shortcode anywhere within a page or widget to display the timestamp. To use in DoubleClick … [Read more...]