Repair a broken plugin after upgrading

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As we all know, updating your WordPress site is important. Not just the core, but also the installed plugins and theme’s. Usually this goes well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Plugins that fail to update properly can cause all kinds of problems. Mostly white screens, in either the front-end or the dashboard of your website. If it really was the upgrade that… Read more »

Stuck in maintenance mode? This is how you fix it!

Every now and then you get updates for your WordPress site. A shiny notification that awaits you after logging on to the dashboard. Usually you can just click the notification link and after a short time you’ve updated to the latest version of WordPress. Sometimes however, things don’t go that smoothly. Whether you’ve accidentally closed your browser, or something went… Read more »

Locating hostheaders on IIS using PowerShell.

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Sometimes you might want to find out what HostHeaders are being used with similar names on your server. For example when there are conflicts and/or duplicate HostHeaders. Especially when you have lots of sites with similar names this can be a real pain in the ass using the GUI. Lucky for us, PowerShell comes with some nifty cmdlets that can… Read more »

POODLE-bug – what can you do?

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Right now a bug in SSL poses a risk for users sending information over a supposedly secure connection. I won’t describe the bug in detail, but the short version is that it allows an attacker to force a site-visitor back to the insecure SSL 3.0 protocol. Combine this with a man-in-middle-attack (MiTM) and you can guess where this is going… Read more »

Forcing https through a rewrite

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When setting up a SSL site you always have to make sure that your visitors use the correct (https://) address. With this rewrite rule you can force people to visit the site over SSL: What we do here is simple: take all non-https traffic (input=”{HTTPS}” pattern=”off”) and redirect it to the same page on a https connection. Enjoy!

Using Cloudflare and showing visitors real addresses.

Recently I did a few tests with CloudFlare. My goals were to see how it would affect performance on my site and what other noticeable effects it would have. One thing that I had to cope with is the fact that visitors to my site no longer had a unique IP address. Since CF worked as a CDN/Proxy in my… Read more »