Cleaning Up WordPress – Large wp_options.idb

Did your tiny AWS Bitnami WordPress server run out of disk space? The culprit may be unoptimized data tables in MySQL. Finding a 4.9GB wp_options.idb file on your server is not as uncommon as you may think. What… Read More

Hate Spam? Turn Off Jetpack Email Sharing

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The past few days have been spent diagnosing various email delivery issues from the AWS web cluster that is running our WordPress plugin store as well as our SaaS locator platform. During this process email routing was pushed… Read More

AWS LEMP Stacks and EFS Issues

Lesson learned — if you are using EFS on production systems you want to be using provisioned throughput mode. But, before we get into that, let’s go over the details of this implementation… Service Configuration We utilize AWS… Read More

Converting A Standalone Instance Into An EC2 Load Balanced Cluster

Creating a new web application that resides on an AWS load balanced cluster is easy with the Elastic Beanstalk assistant. That is a great solution if you want to run every web service or application on their own… Read More

WP_User_Query Inverse (NOT) Search

It took a LOT longer than it should have to build an efficient query for WordPress users today. The query — an WP_User_Query INVERSE search. The list I was trying to generate was based on two things: –… Read More

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