WordPress self-hosting – what has to be considered?

 
self-hosted-wordpressI’ve been working with WordPress for over 9 years now and have already created, set-up and driven some blogs at this time. My own blogs all run on their own vServer. But if a friend or one of my family circle says “I want to start a blog, can you help me with the installation?”, then the blog usually ends up on a webspace.
But which webspace package is suitable? What are the installation requirements for WordPress and can not you simply take a free provider? I would like to clarify these and other questions.
WordPress self-hosting or ready to take-off solution?
If I am asked what I would recommend to a beginner – host the blog himself or use a complete solution like wordpress.com – then my answer is always always hosting itself. (If you don’t trust me, […]

How to create personalized form mails in Thunderbird

Serienmails mit Thunderbird versendenIn today’s post we will talk about how to create serial mails in Thunderbird. By using a plug-in, Thunderbird is able to do the same thing as Microsoft Word does with its form letters. So our aim is to automatically send personalized e-mails from an existing recipient list.
It makes sense to use such a serial mail, for example, when you want to send invitations or for sending newsletters to small recipient list in your friend and acquaintance circle. (For several hundred recipients, however, you should rather switch to a professional solution because otherwise you would run the risk of being classified as spammer.) However, the following solution is best suited for “home use”.
Install the Mail Merge plugin
In order to teach Thunderbird the serial creation of mails, we have to expand it with a plugin. In this case, the plugin of choice is called “Mail Merge”. Although there […]

Switch WordPress to HTTPS with free Let’s Encrypt certificates

How to switch your WordPress blog to HTTPSAs the one or other may have noticed, en.code-bude.net is running strictly via HTTPS protocol since some days. All requests via HTTP protocol will be redirected to HTTPS. How exactly the switch from HTTP to HTTPS for code-bude.net was realised and what things to have in mind, I want to explain in the following article.
This article shall show you how to change your WordPress blog setup from HTTP to HTTPS. As a basis for the article I used my setup, which consists of a VPS (virtual private server) with runs Ubuntu Server as operating system and Apache as a web server.
To give you a better overview, I divided the article in the following parts:

Why you should use HTTPS for a WordPress blog?
How to install Certbot and generate SSL certificates
Automatically renew SSL certificates with Certbot
Configure Apache to use Let’s Encrypt certificates
Switch […]

New theme – the bug hunt is opened

Neues DesignThe one or the other may have noticed it already – code-bude.net is running with a new design recently. The theme change was on my to-do list for more than two years, but I was scared to switch the theme. Scared of ranking losses in Google or to shoot me the design because I had programmed the old Theme in non recommend ways. But now I have, however, done so.
After 5 years, the old theme has got it made and with its lack of responsiveness it was not up to date anymore. From now on code-bude.net can also be read comfortably on mobile devices.
Help me to improve the new theme!
Since the new Theme certainly is still missing one or the other edge, I depend on your help. If you find an error (text or illustration) or if you have a proposal, at which point something should be […]

Howto fix: Windows 10 freezes and lags after sleep

For some time I was plagued by a little, but rather annoying problem on my Windows 10 PC. Once the computer woke up from sleep mode, it freezes several times per minute for a few seconds. Explorer windows open slowly, websites won’t load and the sound drops out. The mouse was still responsive.
I am not alone with this problem, because I have found several forum threads during my research, where users complaint about this problem. However, I found the solution for this problem, but only after a very long search.
Refine the problem
In almost all forums it was suggested to upgrade the drivers of all hardware, update to a newer BIOS version and/or completely reinstall Windows. However, my drivers have all been updated and also for the BIOS there was no update. A new and clean Windows installation was not an option for me.
Ereignisanzeige Problem nach Sleep
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