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Migrating RK.md From Siteground To Cloudways Cloud Hosting

I started my web journey with Dot5Hosting back in the mid 2000s and ultimately transition to Bluehost shared hosting on September 18, 2008. After growing issues with performance and uptime, I switched to Siteground...

Best Practices For Creating A WordPress Healthcare Blog

Over my 15 years in web development and social media, I've seen healthcare colleagues venture into blogging but quickly decide to quit. They had little regard for search engine optimization (SEO), visual design, security,...

Automatic Dark Mode CSS Media Query

After RK.md went to an all dark-mode interface, I received some feedback from users saying they preferred the "light mode" version. To accommodate this, I kept some elements in the header and footer as...

Plugins I Use On WordPress

Here's a list of the WordPress plugins I use for RK.md. I'll try to keep this post updated! This post was last updated 3/28/2022. Akismet (spam protection)Contact Form 7 (contact form)Redis Object Cache (persistent backend object...

Happy 10th Anniversary, RK.md!

Ten years ago on this day, I registered my current domain name, rk.md, through the country code top-level domain for Moldova. At that time, this site was running WordPress 2.7 using the original TinyMCE...

WordPress PHP Shortcodes For Yearly Post And Comment Counts

I wanted an easy way to calculate some end-of-year stats, so I put together a two shortcodes which query the WordPress SQL database and return the number of posts and comments in the last...

Release Of PHP 7 – WordPress Compatibility

This is a momentous day for web developers and the Internet at large - PHP 7 has been released! 🙂 PHP 5 was originally released in summer 2004, and since then, there was little paradigm...

WordPress SQL Database Backup and Optimization Without Plugins

In my pursuit for optimization without utilizing resource-hungry plugins, I've compiled the following PHP snippets to run as cron jobs on my Bluehost account. Daily backup - requires the database name and its associated username/password....

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