CommonMark for WordPress

Markdown provides an efficient way to create formatted content for the web in plain text. Unlike a WYSIWYG editor, you use special characters to indicate which words and phrases should look different. Markdown syntax was designed to be readable and unobtrusive, so the content in Markdown files can be read even if it isn’t rendered.

No-IP Dynamic Update Client on Ubuntu

No-IP is a dynamic DNS service that is very reliable and easy to use. If you have, like my current setup, a home server box connected to your internet service provider and do not have a static IP, then you need to use dynamic DNS service to periodically check for changes to your IP address and update the Dynamic DNS database to reflect that change.

WP-Cron using Linux’s Cron

The WordPress default system “virtual” cron requires visitors to execute events. During each page load, it checks the database if there are any scheduled tasks to run. Without visitors, cron will not be prompted. This method is very inefficient and adds additional resource usage to your server. This tutorial will help walk you through replacing WordPress cron with a Linux cron job.