Install PHP 8.0 FPM on Ubuntu 18.04 for WordPress

The PHP 8 benchmarks are looking really sexy! More performance improvements are always welcome over PHP 7.4 🙂 Check out this in-depth list of the new PHP 8 features. Remember to test the new PHP 8.0 in a staging environment for your WordPress or WooCommerce site first, ideally on a separate server. If you need … Learn more…

Automating WordPress Health Checks with WP-CLI doctor Command

Your WordPress or WooCommerce store’s health is absolutely critical nowadays both in terms of performance and security. Having a slow site or one that has been defaced does not exactly demonstrate technical proficiency and inspire trust from your visitors. Generally I like to be proactive with performance and security rather than re-active which means we … Learn more…

Using WP-CLI to Scan for WordPress Security Vulnerabilities

Previously I have shown how to install WPScan on Ubuntu installation guide (for Ubuntu 16.04) and debian but what if you want to scan locally and not remotely? Especially if a site is protected from WPScan using protection methods  that prevent enumeration or access to files that expose the WordPress theme or plugins you are using. … Learn more…