How to test Patreon without getting burned?

Would you be interested in funding a WordPress video series, Tims looks at why he is struggling to get to grips with services like Patreon and taking a leap into the unknown. So he is turning to the community to help him work out if he should go for it.

Guessing you have SSL Questions?

Recently Google announced that whether a site is running over HTTPS would be considered as a ranking factor, this has sparked a renewed interest in SSL and Tim has been asked lot’s of questions both about terms as well as implementation so decided to put a small guide together, which quickly grew. So consider this an in-depth introduction to SSL.

WordPress Hard Coded Options

Following on from the Must Use plugins Tim takes a look at Hard Coding WordPress options and presents a small Must Use Generic Plugin for hard coding WordPress options.

My ‘Must Use’ plugins

Tim takes a look at what was in his MU plugins folder in his latest project and not a top 10 plugin was to be found anywhere?

Encrypting emails with PGP and WordPress

PGP has been in the news recently thanks to Google, but it’s strange how for something that’s been around over 20 years very few services send encrypted email. This article looks at PGP and how you can use it to encrypt outgoing emails, personal content and almost anything within WordPress.

Building a CDN over SSL with CloudFront and SNI

Amazon CloudFront is remarkably simple to setup, you don’t need a S3 account, simply use your own HTTP server as the origin. SNI allows multiple SSL certificates to be associated with a single IP but is not 100% supported. Amazon CloudFront supports using your own SSL certificate with SNI. The combination means you can quickly build a CDN for your site.