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Allow WordPress to Redirect to … Itself

If your WordPress admin interface lives at a domain that’s different from your actual site’s, make sure to add the former to the “allowed redirect hosts.” If you don’ t, you’ll get redirected to the admin dashboard way more often than needed, e.g., after running some kind of action, rather than stay on the settings or tools page the request originated from. Continue reading Allow WordPress to Redirect to … Itself

Using Docker to Run Aperture, a Microsub Server

A Microsub server—like Aperture—is very much like an RSS feed aggregator, though it supports more than just RSS, like JSON, and even Microformats. Most, if not all, Microsub servers also require a separate client-side application. An IndieWeb reader, if you like. Now, because of Aperture’s many dependencies, I’ve gone the Docker Compose route. Continue reading Using Docker to Run Aperture, a Microsub Server

Self-Hosting Matomo on a Small VPS, Alongside Other Services

I’ve recently taken up experimenting with a small Ubuntu VPS, and while still directly hosting a few Laravel-based applications, I’ve also started fiddling with Docker (Compose) as a means to keep the host OS somewhat lean. That said, let’s have a look at some of the work that went into installing Matomo on top of this setup. Continue reading Self-Hosting Matomo on a Small VPS, Alongside Other Services