Peng Zhang on September 27th, 2014

We just implemented SSO integration between WordPress and PingIdentity successfully. What we learnt is that the “simpleSAMLphp Authentication” plugin (0.7.0) is too complicated to implement, as it has addtional 3rd party application to install and configure, and apache server has to configured to work with it, in addition to the plugin itself. Way too complicated. We tried, [...]

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Peng Zhang on June 3rd, 2014

My blog is filled with comments spam as pending comments. The spamming is so serious that the spam filled up the database very quickly, causing it’s overall size to exceed the account limit. I initially used manual methods to delete pending comments into trash, and clearing trash permanently. But I quickly realized that the manual [...]

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Peng Zhang on October 17th, 2012

I just want to record my experience with debugging WordPress and some plugins. WP-Debug is a plugin that is popular based on the number of downloads, but has not been updated for more than a year; also, when activated, it could display some debug information including queries in the front end in the footer area, but [...]

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Peng Zhang on September 26th, 2011

 

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I know image maps are supposed to be deprecated html entities. But sometimes, you have to work with what is provided and does not have the time to enhance and modify the template. In such a HTML template, there is an image map and from one of its AREA tags, I want to play a [...]

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Without a close look, the two plugins can be easily confused with each other due to the name. WP Maintenance Mode has much nicer looking themes, a higher rating and a lot bigger number of downloads. But when I turned on the maintenance mode, people logged in as editors can still access the admin area [...]

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