How to speed up a WordPress website with CloudFront CDN

If your WordPress-powered personal blog or website is loading slowly, you are hardly alone. Rather than simply bemoaning your web hosting, you can take more proactive approaches to solve the problem, such as optimizing underlying web server stack (e.g., PageSpeed), tweaking content (e.g., minification), or even switching to a different publishing platform (e.g., Ghost or […]
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How to repair a crashed WordPress database table

A WordPress database may experience failure and corruption under various circumstances. One of common problems with it is “crashed database.” When that happens, you will find the following error in WordPress error log: WordPress database error Table ‘./my_home/wp_posts’ is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed for query SELECT post_date_gmt FROM wp_posts WHERE post_status […]
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How to install Ghost blogging platform on Linux

Ghost is a relatively new blog publishing platform which started out as a £25,000 Kickstarter project. While WordPress is still the dominant blogging tool on the web, it has now evolved into a general content management platform with tons of third party developed features, and over time has become increasingly cumbersome and complex to maintain. […]
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