WordPress + W3 Total Cache + MaxCDN How-To

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of WordPress as a blog and CMS platform. While it does have its problems, it’s relatively simple to set up, it’s extensible, and - when properly configured - it has great performance. The WP Super Cache plugin has been a staple on my WordPress blogs for quite some time and it has solved almost all of my performance problems. However, when you load up quite a few plugins or a heavy theme, the performance will dip due to the increased number of stylesheets, javascript files, and images.
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WordPress and PHP 5.3.x: update_comment_type_cache() expected to be a reference

I upgraded a Fedora 11 instance to Fedora 12 and found the following error at the top of one of my WordPress blogs: Parameter 1 to update_comment_type_cache() expected to be a reference, value given in wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166 The problem wasn’t in a plugin, actually. It was within my theme’s (R755-light) functions.php: function update_comment_type_cache(&$queried_posts) { The temporary fix is to remove the & from that line so it looks like this:
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Upgraded to WordPress 2.9

If you haven’t upgraded your WordPress installation to version 2.9 yet, you might want to consider doing that soon. There are quite a few improvements, bug fixes and security features available in the new version. The automatic upgrade via the admin interface actually worked just fine for me. Of course, I backed up my database and files first, just to be sure.
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Upgraded to WordPress 2.8.6 with some theme changes

I’ve upgraded the blog to WordPress 2.8.6 after I read about the registered user exploits. Also, I’ve dropped the Adsimple theme I was using, and I’m now using a slightly modified Dojo theme. It’s a little easier on the eyes, but it’s still lightweight enough to be fast on mobile broadband connections. Let me know what you think!
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Requiring SSL encryption for WordPress administration

I was digging around for WordPress plugins last night that would allow me to secure the administrative login page for my WordPress installations. Most of the plugins are only compatible with WordPress 2.7.x or earlier, so I was a little concerned about them working with WordPress 2.8.2. Then I stumbled upon the WordPress documentation that shows you how to require SSL with no plugins at all. If you’re using WordPress 2.
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