Remove Javascript and CSS versioning from WordPress

While trying to optimize my site a while back I came across some issues with Javascript and CSS versions causing caching issues, or rather not being cached. This lack of caching of the Javascript and CSS files was lowering the site score on many testing sites including WebPageTest. I searched around a bit and came …

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Installing HipHop Virtual Machine

HipHop Virtual Machine

I recently read an article about how you can install HipHp Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a 2x+ speed boost on your site.  The newest version of WordPress works 100% with HHVM, but unfortunately some of the plugins out there don’t. I decided the pros out weighed the cons and decided to install HHVM on my development server.  Outlined below are the steps for installing it on your own.

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
echo deb saucy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hhvm.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hhvm
sudo /usr/share/hhvm/
sudo update-rc.d hhvm defaults
sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm restart
sudo /usr/bin/update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/php php /usr/bin/hhvm 60

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Manually adding a font to WordPress without a plugin

I figured I would document this as I have been asked about it a few times and recently had a client that needed a custom font added to WordPress. While I know there are a handful of plugins that will achieve the desired effect, I opted doing this manually instead of adding another plugin.

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