What is a Redirect?A redirect is a web server function that will redirect traffic from one URL to another. Redirects are an important feature when the need arises. There are several different types of redirects, but the more common forms are temporary and permanent. In this article, we will provide some examples of redirecting through the vhost file, forcing a secure HTTPS connection, redirection to www and non-www as well as the difference between temporary and permanent redirects. Continue reading “How to Redirect URLs Using Nginx”
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The Action Scheduler is a background processing, queue job runner which is built into WooCommerce core. A number of plugins use the Action Scheduler, WooCommerce Subscriptions and WooCommerce Follow-Ups being two of the best known.
WP-CLI makes it easy to delete posts and comments which have been created by the Action Scheduler in WooCommerce. There may be cases where the Action Scheduler might create a large number of posts and comments on your live site, and you want to clear up the data from the site’s database.
Delete Comments from Action Scheduler
To delete comments created by the Action Scheduler, you can run this wp-cli command:
wp comment list --field=comment_ID --'comment_author'='ActionScheduler' --number=1000 | xargs wp comment delete --force
The number can be increased if you have more comments that need to be deleted to 2000 or higher.
Delete Bulk Posts from Action Scheduler
To delete all the scheduled-action posts, you can run this wp-cli command:
wp post list --field=ID --post_type=scheduled-action --posts_per_page=1000 | xargs wp post delete --force
The number can be increased if you have more posts that need to be deleted to say 2000 or higher.
Delete Scheduled Action Posts
To delete all the scheduled-action posts with a post status of trash, you can run this wp-cli command:
wp post list --field=ID --post_type=scheduled-action --posts_per_page=1000 --post_status=trash | xargs wp post delete --force
Delete Bulk Scheduled Actions
To delete all the scheduled-action posts with a post status of cancel, you can run this wp-cli command:
wp post list --field=ID --post_type=scheduled-action --posts_per_page=1000 --post_status=cancel | xargs wp post delete --force
Using a mix of these commands, you will be able to delete posts and comments easily, using WP-CLI on your site. It will also keep your site database clean, allowing it to run more efficiently. Take the work out of maintaining your WordPress site with our Managed WooCommerce product. Our WooCommerce platform comes with free iThemes plugins curated especially for online stores.
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What is a Service Mesh?
A service mesh is a layer of communication and control between applications or microservices and the network stack they typically communicate over. This layer controls communication and helps microservices share data. This service-to-service interaction is governed by logic built into the service mesh layer. Simply put, microservices are small or partial applications, or individual functions, and the network stack is the physical networking layer.
How is a Service Mesh Achieved?
Typically, a service mesh is implemented via sidecars. These sidecars are usually attached to every microservice on your network. The service mesh abstracts communication between microservices into these sidecars and the sidecars communicate with one another in a mesh topology.
Because most modern apps are now smaller than their predecessors, they have shrunken the communication logic written into each app, microservice, function, etc. With one or two microservices, or maybe even a dozen, the communication logic generally isn’t difficult to deal with. At scale, or when you have hundreds of such apps, a service mesh can be thought of as ‘required’.
So, a service mesh consists of the following components:
- A communication layer of control between apps or microservices
- The network stack they typically communicate over
- Abstracts communication and implements ‘sidecars’ with every microservice
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing nginx on Ubuntu 15.04.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Ubuntu 15.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.