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The Presslabs Monthly Round-up: August

Summer is almost over, and we’re happy to share with you the latest news just before heading to our much awaited annual Presslabs teambuilding! We’re going for a weekend full of trekking & fun, but also taking some time to reflect on our accomplishments this year. Our destination is the Retezat National Park, one of the most breathtaking tourist attractions in Romania that boasts with merely over 100 deep glacier lakes.   

Getting back to our story, last month was dedicated to concluding a 7-months worth of effort on building our highly available Kubernetes MySQL Cluster, which we can say that was a major milestone in our open-source work addressed at standardizing WordPress hosting. Closely following, we’ve launched our brand new WordPress Operator, followed by migrating our Kubernetes MySQL Operator on Kubebuilder 1. Completely revamping our documentation using Hugo was our last endeavor on the tech fronts back in July.

Kubernetes MySQL Operator Cluster On the Fly

Many of our clients and prospects have had various questions regarding the setup of a Kubernetes Cluster on major computing platforms. We continue to assist our clients in the process, but starting from a minimal knowledge base can go a long way. To cover this need, we’ve made our own step-by-step tutorials to help our clients and WordPress enthusiasts set their very own clusters.

Choose your platform of choice and dive in:

These tutorials contain plain simple instructions and examples to prepare a cluster environment, install, update and configure all the tools you need to finally see your cluster in action.

Teaching seemed to be on the agenda this month, so we’ve continued crafting more content on our development components. After discontinuing SFTP and replacing it with the more powerful Gitea, it was Git’s turn to shine. Our “source of truth when it comes to source-code”, as our devs would say. After covering the basics of Git, we’ve created specific guides for Github development and Fork development on popular operating systems, Windows and macOS.

Last but not least, we’ve made some updates to our Zone Management section in docs. Managing the DNS records can be confusing at times, mainly for those with modest tech skills, so we did our best to make our tutorial as friendly as possible.

Stories to Make Your WordPress Growth Worthwhile

Staying on top of the most recent developments in WordPress is a must. Finding the best of WordPress is no easy job, though. That’s why we’re continuously growing our blog with topics of high interest for WordPress publishers.

Google Analytics in WordPress

Google Analytics is the go-to place for all publishers, but it can offer so much more if augmented with special WordPress plugins. This is not just another article about why Google Analytics is the best thing out there, but to remind you that if you put a little effort into correctly configuring and empowering your account, you can reach more insightful information about your visitors and users.

New Operators to Improve the Presslabs Infrastructure

This is a short blogpost that features our recent developments on MySQL’s Kubebuilder 1 and WordPress Operator mentioned above, covering the how and the why of our choices.

Hottest WordPress Image Optimization Services

We’ve squeezed the juice out of the best WordPress Plugins to give you the best image optimization plugin of them all. We’ve also included tests to exemplify the both the strong and the weak points and we came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as the best plugin. They all do a tremendous job if you use them for the right purpose.  

Tips and Tricks for Using Facebook Debugger

Things do not always go out as planned, but finding fixes isn’t that complicated when it comes to debugging troublesome social media posts. In this article, we guide you through the basics of Open Graph, how to interpret debugging data and, of course, how to debug a defective link. Moreover, we’ve shared some tips on how to prevent this issue from happening again.

WordPress White Screen Error

Also named “the white screen of death”, WordPress White Screen is a common error that can cause a lot of trouble if not fixed rapidly and correctly. We’ve made a deep dive into the causes of this issue, and offered effective advice on solving and preventing it from happening again.

We’re heading full speed ahead to September, a quite promising time of the year and the perfect season to ripe the benefits of a summer full of hard work. Keep an eye on us, something nice is brewing!  

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