WordPress sites not available externally

A couple of days ago, I noticed images were not loading on my WordPress sites. I blogged about this in the post Images not loading on websites. This was actually symptomatic of a much bigger issue. The behaviour I was observing was from inside my network. Outside my network, my WordPress sites were not accessible. …
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Images not loading on websites

Edit: This was symptomatic of a much broader issue. For more information, refer to the post WordPress sites not available externally. It seems overnight that images from the media library are not loading on any of the WordPress websites I manage e.g. basil.udance.com.au, sachika.udance.com.au, blog.udance.com.au, readymcgetty.com.au, etc. Here’s an example of an affected post. The …
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PowerShield Defender 1200VA UPS and TrueNAS

The PowerShield Defender 1200VA UPS is the only Australian built UPS on the NUT Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). TrueNAS Configuration TrueNAS is able to report on a number of UPS events. To receive notifications, just make sure you’ve configured Alert Services. Next, configure the UPS service to make it aware of a connected Defender unit. …
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WordPress component versions

Use this guide when working out component versions when the resource Scripted WordPress Installation (for Reverse Proxy) is used to build a WordPress instance. WordPress MariaDB [email protected]:~ # mariadb –version mariadb Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.5.12-MariaDB, for FreeBSD12.2 (amd64) using EditLine wrapper PHP [email protected]:~ # php –version PHP 7.4.23 (cli) (built: Aug 31 2021 01:11:30) ( …
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Using Caddy to give WordPress its own directory

Caddy wiki reference: Using Caddy to give WordPress its own directory This was the original instruction for Method I using the expanded form of php_fastcgi. After Installing WordPress in the root folder, move everything from the root folder into subdir. Add the following snippet to the Caddyfile. (php_fastcgix) { route { # Add trailing slash for directory requests …
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Upgrading from Nextcloud 20 to 21

After the upgrade, these are messages that were presented post-upgrade: To fix the issues, I entered a terminal session and tried to execute the command below: [email protected]:/usr/local/www/nextcloud/config # su -m www -c ‘php /usr/local/www/nextcloud/occ config:system:set default_phone_region –value=”AU”‘An unhandled exception has been thrown:OC\HintException: [0]: Memcache \OC\Memcache\APCu not available for local cache (Is the matching PHP module …
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FRITZ!Box 7390 in a Mesh Network

I’m able to VPN into a remote mesh network of FRITZ!Boxes to manage a remote FreeNAS server. The server is hard-wired into an older FRITZ!Box 7390 configured as a mesh repeater. This is connected wirelessly to a FRITZ!Box 7490 set up as the mesh master. FRITZ!Box Model FRITZ!OS Version FRITZ!Box 7390 6.86 FRITZ!Box 7490 7.21 …
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Upgrade WordPress Jails from 11.x to 12.x

I’ve recently been upgrading FreeNAS servers from 11.3-U5 to TrueNAS 12.0-U3 starting with less critical servers such as replication targets and a test server. I’ve now upgraded critical servers as well that included VMs and multiple jails, the majority being WordPress jails. The server upgrades went smoothly without problem, however, jails were not automatically upgraded. …
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Nextcloud: Using occ in a FreeNAS jail

So, as I upgraded to newer versions of Nextcloud, I began to see some setup warnings requiring me to run occ. No problem I thought. I’ll just do this in a terminal session. However, there’s a little bit more to running occ under FreeNAS. The syntax is a little different. Also, its really important to …
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Allow another Crazy Domains Account to Control your Domain’s DNS Servers.

To allow limited control of DNS servers without granting full access to your Crazy Domains account, follow the four steps below. Step 1: Log into your Crazy Domains account Step 2: Click on Domain Tools and then click on Manage. Step 3: Scroll down to the Administration area and for the Tech Contact, click on …
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