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Warming up WordPress cache, HHVM and testing blog pages

If you are minifying scripts and css files using a caching plugin or using FastCGI cache then you might need to warmup your blog after purging your cache. This is a simple warm up cli script for WordPress to initiate cache or HHVM HHBC and making sure all pages/posts do not have errors. Additionally the script creates a urllist.txt file that you can use with siege to test load your server.

#!/usr/bin/env php
< ?php

if (PHP_SAPI != 'cli') {
    header('Status: 403 Forbidden');
    header('HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden', true, 403);

define('BASE_PATH', "");
define('WP_USE_THEMES', false);
global $wp, $wp_query, $wp_the_query, $wp_rewrite, $wp_did_header;
require(BASE_PATH . 'wp-load.php');

//Disable cache

$homeUrl = home_url() . "/";
$urlList = [$homeUrl];

$the_query = new WP_Query(['post_type' => 'any', 'post_status' => 'publish']);
//add homepage pages
warmup_pages_links($the_query->max_num_pages, $homeUrl);

//get all posts
$the_query = new WP_Query(['post_type' => 'any', 'posts_per_page' => '-1', 'post_status' => 'publish']);
while ($the_query->have_posts()) {
    $urlList[] = get_permalink();

$categories = get_categories();
foreach ($categories as $category) {
    $catUrl = get_category_link($category->term_id);
    $urlList[] = $catUrl;
    $the_query = new WP_Query(['cat' => $category->term_id]);
    warmup_pages_links($the_query->max_num_pages, $catUrl);

$tags = get_tags();
foreach ($tags as $tag) {
    $tagUrl = get_tag_link($tag->term_id);
    $urlList[] = $tagUrl;
    $the_query = new WP_Query(['tag_id' => $tag->term_id]);
    warmup_pages_links($the_query->max_num_pages, $tagUrl);

$authors = get_users(array('who' => 'authors'));
foreach ($authors as $author) {
    $authorUrl = get_author_posts_url(false, $author->user_nicename);
    $urlList[] = $authorUrl;
    $the_query = new WP_Query(['author_id' => $author->term_id]);
    warmup_pages_links($the_query->max_num_pages, $authorUrl);

//test search page
$urlList[] = get_search_link('bala la lam');

file_put_contents('urllist.txt', implode("\n", $urlList));

echo "Found " . count($urlList) . " URLS and saved to urlList.txt \n";
echo "Testing URLs \n";
foreach ($urlList as $url) {
echo "\nWarmup done \n";

function warmup_getUrl($url)
    if ($contents = wp_remote_get($url, ['timeout' => 15])) {
        if (is_wp_error($contents) || (isset($contents['response']['code']) && $contents['response']['code'] != 200)) {
            $subject = "[WP " . get_bloginfo('name') . "] Error on {$url} ";
            $error = is_wp_error($contents) ? $contents->get_error_message() : print_r($contents, true);
            wp_mail(get_bloginfo('admin_email'), $subject, $error);
            die("\n{$subject} :" . $error);
        echo ".";
    return $contents;

function warmup_pages_links($total, $url)
    for ($i = 2; $i < = $total; $i++) {
        $GLOBALS['urlList'][] = "{$url}page/{$i}/";

// siege -c200 -d1 -r30 -f urllist.txt

Custom validation messages for sails js

//in api/models/User.js
function validationError(invalidAttributes, status, message) {
  var WLValidationError = require('../../node_modules/sails/node_modules/waterline/lib/waterline/error/WLValidationError.js');
  return new WLValidationError({
      invalidAttributes: invalidAttributes,
      status: status,
      message: message
var User = {
  attributes: {
  ownValidate:: function (values, update, cb) {
    //example of not allowed param on update
    //if it is an update then do not allow email param
    if (update && {
      return cb(validationError({
        email: [
            message: 'Email is not allowed for updates.'
      }, 400 /*status*/));
    sails.models['user'].findOne( (err, user) {
      if (err) return cb(err);
      if (user) {
        return cb(validationError({
          email: [
              rule: 'E_UNIQUE'
              /* unique validation message is left for the default one here */
        }, 409));
  beforeCreate: function (values, cb) {
    return sails.models['user'].ownValidate(values, false, cb);
  beforeUpdate: function (values, cb) {
    return sails.models['user'].ownValidate(values, true, cb);

For blueprint custom messages validation

Sitemap Creator v1.0

Sitemap Creator is a PHP class which creates XML sitemaps files compatible with the standard protocol supported by Google and Bing.


  • Uses PHPCrawl class to crawl/spider the website and creates URLs set while all PHPCrawl methods and options are accessible through class.
  • Ability to calculate Priority, Frequency and Last-Modified date with variety of options.
  • Creates sitemaps in gzip format or uncompressed XML.
  • Pings search engines with sitemaps locations.
  • Reads from CSV files and exports entries in CSV format.


Nginx Error Log Reader

Nginx Error Log Reader is a php reader/parser/analyzer for Nginx error log file. the script is able to read error logs recursively then display them in a user friendly table. Script configuration includes the number of bytes to read per page and allow pagination through the error log . Additionally, table columns are sortable and full description of every error is displayed using MonnaTip.

For banning Ips, please refer to this post Using iptables to block ips that spam or attack your server