Limiting connections and requests to WordPress with Nginx

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.


Use mysqldump to create separate files and directories for databases and tables

The script creates separate directory for every database and bz2 files for every table inside that database.


#edit these


echo - Dumping DB structure "$MYSQLDIR"/all.bz2 
$MYSQLDUMP --user=$USER --password=$PASSWORD -d --all-databases | bzip2 > "$MYSQLDIR"/all.bz2 

echo - Dumping tables for each DB
databases=`$MYSQL --user=$USER --password=$PASSWORD -e "SHOW DATABASES;" | grep -Ev "(Database|information_schema)"`
for db in $databases; do
    echo - Creating "$db" DB
	mkdir $MYSQLDIR/$db
	chmod -R 777 $MYSQLDIR/$db
	for tb in `$MYSQL  --user=$USER --password=$PASSWORD -N -B -e "use $db ;show tables"`
			echo -- Creating table $tb
			$MYSQLDUMP --opt  --delayed-insert --insert-ignore --user=$USER --password=$PASSWORD $db $tb | bzip2 -c > $MYSQLDIR/$db/$tb.sql.bz2