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Fix W3 Total Cache W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference

Around a year ago I was playing with W3 Total Cache plugin on HHVM while I got an annoying warning

Warning: Parameter 1 to W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference, value given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 3269

The funny part is that one of the functions was passing by reference which I still could not find the reason for it, maybe it was a limitation in PHP 4.3. Removing one character “&” fixed the issue so I submitted a pull request to the author although the repository currently does not accept pull request. Later on as PHP 7.0 was released, the issue started to show on PHP as well which brought more attention to this small fix. The users comments included anger such as user @kmob2 who said

this is becoming a running gag

Even more user @pratham2003 proposed a one line bash command to solve the problem

sed -i.bak 's/function ob_callback(&/function ob_callback(/g' /path/to/public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/Plugin/TotalCache.php

I hope that the developers will finally listen to the users and fix it soon!

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.

#!/bin/sh

#edit these
USER=""
PASSWORD=""
MYSQLDIR="/path/to/backupdir"

MYSQLDUMP="/usr/bin/mysqldump"
MYSQL="/usr/bin/mysql"

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"`
		do 
			echo -- Creating table $tb
			$MYSQLDUMP --opt  --delayed-insert --insert-ignore --user=$USER --password=$PASSWORD $db $tb | bzip2 -c > $MYSQLDIR/$db/$tb.sql.bz2
	done
	echo
done

Add full previews to your twitter feed on WordPress using Ozh’ Tweet Archiver

Ozh’ Tweet Archiver is a WordPress plugin that can archive your tweets on your own blog; it simply creates a new post for each tweet. Additionally, it offers converting hashtags to WordPress tags, and several other features. Nevertheless, one feature, I thought might be interesting, is to process the links on tweets and show them as a Facebook feed. Recently, I modified the code and it worked very well on my blog: Gadelkareem Tweets.

– All we need is to modify the “wp-content/plugins/ozh-tweet-archiver/inc/import.php” file as following:

Useful Linux commands

Check Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware post.

– getting full memory info

more /proc/meminfo

– display memory usage in MB

free -m

jQuery plugin : monnaTip 0.1

This the simplest tooltip jQuery plugin you can find around.

    features:
  • takes advantage of live(), mouseenter and mouseleave methods
  • tracks mouse movement
  • right and bottom viewport border tracking
  • can be applied on any element

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