Customize the Link to WordPress within the Meta Widget Link List

Following my standards for external links, I also wanted the link to WordPress listed in the Meta widget link list to open a new browser tab or page. Unfortunately, the widget itself does not offers the opportunity to modify the link to WordPress. Digging into the code, I found the …

Customize WordPress’ Generator Meta Tag

By default, WordPress add its name and the current version to the HTML generator meta tag. You can find it e.g. by opening the source code of a page within the browser and search for meta name=”generator” In case you want to do not want this for whatever reason, it …

Accessing RabbitMQ Management UI of .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers

Analyzing Microsoft’s .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers, I also wanted to see what happens on the message bus used by the ‘local’ setup running on Docker Desktop. In this setup, the application is using RabbitMQ. Access the RabbitMQ Login Page Getting to the login page of the local container …

Failed Unit Tests fixed in .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers

Running the unit tests of Microsoft’s .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers, some of them failed. I’m happy I was able to contribute to the project by fixing the root cause of the failure of the tests MarketingScenarios.Set_new_user_location_and_get_location_campaign_by_user_id and IntegrationEventsScenarios.Post_update_product_price_and_catalog_and_basket_list_modified. See the corresponding issues #1403 and #1404 on GitHub for …

First Pull Request for Microsoft’s Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers merged

Having Microsoft’s .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers started the first time on my local machine, I was not able to login. Looking at the already reported issues, I noticed that this was a known error. Also, the solution was known. Back in 2018, it was reported on GitHib that …

Remove Login/Logout Link from WordPress’ Sidebar Meta Widget

WordPress’ default sidebar meta widget contains a link to the login page. Following the “security by obscurity approach to prevent others to try to login to my WordPress instance (in this case ignoring the recommendation that system security should not depend on the secrecy of the implementation or its components), …

Mark external Links using CSS and SVG

Having usually several external links in my posts, I wanted to follow the trend to mark them. To be more precisely, I wanted to mark all links that will open a new browser window or tab, regardless of whether the link refers to a different site or to another post. …

Attempt to create a Virtual Machine with one Resource Group only in Microsoft Azure

After analyzing the results of creating a virtual machine in Micosoft Azure without planning it, I created a plan and had a look how it works. Well, to be honest, not everything worked as planned (surprisingly, as my plans usually work out well 😉 ), but in the end the …

Manual Changes required when Restoring a Database to another WordPress Installation

For testing purposes, I restored the WordPress database of this blog to my development WordPress instance. When I tried to open the login page, the browser told me it was not able to establish a connection to the server at localhost (WordPress dev instance is running on localhost). Looking at …

Useful CLI Commands to script Start and Stop of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

I am using my virtual machine in Azure to do development tasks. That means, as long as I am not doing any development, I do not need the virtual machine. Accordingly, I deallocate the VM when I’m done, and start it again when there are new development tasks to be …