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How to Fix the 504 Gateway Timeout Error on Your WordPress Site

The 504 Gateway Timeout error is one of the most common HTTP 5xx errors faced by website owners and site visitors. For many WordPress blogs and ecommerce platforms, knowing how to fix server errors like this is crucial to keep their hard-earned visitors from bouncing to competitor sites.

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As the 504 Gateway Timeout error doesn’t tell you why it occurred, it’s hard to pinpoint what’s causing the server timeout. This article will help you understand it in depth, learn how to diagnose its cause, and then fix it.

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How to Fix the Facebook oEmbed Issue in WordPress

Starting October 24, Facebook is dropping support for unauthenticated WordPress embeds. Thus, if you’re embedding Facebook and Instagram content on your WordPress site, they’ll break.

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More specifically, the old Facebook oEmbed endpoints are being replaced by new ones that require authentication via Facebook. As Facebook owns Instagram, the same requirements apply for Instagram oEmbed endpoints too.

In this article, we’ll cover how WordPress uses Facebook and Instagram oEmbed endpoints, what’s being updated, and how you can fix things so your embeds keep working as they should.

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How to Enable GZIP Compression to Speed Up WordPress Sites

The easiest way to speed up your WordPress site is to eliminate all its unwanted resources. The second easiest way to speed it up is to compress all its wanted resources. Enabling GZIP compression on your web server is one of the simplest and most efficient ways to achieve that.

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All modern browsers include support for GZIP compression by default. However, to serve the compressed resources to your users with no hiccups, you must configure your server properly.

In this post, you’ll learn the basics of data compression on

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How to Set up a Reverse Proxy (Step-By-Steps for Nginx and Apache)

A reverse proxy sits in front of a web server and receives all the requests before they reach the origin server. It works similarly to a forward proxy, except in this case it’s the web server using the proxy rather than the user or client. Reverse proxies are typically used to enhance performance, security, and reliability of the web server.

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For example, you can have a non-WordPress site hosted at example.com domain on Server A and have its blog running on WordPress at example.com/blog URL hosted on Server B. You

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The Ultimate Guide to WordPress User Roles and Capabilities

WordPress user Roles and Capabilities give you the ability to control what other users can or cannot do on your site. You can use them to manage user actions such as writing and editing posts, creating new pages, moderating comments, installing plugins, adding new users, and much more.

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Understanding user roles and permissions is essential to manage any WordPress site. For instance, if you’re building a site for a client, you wouldn’t want them to edit or change the installed theme. Same way, it’s unwise to let writers of a

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