About Me

M Asif Rahman

My name is M Asif Rahman. I love creating things! I am long time WordPress Enthusiast and Serial Entrepreneur. I am Founder of A. R. Communications, Alo Ventures, 360 Web Expert etc etc. I do read a lot and I write too, I foundered The Tech Journal, The Dhaka Times etc and serving information to millions. I invest and love to help startups and proudly involved with Trance App, Leanplum, FutureStartUp, Facebook and several other companies from their early stage. Among many other things I am Google Glass Explorer, and I appear in various WordCamp around the world. And most importantly I am a blessed Dad of a super cute little princess, and husband of a lovely wife! [More about me]

The most popular WordPress plugins: Number That Makes Sense

https://poststatus.com/popular-wordpress-plugins/
Most Popular WordPress Plugins

Most Popular WordPress Plugins

With the recent change in public API and available data, we now could see more then just the download number. This is a great post by Brian Krogsgard at Post Status, does not only shows the top plugins by active install, but compare it with other data source to make sense. Happy reading!

WordPress 4.2: Taxonomy Term Splitting

https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/02/16/taxonomy-term-splitting-in-4-2-a-developer-guide/

[Very Important] Read in details if you’ve written a plugin or themes, that stores term IDs in a static way, you’ll be affected. Out of top 100 most popular plugins on WordPress.org, team found 11 will need changes in order to anticipate term splitting: Jetpack, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Google XML Sitemaps,All in One SEO Pack, Mailpoet, Advanced Custom Fields, Ninja Forms, Types, Custom Sidebars, Paid Memberships Pro, WordPress Download Manager.

Successful CMS Conference 2015 & My Session Slides

M Asif Rahman Speaking at CMS Con 2015

M Asif Rahman Speaking at CMS Con 2015

Had an amazing event at biggest ever Digital World 2015. Whole team did amazing work. Here is my presentation video on “Success Story Inside Our Bangladeshi WordPress Ecosystem and You Could Be Next“.

WordPress came long way in last 10 years, so as it’s community. Our Bangladeshi community is not lagging behind. We have success story of our own. We have several remarkable person and companies doing superb in the whole WordPress ecosystem. Today I would like to put some lights on those brave souls, and lets get encouragement from them, maybe the next success story will be from this room!

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Happiness Is An Attitude

Let me brighten your day. You must watch this short but super super motivational talk of a teenager “Aisha Chaudhary“.

Happiness is an attitude, happiness is doing what you truely love, and I feel that happiness can only come from acceptance. I accept who I am, I accept where I am at, and I accept the challenges that I am battling with today. And I am even more determined to make the most of this wonderful gift of life that god has given me.

As Anderson once said “Enjoy life, theme is plenty of time to be dead.

Sadly: Aisha Chaudhary sadly passed away on the morning of January 24th, 2015 after battling an immune deficiency disorder and Pulmonary Fibrosis throughout her life.

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AdBlocking is Crime, Just Like Piracy!

No AdBlocking

Yes, I am against AdBlocking, and I have my points for that. This specific article I wrote long time ago, but did not published that time somehow.

* I will be regular in writing in 2015, this is one of my New Year Resolution. But everybody knows its tough to get back to anything at the beginning if you are irregular.

Today somehow I recalled one mailed by Till from AdBlock Plus open source team. This is not to offend anybody, just my point.

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Difference Between home_url() and site_url() in WordPress

difference between home_url() and site_url()

home_url() and site_url() in WordPress is very simple thing, but could be little bit confusing. Look at the image, then I described below –

From Setting -> General
1) WordPress Address (URL) = site_url()
2) Site Address (URL) = home_url( )

You could force rewrite that from wp-config.php too. Remembering is easy, its just opposite to what is says, so in Setting “Site Address (URL)” is home_url not the site_url as it looks from the words. Savvy?

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Weird W3 Total Cache Install Errors & Solution

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If you are testing something new, there is always chance to break things, that’s why you should always have a fail-safe system. Thing is sometime situation could be a bit different. I decide to test “WP-Rocket”, so disabled W3 Total Cache. I will write a separate article about my experience with “WP-Rocket”. Soon, when I decide to revert back to W3 Total Cache, I started to get weird errors, here I will explain how I solved it.

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All Pictures From Sundarbans are FAKE!

All those pictures you see from Sundarbans are FAKE. Some are Photoshopped, some are from Hollywood movies, like few are from Jurassic Park, some are from movie Avatar, and rest are just Oil Paintings. In fact there are no Sundarbans in Bangladesh, we hardly have few বাঁশ ঝাড়, but Biggest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans in Bangladesh? No way! There might be something in India, they are the big country, they should have everything!

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