About Me

M Asif Rahman

Hi! I am long time WordPress Enthusiast, Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Evangelist. I am Founder of A. R. Communications, Alo Ventures, WPDeveloper.net 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, Geeky Social, Facebook and several other companies from their early stage. Among many other things I was an Early Google Glass Explorer, and I appeared in various (25+) WordCamps around the world. And most importantly I am a blessed Dad of two super cute little princess, and husband of a lovely wife! And I am from Bangladesh. [More about me]

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Wow! We have 20+ #David in @WCEurope! Still I see few David missing, like @dimensionmedia , @davidlaietta ! :D #WCEU #WCEurope

test Twitter Media - Wow! We have 20+ #David in @WCEurope! Still I see few David missing, like @dimensionmedia , @davidlaietta ! :D
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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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Facebook & Messenger: Force Split Could Backfire Too!

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Don’t give me the lecture that it will be alright just like Facebook Newsfeed and Timeline redesigns! It will not, most likely because, if we have to open another new app for chat/msz it will not be Facebook Messenger. For me I will prefer Viber, others could prefer Skype, WhatsApp, Line, Kik or even Google Hangout, but it will be hardly FB Messenger! I am also downloading it, so I could give one star, and what if Facebook loose some mainstream user in their main app after this move? There is no ads in Messenger yet, and it will be hard to add one.

Read the Mashable coverage on how “Facebook Messenger” now No.1 App in App Store with just 1 Star (lowest possible) rating!

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Responsible Disclosure!

Who-is-responsible

Sucuri discovered the vulnerability, and informed the MailPoet team, gave them information and time to fix the issue. The MailPoet team did resolved it, but Sucuri disclosed the vulnerability to the wild just within 24hr of MailPoet released the update at WordPress.org.

This is not a Responsible Disclosure! We all are glad to Sucuri that they discovered the issue and informed the developer, but how on earth they expected a plugin which is downloaded more then 2 million times, and one of the most used plugin in its sector, could force their user to update to latest version within 24hr?

Result – 50 thousand WordPress site hacked using this exploit!

Who to blame? The security firm that we all love or their Responsible Disclosure?
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