Changelog for 7PHP Website

2017.06.25 | 7PHP v3

  • Changed the platform that powers 7PHP, from wordpress self-hosted to Static files using Jekyllrb.
  • Priority given on optimizing for reader experience, cutting off all bandwidth eaters, let’s move towards minimalism.
  • All my posts and content are henceforth written in Markdown, no more the tedious HTML stuffs to style bits and pieces of the content.
  • Bought a jekyll theme & tweaked it up to suit my needs | $ 20 investment
  • Spent 3 weeks (1.5hrs on average per day) getting the new site up with 8 posts + 14 pages + custom tags pages (2 variations) + custom category page (2 variations) + custom home page + customise the blog post further + a custom error page.
  • TODO: Need to retrieve all OLD posts (100s of them) from the old site to the new gradually
  • Now using Cloudflare with full SSL to Origin
  • Custom Server hardening to rank A+ with SSL-Labs test (including mastering of HPKP)
  • 7PHP now serves through https
  • Stopped being hosted freely by Pantheon.io as we’ll now need more flexibility at the server level.
  • Server powered by a currently secret project - the brand new experiment from Khayrattee to help him hopefully raise some funds to boost his online activities AND most importantly to attend conferences world-wide, let’s do this, YES!!! (it’s not yet ready to be announced to #phpc)
  • Bought subscription with clicktotweet.com | a $49.95/yr investment (worth it as it provides so many insights & flexibility in even modifying the tweet in the future)

2015

  • Moving webhosting over to Pantheon.io who will be our Sponsor
  • Bought premium wp plugin to extend language to bilingual | a $79/yr investment

2013.12.15

  • The new neat & pro 7PHP logo designed exclusively by The Vincent Pontier who’s the original creator of the PHP mascot, a.k.a the elePHPant.

2013.05.16 | 7PHP v2

See the v2 on archive.org here - click

  • Invested in buying a premium wordpress theme from Studiopress (genesis) | an $99.95 investment
  • Purchased 2yrs webspace with Digitalocean on a $5/month plan

2010.01.01 | 7PHP v1

See the v1 on archive.org here - click

  • Started 7PHP with a wordpress self-hosted
  • Designed our own theme from scratch
  • bought hosting space with Linode (after seeing the disadvantages of shared-hosting and getting myself into the awesome world of linux)

2008 (that time when you bought the domain and really did not planned anything except amazed at having the exact name I wanted)

  • Used shared hosting for a long while & experimented a lot with wordpress.