PHP FPM Errors After Upgrade

Recently I noticed a few of my servers had stopped serving my sites, with  502 errors being to visitors. I took a look at my site logs and noticed that they were full of the “Permission Denied” errors below: 2014/06/09 09:45:17 [crit] 11453#0: *22 connect() to unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock failed (13: Permission…

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Logging PHP Errors For Production Environments

Good security practices dictate PHP should be configured to never display error messages and notices to screen in a production environment due to its potential to reveal information about your server and application setup. One solution is to enable error logging on the server by setting the log_errors attribute to 1 in your php.ini and reloading Apache. When active by default all errors will be sent to the Apache error log and will appear similar to the line below, unless a different path has been set in the php.ini configuration file using the error_log directive.


Removing The WordPress Toolbar

One thing that has caused me some grief since the release of WordPress 3.1 is the admin bar that appears up the top of the blog when you are logged in.

Call me a stick in the mud but I have never really used it since its introduction and on a few sites it has even gone as far as breaking the appearance of the template.