How to Upgrade WordPress on Linux

WordPress is a popular blogging platform and content management system.  This brief article explains how to upgrade WordPress on the Linux command line.  A message on your Dashboard says that a new release is available ?  Proceed as follows. Continue reading

How to disable LDAP Authentication in Linux

After a customer had performed some bad edits on various LDAP configuration files, users were locked out and unable to access the system. Root could still login however.

I logged in as root, and rather than mess with various config files, eg under /etc/pam.d, ran this command to disable LDAP authentication and enable “normal” authentication using /etc/shadow: Continue reading