Getting WordPress to work on FreeBSD 10 with PHP 7.0 and Jetpack

This blog is self-hosted, together with some other services on a FreeBSD virtual server over at RootBSD. Yes, I’m one of those weirdos who hosts their own servers – even if they’re virtual – instead of just using free or buying services.

I recently had to migrate from the old server instance I’ve been using since 2010 to a new, shiny FreeBSD 10 server. That prompted a review of various packages I use via the FreeBSD ports collection and most importantly, resulted in a decision to upgrade from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.0 “while we’re in there”.

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The blogging hiatus is almost over

I switched jobs in October last year and getting up to speed in the new role did take priority over anything else, so I had to put a few other endeavours including this blog on hold for a little while.

The publishing frequency will still be lower than previously, but as I have moved from a mostly managerial role back to a pure software engineering role, I will be able to post more articles in line with the original intent of the blog, ie more C++-related articles and of course, the usual smattering of “look what cool feature I found in Emacs”.

Thanks for not removing my blog from your RSS feed reader.