The strange case of Woocommerce Csv Export plugin not working

WooCommerce is an WordPress plugin that lets you sell products and services from your website: it’s free but with additional features available as paid addons.

Among those available plugin is Woocommerce Csv Export that permit to export orders and other stuff from WooCommerce database to a CSV file easily, using ftp, mail or just create a file in a local folder.

These days I’ve moved a WordPress web-site, using WooCommerce + Woocommerce Csv Exportor, working properly for years in a new Debian-based LAMP hosting and…. it did not work anymore. Continue reading

Configure Postfix to use Office365 SMTP Relay on Ubuntu 16.04

In this post I’ll show how to install and configure Postfix on Ubuntu 16.04 to use Office 365 services like smarthost/mail relay.

apt-get upgrade
apt-get update
apt-get install postfix sasl2-bin mailutils

sasl2-bin is an API thet implement Cyrus SASL API, and permit to integrate authentication mechanisms in Postfix
mailutils is a simple mail commands that will help testing our configuration. Continue reading

Docker on Windows 2016

Docker is a tool that allows to deploy applications software in a “sandbox” (called container) to run on the host operating system (in this case Windows 2016, but also Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise, several Linux versions and MacOsx).

Nowaday the industry standard today is to use virtual machines to run software applications that provide full process isolation.

Att.: Process isolation means that a problem in the host operating system hardly can affect the software running in the guest operating system, and vice-versa.

This isolation, however, comes at great cost because of the computational overhead spent virtualizing hardware for a guest OS.

Containers take a different approach that provide almost the same level of the isolation of virtual machines, but at a fraction of the computing power and using more efficiently the underlying system and resources. Continue reading