Author: Austin Ginder

Make Decisions for your Clients with Custom Fields


Page builder plugins are hugely popular. I’m going to say it, I don’t like them. It’s not due to many of the reasons most commonly stated like poorly coded, no standardizations or too complex. Even if all of those issues were solved overnight a bigger issue still remains. That is page builder gives your client too many decisions.

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Decide who handles your DNS


DNS is one of those things nobody thinks about unless there is a problem. When a DNS server goes down it takes down everything, website, email service, etc. To prevent this from ever happening you should use a DNS provider which has lots of redundancy and proven track record. You decide who handles your DNS When

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Image Optimization For All


Jetpack Photon is free, quick and easy Image optimization is one of those things you really shouldn’t have to think about. The best way to not think about it is to use Jetpack Photon. With Photon enabled all of your images will be served optimized for free from WordPress’ servers. With Jetpack active and linked,

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Form Notifications That Work


Nearly every website has a contact form. It’s the first place potential customers go. Making sure you never miss a message is critical. The following 2 tips will make sure nothing slips through your WordPress site. Tip 1: Use an Email provider Web hosts are good at one thing, hosting. Email is best done with through an

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Successful Website Migrations are More Than a Tool


There are many great tools to help move a website from one server to another. My go to plugin is WP Migrate DB Pro. As a service I really like ManageWP. Any tool or service you use to move a website can only go so far. A successful website migration typically includes more then just moving the website. Other things to consider include domains,

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Hacking WP Engine’s web based WP-CLI


Last year WP Engine started rolling out WP-CLI to select partners. I was glad to be included in one of the early batches. Their implementation of WP-CLI is partial, excluding a number of commands. Also calling it “command line” is a bit of a stretch as everything is done through the web browser. Even so, this

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Backing Up Hundreds of Sites on WP Engine


Effectively backing up hundreds/thousands of WordPress sites can be tricky. Most solutions like VaultPress become crazy expensive as they charge per site. For example 100 sites X $165/year for VaultPress Basic = $16,500/year. Other options like CodeGuard and Mover, while significantly cheaper then VaultPress, are still multiple thousands of dollars a year. Then there are management tools like InfiniteWP which lack

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Introducing Anchor Hosting


Clients and Friends, Today, I’m announcing that Anchor Development will now be known as Anchor Hosting. The new name signifies an even stronger focus on providing the best WordPress hosting solution for small businesses. I put together a short FAQ which will answer most of your questions. I didn’t know you provide hosting?  Yep, in fact

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