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Austin Ginder

Optimizing with Kinsta Analytics and KeyCDN

Kinsta just release a new analytics dashboard which contains a list of the top 30 bandwidth usage files. I thought I’d give it a look over to see if I could make any optimizations. Since all of my Kinsta websites…

Auto Payments with Manual WooCommerce Subscriptions

WooCommerce Subscriptions is great way to handle recurring subscriptions on WordPress. You can create a WooCommerce Subscription product out of the box, which allows your customers to purchase a subscription with automatic payments. If you want more control you can…

Multiple Email Recipients for WooCommerce Subscriptions

Last November I switched my hosting renewals over to WooCommerce Subscription. I previously used Xero to handle all of my subscriptions via a repeat invoice, however it wasn’t really intended to handle my type of business. Also I just wanted to…

Exciting Times for WordPress with Gutenberg

There is a new WordPress editor currently under development called Gutenburg. Once ready, it will replace how you edit pages and write posts within WordPress. It’s ironic because just last week I explained how I personally don’t use the WordPress…

Writing With WordPress One Year Later

One year ago I made a commitment to post weekly on Anchor’s blog documenting my Adventures with WordPress & Business. I’ve been successful with no weeks missed! With that completed, I thought today would be good to write about the actual…

Image Optimization For Storage

For most people, image optimization doesn’t need to be all that complicated. If you want to take optimization beyond serving optimized images with Jetpack Photon then read on. Optimizing and downsizing all images with WP Smush Pro So most images…

Restoring WP Engine Snapshot Locally

WP Engine has a built-in staging site which is awesome, however sometimes troubleshooting requires more direct access. For those times, I like to take a WP Engine backup snapshot and restore locally on my Macbook Pro. For local development I…

Convert MyISAM tables to InnoDB with SSH

There are many benefits in converting your MySQL storage engine from MyISAM to InnoDB. Kinsta has a great write up on the topic:  While you can do this manually per table, it’s not very practical if you have lots of…

Integrating KeyCDN with Kinsta caching

It’s recommend that you use a CDN with Kinsta. This is due to the fact that they charge overage fees on data transferred. Currently Kinsta doesn’t have a built-in CDN option however they have stated that they are working on a…

Migrating from WP Engine to Kinsta

Moving WordPress sites between host providers is a fairly straightforward process. You generate a backup, import the backup, and reconfigure DNS to the new provider. With that said, doing it manually can take up a lot of time as there…