If you haven’t seen Fathom Analytics yet, then please do. It’s a breath of fresh air in the web analytics space, and I argue that it’s a pretty good fit for WordPress sites. They offer free and paid plans however most of what I’ll be talking about relates to their free self-managed code. Fathom now supports
While working on a new bash script, I discovered a pretty annoying difference between Kinsta and WP Engine’s SSH access. It involves sending arguments to a remote script. That’s something which is core to most of the scripts I write, like within my migration script. To demonstrate the bug I’ll start with a sample script
Every once in a while I’ll run into a WordPress site with really outdated code that breaks when migrating to a modern WordPress host provider. Here are a few common issues I see along with some tips for resolving. PHP tags need to start as <?php not <? While an older web server might be able to understand
Hacktoberfest is here. It’s the 5th year running, and the first one I’ve participated in. The challenge is simple, complete five pull requests on any Github open source project during October and get a free t-shirt. That means there are still two weeks left to complete the challenge. If you’re reading this late, mark your
Last month I moved 100 WordPress sites from WP Engine to Kinsta. The following are some things I learned and recommendations for doing bulk migrations from WP Engine to Kinsta. Warning: Transfer no more then 10 sites per hour per datacenter due to Let’s Encrypt rate limits. Ok this might seem silly, but it’s not.
First off I’m a power user. I personally use both Kinsta and WP Engine for hosting my customer’s sites. They are both fantastic companies and have their own pros and cons. The longer I use Kinsta the more I’m realizing all of the small things that Kinsta gets right when comparing it with WP Engine.
Kinsta is my preferred WordPress host provider. This year I’ve switched all my new customers to Kinsta. Coming from WP Engine, one feature I miss is a per site git URL which will automatically deploy updates whenever a git push is run locally. This isn’t something Kinsta currently offers. There are plenty of workarounds. In fact I’ve
It’s been 10 years since I switched to Apple, coming from Windows. Having native access to unix tools via the terminal was what initially attracted me to the world of Mac. I recently spent a week on Windows 10 and was surprised how well it worked. Another Macbook Pro repair, another chance for a clean slate.
Last year I wrote about Extracting a Site from Multisite. The real tedious part is manually moving themes, plugins and uploads relating to a particular subsite over to a standard WordPress install. Luckily this can be automated using bash and Rclone. Rclone makes scripting over sftp enjoyable. Rclone supports practically any remote storage provider imaginable.
Something that’s important for every website is a site monitor, and a great tool for getting started is Jetpack Monitor. It’s free and sends out an email notification whenever downtime is detected. If you want more control and flexibility over downtime notifications, I recommend using a paid site monitoring service or do your own site monitoring.