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Austin Ginder

Using Trello to Manage Website Launches

Trello is an amazing organization tool. It can be used to help organize virtually anything. The following is an example of how you can use Trello to manage website launches. Create a Single Trello Board for All of Your Web Clients…

Generating Accounts with Gravity Forms and MemberPress

Gravity Forms and MemberPress are paid plugins which solve very different problems. Both are developer friendly and extendible. The following is some custom code which runs after Gravity Forms creates a subscriber account and assigns it with a predefined MemberPress membership. Run Custom…

Let 1Password Handle Your WordPress Logins

The push for a complex password is never ending. Having a really long and complicated password doesn’t have to be hard to use. With the right setup you’ll be more secure and more efficient with your time. Use a Password Management…

Production, Staging, Development oh my!

How you build and deploy a WordPress site will vary greatly depending on the project scope. The following are a few tips for dealing with production, staging and dev sites as a single developer working with a small business client.…

Using Jetpack’s markdown on custom fields

Jetpack’s markdown module is easy way to add markdown to WordPress. If your not familiar with markdown then this is a good starting point. Out of the box you can use this on any WordPress page or post. Recently I was curious…

WP Engine vs Kinsta comparing bulk site economics

I’ve been using WP Engine since mid 2014. I’m not a typical customer. Currently have 4 dedicated WP Engine servers containing 518 installs. A rough breakdown of the installs would be 10% high traffic, 10% normal traffic, 70% low traffic and 10%…

Using page template as custom API endpoint

The WordPress REST API is awesome and fully extendable to do your own custom crazy ideas. The following I’m about to explain goes against all of that. Instead of extending the WordPress REST API I’m creating my own custom API endpoint using…

WordPress plugin template for repeat tasks

Ever once in a while I have a customer with a custom PHP file running some daily batch process. Moving these over to a managed WordPress host can get well messy as there isn’t a great way to run a…