Author: Austin Ginder

Removing Sensitive Data from Git Repos


If you’ve ever worked with git for a WordPress project, you may at some point accidentally added private keys and other sensitive data into the repo. It’s easy to do especially when your working on a project that you’re not intending on sharing. Going back and modifying a past commit isn’t a simple one-liner. That’s

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Writing Personalized Scheduled Emails with WordPress


There are many options for sending out email newsletters. Recently, I was reviewing various options for sending out my CaptainCore updates. At first I was tempted to just grab entries from my Gravity Forms and send out a regular email with everyone BCC’d. However I foresee how that will quickly become problematic when manually maintaining a

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Working with WP Engine’s Legacy Staging


WP Engine is one of the main web hosts I use for Anchor Hosting. They recently announced new staging and development environments which will eventually make the existing staging site feature obsolete. In fact they now call staging “Legacy Staging”. During this transition phase having both legacy staging and the new staging and development environments is

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Argument List Too Long with WP-CLI


When using command line applications, like WP-CLI, you may run into a scenario where you’re attempting to pass too much information via arguments. That will result in an error like zsh: argument list too long: wp or /usr/local/bin/wp: Argument list too long. Similar to website URLs, there is a maximum length a command can be. These

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My First Custom Table with WordPress


A few months back I announced a new feature called Quicksaves. Each Quicksave contains a fair amount of website data which I’ve been storing in a WordPress custom post type and some custom fields with Advanced Custom Fields. Right from the beginning, I’ve suspected that this might quickly grow beyond what a WordPress custom post type

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Magic Login Links for WordPress


Most WordPress management systems include a one-click login button for accessing the various WordPress sites. This makes it really convenient when bouncing between different WordPress sites as no passwords are required. I’ve wanted this super convenient login setup for my own management toolkit. Recently I stumbled on a free plugin made by Daniel Bachhuber call One Time

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Advantages & Disadvantages using SSH for WordPress Management


My own WordPress management toolkit is built on top of SSH. That’s very different than other alternative WordPress management systems. To talk more on how I ended up making the decision to build on SSH let’s dig into  some advantages and disadvantages in using SSH for WordPress management. Advantages for SSH Crazy powerful. There is just no

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Building my own WordPress Management Toolkit


There are lots of great tools available for managing multiple WordPress sites. I currently use ManageWP which is an amazing tool. Since the beginning of this year I’ve been working on my own WordPress management toolkit call CaptainCore. Development on CaptainCore has been slow and steady with improvements added every few weeks. It’s early days for development however

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Force Update Admin Email within WordPress Backend


This happens all too often. I wake up to find random WordPress email notifications coming to me which should not be coming to me. After some fancy detective work to located which WordPress sent the notification, I then proceed to /wp-admin/ and update the admin email notify located under Settings > General. This triggers a really annoying approval

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Taking Over an Existing Google Analytics Profile


When juggling WordPress sites between host providers and marketing agencies, it’s possible to misplace access to the Google Analytics profile. Rather then start fresh and losing historical tracking data, it’s possible to take over the an existing Google Analytics with only the UA code and access to current site. Start by contacting Google AdWords support. Fill

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