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Austin Ginder

Farewell Fathom Lite, Hello Fathom Analytics

I’m a big fan of open source. That is what initially attracted me to Fathom Analytics. You can hack it to your will, extend it, and embed it within your own product or service offering. I’ve been using Fathom since…

WordPress jQuery Compatibility Fixes

With WordPress 5.6 and 5.7 jQuery has been upgraded and support for jQuery migrate dropped. Finally! Say goodbye to jQuery v1.12.4 and hello to jQuery v3.5.1. Similar to WordPress 5.5, these jQuery improvements may cause incompatibilities issues with outdated themes…

Rolling Out Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration

Last month Kinsta enabled their new Cloudflare integration. I’ve been looking forward to this release as it opens up many opportunities for improved hosting services. I’m currently rolling out the new integration to all Anchor Hosting customers. If DNS is…

Local WordPress Meetups

As I write this (May 2021), the majority of WordPress meetups are meeting online due to Covid with only a handful of groups having resumed in-person meetups. Local WordPress meetups are foundational to the WordPress ecosystem. There is nothing quite…

Introducing Domain Controls

Managed domains and DNS services are available to Anchor Hosting customers. The first domain registration is free with any hosting plan. Additional domains are available starting at $20/year per domain. Managed DNS is included at no extra charge, and both…

Purge Kinsta’s Cache Programmatically

While working on PHP compatibility fixes for a new customer I discovered a few things about how Kinsta’s caching system works. It’s actually quite easy to programmatically purge Kinsta’s cache for either the entire site or a single page. Check…

Using Caddy for WordPress Local Development on Linux

There are no shortage of options for managing WordPress sites locally. I really like the simplicity of both Local and DevKinsta and highly recommend them for the average user. For advanced users that prefer the command line, Laraval Valet is…

Leaning Into The Direction That You Want To Go

This post marks 5 years of my weekly blog postings documenting my journey with WordPress and business. Everything I’ve done has been 100% bootstrapped. I’ve never taken any investment money nor do I have any plans to do so. Instead…