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Austin Ginder

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 with Google Cloud VM Instance

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 is pretty amazing. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. It’s a DNS lookup service which is fast, free and private. It works across all of your devices. I recently had DNS issues on a…

Multisite Optimizations and Jetpack Wrangling

Performance issues on a WordPress multisite installation can be a challenge to solve. Over the last few weeks I’ve been making various performance improvements on a rather large multisite network. The following is a recap of those optimizations using SSH…

Safely Remove WP Offload Media from Legacy Multisite

WP Offload Media from Delicious Brains is a fantastic product. It allows you to offload WordPress’ media library to Amazon S3, DigitalOcean Spaces, or Google Cloud Storage. Recently I removed WP Offload Media from a legacy WordPress multisite. This is…

Bulk User Removal for WordPress Sites

Recently a web agency asked if I could remove a list of WordPress accounts, if found, from all of their websites. They gave me a list of 15 old email account of which they wanted removed from their 42 sites.…

Digging into Local by Flywheel’s Virtual Machine

I’m a big fan of Laravel’s Valet for local WordPress development. However after wasting a day attempting to fix a bug with Valet I decided to give Local by Flywheel a try. Spending my day attempting to resolve an obscure…

Deploying Paid Plugins

Paid plugins often rely on license keys for automatic updates and support requests. However it’s the wild west when it comes to how their licensing systems work. Seems like every plugin author ends up implementing their own licensing system. I…

Easily Avoidable Website Outages

Site monitors are a good way to detect major issues with websites. Over the years I’ve begun to notice a few common reasons why websites go offline. You might be shocked to know that most times it has nothing to…