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Hosting Many WordPress Sites on Single WordPress with Stackable

One feature of Stackable is it’s ability to host many WordPress sites from a single WordPress installation with full domain mapping and SSL support. Each stacked site works as a regular WordPress site with a unique /wp-content/ folder. This is ideal if you wish to host many unrelated sites from a single WordPress site…

Keyless Activation With Easy Digital Downloads

Paid WordPress plugins typically require an active license in order to receive plugin updates. While I understand the need for plugin authors to utilize license keys, I really dislike dealing with them as a customer. I’m currently building Stackable, my first WordPress plugin, and I’ve come up with a fairly ingenious solution to make…

Quickly Resolve Plugin Conflicts with Stackable

I’m currently building Stackable which is a WordPress plugin that enables lightning fast ⚡ duplicate copies of your WordPress site. There are many potential use cases for Stackable, however I’m really excited for its ability to safely identify theme or plugin incompatibles. WordPress plugin authors and maintenance providers are going to really enjoy this.…

Building a WordPress Plugin

I recently decided to build a WordPress plugin. It’s called Stackable, a lightning fast way to create a duplicate copies of your WordPress site. I’ve built WordPress plugins for myself before, however this is the first time I’m going through the complete process with plans to actually sell it to other WordPress developers. Now…

Stackable Uses a WordPress Multitenancy Architecture

Two weekends ago I decided to start building Stackable as a WordPress plugin. This gives an interface to stacking multiple WordPress sites on a single WordPress instance as explained here. It’s currently under development and I’m pretty excited about getting this into the hands of other WordPress developers to try it out. Recently I…

HTTPS domain redirects with Netlify

Have you ever configured a domain redirect to a specific page on a website? If so then you most likely had mess with an SSL in order to get the redirection working with HTTPS. Domain redirections can be handled by domain providers, DNS providers or web host providers. If you want the domain redirection…

Powering WordPress with Gmail

Improving email deliverability from WordPress is best handled with a 3rd party service like Mailgun. That said, setting up Mailgun requires technical knowledge. You need to add new DNS verification records, verify the DNS records and then configure Mailgun’s WordPress plugin. That’s alot of work and for really basic WordPress websites. Is there an…

Email Triggers for Simple History

Getting notified when critical plugins are updated is something I sometimes get asked about after a bad plugin update takes place. While there are many ways this can be accomplished, today I’m going to show how to trigger an email notification by hooking into the Simple History plugin. Simple History is a popular plugin…

Local Lightning and Upgrading to WSL2

If you’re a web developer and using Windows, then WSL2 is an exciting upgrade. It’s Microsoft’s completely new Windows subsystem for Linux and comes with some pretty fantastic performance improvements. This week I upgraded from WSL v1 to v2 and hit a few roadblocks with Local Lightning. WSL v2 switched to a virtualized environment…

Experimental Stackable WordPress Mode

WordPress can be configured as a standalone site or a multisite network. Ever since I wrote about Dynamically Load WordPress Database, I kept wondering if that method could be used to create a hybrid WordPress mode. After a weekend of exploring the idea I came up with an experimental new mode which I’m calling…