Manually Cleaning a WordPress Website After Infection

It almost goes without saying that the best advice when running a WordPress site is to have regular backups, run WordPress updates regularly, use good passwords and use a reputable web host. Do that and you’ll rarely need to deal with cleaning up an infected WordPress site. The following is an outline of how…

Unlimited SSLs for WordPress with a Caddy Reverse Proxy

Have you ever wanted to point an endless amount of domains to a single WordPress website? Maybe you have an idea for a custom application where you want your WordPress users to be able to link their domain for some unique purpose. Like hosting a single page for a business listing or maybe providing…

Attacks On WooCommerce Checkouts And How To Defend Yourself

Over the last year I’ve seen an increase in credit card attacks targeting my customer’s WooCommerce checkouts. These attacks do not appear limited to a certain type of website. I’ve seen it happen to customers ranging from very low traffic websites with around 500 monthly visitors, to very high traffic websites with 100,000+ monthly…

Kinsta’s GraphQL Endpoint

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been resisting changes to how SSLs work with Kinsta & Cloudflare. To rant slightly, here is a brief timeline of what’s been happening, including my responses. 👍 Kinsta integrates with Cloudflare switching from a regular Let’s Encrypt SSL to a Cloudflare Wildcard SSL. 👎 Cloudflare Announces SSL changes…

Fathom Analytics Compatibility

If you haven’t heard about Fathom Analytics, then you should check them out. They’re a privacy-focused web analytics alternative to Google Analytics. I’ve been using them since 2018. Last July I upgraded to their paid service which is fully integrated into the Anchor Hosting dashboard. If you’re a customer, check out the Stats tab.…

Email Robot Handing DNS Updates

I know we’ve all been there. Staring at the endless stream of new emails wondering, “Can I automate this somehow?”. Trust me, I know. That answer is always yes, it can be automated. However, the real question is whether it should be automated. Automating something takes time. It’s always a balancing act between whether…

Personal Backups with Restic and B2 Bucket

When I switched my daily driver to Linux, one missing piece was how to handle local backups. I previously relied on Backblaze, which is an awesome application that provides real-time backups, Unfortunately Linux isn’t supported. After trying out various backup solutions I settled on using a command-line solution restic with a B2 bucket. It’s…

Database Backups with DevKinsta

DevKinsta is a great way to run WordPress sites locally for testing or development purposes. With a few clicks, you can easily create a fresh WordPress site or pull down an existing site hosting with Kinsta. If you rely on your local development, like myself, then you’ll need to be sure your sites within…

Recommended Cron with WordPress Multisite

Active WordPress sites can have a lot happening in the background. Background activity is controlled by WP-Cron. For improved performance, it’s recommended that WP-Cron be disabled and replaced with a system-level cron process. This makes low-traffic websites run better and significantly reduces the load for high-traffic websites. Kinsta has a great article explaining how…

Removing Cloudfront URLs with Regex

Recently helped a customer remove Cloudfront URLs as part of a migration process from AWS to Kinsta. Kinsta’s CDN is powered by Cloudflare and is built-in. There is no need for URLs to reference a CDN-specific location. So restoring all URL references back to their original location was required before shutting down the old…