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 pretty much day one of it’s release and it has served me well. It’s…

Scheduled WordPress Updates are the Solution, Not Blind Auto Updates

A key to running a WordPress site over the long haul is to be proactive with WordPress updates. That means installing all WordPress security and features updates on a regular basis. My personal opinion is to do that at least monthly if not a few times per month. WordPress knows updates are important and…

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 Similar to WordPress 5.5, these jQuery improvements may cause incompatibilities issues with outdated themes or plugins. While applying compatibility fixes for Anchor Hosting customers, here are a few…

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 managed by Anchor Hosting then no action is needed. Otherwise you can expect an…

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 like going to a small group of local, free, or low-cost events with other…

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 domains and DNS are handled with other reputable providers as our aim is to…

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 out these PHP code examples. Purge the entire Kinsta’s cache. To purge individual pages…

Using Caddy for WordPress Local Development

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 a good option. All of these tools are great when they work however if…

Revamped Billing Portal, New Agency Plan and Usage Pricing 💰

I’m excited to share a few billing enhancements to Anchor Hosting. First off, if you’re an existing customer then check out the new billing section within It’s completely revamped and integrated with your existing account. No longer do you need to leave the hosting dashboard to manage your billing. I talk more in-depth…

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 I’ve made known my intentions through public announcements, like this, as a way to…