Switching to Linux

Less than a year ago I switched from a MacBook Pro to Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3. The Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL) was a big enabler to seamlessly switch platforms. Windows with WSL works pretty good. It’s not perfect and requires some modifications to get everything with my WordPress development workflow working. Even so, I’ve…

WordPress 5.5 Custom Code Compatibility Fixes

With WordPress 5.5 begins step #1 of a 3 phased approach for updating jQuery to the latest version. This is long over due. As of the 5.5 release of WordPress, jQuery migrate 1.x has been removed. That means any custom Javascript that hasn’t been made compatible with jQuery 1.9+ will break. To be clear,…

Why I Pay 6 Figures to Kinsta 💰

I’m pretty open when it comes to running my business. Anchor Hosting resells other managed WordPress host providers, primarily Kinsta, and bundles in routine WordPress maintenance at no extra cost for a hassle-free WordPress hosting experience. In a nutshell that’s pretty much it. If you haven’t tried out my hosting services, you should. It’s…

Hosting Many WordPress Sites on Single WordPress with Stackable

One feature of Stackable is its 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…

WP Freighter Uses a WordPress Multitenancy Architecture

Two weekends ago I decided to start building WP Freighter 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…

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…