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Overriding Recovery Emails in WordPress 5.2


WordPress 5.2 introduced recovery mode which allows site owners to access their WordPress backend in situations which previously crashed the website and required a developer. This is an amazing new feature. 👏 This works by hunting for PHP fatal errors and sending email notification to the WordPress admin email when found. The first week after

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The Lean Mean Maintenance Machine 💪


One thing every WordPress site has in common is the need for maintenance. You, as WordPress site owners, are responsible for some level of maintenance unless you’ve already delegated that responsibility to another company or individual. If your an Anchor Hosting customer, that responsibility is ours. That said, if you’re interested to do your own

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Make Reselling WordPress Hosting Awesome 🌟


I don’t know about you but the idea of reselling web hosting is generally negative 👎. And for good reason. There are plenty of bad examples of companies that resell web hosting with very little value add built upon old technologies. I suppose people think web hosting is an easy way to make money. The

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Early Recommendations for Block Library Plugins


With WordPress 5.0 comes the new block editor 🧱. This opens up an entirely new ecosystem of plugins all around adding blocks to the WordPress editor. One trend that’s catching on are WordPress plugins that add an entire library of custom blocks. Do a search for blocks on the plugin directory and you’ll see what

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Selective Snapshot Downloads


One thing that I really like from WP Engine is their selective download options from backup snapshots. Every night they make a backup snapshot which you can download the full zip or a selective selection of files. If you’re an Anchor Hosting customer then good news, this functionality is now included. Here is a quick

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Getting Started with Axios and WordPress


When working with modern Javascript like Vue.JS, a common thing is sending and receiving data via ajax. While this could be handled with jQuery, I’d recommend using Axios which is a modern standalone library for handling ajax requests. Axios can be enqueued just like any other Javascript library. The following PHP is an example taken

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Smarter Site Monitor in Bash


For the last number of months I’ve been using my own site monitor. It’s been great and terrible all at the same time. It’s great as it’s uncovered many issues that were missed by Jetpack Monitor. That’s due to my strict requirement for sites to end in a proper </html> tag and a higher sensitivity

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Bulk Renaming Meta Fields


Most of the time when working with meta fields I’ll use Advanced Custom Fields. One place where I don’t use ACF is within CaptainCore CLI where data is stored directly into meta fields using WP-CLI. I recently wanted to rename a bunch of meta fields for better organization. WordPress doesn’t have a built-in way to

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