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Free Custom Domain Email Forwards

If you want a custom domain email address I typically will recommend that you use a reputable email provider like G Suite or Fastmail. However if your just starting getting started and your not quite ready to pay for email…

WordPress Backups with Rclone and Restic

Here at Anchor Hosting, I run incremental nightly backups for all customers, which are then stored on a B2 bucket. Incremental backups are lightweight and very cost effective. These backups are made in addition to what my host provider, Kinsta,…

Rclone Mount as a SFTP Client

Transmit is my SFTP client of choice on MacOS. It’s been a year since I’ve transitioned away from MacOS and I’ve finally settled on a suitable cross platform replacement. Ironically it was in rediscovering an amazing little UI feature of…

Hijacking BNFW for Email Subscriptions

A while back I wrote about using BNFW for email subscriptions. BNFW is my preferred way to send out WordPress blog posts as emails. It’s a clean and simple approach that doesn’t involve managing an email newsletter. It also nicely…

Renaming a Paid WordPress Plugin

Last week I launched my summer side project, Stackable, and then a day later I completely rebranded to WP Freighter. You can read here on why I ended up changes names. Changing brand names is painful. However if you need…

Local WordPress Development on Linux

I recently switched to a Linux laptop and have been pleasantly surprised with how well my development tools have continued to work. Linux might not be for everyone, however I do think it’s ready for a broader audience of technical…

Scanning for Website Errors with Lighthouse CLI

WordPress is preparing to finally upgrade the bundled version of jQuery. The first step was completed as of WordPress 5.5 which was to remove jQuery migrate. That bumps the minimal jQuery compatible to v1.9 which is a 7 years old…

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…

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…