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Automating WordPress backends with Chrome and PHP

If you’ve ever used ManageWP then you know their onboarding is quite magical. With only three pieces of information, the WordPress site url, username and password, ManageWP will automatically install and configure their worker plugin. That allows your site to…

Enabling IPv6 with Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration

Officially, Kinsta doesn’t support IPv6. In fact I’m not aware of any managed WordPress host provider advertising IPv6 as a feature. Out of the popular WordPress hosts like Kinsta, Liquid Web, Pagely, Pressable, Siteground or WP Engine, only Liquid Web…

Migrating a WordPress Site When All Options Fail

Moving a WordPress site from one server to another is a fairly straightforward process. Start by getting a copy of the WordPress files, specifically the wp-content folder, and a fresh database export. Import the files and database to the new…

Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration Deadline

A quick update: September 30th is the deadline to complete Kinsta’s Cloudflare integration. Customers who use Anchor Hosting for DNS are already covered. Otherwise, expect an email from me here shortly. That will include instructions for required DNS changes in…

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 Similar to WordPress 5.5, these jQuery improvements may cause incompatibilities issues with outdated themes…

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…

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…

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…