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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…

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…

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…

Email Triggers for Simple History

Getting notified when critical plugins are updated is something I sometimes get asked about after a bad plugin update takes place. While there are many ways this can be accomplished, today I’m going to show how to trigger an email…

Local Lightning and Upgrading to WSL2

If you’re a web developer and using Windows, then WSL2 is an exciting upgrade. It’s Microsoft’s completely new Windows subsystem for Linux and comes with some pretty fantastic performance improvements. This week I upgraded from WSL v1 to v2 and…

Experimental Stackable WordPress Mode

WordPress can be configured as a standalone site or a multisite network. Ever since I wrote about Dynamically Load WordPress Database, I kept wondering if that method could be used to create a hybrid WordPress mode. After a weekend of…

Performance Enhancements with Kinsta

I host over 1000 WordPress sites with Kinsta and am a huge fan of their hosting services. Performance related issues with Kinsta are almost always plugin and theme related. Kinsta support can enable New Relic’s tracking which is a great…

Common WordPress Maintenance Woes

Keeping WordPress running smoothly requires some routine maintenance. Most of the time that’s easily handled by regularly installing routine updates. However in rare cases routine maintenance can be a battle. Here are top 5 common WordPress maintenance woes and how…