Interview with Ryan Sullivan

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Ryan Sullivan

You can find Ryan on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? Before WordPress, I worked as a System Administrator for a health care network. It was a Microsoft world *shudder* in a big corporation and […]

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How to Stop a DDoS Attack in Its Tracks (Case Study)

In our last case study, we showed you how we cleaned up a negative SEO attack on Kinsta. Today we are going to show you some steps and troubleshooting we took to stop a DDoS attack on a small WordPress e-commerce site. DDoS attacks can come out of nowhere and smaller sites are usually even more […]

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negative SEO

Negative SEO (Case Study) – Cleaning up an Attack With Ahrefs

Negative SEO is something no business wants to have to deal with. It’s not fun, it damages your site in search engines, and can be time-consuming to clean up. However, as the web continues to grow negative SEO is becoming a much more regular occurrence. Many sites that haven’t done anything wrong are now getting […]

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WordPress age verification

5 WordPress Age Verification Plugins to Help You Add an Age Gate

Need to add an age check gate to your WordPress site? Using a pre-built WordPress age verification plugin is going to be a much simpler option than trying to custom code your own solution. While age gates aren’t technically required by law in most major jurisdictions, plenty of businesses dealing in age-sensitive industries opt to […]

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Scott Bolinger

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Scott Bolinger

You can find Scott on LinkedIn or Twitter . This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? I didn’t grow up coding like a lot of people, I was pretty late to the game. I actually got a degree […]

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How to Fix the Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress

The “error establishing a database connection” is probably one of the most common and frightening errors that WordPress users can encounter. It’s definitely a close tie with the white screen of death (WSOD).  This error means your website is no longer communicating or has access to your database, and thus your entire website goes down. This […]

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Why and How to Publish a Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory

With over 50,000 free plugins, the WordPress Plugin Directory is the city mall for every WordPress user, and where you’ll find plugins covering all features and functionalities for your next website. Nevertheless, chances are that you won’t find a plugin providing that exact feature expressly required by your client. Like it or not, you may […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Michael Hebenstreit

You can find Michael with MH Themes on Twitter and Facebook. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? My background actually is very different to what I’m doing today. Before I started my WordPress […]

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7 Easy Ways to Check Disk Usage in WordPress

There is no such thing as “unlimited” disk space or bandwidth when it comes to web hosting. Shared WordPress hosts typically advertise this but still have limits in place behind the scenes if you read their terms of service (TOS). Over time your WordPress site can grow pretty fast, and eventually, you might hit your […]

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tables in wordpress

How to Easily Create Tables in WordPress with TablePress

One of the best ways to organize a large amount of data on your WordPress site is with a simple table. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t offer table support as a native functionality. Today we want to dive into a very popular WordPress plugin called TablePress, and show you how it can help you create tables in […]

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gutenberg wordpress editor

Diving Into the New Gutenberg WordPress Editor (Pros and Cons)

The current WordPress visual editor hasn’t had many changes over the years and for the most part, has stayed pretty much the same. While this isn’t a bad thing, many think it is time for a change. Other platforms such as Medium or Ghost provide a really unique and refreshing experience for writers, so why can’t […]

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Not Going Down the VC Route Has a Lot of Benefits

Many of you may not know this but Kinsta is proud to call itself a bootstrapped company. This means we have never taken outside funds from venture capitalists or outside investors, unlike some of our competitors. We appreciate what VCs have to offer, and there are without a doubt, many world-class solutions and startups today […]

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