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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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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with James Kemp

You can find James on Twitter, Iconic, and Github. 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? In 2009 I got a job at a web design agency in Leicestershire, UK. WordPress had just begun filtering its way […]

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third-party performance

Analyzing Third-Party Performance on Your WordPress Site

A lot of optimization articles focus on how you can speed up your WordPress site, such as optimizing your images or moving to a faster host. While those are all important, today we want to discuss with you the impact of third-party performance and how it affects your WordPress site. Basically, anything you call externally […]

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wordpress 4.8

What’s New In WordPress 4.8

It’s that time again! The next release of WordPress is now available to download. WordPress 4.8 “Evans,” was released last week on the 8th of June. It includes a multitude of new widgets and improvements, along with a handy improvement to how links work in the visual editor. Let’s take a closer look! Exciting Changes to Widgets […]

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How to Increase the WordPress Maximum Upload File Size

A common problem I see in the WordPress user community is that larger images, themes and plugins can’t be uploaded from within WordPress due to the error: “exceeds the maximum upload size for this site”. Today I’ll show you how you can increase your WordPress maximum upload file size limit to allow you to upload the sizes you need.

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Where and How to Hire a WordPress Developer

Finding a skilled and professional WordPress developer can truly be a long, grueling, and daunting task. There are literally hundreds of sites out there with millions of members, all fighting for projects and undercutting each other’s prices. The problem is that a lot of these gladiators are nowhere near ready for the arena. Many sites don’t […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Mike Stott

You can find Mike 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? This probably won’t be what you expect. I started out making a website as a side project and writing static HTML […]

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Google Docs to WordPress – 5 Tricks You Need to Know

We love WordPress, but it can also be frustrating sometimes when it doesn’t work flawlessly with another platform or integration. A lot of you are business owners and bloggers which have to deal with content creation for your sites on a regular basis. More often than not this is done via Google Docs because it […]

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WordPress Maintenance Mode – Troubleshooting and Customizing

The WordPress maintenance mode page is something that is automatically shown to visitors temporarily when you make updates on your site, such as updating plugins, themes, or core. This is to keep from anything appearing broken or out of sync while files are being patched. However, there are a couple issues with this. The first is […]

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gtmetrix speed test

A Deep Dive Into the GTmetrix Speed Test Tool

There are a lot of options you have as a website owner when it comes to running speed tests to check performance. Previously we took an in-depth look at the Pingdom tool. Today we want to dive into how to better use and understand the data from the popular website speed test tool GTmetrix. Tools like this rely […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Per Esbensen

You can find Per 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’ve actually had quite a turbulent career before starting Codeable, having all kinds of jobs that were mostly related to sales […]

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How to Create a WordPress Widget From Scratch

WordPress Widgets are blocks of static or dynamic HTML content that can be added to specific areas of the front-end pages (widget areas or sidebars). WordPress provides a good number of built-in widgets, like Archives, Categories, Tag Cloud, Search, Recent Posts, Calendar, and more. Moreover, as I’m going to explain in this post, plugin developers […]

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