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How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress (Ultimate Guide)

Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web analytics tools. But many WordPress users struggle when it comes time to actually add Google Analytics to WordPress and start tracking their site. To help with that, we’re going to show you how to add Google Analytics to WordPress using a few different methods. First, […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Augustin Prot

You can find Augustin 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 have very complementary backgrounds with Rémy (co-founder and CTO of Weglot). He’s an engineer, graduated from Supéléc (French) and […]

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free images for WordPress

9 Stunning Places to Find Free Images For WordPress

Just like trying to find timeless content ideas, finding that right image – specifically, an image that is both free and royalty-free – can be a challenge.  It’s an essential part of the process, of course; after all, nobody wants to be accused of ripping off someone’s picture.  Yet it can create a headache if […]

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Email Marketing Software Recommendations (Why Not to Use Your Host)

Most WordPress hosts, including Kinsta, allow for some basic outbound email sending via their own servers. This is great for a few emails here and there (such as password resets) and to get you up and running with your site. However, there are a lot of new third-party plugins popping up that are now turning WordPress into […]

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WordPress live chat plugin

Find the WordPress Live Chat Plugin of Your Dreams (11 Solutions)

Think of the last time you called into a customer support line. Let me guess, one of the following occurred: You were placed on hold for awhile. The person sounded like they were reading from a script. The rep was hard to understand because of background noise, a bad connection or a language barrier. You […]

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Google AMP Case Study – Leads Dropped by 59% (How to Disable It)

If you run a WordPress site you have probably contemplated already at some point whether or not you should implement the hot new Google AMP for mobile. We had the same dilemma here at Kinsta and ended up testing it for a while. In the end, we didn’t see good results and it ended up […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Peter Nilsson

You can find Peter 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? My background before WordPress is a bit different from what I do today. Before I stumbled across WordPress, I worked as a construction worker […]

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10 WordPress Membership Plugins to Capture Recurring Revenue and More

Can you make money online? Sure. Is it easy? Not exactly. However, one of the more consistently profitable ways to secure passive income comes in the form of a membership site. This involves blocking some, or all, of your content, then allowing users access when they pay an upfront or recurring fee. And that’s the key […]

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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – What’s The Difference?

Since the dawn of time, there’s been confusion regarding the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org. This confusion is well-warranted because, well, the names are almost exactly the same. What’s the difference between the two? And which one should you use for your website? We’re going to take things much more in-depth later in the post. […]

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How to Fix a 502 Bad Gateway Error on Your WordPress Site

When it comes to WordPress, there are a lot of different errors that can be downright frustrating and confusing. A few that come to mind are the white screen of death or the frightening error establishing a database connection. But an even more popular one is the 502 bad gateway error. Why? Because this regularly happens around the entire […]

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How to Protect Images On Your Site (+ What To Do After Theft)

Unfortunately, as the internet grows, image theft becomes more and more common. As a content creator ourselves, we have to deal a lot with this reoccurring issue here at Kinsta. There is nothing worse than seeing all of your hard work simply copied to another site, intentional or not. It isn’t by any means fair […]

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Top 10 WordPress Quiz Plugins to Increase Engagement

Ever wonder how BuzzFeed manages to keep visitors around for so long? It all started with the listicles that featured fun images and scannable text. Then they expanded to a wide range of other content, such as quizzes. But BuzzFeed also reinvented the quiz to make it more visual in nature and focused on the […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Joe Howard

You can find Joe 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? Like a lot of people in the world of WordPress, I came to it after jumping around a few different jobs. I studied mathematics […]

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Reduce DNS lookups

8 Tips on How to Reduce DNS Lookups and Speed Them Up

There are a lot of different optimizations you can make when it comes to WordPress, and some are more important than others. A factor that is often overlooked is the lookup times associated with DNS, and just how much of an impact it has on your site. Just like with TTFB and network latency, it’s an […]

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WordPress PDF viewer

12 Best WordPress PDF Viewer Plugins

Imagine you’re a teacher with a simple WordPress site. You’re getting excited about the new school year yet you’d like to give your students some digital-friendly documents for them to prepare for classes and understand the material. Your first order of business is to share the class rubric with all of the assignments and tests […]

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charlie livingston

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Charlie Livingston

You can find Charlie 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? My background is in law, which I studied at university, and publishing, which I pursued as a career for a couple of years before […]

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network latency

Network Latency – Comparing the Impact on Your WordPress Site

A lot of articles around the web tend to primarily focus on front-end WordPress optimizations and quick ways to speed up your site. Server optimizations such as network latency are sometimes neglected or overlooked. Because of this, we thought it would be interesting to take a deeper look at the importance of network latency and […]

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themeforest pros and cons

5 Years of Selling on ThemeForest – Pros and Cons

With WordPress being used by over 28% of all websites, the space can be very competitive! A big dilemma for a lot of new WordPress theme developers is whether or not they should go out on their own or distribute their work on an already established marketplace. Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Henry […]

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WordPress CDN

WordPress CDN – Why You Should Be Using One

As a performance hosting company we really like to research and share ways to make your WordPress site faster. One of the no brainers when it comes to speed nowadays is to utilize a content delivery network (CDN). They take the load off of your web server while speeding up the delivery of content to your visitors thus […]

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How to Uninstall a WordPress Plugin (the Proper Way)

With over 50,000 WordPress plugins on the repository alone, it’s more than likely you’ll test out and compare a few different ones to accomplish tasks or solve problems on your site. When you’re done with one, you simply uninstall it by deactivating and deleting it right? Wrong, the issue with doing it this way is […]

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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 (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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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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vc funded

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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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

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 Optimize Images for Web and Performance

Trust us, you don’t want Google to hate your website. Fortunately, you can reduce your image’s file sizes to help improve your website’s performance. One problem with formatting them is that modifications often reduce their quality (which in turn might make the visitor hate your website). That’s not a bad thing as long as you […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Vova Feldman

You can find Vova 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 discovered development very early in my life. When I was 12, my father’s friend gave him a programming book on […]

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easy digital downloads tutorial for WordPress

Easy Digital Downloads Tutorial for WordPress (In-Depth)

Selling digital goods and services is one of the smartest ways to make money online. Unlike selling physical products, there are no inventory costs or shipping costs involved. Plus, the options for digital products are virtually endless:  videos, eBooks, music, audio files, PDFs, website themes & templates, WordPress plugins, development time, photography and much more. Companies like Selz, […]

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website speed test

14 Free Website Speed Test Tools for WordPress Users

Today we want to share with you some free website speed test tools. Why is speed so important? Well, because Google says so for a start. Site speed is a significant factor in Google’s algorithm, so fast-loading websites can expect to rank higher in the SERPs and attract more visitors. Then there are the user […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Bryce Adams

You can find Bryce 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? Like most people in the WordPress space, I first got into it by building simple blogs and sites for myself and […]

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email authentication

Email Authentication – Don’t Let Your Emails End Up in Spam

The dreaded spam folder. One thing all businesses try to avoid when it comes to sending out emails. Winding up in the spam folder can drastically diminish your total number of email opens, which in turn affects the number of clicks back to your website. In a lot of email clients, such as Gmail, the […]

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zero bs crm

Diving Into Zero BS CRM and Advantages of Going Self-Hosted

No matter what business you operate in, customers are your lifeline. Without them, you wouldn’t generate any sales, get referrals, or develop new relationships. True customer relationship management helps you better understand your customers and engage with them throughout the entire customer lifecycle. By analyzing data, you can determine what they need or want, and […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Ionut Neagu

vYou can find Ionut 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 have a software engineer background, however, I have learned along the way that I have other passions and skills, so […]

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mykinsta v2

MyKinsta v2 – Touring the New Dashboard

We are excited to officially announce the release of the MyKinsta v2. Our new dashboard has been redesigned from the ground up, based on user feedback and much-needed integrations with new features we have been adding to our hosting platform. The UI is now cleaner, faster, and more intuitive to use. Today we are going […]

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wordpress project management plugins

Top 6 WordPress Project Management Plugins

Project management involves planning, organization, and discipline to follow procedures and policies to ensure tasks meet their deadlines and stay within budget. This usually involves working with multiple members on a team to achieve pre-determined goals and objectives. Quality control checks by a project manager might also be involved to make sure things are up to […]

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wordpress svg

How to Safely Enable WordPress SVG Support

SVG is an XML-based vector image which is commonly used by websites and brands to display logos and icons on their websites. The main reason they are especially popular among developers and designers is because they are a scalable image format, generally smaller in file size (sometimes by quite a bit), and don’t pixelate on retina screens. […]

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interview withbobwp

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with BobWP

You can find Bob 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? Well, I guess that depends on how far back you want me to go. I started in freelance graphic design in the […]

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admin-ajax

How to Diagnose High Admin-Ajax Usage on Your WordPress Site

A very common scenario when dealing with WordPress is diagnosing high admin-ajax.php usage. If you have been working with WordPress for a while, you have most likely encountered this when running speed tests or checking your server access logs. This is generally caused by 3rd party plugins or from frequent un-cachable admin dashboard requests, due to the Heartbeat API, […]

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shark tank effect

How Kinsta Helped DARTDrones Scale for the Shark Tank Effect

One of the exciting things we get to do here at Kinsta is work with all sorts of new cutting edge companies. Recently we had the pleasure of working with DARTDrones, who provide hands-on expert drone training and Part 107 drone pilot certification across 40 different cities in the United States. Today we’ll dive into how we […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Cody Landefeld

You can find Cody 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 started out as a self-taught website designer back in 2000 while attending college. I learned the basics of Photoshop and HTML […]

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php versions

Why You Should Be Using Supported PHP Versions

PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages on the web today. According to W3Techs, PHP is used by over 82% of all the websites who use a server-side programming language. This means for every 8 out of 10 websites you visit, they are most likely utilizing PHP in some form or another. And of course, it […]

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Conversion Rate Optimization Tips – 12 Easy Ways to Boost Sales

Getting tons of traffic to your website is always a good thing, and something we all crave for our businesses and blogs. But if the traffic doesn’t convert to something, such as a sale, an eBook download, or signup to your email list, then there really is no point. There are some exceptions to this rule, […]

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interview with beka rice

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Beka Rice

You can find Beka on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with her, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? My background was in Chemistry rather than web development, so I started with WordPress as a user trying to maintain a website […]

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wordpress coupon plugin

Behind the Scenes – Launching a Premium WordPress Coupon Plugin

The affiliate marketing space is booming, and has grown into a very important and effective channel for driving sales. Thanks in a big part to WordPress, many internet marketers are now working from home and making a living from their websites. It is typical for a consumer nowadays to lookup reviews online when they are contemplating […]

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cloud computing providers

The AWS Outage Shows Us Why We Need More Cloud Computing Providers

For some of us, February 28th, 2017 will be remembered as the day that felt like half the internet went down to due a major outage from Amazon S3. It felt vaguely familiar to the DNS Doomsday back in October 2016. Even those who don’t use AWS felt the effects as scripts, dependencies, and CDN resources began to timeout across […]

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In-Depth Guide on Hosting Local Fonts in WordPress

When it comes to hosting and using fonts on your WordPress site there are a lot of different options. You can host them locally, you can use Google fonts (most themes nowadays have Google fonts integrated), or utilize another 3rd party service like Adobe Typekit. Today we want to dive into a few reasons why […]

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interview with sallie goetsch

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Sallie Goetsch

You can find Sallie on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with her, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? I’m actually a classicist: I spent 5 years not getting a PhD in Greek and Latin language and literature. That’s how I […]

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wordpress stock photos

How to Find and Add Stock Photos Without Leaving WordPress

We realize that many of you wear multiple hats and juggle an almost unprecedented amount of tasks each month. One minute you might be writing a blog post and the next you are on the phone trying to close a deal. Finding a way to speed up certain tasks or automate them can sometimes make […]

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disqus ads

Important Changes – Disqus Ads Are No Longer Free to Disable

As of March 2017, Disqus is now going to be charging a monthly fee to remove advertisements from your WordPress comments. This is something that has always been free to disable in this past and is a pretty big change that will affect thousands of businesses and bloggers that rely on Disqus to power their comments. […]

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interview with mario peshev

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Mario Peshev

You can find Mario 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 got obsessed with computers back in 1996 when my parents bought my first personal computer (100MHz CPU, 16MB of RAM, 421MB […]

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wordpress performance plugins

9 Lesser-Known (But Useful) WordPress Performance Plugins

Your WordPress host could be lightning fast, but it isn’t always a magic wand for horribly coded or un-optimized plugins and themes. We see this all the time here at Kinsta. Sometimes even just one bad plugin or snippet of code can be your site’s worst enemy, and bring everything to a crawl. That is […]

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ttfb

How to Reduce TTFB to Improve WordPress Page Load Times

When it comes to the overall speed of your WordPress site, a lot of times we focus on front-end performance and optimizations to improve page load speeds. However, sometimes it is good to look at it from the server-side, where your website originally starts loading. Today we are going to dive into how TTFB (time to first byte) […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Maura Teal

You can find Maura on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with her, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? My parents were both software engineers for a major bank, so I always had access to a computer and the internet […]

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google mobile popup penalty

Lowdown on Google Mobile Popup Penalty for WordPress Users

We realize that many of you don’t keep up with the latest Google trends and updates. How can you? Many of you are busy running businesses and there is only so much time in a day. Another large portion of you might outsource work on your website to an agency or WordPress maintenance company. But they […]

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stripe for wordpress

4 Simple Ways to Setup Stripe for WordPress

When it comes to choosing a payment gateway to use on your WordPress site, there are two popular ones that usually come to mind, PayPal and Stripe. Years ago PayPal used to be one of the only easy solutions for ecommerce sites, but that is no longer the case. Stripe provides lower transaction fees and is very […]

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interview with puneet sahalot

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Puneet Sahalot

You can find Puneet 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 started wrangling with web projects in my fifth grade (Year 2000) when Internet was still a big deal in India. […]

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wordpress caching

Kinsta Handles WordPress Caching So You Don’t Have To

When it comes to web performance, WordPress caching is just one of those things that every site owner has to deal with at one point or another. We love WordPress, but it’s definitely not the fastest platform, especially if you compare it to a completely static site. One reason for this is simply because it’s […]

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conversion tracking

Ultimate Conversion Tracking Guide for WordPress

We get asked this question all the time, and that is “How do I setup conversion tracking for my WordPress site?” When it comes to running a successful WordPress site, the first thing you need to ensure is that your site loads fast. The second is you should be tracking conversions for every action that […]

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wordpress push notifications

How to Setup Free WordPress Push Notifications

Push notifications, also referred to as web push notifications, have gained a lot of popularity among online businesses and marketers over the last couple years. These present another way to capture your audience, increase return visitors, and in most cases have shown drastically higher CTR and engagements vs that of your typical newsletter signups. Today we are […]

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2016 year in review

2016 Year in Review – Kinsta Insights

2016 has been an extremely busy and exciting year for us here at Kinsta. We first want to thank all of you for supporting us thus far and trusting us with hosting your businesses, blogs, and e-commerce WordPress sites. As the WordPress community continues to grow, 27% of the web as of November 2016, so will we. Check […]

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How to Block Language Spam in Google Analytics and WordPress

Nobody likes spam, and it can be a very frustrating for WordPress site owners as it typically involves taking time to setup filters and researching the best way to block it. Many by now are used to dealing with referrer spam, as it something that has plagued us for years. However, in the past couple months there […]

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david mosterd

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with David Mosterd

You can find David 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 have been fond of the web since I was 17. This was when 56K modems, Netscape and AltaVista were popular, long […]

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google pagespeed insights

How to Score 100/100 in Google PageSpeed Insights with WordPress

Here at Kinsta we work with a lot of agencies and freelancers that deal with clients on a daily basis. It is not uncommon for clients or even a CEO of a company to ask their agency or WordPress developer to increase their Google PageSpeed Insights score. Google does a good job at marketing this tool to […]

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anil gupta

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Anil Gupta

You can find Anil 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? My first encounter with WordPress started in 2004 during my college days when I was studying Computer Science. As a part of […]

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wordpress multilingual

In-Depth WordPress Multilingual Setup Guide

Let’s first start out by saying, setting up a WordPress multilingual site can be very confusing! Even for seasoned WordPress developers and users, there are suddenly a lot of questions that get raised when first figuring out how to deliver your website in multiple languages. We actually just finished a multilingual setup on our site […]

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free ssl hosting

Free SSL Hosting From Kinsta With Let’s Encrypt Integration

Kinsta has a Let’s Encrypt integration, which means free SSL hosting and certificates for all of your WordPress sites. The certificate renewal process is completely automated, which in turn saves you money and time. You can literally make the switch within a click of a button. This is available from within your MyKinsta dashboard. If you […]

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spanish hosting

Kinsta Launches Spanish Hosting Initiative and Website

We are always looking for ways to expand here at Kinsta and so we are happy to announce our new Spanish hosting initiative. There has been a lot of work put into making this happen and we are excited to finally share it with you. This includes members on the Kinsta team that can now assist […]

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tom willmot

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Tom Willmot

You can find Tom 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? Like a lot of folks in our industry, I got into web design as a hobby at quite a young age. […]

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total wordpress theme

How to Install and Optimize the Total WordPress Theme

There are a lot of misconceptions about large multipurpose WordPress themes like Avada and the X theme and that they might bring your site to crawl. It is true that most multipurpose themes do have some bloat accompanied with them (especially when paired with WooCommerce), but when optimized correctly they can load fast. So today […]

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5 Tips on How to Price a Product or Service For WordPress

With every new company, startup, or product launch comes the ultimate question, how much should you charge for your WordPress product or service? Where do you even begin to set a baseline? This is not something to take lightly and you should definitely do your market research for your target audience, as well as check […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Charlie Patel

You can find Charlie 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 started my career as an executive consultant in the financial services industry typically serving as a hybrid business and technical […]

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WordPress SEO Checklist – 45 Tips for 2017

Some might lead you to believe “SEO is dead.” Google that search term and what comes back in return is over 800,000 search results. However, just because SEO has changed drastically over the past decade doesn’t mean it is dead, it simply means it has changed. Businesses now have to take new and unique approaches […]

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How to Install WordPress Locally the Easy Way

Sometimes it can be more convenient to work with WordPress on your local machine. Today we want to share with you an awesome WordPress product, DesktopServer from ServerPress, which can make installing WordPress locally a complete breeze. You can literally launch a new development install in a matter of seconds with a simple click of a […]

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premium-dns

Why Premium DNS is No Longer Optional

You’ve probably heard the term “premium DNS” thrown around before and maybe you didn’t give it a second thought. Most people know that using a premium DNS provider can help them but don’t take the initiative to implement it, or perhaps don’t know how. On October 21, 2016, the largest DDoS attack in history occurred, bringing down […]

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managed wordpress hosting

Top 9 Reasons To Choose Managed WordPress Hosting

For your business to succeed online today you have to juggle all sorts of things; everything from marketing, hosting, social media, advertising, content creation, etc. This can all become quickly overwhelming and very stressful. Today we want to explore why choosing a managed WordPress hosting service, as opposed to a shared host or small VPS, can […]

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Google AMP – How to Implement it in WordPress

The web is constantly evolving and for a lot of business owners this means the need for staying on top of all the changes with Google. If you don’t adapt it means you could get left behind. Google AMP, their mobile initiative to speed up the web, is now approaching it’s one-year anniversary. Since it is a lot […]

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wordpress security

WordPress Security – 19+ Steps to Lock Down Your Site

When it comes to WordPress security, there are a lot of things you can do to lock down your site to prevent hackers and vulnerabilities from affecting your business or blog. The last thing you want to happen is to wake up one morning to discover your site in shambles. So today we are going […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Steve Zehngut

You can find Steve 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 started Zeek Interactive more than 20 years ago to create interactive games. Over those 20 years, Zeek worked in Shockwave, […]

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An Overview of TLS 1.3 – Faster and More Secure

It has been over eight years since the last encryption protocol update, but the new TLS 1.3 is now about to be finalized. The exciting part for the WordPress community and customers here at Kinsta is that TLS 1.3 includes a lot of security and performance improvements. With the HTTP/2 protocol update in late 2015, […]

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kim doyal

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Kim Doyal

You can find Kim on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with her, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? My background was retail management… pretty far from WordPress. I was widowed in 2003 and was working full time when I lost […]

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top wordpress sites

125+ Top WordPress Sites Dominating the Web

As most of you know by now, WordPress is far more than a blogging platform. It is a full-blown content management system (CMS) that is capable of handling of being used for everything from large enterprise sites to high-traffic magazine publications. WordPress is now used by over 27% of all websites on the internet and shows […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Jean Galea

You can find Jean 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 started out as a freelance website developer and for this reason I soon needed a CMS to implement on my […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Mason James

You can find Mason 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? While my actual college degree is in education, I spent the first several years of my professional life in video production. Eventually […]

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CVE-2016-6309 – Patching NGINX for OpenSSL Security Issues

Security is of the utmost importance to us here at Kinsta. That is one reason why we recently launched two-factor authentication to secure your Kinsta accounts. Over the past week there have been some serious OpenSSL security vulnerabilities and we want to let you know that we have been patching our NGINX servers and load […]

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Top 7 Advantages of Choosing Google Cloud Hosting

We made the decision here at Kinsta to move our entire infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform early 2016, making us the first managed WordPress host to exclusively utilize the platform. By doing this we could ensure a high-level of redundancy and have granular control over our servers while also having the ability to tweak our hosting environment; making customers’ sites faster, more […]

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Kinsta Named Top Tier Again in 2016 Performance Benchmarks

Review Signal just released their annual 2016 WordPress hosting performance benchmarks and we are excited that Kinsta once again proved to be one of the best companies across all tiers! When it comes to managed WordPress hosting, things like customer support, reliability, and up-time are all very important. But another very important factor is performance, how consistent are they, […]

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The Importance of WordPress Two-Factor Authentication

We take security very serious here at Kinsta and that is why we are excited to announce that we now have two-factor authentication for all WordPress customers. It is available for everyone within your My Kinsta dashboard. Today we will dive into why WordPress two-factor authentication is important, our new feature update, and a great free way […]

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6 Incredible Reasons Why President Obama Loves and Endorses WordPress

The president might be leaving office, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have anything left to say. Check out the 6 reasons why the president loves and endorses the WordPress community.

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In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress

In today’s post we are going to dive deep into a HTTP to HTTPS migration and share applicable tips to hopefully make the transition for your WordPress site as smooth as possible. As some of you may know, Google has been working hard on their objective of moving everyone to a more secure web. For WordPress […]

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20+ SaaS Products We Use to Grow Our Web Hosting Company

Check out these 20+ different awesome SaaS products that we use here at Kinsta to help grow our WordPress web hosting company, collaborate with our team, generate leads, analyze data, and much more.

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A Deep Dive Into the Pingdom Speed Test Tool

In this in-depth post below we walk you through how to do a Pingdom waterfall analysis, describe what everything means, and share some applicable tips on how to improve the speed of your WordPress site.

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Piotr Pawlak

Piotr Pawlak is the CEO at Kinetise, a web-based platform that empowers anyone to easily build custom mobile apps for the iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

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How to Fix the Leverage Browser Caching Warning in WordPress

Check out our in-depth tutorial below on how to fix the annoying leverage browser caching warning on your WordPress site. Most likely you are seeing this when running your site through Google PageSpeed Insights or Pingdom. There are a few different ways to resolve this warning.

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Interview With Matt Cromwell

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Matt Cromwell

Matt Cromwell is head of support and community wrangler at WordImpress. He’s also co-author of the GiveWP plugin and admin of Advanced WordPress.

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Interview Chris Lema

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Chris Lema

Chris Lema is CTO & Chief Strategist at Crowd Favorite. He also coaches, speaks, blogs, and writes books.

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Interview With Bart Dabek

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Bart Dabek of FlowPress

Bart Dabek is the co-founder of FlowPress, a WordPress agency based in Toronto specializing in DevOps. Below is our recent interview with him as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.

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Interview With Adii Pienaar of Receiptful

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Adii Pienaar of Receiptful

Adii Pienaar is the founder Receiptful, and was Co-Founder of WooThemes. Below is our recent Q&A with him as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.

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Interview With Kiko Doran

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Kiko Doran, Co-Founder of Prestige Conference

Kiko Doran is the co-founder of Prestige Conference and also runs InGroup Consulting. Below is our recent Q&A with him as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.

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Interview With Joshua Broton

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Joshua Broton

Joshua Broton is a former senior developer at Lemonly, and has recently launched his own consulting firm Broton Digital Consulting. Below is our recent Q&A interview with him as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.

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Interview With Nikhil Vimal

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Nikhil Vimal From TechVoltz

Nikhil Vimal runs TechVoltz, a WordPress agency focused on building awesome plugins, along with consulting for Gravity Forms, Easy Digital Downloads, and eCommerce.

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Interview With Travis Totz

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Travis Totz From Modern Tribe

Travis Totz is the new Senior Web Strategist at Modern Tribe, one of the top agencies in WordPress.

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Interview With Kevin Ohashi

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Kevin Ohashi

Kevin Ohashi is the creator of Review Signal, one of the few sites on the planet that does honest hosting reviews. Kevin knows a lot about scaling and WordPress, and below is our recent Q&A interview with him as part of our new Kinsta Kingpin series.

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wordpress crm

Top 12 WordPress CRM Plugins to Supercharge Your Business

Customer Relationship Management (or CRM) isn’t a new idea. Despite becoming popular in the 90s, some people still think of it as simply a glorified contact list. But CRM is so much more than that.

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12 Best Crowdfunding Options for Your WordPress Website

If you’re in the middle of a fundraiser, there are few better ways to reach a wide audience and raise more money with Internet crowdfunding. Thanks to certain WordPress plugins and themes, it’s now easier than ever to set up a crowdfunding website in almost no time at all.

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Top 13 WordPress Download Manager Plugins

Here’s a list of 13 great WordPress download manager plugins (free and premium) that help you manage file downloads on WordPress.

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WooCommerce Tutorial – How to Set It up on Your Website

WooCommerce is by far and away the most popular free ecommerce solution for WordPress. Here’s a comprehensive tutorial to setting up WooCommerce that investigates each and every one of the plugin’s nooks and crannies.

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6 Best WordPress Advertising Plugins To Increase Blog Revenue

Many blogs and large traffic sites rely on advertising as their primary source of income. This might include Google AdSense, Affiliate Ads, or Direct Ad sales. The one problem that many encounter is that advertising is a monetization strategy that’s hard to maintain and difficult to manage. Fiddling with your AdSense code and your WordPress theme can […]

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11 Ways to Integrate and Embed YouTube in WordPress

Do you remember when YouTube first started? No one was sure of how to use the site, let alone build business through the video sharing site. Boy have times changed. Today video is a key part of your marketing strategy.

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