Articles by Brian Jackson

Brian is the Chief Marketing Officer at Kinsta. He focuses on everything from developing new online growth strategies, content creation, technical SEO, and outreach within the community. He has a huge passion for WordPress, has been using it for 8+ years, and even develops a couple premium plugins. Brian enjoys blogging, movies, and hiking. Connect with Brian on Twitter.

The Do’s and Don’ts for Hosting WordPress Membership Sites

When it comes to WordPress sites, not all of them can be treated the same in terms of what works best for performance. A simple five-page …

10 Best WordPress Event Management Plugins (Calendars, Ticketing, RSVPs)

If you’ve ever tried to install a calendar plugin you know that it’s not exactly the same as a fully functional event management tool. Calendars display …

Medium vs WordPress: Where Should You Start a Blog?

Trying to choose between Medium vs WordPress for your blog or website? In a way, this is a bit of a flawed argument because the two …

Why and How to Use Lossy Compression on Your WordPress Images

According to the HTTP Archive, as of 2018, images make up over 50% of an average website’s page weight on both desktops and mobile devices. That …

11 WordPress Instagram Plugins for Displaying Interactive Feeds

With over 800 million users, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks in the world and has a social stranglehold on quite a few …

The Lowdown on GDPR Compliance for WordPress Users

You might have heard of the term “GDPR” being discussed around the web. It’s a pretty hot topic right now, especially with all that is going …

How Much Disk Space Does Your Hosting Plan Really Need?

When looking for a WordPress hosting plan it can be difficult to judge how much disk space you think you need vs how much you really need. …

How to Create a PayPal Donate Button for Your WordPress Site

From non-profit organizations to churches, and political campaigns to bloggers who need early support, several situations warrant asking for donations. Several WordPress plugins are available for …

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with James Laws

You can find James on Twitter or LinkedIn. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & …

Kinsta and WP Rocket: Now Speeding up WordPress Together

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to further speed up and optimize your WordPress sites. ? For the past couple months, our team has …

WordPress vs Static HTML: How Should You Build Your Site?

In the past, we’ve talked about how WordPress squares up with other popular content management systems like Drupal, Joomla, and even Squarespace. But what if you’re …

10 Best WordPress Directory Plugins to Organize Your Listings

A directory is a vague term based on how they’re used. However, all online directories typically have the same functionality, where it delivers business or personal …