Articles by Daniel Pataki

Hi, my name is Daniel, I'm the CTO here at Kinsta. You may know me from Smashing Magazine, WPMU Dev, Tuts+ and other WordPress/Development magazines. Aside from WordPress and PHP I spend most of my time around Node, React, GraphQL and other technologies in the Javascript space. When not working on making the best hosting solution in the Universe I collect board games, play table football in the office, travel or play guitar and sing in a pretty bad band.

Affiliate Systems Suck, So We Rolled Our Own

Let’s be completely honest; most affiliate systems on the market are downright horrible. Either they’re confusing beyond belief, clunky and slow, or they look like they …

Managing Multi-User Access in Your Hosting Account

If you operate a business or manage large projects you know how important a multi-user environment can be. In this post I’d like to give some …

WP-CLI v2 – Managing WordPress From the Terminal

For most of its life, WordPress has been built using a simple code-base with a dash of object-oriented PHP being the most abstract system. In the …

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.

How to Prevent Hotlinking in WordPress (7 Easy Methods)

Nothing is worse than someone stealing your images or bandwidth, but this happens fairly regularly as everything is out in the open on the internet for …

WordPress White Screen of Death – How to Fix It Fast

Have you ever installed a plugin or changed an option which resulted in the so called “WordPress White Screen Of Death”? No content, no admin, no way to fix things? If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of being completely powerless, this article is for you.

What’s New In WordPress 4.7

The latest-and-greatest release of our favorite CMS, WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan,” was released a week ago on the 6th of December. It includes a brand new default theme, …

What’s New in PHP 7.1.0

As of December 1st, the newest version of PHP, PHP 7.1.0 is now available. After a huge update that took PHP from 5.6 straight to 7.0 increasing …

How to Connect via SSH to Your Server

SSH is one of the best tools in a developers tool-belt. It can be used to set up advanced environments, manipulate sites, use great tools like …

Is WordPress Code Really a Mess?

WordPress receives a lot of flak for the state its code is in. I was doing some research on Themeosis for an upcoming article and bumped into an article.

Is DDoS Protection From Your Host a Lie?

Denial of service (DoS) attacks are nothing new – according to Britannica the first documented case dates back to early 2000. Despite being the first one …

10 Things Not to Do in PHP 7

With PHP 7 coming out later this month it’s time to prepare and shed some of our bad habits.