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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.
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Affiliate Systems Suck, So We Rolled Our Own

When it came time to launch our affiliate system we realized there was no third-party solution that would work. Check out how and why we rolled our…
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17 min read
Publish date
September 26, 2018
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Managing Multi-User Access in Your Hosting Account

Multi-user support allows you to work in a more secure environment. MyKinsta allows you to granularly control who has access to what in your hostin…
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7 min read
Publish date
September 20, 2018
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WP-CLI v2 – Managing WordPress From the Terminal

WP-CLI v2 is a powerful command line tool for developers to manage WordPress installations. Check out how to install and use WP-CLI commands.
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14 min read
Publish date
July 29, 2018
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How to Prevent Hotlinking in WordPress (7 Easy Methods)

In this tutorial, you'll learn what hotlinking is, why it is bad, and how to easily prevent hotlinking on your WordPress site to save money and ban…
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12 min read
Publish date
May 9, 2017
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What’s New In WordPress 4.7

Lets take a look WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan," which was just released! It includes a new default theme, customization options and a host of developer f…
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4 min read
Publish date
December 13, 2016
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What’s New in PHP 7.1.0

After the major release of PHP 7, PHP 7.1.0 is now focusing on core language features that will help all of us write better code, such as nullable…
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5 min read
Publish date
November 24, 2016
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Is WordPress Code Really a Mess?

Some plugins and themes really do contain bad code and hinders, but is WordPress code a mess? Let's find out!
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5 min read
Publish date
January 25, 2016
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10 Things Not to Do in PHP 7

With PHP 7 it's time to shed some of our bad habits. Let's take a look at some bad habits to get rid of as we switch to PHP 7.
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6 min read
Publish date
November 9, 2015
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How To Use the WordPress Register Sidebar Function

In this article we'll look at some ways to use the default WordPress register sidebar function along with some advanced tips.
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4 min read
Publish date
October 26, 2015
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A Guide To HTTP And The WordPress HTTP API – Part 2

The WordPress HTTP API allows us to connect to third party APIs like Twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp and more. Read on to learn how!
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7 min read
Publish date
September 29, 2015
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A Guide To HTTP And The WordPress HTTP API – Part 1

HTTP is the protocol that powers the web. With the knowledge of how HTTP requests and responses work you can utilize great APIs easily!
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6 min read
Publish date
September 22, 2015
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WordPress Database – How Sidebars Work

In this article we'll take a look at how WordPress widget areas, sidebars and widgets work on a database level.
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3 min read
Publish date
September 8, 2015