error establishing a database connection

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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Why and How to Publish a Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory

With over 50,000 free plugins, the WordPress Plugin Directory is the city mall for every WordPress user, and where you’ll find plugins covering all features and functionalities for your next website. Nevertheless, chances are that you won’t find a plugin providing that exact feature expressly required by your client. Like it or not, you may […]

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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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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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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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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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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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