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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local fonts wordpress

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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wordpress media library hacks

4 Handy WordPress Media Library Hacks

The WordPress Media Library is a powerful tool for media management. Check out these 4 handy hacks, utilizing functions and hooks, to customize it further.

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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 multisite

An Introduction to a WordPress Multisite Setup

WordPress Multisite is a collection of independent websites sharing the same WordPress installation. The sites in the network are virtual sites, meaning that they do not have their own directory on the server, although they do have separate directories for media uploads and separate tables in the database. In this post I will introduce you […]

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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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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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interview with maura teal

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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twenty seventeen theme

A Developer’s Introduction to the Twenty Seventeen Theme

With the release of WordPress 4.7, also came the new Twenty Seventeen theme. More than all its predecessors, the new default theme is highly customizable for both users and developers, it’s easy to use, and perfectly suitable for both personal and professional purposes. Moreover, it is great when it comes to site performance, as Brian […]

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