How to Diagnose High Admin-Ajax Usage on Your WordPress Site

A very common scenario when dealing with WordPress is diagnosing high admin-ajax.php usage. If you have been working with WordPress for a while, you have most likely encountered this when running speed tests or checking your server access logs. This is generally caused by 3rd party plugins or from frequent un-cachable admin dashboard requests, due to the Heartbeat API, […]

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How Kinsta Helped DARTDrones Scale for the Shark Tank Effect

One of the exciting things we get to do here at Kinsta is work with all sorts of new cutting edge companies. Recently we had the pleasure of working with DARTDrones, who provide hands-on expert drone training and Part 107 drone pilot certification across 40 different cities in the United States. Today we’ll dive into how we […]

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An Introduction to WordPress Shortcodes for Developers

According to the definition, a shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. In other words, thanks to WordPress shortcodes there’s no need for users to manually […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Cody Landefeld

You can find Cody 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 started out as a self-taught website designer back in 2000 while attending college. I learned the basics of Photoshop and HTML […]

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Why You Should Be Using Supported PHP Versions

PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages on the web today. According to W3Techs, PHP is used by over 82% of all the websites who use a server-side programming language. This means for every 8 out of 10 websites you visit, they are most likely utilizing PHP in some form or another. And of course, it […]

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Conversion Rate Optimization Tips – 12 Easy Ways to Boost Sales

Getting tons of traffic to your website is always a good thing, and something we all crave for our businesses and blogs. But if the traffic doesn’t convert to something, such as a sale, an eBook download, or signup to your email list, then there really is no point. There are some exceptions to this rule, […]

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Beka Rice

You can find Beka 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 background was in Chemistry rather than web development, so I started with WordPress as a user trying to maintain a website […]

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Behind the Scenes – Launching a Premium WordPress Coupon Plugin

The affiliate marketing space is booming, and has grown into a very important and effective channel for driving sales. Thanks in a big part to WordPress, many internet marketers are now working from home and making a living from their websites. It is typical for a consumer nowadays to lookup reviews online when they are contemplating […]

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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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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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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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