Category: Web Design

8 Tips on How to Reduce DNS Lookups and Speed Them Up

There are a lot of different optimizations you can make when it comes to WordPress, and some are more important than others. A factor that is often overlooked is the lookup times associated with DNS, and just how much of an impact it has on your site.…

12 Best WordPress PDF Viewer Plugins

Imagine you’re a teacher with a simple WordPress site. You’re getting excited about the new school year yet you’d like to give your students some digital-friendly documents for them to prepare for classes and understand the material.…
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A Deep Dive Into WordPress User Roles and Capabilities

Anytime a site viewer signs-up for an account, or you manually add a new user in Admin Users Screen, WordPress registers essential user data in wp_users and wp_usermeta tables.…
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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Charlie Livingston

You can find Charlie 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?…
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Network Latency – Comparing the Impact on Your WordPress Site

A lot of articles around the web tend to primarily focus on front-end WordPress optimizations and quick ways to speed up your site. Server optimizations such as network latency are sometimes neglected or overlooked.…
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5 Years of Selling on ThemeForest – Pros and Cons

With WordPress being used by over 29.3% of all websites, the space can be very competitive! A big dilemma for a lot of new WordPress theme developers is whether or not they should go out on their own or distribute their work on an already established marketplace.…
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WordPress CDN – Why You Should Be Using One in 2018

As a performance hosting company we really like to research and share ways to make your WordPress site faster. One of the no-brainers when it comes to speed nowadays is to utilize a content delivery network (CDN).…
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How to Uninstall a WordPress Plugin (the Proper Way)

With over 50,000 WordPress plugins on the repository alone, it’s more than likely you’ll test out and compare a few different ones to accomplish tasks or solve problems on your site.…
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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Ryan Sullivan

You can find Ryan 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?…
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How to Stop a DDoS Attack in Its Tracks (Case Study)

In our last case study, we showed you how we cleaned up a negative SEO attack on Kinsta. Today we are going to show you some steps and troubleshooting we took to stop a DDoS attack on a small WordPress e-commerce site.…
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How to Password Protect an Entire WordPress Site

Want to keep your WordPress site away from prying eyes?! It’s really easy to password protect your whole WordPress site. Simplest method  – “Password Protected” plugin You just need this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/password-protected/…
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Negative SEO (Case Study) – Cleaning up an Attack With Ahrefs

Negative SEO is something no business wants to have to deal with. It’s not fun, it damages your site in search engines, and can be time-consuming to clean up.…
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