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How to Install Horde Groupware on Debian 10

[ad_1] Horde Groupware is a free and open-source collaboration suite that offers calendar, notes, tasks, file manager and many more. It comes with a dynamic, basic and mobile-friendly web-based interface and provides unlimited resources per user. It works on any web server with PHP support and most operating systems including, …

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How to Monitor Log Files with Graylog v3.1 on Debian 10

[ad_1] Graylog is a free and open-source log management tool based on Java, ElasticSearch and MongoDB. Graylog can be used to collect, index and analyze any server log from a centralized location or distributed location. We can easily monitor any unusual activity for debugging applications and logs using Graylog. Graylog provides a powerful query …

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6 Best WordPress Advertising Plugins To Increase Blog Revenue

Many blogs and large traffic sites rely on advertising as their primary source of income. This might include Google AdSense, AdSense alternatives,  Affiliate Ads, or Direct Ad sales. The one problem that many encounter is that advertising is a monetization strategy that’s hard to maintain and difficult to manage. Fiddling …

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BuddyPress, bbPress and GlotPress Development Crowdfunding Campaign

JJJ has been the lead developer of BuddyPress and bbPress since 2010. He also worked at Automattic for three years where he took part in the development of WordCamp.org and WordPress.org along with BuddyPress and bbPress. WordPress being open source has been developed continuously by thousands of developers and organizations contributing …

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Independent Reviews of Kinsta

The web hosting industry is unfortunately full of fake reviews because affiliates will say anything to get you to sign up with one of their partners to earn a hefty commission. This makes it really hard to select a hosting company that you can trust. Check out some independent reviews of …

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Top 15 WordPress Download Manager Plugins

WordPress is an excellent platform for blogging or hosting a website. However, it has evolved into much more than that. WordPress is now a powerful content management system which powers over 35.2% of the web, and thanks to a few external plugins, can handle a variety of different file download needs. …

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12 Best Crowdfunding Options for Your WordPress Website

Crowdfunding can be described as the process of raising funds with the help of friends, family, customers, and investors. This is typically done online via a website or through social media to reach a large audience. If you’re planning to do any crowdfunding of any kind on WordPress, you’re in …

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Using The WordPress HTTP API

The WordPress HTTP API consists of a bunch of functions that will help you make HTTP calls a lot more easily. No need to fiddle around with file_get_contents or cURL anymore, just a single unified interface. This is awesome for interacting with third party APIs, especially REST-full ones like Twitter, Facebook, MailChimp, …

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Top 14 WordPress CRM Plugins to Supercharge Your Business

True customer relationship management (CRM) helps you understand your customers and engage with them throughout the entire customer lifecycle. This is accomplished by collecting and analyzing lots of data. From prospecting to marketing to customer service, gathering and analyzing customer data can uncover problem areas and reveal hidden opportunities. The …

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How to Submit Site to Google News – WordPress

First, why would you want to be picked up by Google News? What are the benefits? The aim of Google News is to filter through the world’s news and make timely news accessible to readers in a way that’s easy for them to read, understand, and put to use. What …

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Managing WordPress Development With Symlinks

In this article, I’ll show you a great way to share a single instance of a plugin or theme with multiple installations of WordPress – symlinks. What Is a Symlink A symlink – or symbolic link – is a special file that is actually a reference to another file or …

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WordPress Database – How Sidebars Work

Sidebars are an integral part of the WordPress experience but understanding how they work on a database-level is not at the forefront of tutorials. You can find any number of posts about creating widgets, customizing them, extending them and so on, but how they are actually put together at the …

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How to Use the WordPress Register Sidebar Function

In this article we’ll look at some ways to use the WordPress register sidebar function along with some advanced tips as well! To get a sidebar working in your theme you’ll need to let WordPress know about it first – to make sure it shows up in the admin – …

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What is WordPress XML-RPC and How To Stop an Attack

The WordPress XML-RPC is a specification that aims to standardize communications between different systems. It uses HTTP as the transport mechanism and XML as encoding mechanism which allows for a wide range of data to be transmitted. For us WordPress peeps, the most important part of this is “different systems”. WordPress …

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10 Things Not to Do in PHP 7

I’ve already shared some of the upcoming features of PHP 7, in this article I thought I’d take a look at some of the bad patterns we should stop using as we switch to the lightning fast PHP 7. And don’t forget to check out our new mega-benchmark of the …

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How Kinsta Saved Cyber Monday for Swagway

Their main product, The Original Swagway™, has been featured on Good Morning America, Ellen, LIVE with Kelly and Michael, The Insider, The Today Show, Mashable, Wired, People, CBS This Morning, PC Magazine, and more. The hoverboard market is heating up and Swagway is on fire. So why was Cyber Monday …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Kevin Ohashi

Q1: Can you give a brief background on your business? I created and operate ReviewSignal.com. It is a data driven review site. I call it that because it operates differently than what we traditionally think of as a review site. It pulls social media comments people are publicly posting and …

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Why You Might Need a WordPress DevOps Team

In between the software releases, the maintenance team would take over to ensure that everything ran smoothly until the next update happened. It was all very quaint, and an outmoded model for software infrastructure. Nowhere is this truer than on WordPress (WP) sites. Because of the constant nature of the …

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2015 Year in Review – Kinsta Insights

However, we have succeeded and will have 7 figures of revenue this year, and we are growing exponentially. Thank you to all the customers that have gotten us this far and will help us continue to grow. Customers from 62 countries spread across 6 continents have trusted us with their …

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Is WordPress Code Really a Mess?

The author said: My dislike of WordPress is no secret. I look down on its mess of a code base, and advise anyone with any technical knowhow whatsoever against using it. Is the situation that dire? Is the WordPress core code really so atrocious that you should steer clear altogether …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Joshua Broton

Q1: What is your background, for those readers not familiar with you? I’ve been developing on the web for over 20 years. Sometime between my first website and now, I finished my degree in offensive hacking, spent some time as a youth pastor, and came back to continue life as …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Adii Pienaar of Receiptful

Q1: Most people in the WordPress community know you from being the Co-Founder of WooThemes. What was that journey like? I think it’s always easier to have the benefit of hindsight in answering that question. At the time, Woo were mostly first-movers in everything we did, which meant that there …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Bart Dabek of FlowPress

Q1: What is your background, and how did you get involved in WordPress? I studied at Sheridan College and always wanted to become a computer animator, however when I graduated the market got flooded with animators. I took an animation job with a startup here in Toronto, Canada. We produced …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Chris Lema

You can find him on Twitter as well. Below is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: How did you originally get involved with WordPress? I originally got involved by simply using the product. I had been using TypePad personally and DotNetNuke for projects …

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How To Generate Business Leads Using BuiltWith

To put it simply, it’s a technology lookup tool that can be used for a variety of purposes. Let’s say you’ve created your own electric car company and want to go up against Elon Musk and Tesla (good luck with that). You’ve got lots of ambition and know that Tesla’s …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Matt Cromwell

You can find him on Twitter as well. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, and how did you first get involved in WordPress? I have degrees in Music Education, Theology, and U.S. Religious History. I’ve always been …

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WordPress Revolution with GraphQL

The world of software development changes at a rapid pace. One of the most frequent complaints we hear about WordPress is that it isn’t “sexy” enough for modern developers – it is over a decade old after all. Regardless, there’s a reason it powers 25% of the web: it’s well …

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How to Connect via SSH to Your Server

SSH is one of the best tools in a developers tool-belt. It can be used to set up advanced environments, manipulate sites, use great tools like WP-CLI for automating common WordPress tasks or to access a site when all else fails. In this article, I’ll look at what SSH is …

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Best WooCommerce Payment Gateways for WordPress

You have given a lot of thought to your business, but did you put a lot of thought into choosing the best WooCommerce payment gateways? You should. Bringing in sales is the most important part of any business, but it’s just as important to choose the right method for accepting …

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Building Efficient WordPress Queries with WP_Query

As WordPress developers, we often need to retrieve posts, pages and other content matching specific criteria from the WordPress database. Usually, we don’t need to build SQL queries (and often we shouldn’t) because the WP_Query class and its methods provide us with a safe and efficient way to retrieve data …

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WordPress GIFs – How to Use Them On Your Website

Using multimedia content in your blog posts can result in more shares, more backlinks, more conversions, and more of anything else that you’re looking to achieve. The readers will see the effort and they will reward you by sharing or liking your posts. Not to forget that users are getting quite …

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Kinsta Hires Brian Jackson to Help With Inbound Strategy

Kinsta is excited to welcome Brian Jackson to the team as our new inbound marketing director. He will be helping us with our online growth strategies, lead generation, content creation, technical SEO, and outreach within the WordPress community. Brian comes to us from KeyCDN where he spent the last year helping to …

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The 9 Best WordPress Pricing Table Plugins Compared

Do you have a list of prices on your website? These prices might be for services like lawn care or they may be for software packages. From the tech world to yoga studios, most companies could use pricing tables for better representation of what they offer. The main way to …

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A Complete Guide and List of HTTP Status Codes

HTTP status codes are like a short note from the web server that gets tacked onto the top of a web page. It’s not actually part of the web page. Instead, it’s a message from the server letting you know how things went when the request to view the page was …

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How to Speed up WordPress Comments

Have you ever noticed that your most popular blog posts – the ones that trigger an avalanche of comments – take a little longer to load? While it’s nice to watch WordPress comments roll in if your commenting system is not carefully configured it can really slow down your website. …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Piotr Pawlak

You can find him on LinkedIn as well. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What inspired you to create Kinetise? Well, we saw a need to automate what we have been doing, meaning developing mobile apps. There were so many potential clients …

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20+ SaaS Products We Use to Grow Our Web Hosting Company

When it comes to running a successful company, sometimes you are only as good as your tools! Of course, you need talented people behind those tools, but choosing the right SaaS products can help boost productivity for your team, generate more leads, and overall, put you on the fast track …

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In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress

As of July 24th, 2018, Google Chrome is now be marking all non-HTTPS sites as “Not Secure.” Regardless of whether they collect data or not. This is why HTTPS is more important than ever! In today’s post, we are going to dive deep into an HTTP to HTTPS migration and share applicable …

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The Importance of WordPress Two-Factor Authentication

We take security very seriously here at Kinsta and that’s why we offer two-factor authentication for all of our WordPress hosting clients. Nothing could be worse than someone hijacking access to all of your sites! This feature is available in our MyKinsta dashboard and we highly recommend everyone take advantage of …

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WordPress Events – How to Create Them with Code and Plugins

It’s no secret that networking events can help any business grow. As a business owner, there is no better way to establish new relationships – be it with potential clients, business partners or investors. Events themselves come in many different styles and with a different purpose; from simple in-person gatherings …

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Top 7 Advantages of Choosing Google Cloud Hosting

We made the decision here at Kinsta to move our entire infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform early 2016, making us the first managed WordPress host to exclusively utilize the platform. In 2019 we started migrating all clients to the more robust C2 machines. By doing this we could ensure a high-level of …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Mason James

You can find Mason 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? While my actual college degree is in education, I spent the first several years of my professional …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Kim Doyal

You can find Kim 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 retail management… pretty far from WordPress. I was widowed in 2003 and was working …

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An Overview of TLS 1.3 – Faster and More Secure

It has been over eight years since the last encryption protocol update, but the final version of TLS 1.3 has now been published as of August 2018. ? The exciting part for the WordPress community and customers here at Kinsta is that TLS 1.3 includes a lot of security and performance …

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In-Depth Look at WordPress Permalinks and URL Rewriting

In today’s post we are going to take an in-depth look at WordPress permalinks and URL rewriting. According to a 1999 post by Jacob Nielsen, a usable website requires: a domain name that is easy to remember and easy to spell short URLs easy-to-type URLs URLs that visualize the site structure …

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Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Steve Zehngut

You can find Steve 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 Zeek Interactive more than 20 years ago to create interactive games. Over those 20 …

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Google AMP – How to Implement it in WordPress

The web is constantly evolving and for a lot of business owners this means the need for staying on top of all the changes with Google. If you don’t adapt it means you could get left behind. Google AMP, their mobile initiative to speed up the web, is now approaching it’s one-year anniversary. …

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A Deep Dive Into WordPress Automatic Updates

When it comes to security, we know how important is to regularly update WordPress installations (core, themes and plugins), and how long the upgrade process could take to us, especially when we have installed a good number of plugins. It’s commonly recommended to follow these steps: Back-up files and database …

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Why Premium DNS is No Longer Optional

You’ve probably heard the term “premium DNS” thrown around before and maybe you didn’t give it a second thought. Most people know that using a premium DNS provider can help them but don’t take the initiative to implement it, or perhaps don’t know how. On October 21, 2016, the largest DDoS attack …

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How to Install WordPress Locally the Easy Way

Sometimes it can be more convenient to work with WordPress on your local machine. Today we want to share with you an awesome WordPress product, DesktopServer from ServerPress, which can make installing WordPress locally a complete breeze. You can literally launch a new development install in a matter of seconds with …

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