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Powering WordPress with Auto-Scaling AWS Aurora RDS

by Ethan Clevenger

WordPress at-scale can be database-intensive. Configure WordPress to use AWS's auto-scaling RDS Aurora clusters for an affordable way to handle the load.

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Use Laravel Spark Notifications Without Breaking Laravel’s Default Database Notifications

by Ethan Clevenger

Laravel Spark notifications get in the way of Laravel's default database notifications. This tutorial will walk you through how to use both.

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2019 PHP Benchmarks – Why You Need PHP 7+

by Ethan Clevenger

Website performance directly affects your SEO rankings, and Kinsta's annual benchmarks show us how the PHP 7+ can help push you over the top.

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Baking the Perfect Christmas Cookie

by Ethan Clevenger

This recipe post for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies doubles as a demo of features for WordPress's Gutenberg editor. Columns, quotes, and videos in action.

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FREE Gutenberg Webinar!

by Ethan Clevenger

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Function to Check if Divi is Active

by Ethan Clevenger

Ever wanted to adjust a WordPress page template based on whether or not the user used the Divi page builder? Here's the function that'll let you know.

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Gutenberg Got You Down?

by Ethan Clevenger

Gutenberg is a cool step for WordPress, but the new editor is causing headaches with plugin and theme incompatibility and breaking websites. What to do?

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Customizing the InfinteWP Backup Storage Directory

by Ethan Clevenger

Customizing where InfiniteWP stores your WordPress backups is an easy task. Here's how to configure it for storage in another directory.

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Google Chrome’s SSL Update

by Ethan Clevenger

Still putting off an SSL? Come July 2018, Google is going to make your website look pretty bad. Read why you need to get this done, and if you need help, I've got you covered.

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WordPress Security Basics

by Ethan Clevenger

WordPress is used on a ton of websites, which makes it a big target for hackers. However, you can usually stay one step ahead of those hackers. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up WordFence and make sure you're protected.

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