Using Svelte in WordPress Plugins

Svelte is a relative newcomer to the JavaScript framework ecosystem. It’s incredibly fast to develop in, has great developer ergonomics, and allows you to move very quickly from thought to product. We’re currently in the process of developing a new WordPress plugin, and we’ve been able to integrate Svelte into our admin experience and wanted… Continue reading Using Svelte in WordPress Plugins

How to Enable Two-Factor Auth (2FA) for WordPress

When running a WordPress site, security should be first and foremost at the front of your mind. One of the best ways to prevent malicious users from accessing your /wp-admin area is enabling two-factor auth (2FA) for WordPress. The easiest way to enable two factor auth for WordPress is the use the Wordfence Security plugin… Continue reading How to Enable Two-Factor Auth (2FA) for WordPress

UpCloud WordPress Hosting Review

If you spend time in the WordPress hosting space and few names constantly come up, and one of them is UpCloud. UpCloud is a European cloud provider with data centers all over the world that claims to have the world’s “fastest cloud servers”. In this review we’re going to take a look at how WordPress… Continue reading UpCloud WordPress Hosting Review

Vultr One-Click WordPress Review

If you want to host your own copy of WordPress but don’t want to go through all the trouble of setting it up, it might be worth your time to explore using “one-click” installs from some of the major cloud providers. In this article, we’re going to explore the Vultr One-Click WordPress install and see… Continue reading Vultr One-Click WordPress Review

What’s New With Kernl – March 2020

With all the uncertainty in the world right now due to COVID-19, we are intentionally keeping things boring at Kernl. Bug fixes, new docs, and increased capacity are all we did this month. Stay safe out there everyone! Features, Bugs, Updates NEW DOCUMENTATION! – After 5 years we finally moved to a real documentation generator!… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – March 2020

What’s New With Kernl – February 2020

I hope everyone had a great February! We didn’t too much feature development this month, but there was a lot of bug fixing and performance improvements, so let’s dive in! Feature, Bugs, and Performance Node.js – Kernl is now on Node.js 12.16.1. This release was all about security fixes. Load Testing Machine Provisioning – We… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – February 2020

Should I use Memcached or Redis for WordPress caching?

Choosing between Memcached or Redis for your WordPress cache is a tough decision. Not because they have vastly different performance profiles (they don’t), but because either choice is a good one depending on your needs. In this post we’re going to explore the differences between Redis and Memcached, how they perform for WordPress, and a… Continue reading Should I use Memcached or Redis for WordPress caching?

The Crucible – Extreme WordPress Performance Challenge

Load testing is fun. Breaking things is fun. Breaking WordPress with load testing is even more fun. But in the era of highly scaleable WordPress hosting solutions, can we even break WordPress anymore? Oh yes, yes we can. The Crucible Challenge can. Crucible Challenge The Crucible WordPress Performance challenge is a deceptively simple test inspired… Continue reading The Crucible – Extreme WordPress Performance Challenge

What’s New With Kernl – January 2020

January was a pretty great month for Kernl. We got a lot of bug fixes, some performance improvements, and even a new beta feature out the door. Let’s dive in! WordPress Site Health Beta This month we released a beta of our WordPress Site Health service. The goal of this service is to help you… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – January 2020

Yoast SEO: WordPress Plugin Performance Implications

Yoast SEO is a popular SEO enablement plugin for WordPress. It helps you avoid common mistakes when it comes to SEO on your blog and also handles things like social media “og:meta” tags. If your blog has a public audience, then it stands a good chance that you are using Yoast. As with the previous… Continue reading Yoast SEO: WordPress Plugin Performance Implications