Download WordPress Backup Fast from (S)FTP via Linux Command Line

From time to time on Codeable I need to clone a site to a VPS with root access in order to diagnose WordPress/WooCommerce performance issues. My internet connection is fast but it’s not as fast as most VPS providers’ network pipes! When SSH isn’t available so you can use rsync to copy over large files, … Learn more…

Find out which WordPress Database Options Belong to Plugins

This post will show you how to identify which WordPress plugin options in the wp_options table belong to a specific plugin. Normally developers will search in the wp_options table manually with phpMyAdmin or Adminer (WordPress plugin version) but this can often be very tedious as you have to paginate though sometimes hundreds of pages! When … Learn more…

Converting WordPress Database Tables from MyISAM to InnoDB with WP-CLI

In this post I will show you how to easily convert your WordPress database tables from the MyISAM engine to the InnoDB engine with WP-CLI. In case you are wondering why you would want to do this database conversion, this StackOverflow post highlights the improvements of InnoDB over MySIAM (taking advantage of multiple cores is … Learn more…

Clean Jetpack Database Bloat after Uninstalling from WordPress

WordPress plugins typically leave leftover bloat in the database after you remove them. JetPack from Automattic is no different. If you find that JetPack has way more features than you need and want to uninstall it completely, this guide will help you do that by removing the JetPack database values from the wp_options and wp_postmeta … Learn more…

How to Transfer + Clean WPEngine Backup Zip for Local Installation

If you have ever tried to do some tests on a local installation with a WordPress site hosted on WPEngine you may have found that it doesn’t always work right out of the box. Sometimes you just need to use XDebug with PHPStorm¬†in a local troubleshooting environment to efficiently debug a site so a local … Learn more…