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…

How to Batch Import Multiple WordPress MySQL Table Dumps

I was migrating a huge, high traffic WordPress site for a client on Codeable to Kinsta. Unfortunately they didn’t have FTP access or details so I had to get creative. Luckily, they were using VaultPress so I could generate a backup zip to download from there. Much to my surprise, I learned that the database … Learn more…

Using WP-CLI bash Scripting to Find WP-CLI Plugin Conflicts or Errors

WP-CLI is invaluable to me so when it doesn’t work on a WooCommerce or WordPress site it’s a top priority to get it fixed and working properly! I was getting this weird error for a site where WP-CLI wouldn’t show me any information, simple commands like wp option get weren’t returning any output and simply … Learn more…

Using WP-CLI to Backup and Restore WordPress Widgets

If you have ever lost your WordPress widgets after changing or updating your theme, this guide will help you solve that problem for the future! I will show you how to back up the WordPress widgets  (header, footer, sidebar, inactive and active) with WP-CLI so you can easily restore your widgets at any time. This … Learn more…