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…

Using WP-CLI to Batch Autodelete Inactive WordPress Plugins

Keeping a clean and secure WordPress site is best practice. This means the database doesn’t have unnecessary bloat and all plugins are useful and up-to-date. A clean WordPress site is essential for making troubleshooting easy in case things ever go pear-shaped. Inactive plugins that are outdated and have security vulnerabilities are still dangerous for your … Learn more…

Using WP-CLI for Batch Updating Contact Form 7 Postmeta Options

I recently set up Mailgun for a Codeable client who was using Contact Form 7. Unfortunately after integrating Mailgun to improve the reliability of email delivery, the formatting of the emails was not quite right. I managed to isolate the issue to a setting called Use HTML Content Type in Contact Form 7 which had … Learn more…

Using WP-CLI wp profile to Diagnose WordPress Performance Issues

Daniel really pulled out all the stops when he created the wp profile command – kind of like a New Relic alternative (see this great Kinsta post about using New Relic) it can help pinpoint which components are slowing your WordPress site down. Originally available from runcommand as a premium package, it is now free on … Learn more…

Fixing wp_options Table Missing Unique Column and Primary Key

I have had the opportunity and pleasure of doing a lot of WordPress and WooCommerce database cleanups on Codeable to speed up sites. This was one of my favorite projects to complete for a large multisite on Kinsta (Review) that gets around 1 million page views per week. If you see this error in phpMyAdmin ‘Current … Learn more…