Paddle Billing Plugin For aMember

Paddle Billing plugin for aMember

I’ve been a fan boy of Paddle as a payment system for aMember since 2021. So much so, I wrote and contributed the original Paddle (Classic) plugin to the aMember core. Why do I love Paddle so much? Quite simply because it’s a Merchant of Record (MoR) payment provider. This means they go beyond just …

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HMRC VAT Exchange Rates for aMember

HMRC exchange rates plugin for aMember

aMember makes it simple to sell digital products and subscriptions worldwide, and has a variety of tax modules to suit your home tax jurisdiction and intended audience. With many aMember sites selling internationally, it’s pretty common to see pricing in US Dollars (USD), even if the business is located outside the USA. For example, my …

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Avoiding EU VAT headaches in aMember

aMember makes it simple to sell digital products and subscriptions worldwide, but selling to European Union countries is a major tax accounting nightmare. In fact, according to official EU Parliament data, the cost of VAT compliance for small businesses (SMEs) is about US $16,000 (EUR15,000) PER YEAR! In this blog, I’m going to highlight the rules …

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PHP-FPM Crashing on cPanel Server [Fixed]


A couple of years ago, I switched our cPanel servers to use the more modern FastCGI Process Manager (PHP-FPM). Although requiring slightly more memory than other PHP FastCGI implementations, the appeal is superior performance, scalability, and security. All was great, apart from one teeny, tiny issue… PHP-FPM would periodically and randomly go 100% CPU and …

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How to resolve “Resource temporarily unavailable” error in SSH for cPanel servers

As we’ve grown, I’ve started seeing some occasional strange errors when trying to SSH or push to GIT repositories on certain user accounts on our cPanel server. Then today, when switching an account to PHP8, the error locked up SSH entirely, and would only go away when I rolled back to PHP7.4 Turns out, the …

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GA4 Ecommerce Purchase Tracking With Google Tag Manager And aMember

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post showing how to track aMember sales in Google Universal Analytics “Enhanced Ecommerce” using Google Tag Manager. Well, Google Analytics Version 4 (known as GA4) is now out of beta, and I’ve started migrating my aMember sites tracking to use GA4. This article shows a clean install …

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How to properly check for Do Not Track with JavaScript

Every modern browser has a “Do Not Track” setting (DNT), which tells websites whether the user wants to be tracked or not. It’s been around since about 2011, but it’s been largely ignored until recently, because the definition of “tracking” has been hotly debated. The advent of GDPR has rekindled the idea of DNT, because …

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