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1500 Five Star Reviews
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP reaches 1500 5-star reviews on WordPress.org

It’s been just a few short months since we celebrated our fourth anniversary of being a plugin on WordPress.org and today I am excited to announce that the MainWP Dashboard has reached 1500 5 Star Reviews! This number really comes from the strength of everyone in our growing, yet dedicated community. It’s tough to truly visualize that 1500 number when it comes to WordPress.org reviews so I put together a quick unscientific table to better illustrate the point. Let’s see where the MainWP Dashboard falls in with some of the most installed WordPress.org plugins: WordPress.org 5-star Reviews Rank Plugin 5

MainWP on Cloudways
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Dashboard Added to Cloudways 1-Click Installs

I’m pleased to announce that the MainWP Dashboard has been added to the Cloudways hosting 1-click installs! This addition means you can quickly and easily install your Dashboard on any of Cloudways providers including AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Linode, and Vultr. As long time proponents of Cloudways this is truly an exciting time for us and a great opportunity for MainWP users to work with a host that understands the needs of the MainWP community and has created an environment dedicated to it. Customized Support for MainWP Not only that you can select any of the Cloudways providers for

Integration With WP Security Audit Log plugin- Phase Two
Dennis Dornon

Activity Log for MainWP, a New Free Extension

Back in July, with Phase 1, the WP Security Audit Log plugin became the first activity logger to keep track of changes made by your MainWP Dashboard on Child sites. The only issue was you still had to visit your Child site to see the logs. That changes today with the release of Phase 2, Activity Log for MainWP! The first major MainWP Extension created by an outside developer, this free Extension allows you to review all your child site activity logs directly from your MainWP Dashboard, and also provide a log of all activity done using your MainWP Dashboard!

Integration with the WP Security Audit Log
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

Announcing MainWP and WP Security Audit Log Integration

Today we are happy to announce that we have been working together with the WP Security Audit Log team to develop a WordPress activity log solution for MainWP. In the tradition we started back in 2015 with site Backups we continue to defer to the experts when it comes to complicated problems. What makes this extra exciting for us, is that is one of our first true third party integrations where we have worked hand in hand with the developers and the fact that the WP Security Audit Log plugin is the most comprehensive WordPress activity log plugin solution, both

MainWP GDPR
WordPress Business
Dennis Dornon

Your MainWP Dashboard and the GDPR

As the May 25th 2018 deadline moves closer you may be wondering how your MainWP Dashboard is impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. As a self-hosted solution we do not track any information about your clients or your child sites. That means we are neither a controller or processor of your users data (we will have an additional blog post closer to the deadline on your information and the MainWP site). This means you do not need a Data Processing Agreement from MainWP for your client or child sites. However, you may want to keep in mind

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

ManageWP blocked by Bluehost and HostGator why MainWP continues to work…

Earlier today ManageWP announced on their Facebook page that “ It appears that ManageWP has been blocked by EIG (Bluehost & HostGator confirmed so far), resulting in EIG hosted websites showing up as disconnected.” At this point it looks as if these EIG hosted companies have blocked ManageWP’s IP address breaking the connection to their Dashboard. As a company we at MainWP hope this was just an accidental block and not something done intentionally by EIG to block GoDaddy (ManageWP’s Owner’s) access to their servers. Although, intentional blocking is something I have suspected we “could” see since the purchase of

MainWP How To's
Dennis Dornon

Running MainWP on Cloudways

If you read my post, Installing your MainWP Dashboard on a DigitalOcean Droplet, you will notice 2 things, I am NOT a server admin and setting up a DigitalOcean for MainWP could be a pain in the neck. I’ve been constantly intrigued by cloud hosting and when I wrote the DigitalOcean post back in October 2016 I planned on writing a series with DO and other cloud services like Vultr but it was just too time-consuming setting up the servers and then not even being sure I was setting them up right. And, then I was approached by Mustaasam Saleem,

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Dashboard Hosting with PeoplesHost

Today I’m proud to announce our partnership with PeoplesHost, the first host to offer automatic MainWP Dashboard setup!   Notice: Neither myself nor MainWP receives any compensation for MainWP Dashboard sign-ups with Peopleshost. Who is PeoplesHost? I thought it was best for Gregg to give you a little background on the company in his owns words with a brief interview. I’m not able to find much about your business except for an older Reddit post that says you are “EIG refugees” can you elaborate more on that? PeoplesHost started back in October of 2015. Both Adam and I have been

MainWP Affiliate
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

We’ve switched to AffiliateWP and reopened the Affiliate Program!

After years of running our affiliate program through iDevAffiliate it has come time to make a change and that change is to AffiliateWP! Why the change? We enjoyed working with iDevAffiliate and I don’t really have anything negative to say about the program except for it uses ionCube for encrypting it’s code.  As open-source house this has bothered me but not enough to make a change since I knew the iDevaffiliate program and it just worked. However, after having to wait for ionCube loaders (these allow the servers to read the encrypted code) to be updated for PHP 7.0 so I could

Dennis Dornon

MainWP reaches 1000 5-star reviews

This is one of our proudest days! It’s been less than a month since we celebrated our third anniversary on WordPress.org and today we are celebrating 1000 5 star reviews on WordPress.org! To put that in perspective: Jetpack has 869 5 star reviews Akismet has 650 5 star reviews All in One SEO Pack has 395 5 star reviews Contact Form 7 has 1,037 5 star reviews (we’ll catch them 😉 ) All those plugins have over 3 million active installs! I want to personally thank everyone who has taken the time to rate the MainWP Dashboard and if you