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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 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

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP is Three Today!

Three years ago today, MainWP was released on WordPress.org becoming the first fully open source WordPress Management plugin available. I believe even after three years my original quote from our first press release stands as true now as it did then: “When we started this we felt there had to be a more economical way for users to be able to control their network of sites then what was currently available. We went down a few different roads in the beginning but everyone at MainWP is very happy that we settled on the open source route. Open Source has allowed

How to update permalinks with MainWP

I decided to create this brief tutorial on using the Bulk Settings Manager to update your Permalinks when I received a support ticket from a user who needed a way to updated them on 200 of his WordPress sites. Required Extension: Bulk Settings Manager Required Plugin: MainWP Key Maker Note: These 13 steps may seem long but I broke everything out as much as I could the actual process probably would take no more than 2-3 minutes from start to finish. This is especially helpful if you use the same permalink structure on all your sites. You will need to create

MainWP How To's
Dennis Dornon

Speeding Up MainWP for Fun and Efficiency!

Today we’re going to review how to speed up your MainWP Dashboard sync and update functions. Out of the box your MainWP Dashboard comes with default settings setup to not crash shared hosting or poorly setup servers.  However, through your Advanced Options you can speed up your MainWP Dashboard to match the power of your servers. To get started you need to go to your MainWP Dashboard then visit Settings and click on the Advanced Options tab. Once there you will see three options: Cross IP Settings: This tells your Dashboard how fast to hit your child sites on different IPs IP

MainWP How To's
Dennis Dornon

Installing your MainWP Dashboard on a DigitalOcean Droplet

Preface Over on the MainWP User group there was a few mentions on how well a small DigitalOcean Droplet performed with a large number of child sites.  I’ve never used a DigitalOcean droplet so decided to give it a test myself with the MainWP Dashboard on a Droplet and child sites on different non-DigitalOcean servers. Let me start this tutorial with one rather large caveat, if you are not someone who is familiar with servers you will need to read some tutorials to get things up and running properly. Don’t let that scare you! I’m as far from a server person

MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP 3.2 a Usability Update

MainWP 3.2 introduces significant usability and style updates.  In this post I’ll break down some of the most important changes.  You can see the full list of changes in the official changelog. What’s new 100% mobile-friendly dashboard Now that the MainWP Dashboard is 100% mobile friendly you can work from anywhere at anytime! No need to install an App just log into your WordPress site directly through your mobile browser. We plan for every Extension to be mobile friendly beginning the first part of 2017. All new page tours This is my favorite update to 3.2! Each page on the

MainWP How To's
Dennis Dornon

How to quickly remove W3 Total Cache using MainWP

W3 Total Cache is one of the more popular caching plugins with over 1 million active installs and there is a current report of high risk explot that has been disclosed: No update on W3 Total Cache SSRF reported over 4 months ago. Fix is basically adding 1 character #responsibledisclosure #wordpress #plugin — Klikki Oy (@klikkioy) September 23, 2016 I’m not a security expert so I’ll send you over to SecuPress for more information on the vulnerability so you can determine if you would like to remove the plugin. As of now the issue still has not been fixed and

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

Join the MainWP User Facebook Group

Today I am happy to announce the all new MainWP Users Facebook group. A place for MainWP users to gather and discuss MainWP, WordPress and running multiple WordPress sites. About the Group The MainWP Users group is independent of MainWP and is being administered by Ivica Delic, a longtime MainWP user and active Facebook groups admin. His admin duties include groups such as the WordPress Speed Up Group as well as many others listed in Quality WordPress Groups and I believe he is the correct person to get this group off the ground. The MainWP Users group is a closed

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