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Sebastian Moran

What information Does Jetpack Send to WordPress.com

Jetpack is a heavily used plugin that connects to a service that has over 5+ million active installs. If you are using Jetpack on your site then you should be aware of what information on your site it is sending out. Jetpack connects to WordPress.com in order to be able to provide a number of the modules for its features to function. You should be aware that the plugins, must-use plugins, the uploads directory size, and themes that are being used on the site are being sent over as a daily stats sync to WordPress.com. The Jetpack heartbeat will send

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Sebastian Moran

How to Disable User Gravatar on Your Site

Gravatar is a hosted service from Automattic which allows you to create an avatar that is used on WordPress sites. If you need to disable user Gravatar on a site for performance reasons you can do so using a couple of free plugins. The first plugin is called Disable User Gravatar and once the plugin has been installed and activated you can disable Gravatar and use a locally uploaded image in the following settings; Settings > Discussion The Disable User Gravatar plugin will also work with a number of avatar plugins such as Avatar Manager. The second plugin is called

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Sebastian Moran

How to Hide the Setup Dashboard Widget in WooCommerce

WooCommerce recently added a setup dashboard widget which is loaded in the WooCommerce admin and would display in wp-admin. If you want to remove the extra dashboard widget bloat from displaying for clients then you can easily remove it using a code snippet. Even in the current version of the WooCommerce 5.7.1 the dashboard widget is added extra dashboard widgets in wp-admin. MainWP has a solid and easy-to-use extension for code snippets that you can save and execute code snippets to run on all connected child sites. This would be a good code snippet to have enabled on all child

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Sebastian Moran

How to use the Logtivity Service on your Site

You may be aware of the number of activity logging plugins for WordPress but there is now a dedicated event monitoring service called Logtivity. Logtivity has a massive range of features such as event tracking, instant alerts, and a customizable reporting dashboard. Logtivity is very easy to integrate into your WordPress site. First, you will need to create an account, then add the site. After you have set up and added the site now you will need to copy the site API key into the plugin settings. You will find the Logtivity plugin settings in wp-admin from; Tools > Logtivity

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Sebastian Moran

How to use the Formality Plugin on your Site

There are a number of form plugins out there for WordPress but one of the most recent form plugins is one that works natively in the block editor and it is called Formality. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called; Formality Under the menu item, it will show forms and results. To create your first new form you can click on the add new for add new form buttons on the form page. Creating a new form is very easy you will need to give the form a title and

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Sebastian Moran

Checking if the Removed Unused CSS feature in WP Rocket is Causing Performance Issues

The WP Rocket is a well-used full-page caching plugin that includes a number of optimization options. In version 3.9 of the WP Rocket plugin, it included a new remove unused CSS beta feature. The feature will use a background process that will run from a cron event and can take a while to run the feature depending on how much CSS needs to be removed on the site. The feature will use a custom database table to store the data in the named wpr_rucss_resources. If you have the remove unused CSS feature enabled you should check to see how large

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Sebastian Moran

How to Remove AMP Plugin Data on Your Site

The AMP project from Google might be killed off in the future. Currently, the official AMP plugin does not have an uninstall option or a UI to remove posts and options that the plugin will store in the site’s database. The option to search for in phpMyAdmin would be using the following option name; amp-options Then once the AMP option has been found you select and then delete it. To delete the posts that the AMP plugin had created then the recommendation would be to use a plugin such as Bulk Delete in order to be able to achieve that.

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Sebastian Moran

How to Migrate to Different SEO Plugins on your Site

If you have been using SEO plugin on your site for a while then it is worth checking the alternative SEO plugin options that are now available. Most of the commonly used SEO plugins include migration options such as SEOPress, Rank Math SEO, and SEO Framework (TSF). In this post, we will cover two of the most heavily used plugins for SEO on WordPress sites. After you have installed and activated the SEOPress plugin on your site you will be able to easily migrate data from your previous SEO plugin such as Yoast SEO. To migrate the SEO data go

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Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Add Dashboard Messages to your Site

There will be times when you want to easily display a dashboard message for a client in wp-admin. An example of why you would want to have a specific dashboard message display would be to remind a client about a change or a new feature that was added to the site. The easiest way to achieve this is to use the WP Dashboard Messages plugin. Once the plugin has been installed and activated it will add a new admin menu; Dashboard Messages > Add New When creating a dashboard message you can select the color scheme it uses, the layout

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