MainWP Blog

MainWP Extensions
Sebastian Moran

How and why you would want to use the MainWP Code Snippets Extension on your MainWP Dashboard

Code snippet is a small block of code which can be used to alter or make a change to a plugin function or to extend a plugin. For example, I would like additional fields to show for a customer on checkout, and I am using WooCommerce on a site. WordPress can be modified and improved in a number of ways by using code snippets on your connected child sites. The MainWP Code Snippets Extension for your MainWP Dashboard site is a way to execute code that would normally be in the form of updating the active themes functions.php file, or

WordPress Optimization
MainWP Updates
Sebastian Moran

How we made the MainWP site fast!

Why is the hosting so import? The MainWP site is hosted on Cloudways using Vultr for the infrastructure data center server. Without solid hosting, no matter the amount of site optimization is going to improve being hosted on subpar servers. After hosting, where to start? This is what the MainWP site was loading in GTMetrix results before the site was optimized for performance. Here is what the MainWP site is loading in after the site was optimized. You can not improve the load time performance of the site without having a benchmark to work from. GTmetrix and WebPageTest are both solid options

MainWP How To's
Sebastian Moran

WooCommerce Store Speed How to Improve and Manage from Your MainWP Dashboard

WooCommerce powers over 30% of all online e-commerce stores, but when used on stores, it can cause performance issues if you are not aware of how to improve the load times and optimize the performance. A number of optimization changes to your child sites which are using WooCommerce can easily be made from your MainWP Dashboard site. Cart Fragments If you speed test a site using GTmetrix or WebPageTest, the slowest request you will notice in the store waterfall will be for cart fragments. WooCommerce cart fragments request would be for example, if you have a mini cart in the

MainWP Extensions
Sebastian Moran

Using the Bulk Settings Manager extension on your MainWP Dashboard

First, you will need to install the Bulk Settings Manager extension on your MainWP Dashboard site. If you are not sure how to do that, here are some helpful documents: Order MainWP Extensions Install MainWP Extensions Activate MainWP Extensions MainWP Bulk Settings Manager Extension MainWP Key Maker Something you may be asking is, now that you have the Bulk Settings Manager installed on your MainWP Dashboard site, how do you go about creating a new key for being able to make common changes or change settings on your child sites? On the MainWP Dashboard site or a site that you have

MainWP Customization
Sebastian Moran

How to use SendGrid on your MainWP dashboard site

SendGrid offers a free plan which provides 40,000 emails a month, which should be more than enough for most MainWP dashboard sites. Using a transactional email provider like SendGrid, SparkPost or SendinBlue. Go to https://signup.sendgrid.com/ After you have signed up for a free plan you will be in the main app. On your MainWP dashboard site look for SendGrid and install it as a new plugin on the site. Go back to the SendGrid app and then click on Settings > API Key then click on the Create API Key button. Create the API, then on the next screen the

MainWP on Vultr using Cloudways
MainWP Customization
Sebastian Moran

Why should you run your MainWP dashboard site on Vultr using Cloudways?

Cloudways is a solid option to use for WordPress site hosting. In this example, we are going to use it for hosting a MainWP dashboard site. You want to use a separate server for hosting your MainWP dashboard site, so that the server or servers you are using for your client/customer sites do not have to share resources. Go to login into Cloudways.   From Servers.   The cheapest-priced option is based on only 2GB of RAM.   If you feel like you will need more RAM and server space, then you can go up a plan.   Launch the

Looking for something?