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Sebastian Moran

How to Cleanup EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin Data

There might be a good chance that might have used the EWW Image Optimization plugin on your child sites years ago to optimize site images. It also means that older versions of the EWWW image optimization stored image optimization records in the postmeta database table. The EWWW image optimization plugin now uses two custom database tables to store images and queues in. In order to be able to remove postmeta records easily created by the EWWW IO plugin, you will need to install the plugin. EWWW IO plugin has a tool to be able to migrate older records from the

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Sebastian Moran

How to use hCaptcha on your Child Sites

There is a pretty new captcha service and it is called hCaptcha. Even better is that hCaptcha is a drop-in replacement for reCaptcha and making the change on a site is very fast and easy to do, also hCaptcha is free to use. The service is privacy-centric and you can track the number of times that hCaptcha has been used to protect your site. In order to be able to use hCaptcha on your child site, you will need to sign up for an account. Once you have created an account you can then view the site key and account

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Sebastian Moran

Even More Useful WooCommerce Code Snippets for your Child Site

WooCommerce is a widely used plugin to enable eCommerce on WordPress site and the plugin includes huge ranges of filters, actions, and hooks, which means that you can extend the WooCommerce plugin without adding additional plugins by using code snippets. MainWP has a really solid extension which allows you to be able to save and execute useful code snippets to all of your connected child sites. In order to be able to use the code snippets then please follow the docs on how to save then execute the specific code snippet that you want to run. When you no longer

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Useful WordPress Code Snippets for your Child Site

WordPress contains a huge number of filters in its core and knowing which filters to use will allow you to be able to make a number of changes on your child sites without having to use any plugins for those changes. MainWP offers a very solid extension to be able to save and execute useful code snippets to all of your connected child sites. In order to be able to use the code snippets then follow the docs, on how to save then execute the specific code snippet that you want to run. You can always disable code snippets when

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Sebastian Moran

Using the Tutor LMS Plugin on your Child Site

There are a number of plugin solutions for adding eLearning to your child site with those being LearnDash and LifterLMS. One of the most solid options is Tutor LMS. There are two versions of Tutor LMS basic and Pro. The basic version of Tutor LMS can be installed from WordPress.org whilst the Pro version will cost $149 for a single site license. The Pro version includes support for WooCommerce Subscriptions, Paid Memberships Pro, and Restrict Content Pro. The Pro version of Tutor LMS also includes a number of add-ons like content drip, manual enrolments as well as integration for BuddyPress.

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Sebastian Moran

How to use the Growmatik Plugin and Service on your Child Sites

There is a brand new all-in-one marketing automation, personalization platform that can be used for WordPress and WooCommerce sites called Growmatik. First, you will need to signup and create an account in Growmatik. After you have created an account it will guide you through what type of site you want to connect into Growmatik, the plugin to install on your child site, then you will need to authorize and connect your site to Growmatik. To get started using Growmatik make sure that from wp-admin in; Settings > Growmatik That it shows as the status of connected, then you will need

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Sebastian Moran

How to use the WPfomify Plugin on your Child Sites for Conversions with Social Proof

Conversions improvements on your child sites is going to increase sales if your site is using an e-commerce plugin like WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads. A solid plugin to be able to add social proof to your child sites is WPfomify. WPfomify has a large level of features and is very easy to use and setup. WPfomify has a huge range of integrations that it will work with like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Gravity Forms, GiveWP, Zapier, ConvertKit, LeardDash, and LifterLMS. We are going to cover how to set up a conversion notification for WooCommerce. WPfomify will add a new

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Sebastian Moran

How MainWP is Different than the cPanel WordPress Manager

cPanel offers a very basic WordPress manager for being able to in a limited form create or manage your existing WordPress sites within cPanel. The WordPress manager provided by cPanel will allow you to be able to list the WordPress sites that exist on your cPanel account. Features that the WordPress manager in cPanel offers is to manage the existing sites on your cPanel account. The basic setting options which display within the WordPress Manager will be the site URL, how much disk usage is being used for that site, and the version of WordPress core that is installed on

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Sebastian Moran

How to Disable Automatic Plugin and Theme Updates on your Child Sites

WordPress 5.5 introduced a new automated update feature for plugins and themes. If you are already using MainWP to professionally handle plugin and theme updates for your client sites, then we suggest limiting your clients ability from setting plugins or themes to be automatically updated. Your clients hired you to update and test plugins before being updated and letting them set updates automatically defeats that purpose. If you need examples of why automatic plugin and theme updates are not a good idea then you only need to look at the breaking changes in the recent WooCommerce 4.0 release or the

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Sebastian Moran

Using NitroPack to Optimize Your Child Site Performance

NitroPack is a service with an integration plugin for WordPress which will improve your site’s load times. NitroPack has a number of pricing plans you can start with a free plan which includes up to 500MB of resources storage and up to 200 page optimizations per month. If you go up a plan to the $19 per month priced plan it includes 1GB of resources storage and up to 20,000 page optimizations per month. After you have installed and activated the NitroPack plugin on your child site it will add a sub-menu settings item; Settings > NitroPack In order to

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