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WordPress Roundup February 2022
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: February 2022 including Full Site Editing and more

February is the month of love, hearts, and valentines, but for me, it is mostly just cold. As I write this our ground is covered with sleet. Yuck. And it’s cold. February in 2021 brought us the biggest snow total in one week I’ve ever seen. But in the world of WordPress, it is anything but cold, it’s red hot. WordPress 5.9 was released in January 2022. This was a major event and with it comes access to Full Site Editing. We take a look at Full Site Editing, Twitter Spaces, Google Font, FLoC, and more in the WordPress roundup

Featured imge: January Toolbox Writing tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

January Toolbox: Six Writing Tools to Improve Your Writing

Last week, we published the results of the Web Care Survey. It was fun to see how web care consultants run their businesses. One thing I noticed was the lack of use of content marketing and email newsletters. I’m not saying that you should use these channels, but I know consultants who get new business from these two channels for their business. 42% of consultants say they do not write a consistent blog. Only 10.7% say they do. The rest are trying. The email newsletter is even more stark. Almost 65% of respondents said they do not have an email

MainWP Staging Extension
Extension Tutorials
Todd Jones

Create Staging Site(s) to Test Updates Inside MainWP Dashboard

I know it has happened to you before. You are updating your websites and that plugin causes a problem. Again. How many times has that happened? Maybe you are having some kind of conflict. It happens more than we want to think. Every week, you are taking care of your customer’s websites and something always seems to happen. You think to yourself, “I wish I had a staging site set up to test some of these plugin updates.” Never fear my WordPress hero friend! You can create a staging site for your client’s websites in a flash using the MainWP

web care survey 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The MainWP 2021 Web Care Survey: What we learned

I wanted to do a web care survey for a very long time. I haven’t seen that anyone has done one in a while, so I thought 2021 was the right time to do the survey. I got feedback from some fellow web care consultants on questions to ask. I made some mistakes that I will correct if there is another web care survey this year. One mistake I made was with the question of what consultants charge. I should have made the answers account for tiers or plans. Admittedly, I wasn’t quite sure how to do that this time

Q&A with Davinder Singh Kainth
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Davinder Singh Kainth of The WP Weekly & WP Awards

Davinder Singh Kainth launched in  The WP Weekly in July 2020. It quickly picked up steam as there were few newsletters like this one. The newsletter was published online but sent in an email with action-packed, quick-hitting tidbits of info and news. Since then Kainth has published over 75 issues of one of the most popular WordPress newsletters. Late in 2021, Davinder got the idea to host awards in the WordPress spaced based on votes by the community. He launched The WP Awards using his newsletter as a platform. Recently, I asked Davinder Singh Kainth to reflect on the newsletter

January 2022 WordPress Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

January 2022 WordPress Roundup, write a blog

January is the time when people like to, you know, write their year in review and stuff. I’ve seen a few along the way and I’m sure you have too. If you like that sort of thing, we have three at MainWP. I wrote two last year from the blog and Dennis had a nice yearly report for MainWP. So, for the first article of 2022, at least by me, we will have our January Roundup. Ready? Let’s ride. Yoast is coming to Shopify We have big news: Yoast SEO is coming to Shopify! If you haven’t heard the news

Nurturing a community that works for everyone
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Nurturing a community that works for everyone

Years ago, a friend was preaching a sermon about community and one thing that stood out to me was that community and communication come from the same word. It was one of those “light bulb” moments for me. I never forgot that. We often throw around community in our industry, but few think about what it takes to get there. Communication. It is the center of any community. Think about it. To have a community, there need to be conversations like we have in Slack or Circle rooms, etc. How many of those are you a part of? Communities come

2021 MainWP Year in Review Q&A Articles
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The 2021 Year in Review: The Q&A articles edition

Today’s article is our second installment in our Year in Review at the MainWP blog. We had a lot of articles and several were Q&A, so I wanted to talk about those separately. So today, we will take a look at the Q&A articles for the year 2021 at MainWP. Q&A: Vito Peleg talks Web Agency Summit 2021 and new name In the last couple of years, we have had several virtual summits in the WordPress and website space. One of those is the Web Agency Summit by Atarim. We visited with Atarim founder Vito Peleg about the summit and

Q&A with Santa claus
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Santa – How he uses MainWP to manage his websites

Notice: This article is completely fiction. No part of this shall be considered true. Hopefully, you will find the Christmas Spirit so that Santa’s sleigh can fly this year. We have had many Q&A articles over the years here at MainWP, but this one is very special! Dennis noticed a testimonial from a guy named Kris a while back. We looked into it and it was actually Kris Kringle. Yes, THAT Kris Kringle! The one and only Santa Claus. After months of trying to get in touch with him, he finally answered our email and agreed to do a Q&A

2021 MainWP Blog Year in Review
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

2021 Year in review MainWP blog

It’s that time of year when we review the year we have had. I am sure you have been doing that already for your own business. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, I was invited to be in a WordPress Year in Review Live podcast. I had fun talking about what has happened and where we are going. What are some reasons we do a year in review? First, I often find I am surprised to learn some kind of pattern or trend that has happened. It can allow you to double down on the things that are working

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