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Sebastian Moran

Using Flying Images Plugin to Improve Image Loading Time on Child Sites

Flying Images is a fairly recent plugin which by default will enable a lot of image-based gains for your child site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new sub-menu item under settings in wp-admin; Settings > Flying Images The tabs it will add are broken down as the following; Lazy load CDN Responsive Compression WebP The default lazy loading enabled is native and JavaScript. Native is only for supported browsers like Google Chrome at the moment. JavaScript will work in all browsers. The CDN which Flying Images provides at no cost is Statically.  Statically

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Todd Jones

Loading lazy images, WordCamp Asia, and two new communities for WordPress entrepreneurs

Frustration. Have you ever been frustrated by working with clients? They don’t follow your instructions. Maybe they just aren’t technically savvy enough.  Getting feedback can be a struggle. Consider what Vito Peleg told me last year, We tried everything from creating elaborate spreadsheets, long google docs, video tutorials, project management systems and so on. It became clear that the available solutions, while great for our side, were rarely followed by the clients. They were too complex and bloated. Vito set out to solve a problem for his team. Now, WP Feedback is making some bold new changes. We talk about

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Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Change the WordPress Database Prefix

A basic security change to make on your child sites is to change the WordPress database prefix. The default WordPress database prefix is normally wp_. An easy plugin to be able to change all of the database tables on a sites database as well as update the prefix table value in the sites wp-config.php is by using the Brozzme DB Prefix & Tools Addon plugin. After the plugin has been installed and activated it will add a menu item; Tools > DB PREFIX Before you change the WordPress database prefix you should create a database backup of the sites database

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Sebastian Moran

How to Remove the Sumo Plugin Cleanly

Sumo is a service that does have a plugin for WordPress. Sumo works with WooCommerce for abandoned cart recovery as well as being able to create a timed popup for email opt-in forms. Sumo can add a number of requests on load on a site. Example requests on the load that you will see with the Sumo service and plugin active will show as a number of the following external requests; https://sumo.com/api/site/ https://load.sumo.com/ You can replace Sumo with a number of other plugins that work better for timed popups for plugin solutions for abandoned cart recovery in WooCommerce. By default

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Bogdan Rapaic

Quick way to remove Broken Link Checker plugin from your Child Sites

Recently, WP Scan disclosed the vulnerability in the current version (1.11.8) of the Broken Link Checker plugin. As per WP Scan: “The plugin is still affected and won’t be fixed according to the original advisory”. Since the fix is not expected, we strongly recommend removing the plugin for your WordPress sites and finding an alternative. Here is how you can easily remove the plugin from your sites from your MainWP Dashboard: Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Manage Plugins page Select All your Child Sites Select Active status In the Search Options field, enter “Broken Link Checker” keyword Click

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Sebastian Moran

Toolbar Extras Plugin for your MainWP Dashboard Site

Easy access of the menu items on the MainWP Dashboard site would normally be from wp-admin, via the MainWP Dashboard menu. But there are other options if you wanted to be able to have quick access from the admin toolbar. To access MainWP Dashboard menu items on your dashboard site, you will need to install the Toolbar Extras, and the Toolbar Extras for MainWP on your dashboard site. Once those two plugins have been installed, there will be a new admin menu in wp-admin of your dashboard site from; Settings > Toolbar Extras The tabs in the toolbar extras plugins

How to Disable the Site Health Page on Child Sites
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How to Disable the Site Health Page on Child Sites

In version 5.2 of WordPress, the site health check was added. It allows users to gain information about possible issues, and how to create a debug set of information. In a number of cases, you may want to remove the site health check page from being accessible on a child site, to ensure clients do not have to deal with being misled about issues. It is possible to remove the Site Health check page in wp-admin from showing on a child site. Normally, it would show from; Tools > Site Health The first way to remove the site health check

Google Assistant Hacks
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Sebastian Moran

Google Assistant Hacks

Google Assistant is the new Mr. Belvedere of online services and can be used on everything from phones, speakers, smart displays, cars, TVs, laptops & tablets, and wearables. If you want to do more things without having to type or write each time, Google Assistant has you covered. Here are some of the many things that you can ask Google Assistant, in no particular order: Tell me about my day what’s on my calendar for ____(month/day) give me a mindfulness tip make me smile take a note sing me a song tell me a joke tell me a fun fact

How to use Cloudflare on your Child Sites
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Sebastian Moran

How to use Cloudflare on Child Sites

Cloudflare is among the most solid CDNs out there and has a considerable amount of data centers. To utilize Cloudflare for your child site, you first need to change the domain’s DNS name servers to use the Cloudflare name servers. Now that your child site is using the Cloudflare name servers (which you can check from DNS Checker), the next step is to set DNS and enter the site domain. Cloudflare will show orange arrows for the domain in DNS, which means Cloudflare will be used. Cloudflare also has an option to check that the name servers are being used.

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Sebastian Moran

How to Translate your Child Sites

With company sites needing to have a more global outreach, there is a number of translation plugins for your Child Sites to ensure your sites will be multi-language. The most commonly known of the translation plugins is WPML. In this post, we are going to cover a number of solid options which will not cause performance issues on your site due to how they work. Weglot Weglot is an easy-to-use plugin with an API, which you can set up on your child site in seconds. First, you will need to install the Weglot plugin on your child site. After the

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