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Sebastian Moran

Using the GuardGiant plugin to protect from brute-force attacks

Protecting your site from brute-force attacks, limiting login attempts, limit login errors from showing can be a pain to deal with on your child sites. There is a very recent plugin called GuardGiant which handles a whole number of those security features all in one easy to use plugin. After you have installed and activated the GuardGiant plugin it will add a new admin menu; GuardGiant > Settings GuardGiant > Whitelists GuardGiant > Captcha In the captcha settings of the GuardGiant plugin, it will use either the v2 or the v3 versions of Google reCAPTCHA. GuardGiant > General Settings GuardGiant

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Todd Jones

3 Tips to help you write less boring content

Over 4.8M blog posts were published today. That is according to Internet Live Stats. Why are readers going to read your content? There is so much competition in the market that you can’t afford to have content that fails to deliver. You need to move beyond yawn inspiring blog posts. Today, I am going to give you three tips to help you write less boring content. Do your own thing A while back, I did a video where I talked about why it is a bad idea to steal content. In essence, people are copying how everyone else creates content

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Robert Abela

Activity logs in MainWP – the benefits, how to, and the up keeping

WordPress activity logs are critical for the management of a WordPress website. They are even more critical to the management of a MainWP network and the child sites managed through it, where you have hundreds and possible thousands of users with different levels of technical knowledge, working and managing the websites and the network. In this article, we will explain how you can use the WP Activity Log plugin and the Activity Logs for MainWP extension to keep a log of everything that happens on both the child websites on the MainWP network, and the MainWP dashboard itself. The benefits

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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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Sebastian Moran

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

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