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MainWP Year in Review 2021
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Dennis Dornon

MainWP Year in Review 2021 | 500k+ Sites, 2k+ Reviews, 97% Positive Support

In 2020, many businesses struggled to survive, so many of us looked around and questions arose of what the world would be like in upcoming years. However, 2021 was also a tough year for businesses to accept the Digital-first reality. According to W3Techs, WordPress now powers more than 65% of the entire Content Management Market Share opening more opportunities for Developers, Freelancers, and Agencies to dive into website management and start offering Website Care Plans. We, at MainWP, are more than happy to help those by taking the hassle of managing hundreds of WordPress websites providing a FREE, open-source, self-hosted,

december roundup
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Todd Jones

December Roundup: Following the Doo the Woo train to the State of the Word

In the December Roundup, we are going to talk about the State of the Word, a train going to the State of the Word, Big Orange Heart, a few acquisitions, and some worthwhile articles to read. Before we get to those, let me share a couple of pieces of news. The WP Weekly Awards has closed and Davinder is tallying the results currently. He hopes to have them next week. I’m excited to see who won awards in the various categories. On Thursday, December 2, I was invited to a roundtable discussion of the Year in Review for WordPress. Rob

Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times
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Todd Jones

Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times

When Gutenberg started being a story in the WordPress community, I went searching for resources. One that I found early on was Gutenberg Times (GT). I found out that the person who ran GT was Birgit Pauli-Haack, and over time I struck up a conversation with her via Twitter DMs. She was very nice and very accommodating for any questions I had. Over time I have found her to be a rock in the WordPress space with lots of expertise, credibility, and a great human being. Today, I have the honor of publishing a Q&A article with Birgit asking questions

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Sebastian Moran

How to use Perfect Checkout on your WooCommerce Store

Improving your site’s checkout to improve the experience for customers can be a complex ordeal. One of the newest options to improve your WooCommerce store’s checkout experience is using Perfect Checkout. Perfect Checkout uses headless technology to replace the store’s standard checkout page that uses WooCommerce with an improved version. You can test out a demo of the Perfect Checkout experience. Perfect Checkout includes a number of features including; Completely responsive (pixel perfect on all browsers/devices) Automatically save user details for the next visit Modify order without leaving the page Field Validation (checks valid email/phone) Address auto suggest and validation

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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

Featured Image: less boring content
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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

World of WordPress
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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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