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1500 Five Star Reviews
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP reaches 1500 5-star reviews on WordPress.org

It’s been just a few short months since we celebrated our fourth anniversary of being a plugin on WordPress.org and today I am excited to announce that the MainWP Dashboard has reached 1500 5 Star Reviews! This number really comes from the strength of everyone in our growing, yet dedicated community. It’s tough to truly visualize that 1500 number when it comes to WordPress.org reviews so I put together a quick unscientific table to better illustrate the point. Let’s see where the MainWP Dashboard falls in with some of the most installed WordPress.org plugins: WordPress.org 5-star Reviews Rank Plugin 5

WordPress Auto Updates
MainWP How To's
Bogdan Rapaic

Not Ready For WordPress 5 But You Still Need Security Updates For The WordPress 4

A few days after the WordPress 5.0 release, the first security update (5.0.1) has been released which resolves vulnerabilities found in all previous versions of WordPress starting with 3.7. These vulnerabilities allow authors to alter metadata and delete files that they weren’t authorized to. Also, authors could create posts of unauthorized post types with specially crafted input which could be used to take over a site… WordPress team strongly suggests updating your sites immediately if you haven’t done so already… If you previously updated your sites to WordPress 5.0, you can easily update to 5.0.1 and you have nothing to worry about, however, what if

MainWP on Cloudways
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Dashboard Added to Cloudways 1-Click Installs

I’m pleased to announce that the MainWP Dashboard has been added to the Cloudways hosting 1-click installs! This addition means you can quickly and easily install your Dashboard on any of Cloudways providers including AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Linode, and Vultr. As long time proponents of Cloudways this is truly an exciting time for us and a great opportunity for MainWP users to work with a host that understands the needs of the MainWP community and has created an environment dedicated to it. Customized Support for MainWP Not only that you can select any of the Cloudways providers for

MainWP & Gutenberg
MainWP News
Bogdan Rapaic

WordPress Gutenberg’s impact on Your MainWP Dashboard

As you probably already know, WordPress 5.0 comes with the major change of the Post Editor. Gutenberg block editor is replacing the old Classic Editor that hasn’t had many changes over the years and for the most part, has stayed pretty much the same. MainWP plugin has been tested with WordPress 5.0 over the last few months and we are proud to say that the plugin is fully compatible with the new version of the most popular CMS. The functionality of the MainWP plugin and all of the MainWP Extensions is absolutely not affected by this major number update of the

Integration with the WP Security Audit Log
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

Announcing MainWP and WP Security Audit Log Integration

Today we are happy to announce that we have been working together with the WP Security Audit Log team to develop a WordPress activity log solution for MainWP. In the tradition we started back in 2015 with site Backups we continue to defer to the experts when it comes to complicated problems. What makes this extra exciting for us, is that is one of our first true third party integrations where we have worked hand in hand with the developers and the fact that the WP Security Audit Log plugin is the most comprehensive WordPress activity log plugin solution, both

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

ManageWP blocked by Bluehost and HostGator why MainWP continues to work…

Earlier today ManageWP announced on their Facebook page that “ It appears that ManageWP has been blocked by EIG (Bluehost & HostGator confirmed so far), resulting in EIG hosted websites showing up as disconnected.” At this point it looks as if these EIG hosted companies have blocked ManageWP’s IP address breaking the connection to their Dashboard. As a company we at MainWP hope this was just an accidental block and not something done intentionally by EIG to block GoDaddy (ManageWP’s Owner’s) access to their servers. Although, intentional blocking is something I have suspected we “could” see since the purchase of

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Dashboard Hosting with PeoplesHost

Today I’m proud to announce our partnership with PeoplesHost, the first host to offer automatic MainWP Dashboard setup!   Notice: Neither myself nor MainWP receives any compensation for MainWP Dashboard sign-ups with Peopleshost. Who is PeoplesHost? I thought it was best for Gregg to give you a little background on the company in his owns words with a brief interview. I’m not able to find much about your business except for an older Reddit post that says you are “EIG refugees” can you elaborate more on that? PeoplesHost started back in October of 2015. Both Adam and I have been

MainWP Affiliate
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

We’ve switched to AffiliateWP and reopened the Affiliate Program!

After years of running our affiliate program through iDevAffiliate it has come time to make a change and that change is to AffiliateWP! Why the change? We enjoyed working with iDevAffiliate and I don’t really have anything negative to say about the program except for it uses ionCube for encrypting it’s code.  As open-source house this has bothered me but not enough to make a change since I knew the iDevaffiliate program and it just worked. However, after having to wait for ionCube loaders (these allow the servers to read the encrypted code) to be updated for PHP 7.0 so I could

MainWP Client Reports 2.0
Important Updates
Bogdan Rapaic

MainWP Client Reports 2.0

Last few months, MainWP Development team has been working on improvements for the MainWP Client Reports extension. The majority of implemented improvements have been based on feedback that we have been collecting from our user. Since the new version contains a lot of updates, we recommend creating a database backup of your MainWP Dashboard before updating the MainWP Client Reports extension. What’s New Merged Single Site Reports and Global Reports No more difference between reports generated for a single site and multiple sites. The unified New Report page will allow you to select one or multiple sites for your reports. If you

MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP is Three Today!

Three years ago today, MainWP was released on WordPress.org becoming the first fully open source WordPress Management plugin available. I believe even after three years my original quote from our first press release stands as true now as it did then: “When we started this we felt there had to be a more economical way for users to be able to control their network of sites then what was currently available. We went down a few different roads in the beginning but everyone at MainWP is very happy that we settled on the open source route. Open Source has allowed

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