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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,

MainWP Support
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Support Updates

As we go into the final quarter of 2020, I wanted to touch base with the support projects we’ve been working on and testing throughout the year. We’ve worked as a team tweaking our support system to handle better the larger number of users MainWP has gained this year. Many of the projects have been going on in the background as we ran through multiple A/B tests and workflows. Some have been released in plain sight like the new Knowledge Base and others like the MainWP Community we’ve been promoting throughout the year. Today I just want to review some

Welcome Keith Crain
MainWP News
Dennis Dornon

Keith Crain joins the MainWP support staff!

We take support very seriously, and it’s not too often we allow someone new to interact with MainWP users directly. If fact, we take working with MainWP users so seriously that it’s been over three years since we hired our last direct response person, Sanja Tosanovic. Some of you may have already interacted with Keith as we both ran each other through a trial to be sure it was a good fit. Keith’s stats show him handling over 220 responses with 100% resolution, with less than a 1 hour average response time, in just less than a month. Those are

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
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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 Activity Log Integration

Today we are happy to announce that we have been working together with the WP Activity 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 Activity Log plugin is the most comprehensive WordPress activity log plugin solution, both in terms of

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

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