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Introducing MainWP 4.3
Important Updates
Dennis Dornon

Introducing MainWP 4.3 💪 Intuitive UI & Client Management

We firmly believe there are three main reasons why 600k+ WordPress websites are being managed using MainWP. Open Source & Self-hosted, ensuring your and your clients’ privacy. Support is Make or Break! Innovate, Innovate, Innovate… Earlier this year, we released MainWP 4.2, which highly focused on privacy updates for us, you, and your clients. 💪 Since then, our team has been working on MainWP 4.3, a relatively big release that includes many UI/UX improvements, added features such as client management, fixes, a new and intuitive way of managing plugins, themes, updates, and a lot more. 📢 Today, I am happy

SEOPress for MainWP
Important Updates
Dennis Dornon

🥳 Introducing “SEOPress for MainWP” Extension

Being in the website management business for years, we understand how difficult and time-consuming it is to individually log in to each client’s website and change SEO configurations. Months ago, we received feedback to add SEOPress to our offerings. We spoke to Benjamin Denis of SEOPress; he was incredibly welcoming and excited to build an extension to help our mutual users. 📢 Today, I’m excited to announce the “SEOPress for MainWP” Extension from which you can control the SEOPress settings of all Child Sites directly from the MainWP Dashboard. I’m sure this partnership will enable you to save time and

Atarim & MainWP Partnership Announcement
Important Updates
Dennis Dornon

Introducing Atarim Inside MainWP & Vice Versa

Being an agency, developer, and freelancer, how do you handle the entire process of design changes suggested by your clients? Do you get feedback from clients via emails, WhatsApp, etc., and create a list of tasks that still may have ambiguity? How about adding a tool to your workflow where you can visually collaborate with your clients on their websites by putting post-it note-like requests on the page, which are neatly organized? That’s where Atarim comes in handy! 📢 Today, I’m happy to announce the perfect combination for managing your clients’ websites on both front-end & back-end using Atarim inside

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 Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Dashboard 4.1.10 and Child 4.1.8 Update

The 4.1.10 update of the MainWP Dashboard continues where the 4.1.9 update left off, with this update also focusing on usability and cosmetic changes. The cosmetic changes are as follows, for a full rundown, check the changelog. The MainWP Child update to 4.1.8 consists of mostly bug fixes and a redesign of a notice for a rundown of those changes, check the changelog. Dashboard Visual Changes Manage Sites We removed the Screenshot view and made it into an Experimental Grid view for the Manage Sites page. This gives you two screen views from your Screen Options button, Table and Grid,

MainWP Improvements
MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

Maintenance Extension: Some Cleaning Up

This update is to clean up the look of this Extension and bring it into line with the current MainWP design standards. 404 Email Alerts We Removed 404 Error Email alerts. Support was receiving too many complaints about the number of emails sent without resolving the 404 problem. So we turned this off for new users. If this is a feature you need, I recommend a plugin dedicated to the problem, such as 404 to 301. If you had the feature turned on before this release, you still have it available, but I would recommend also using a dedicated plugin.

MainWP White Label Extension
MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Branding renamed MainWP White Label

We have changed MainWP Branding Extension to MainWP White Label Extension in version 4.1 to better fit in with the current WordPress lexicon. We also included some visual changes and bug fixes with this update. Name Change Of course, the most significant difference is the name change. Note: We have purposely left the slug the same to allow for easy updating. Tool Tips Added informative tooltips to each form field so you can see what action that field performs without having to check the Knowledge Base. Header Icons Changed the header icons from all cogs to be more visually representative

MainWP Improvements
MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Dashboard 4.1.9 Update

The 4.1.9 update is primarily a cosmetic update with a few minor bug fixes. The cosmetic changes are as follows, for a full rundown, check the changelog. Header Menu: For all pages with a “Screen Options” choice (the  button), we have added a “Reset Page” button to the bottom left that restores that page to the default setup from install. This reset includes any moved or removed widgets and columns. We switched the checkboxes from being checked to represent hiding widgets to un-checked representing hiding widgets to match how WordPress wp-admin handles checkmarks. On the Overview Page (specific) “Screen Options,”

MainWP 4.1 released – New Features and Code Changes

The MainWP team has been working for a few months on MainWP 4.1, a relatively big release that includes one of the most significant refactorings and documentation of the MainWP Dashboard and Child codebase ever. This release was internally codenamed “Developer,” but it could have been just as easy to call it “Code Clean-Up,” and we didn’t do this just for fun. These changes were needed to remove spaghetti code and pay off the technical debt created over the years. You may not notice many user interface (UI) changes with version 4.1, but, under the hood, this version has over

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off!
MainWP Updates
Sebastian Moran

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off!

Screen acting legend and all round top dude Michael Caine recently published a new book, which includes many amazing life lessons. The lessons can be applied to WordPress, clients and client projects. Using the Difficulty During a negative situation, “Using the Difficulty” is when you look hard, and find something positive within the problem. For example, if a client project did not quite work out the way you intended it to, take the positive elements from it and learn what did go well and how those lessons learned can be applied for future projects. If you make a mistake, learn

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