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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

WordPress Optimization
MainWP Updates
Sebastian Moran

How we made the MainWP site fast!

Why is the hosting so import? The MainWP site is hosted on Cloudways using Vultr for the infrastructure data center server. Without solid hosting, no matter the amount of site optimization is going to improve being hosted on subpar servers. After hosting, where to start? This is what the MainWP site was loading in GTMetrix results before the site was optimized for performance. Here is what the MainWP site is loading in after the site was optimized. You can not improve the load time performance of the site without having a benchmark to work from. GTmetrix and WebPageTest are both solid options

MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP 3.2 a Usability Update

MainWP 3.2 introduces significant usability and style updates.  In this post I’ll break down some of the most important changes.  You can see the full list of changes in the official changelog. What’s new 100% mobile-friendly dashboard Now that the MainWP Dashboard is 100% mobile friendly you can work from anywhere at anytime! No need to install an App just log into your WordPress site directly through your mobile browser. We plan for every Extension to be mobile friendly beginning the first part of 2017. All new page tours This is my favorite update to 3.2! Each page on the

What is New in Advanced Uptime Monitor 3.0

Advanced Uptime Monitor 3.0 is out. This version contains a few interesting improvements and a few issues fixes. That is not all, Extension went through a cleaning and refactoring process in order to improve the user experience. New Features Add New Monitor form has been updated. Along with the design changes, Monitor Interval option has been added, so users can set monitor interval from the Advanced Uptime Monitor Extension. This option has been added to the Edit Monitor form also, so this can be changed at any time. In the Uptime Robot settings section, Timezone display has been added so

MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP 3.1 Adds WP-CLI Integration

The release of MainWP 3.1, for both the Dashboard and Child plugins, includes 2 major upgrades. The all new basic integration with WP-CLI and better handling of Extensions when adding a new site to your Dashboard. Check the full Changelogs: MainWP Dashboard MainWP Child MainWP + WP-CLI If you haven’t heard of WP-CLI it’s a “set of command-line tools for managing WordPress installations. You can update plugins, set up multisite installs and much more, without using a web browser.” The MainWP integration will Sync your sites and allow you update all your plugins and themes from the command line instead

MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

Call out for MainWP Beta Testers

We have been working a few months on a rather big release that includes a major refactoring of the MainWP Dashboard and Child code in order to bring it more in line with WordPress coding standards. Along with the code refactoring there is almost 60 additional fixes, adds and updates for the Dashboard plugin and 15 changes to the Child. We have tested this update thoroughly on many different server setups but it’s impossible to test every configuration. That is why I am asking if you could install the Dashboard and Child plugins on some of your test sites and

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