MainWP Blog

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

WordPress SEO by Yoast Update

We have had three users notify us that when they run the latest update from WordPress SEO by Yoast it causes the sites to throw a 404 error.  So far it only appears to affect sites using custom post types. At this point we are trying to track down the issue and recommend you do not update WordPress SEO by Yoast until we determine the issue. In the meantime if you have updated the plugin I would recommend doing a quick spot check of your sites and if you have an issue it can be resolved by re-saving your permalinks. If you

MainWP Branding Extension Relaunch

The all new MainWP Branding Plugin This version of the Branding Extension contains so many new features that I’m going to call it a relaunch instead of an update!  If you are managing websites on behalf of your clients and want to promote your brand and not the fact you use MainWP then this is the Extension you want!  With this Extension you can easily change the branding of the MainWP Child plugin, remove or disable functions on the child and offer on-site support contact for your clients! Are you running multiple Brands or want to customize what each of

MainWP Dashboard Update 1.08

This update of both the MainWP Dashboard and Child plugin is focused on better syncing and updating of the child sites and better server information. With Dashboard 1.08 syncing you Child sites to your Dashboard can be fine tuned to match your server resources. If you have a server that can handle faster syncing and updating then you can adjust your Dashboard for that and conversely if you have a server that struggles when syncing and updating then you can slow the service down for better results with less timeouts. MainWP Dashboard Update 1.08 Added Minimum delay between requests to Settings Advanced

MainWP Dashboard 1.0.6 Update

This update of both the MainWP Dashboard and Child plugin is required for compatibility with the upcoming WordPress 3.9 version scheduled for release on April 16, 2014. MainWP Dashboard Update 1.06 Code changes for WP 3.9 Compatibility Added Plugin Widget to Individual Dashboard screen Added Theme Widget to Individual Dashboard screen Moved Bulk Update Admin password to the Users screen Changed Extension Menu Layout MainWP Child Update .27 Code Changes for WP 3.9 Compatibility Added Select from Server option for larger Backups Added additional hooks for upcoming Extensions MainWP Dashboard 1.06 Breakdown Added Plugin Widget to Individual Dashboard screen You can now activate

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