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Sebastian Moran

Speed Up Your Child Site using the WP Performance Plugin

Options are important when it comes to having plugin options to easily improve the front-end load times of your child sites. It’s also worth knowing which ones work well. One such option is a plugin called WP Performance. After the plugin has been installed and activated, it will add a new admin menu called; WP Performance Plugin tab for settings are broken down as; CACHE CSS JAVASCRIPT IMAGES DATABASE CDN SETTINGS ADD-ONS In the cache settings, you can set cache to automatically clear. If your site does not have content which only changes daily, then setting clear cache after 24

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use My WP Customize Admin Plugin on your Child Site

An easy way to clean up wp-admin and remove certain parts from not showing on child sites when clients need to login can be a pain to take care of. But there is an easy to use plugin which will allow you to customize a number of things from not showing in wp-admin. First, you will need to install and active the plugin My WP Customize Admin/Frontend. The plugin when activated will add a new admin menu called; My WP To edit admin for the site go to; My WP > Admin > General You can set notification from showing

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the weMail Plugin for Sending Out Newsletters

There are a number of email marketing options that you can use for sending out a newsletter to your customers who have opted in on the site. One of the most recent self-hosted options for email marketing for your site is weMail plugin from weDevs. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your site it will add a new admin menu called weMail. The first time you use weMail plugin it will guide you through a setup wizard which can walk-through or you can skip the setup wizard and go through the different parts of the plugin settings. weMail

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using Zeus WordPress Admin Plugin to cleanup Admin Menus on your Child Site

The wp-admin can be a mess, due to the number of admin menus plugins will add, as well as certain menus and settings you may not want clients to view.   One easy way to clean up wp-admin admin menus is to install the Zenu Admin Theme plugin. After you have installed the plugin on the needed connected child sites, you can then edit which menu items will show from; Settings > Hide Menu You can select which menu items you want to hide. Select that menu item, and then hit the save button. Other handy features that Zeus Admin

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Koko Analytics Plugin on your Sites

If you need an analytics solution for your site that does not cause performance issues and is self-hosted there is a new plugin called Koko Analytics. Some cool things about Koko Analytics it will deal with thousands of site visitors as well as sudden bursts of higher traffic levels, it works with page served from page caching plugins and is GDPR compliant by design. After the plugin has been installed and active on the site it will add a menu item to; Dashboard > Analytics From the Analytics settings, the default will be to go to the settings where you

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Sebastian Moran

Using RunCloud to Host Your Sites using Vultr

Hosting sites can always be hard in knowing which host to use and then how well that host manager or control panel will work. RunCloud is a control panel that you can use on your own servers it works with Vultr, Digital Ocean, UpCloud and Linode to name a few. RunCloud also gives you easy control over your own servers. In this case, we would recommend using RunCloud with Vultr. Unlike say Cloudways where the Vultr server is wrapped into the cost of using Cloudways, RunCloud lets you use your own servers. First, you will need to signup for a

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Logging Site Email Using the WP Mail Log Plugin

If you need to log site emails but require more control over what data is being logged and how long that data is being stored, WP Mail Logging is a solid plugin that can be installed. After you have installed and activated the plugin, it will add a new admin menu called; WP Mail Logging To view logged email, you can view those from; WP Mail Logging > WP Mail Logging The plugin setting can be found from; WP Mail Logging > Settings > General Settings By default, on plugin deactivation and uninstall, the data will not be removed from

MainWP How To's
Bogdan Rapaic

How to Update MainWP Child Plugin

To update the MainWP Child plugin, there are 2 simple methods: Stanard update method Update by overwriting the old version Stanard update method Once the MainWP Child plugin version is available, and after syncing your sites, the update will be available on the MainWP Updates page. To perform the update, follow these steps: Go to your MainWP Dashboard Go to the MainWP > Updates page Set the Show per updates option to per Plugin/Theme Locate the MainWP Child plugin in the list Click the Update All Button Update by Overwriting the old version Go to WordPress.org to download the latest

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Securing Your Child Site using the WT Security Plugin

There is a new WordPress plugin for site security and it is called WT Security. After the plugin has been installed and activated it will add a new admin menu called; WP Security To be able to use the security plugin you will need to create an account on the Webtotem site. After you have confirmed your account from the email link, now you can log into the site and add your site that you want to protect. After you have added the site that you want to protect now will need to add an API key into the plugin’s

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Why the Follow Up Emails WooCommerce Plugin Will Cause Site Issues

While trying new plugins can unearth hidden gems in the WooCommerce world, there are certain plugins that are better to stay away from. One such plugin is Follow Up Emails. The plugin sends follow up emails based on different triggers (e.g., if a customer purchased a specific product, a customer created a new subscription to a product or plan, and so on). The custom database tables created by the plugin are as follows; wp_followup_coupons wp_followup_coupon_logs wp_followup_customers wp_followup_customer_carts wp_followup_customer_notes wp_followup_customer_orders wp_followup_email_excludes wp_followup_email_logs wp_followup_email_orders wp_followup_email_tracking wp_followup_followup_history- wp_followup_order_categories- wp_followup_order_items wp_followup_subscribers- wp_followup_subscribers_to_lists wp_followup_subscriber_lists Follow Up Emails plugin for WooCommerce heavily uses the Action Scheduler,

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