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Using Artificial Intelligence on your MainWP Child Sites

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” ~ HAL900, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Artificial Intelligence has long moved past something that existed only in sci-fi films and books. One of the biggest technology growth areas is AI, with many options that can be used on your child sites to either recommend content,…

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Using the MainWP Staging Extension for Testing WooCommerce Updates

Testing WooCommerce Updates

With the breaking changes for WooCommerce if running versions earlier than 3.5.x due to WordPress 5.x release, now is the time to create a staging site. A staging site can be used to test the active theme updates, the WooCommerce-related plugins, and the WooCommerce plugin. Creating a staging site allows you to test plugin updates…

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Setting Clear Expectations on Client Projects

Setting Clear Expectations on Client Projects

Client projects are always interesting and rewarding to work on, but without setting very clear expectations with your client before the scope and specific deliverables for the project, projects can easily go awry. Clear communication from the start will help set what the client expects, the deliverables, and the dates set for each stage of…

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Why Taking Breaks is Good for You

Alpha state of consciousness

The majority of the time, people are in a Beta state of consciousness; we’re functional, we’re working, we’re constantly thinking and organizing and strategizing. There’s nothing wrong with this, but what we need to focus on is achieving an Alpha state. An Alpha state is when you meditate, visualize, relax, or simply close your eyes…

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Is it Time to Cut Your Cellphone Usage in Half?

Cut Cellphone Usage

You might think of a demonic garden gnome when you hear the word “nomophobia.” Rest assured, your little statue of Gnome Elvis has nothing to do with it. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your cellphone or a mobile device, and it is real. Psychology Today published a post a year ago which covered…

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off!

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…

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Using WP-CLI to Troubleshoot WP Cron Job Issues on a Child Site

Troubleshoot WP Cron Job Issues

Sometimes you will run into issues on your child sites which are being caused by active cron jobs. Cron jobs are recurring tasks that need to be run on a site. Most of the time, cron jobs are created by the active plugins (e.g., these cron events all running due to WooCommerce): woocommerce_cancel_unpaid_orders woocommerce_cleanup_sessions woocommerce_cleanup_personal_data…

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