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Losing Information by Activating Jetpack
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Sebastian Moran

Losing Information by Activating Jetpack

Jetpack provides a number of modules which can benefit the site it is connected to. But for Jetpack to be used, Jetpack needs to use a WordPress.com account to connect to your site. What does it mean for your site to be connected to WordPress.com to be able to use Jetpack? What is being copied over? Well, more than you’d think of the site database is being copied over to create a clone of your site on WordPress.com server. If you wanted to use the search module, or the related post module, that data is being queried after the full

How to Safely Remove the Hummingbird Plugin from your Child Site
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Sebastian Moran

How to Safely Remove the Hummingbird Plugin from your Child Site

Hummingbird is a caching and performance plugin with over 70k active installs, but the plugin can cause issues and does not work well as a page caching plugins. The plugin deactivation in Hummingbird will not delete the advanced-cache.php drop in it adds, nor will it remove the constant added into your site wp-config.php. The file to remove if you no longer want to use Hummingbird and use another lightweight solution is; wp-cache.php in the wp-content/wphb-cache folder. You can delete the wphb-cache folder from the wp-content folder on the site server. The other file that Hummingbird will create is; The constant

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Stop Spammers Plugin to Fight Comment Spam

If you have comments enabled in the form of comments on posts on a site, or if you have reviews enabled in WooCommerce, spam can be a major issue. There is a solid and easy-to-use plugin to stop spam on your child site, called Stop Spammers. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your child site, it will add an admin menu called Stop Spammers. The sections that will show under that admin menu are broken down as follows: Summary: This checks to see if there may be problems from your current incoming IP address and displays a

Set a Homepage Logout Redirect on Your Sites
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Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Set a Homepage Logout Redirect on Your Child Sites

If you want to create a setup so when a user logs out of a child site, they are redirected to the homepage of the site, one easy-to-use plugin solution is the WP Logout Redirect plugin. After the plugin has been installed and activated on the child site, it has no settings to be changed. An example would be if you used a membership plugin or WooCommerce, then you needed to have a customer or user redirect on logout back to the homepage, and not stay on the existing page. If you need a plugin which has more options for

Email Log Plugin Database Cleanup on Your Sites
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Sebastian Moran

Email Log Plugin Database Cleanup on your Child Site

A well-known plugin for logging all emails sent from a site is Email Log. The plugin creates a custom database table for storing the log entries of email set in the database table called; wp_email_log If the email log plugin is used on a site which has a decent amount of activity, where a normal to high number of emails are being sent, then the site database can easily be bloated. Also, when the plugin is deactivated and deleted, the custom database table will not be deleted. Email Log does have an option in the setting where you can remove

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Sebastian Moran

Using WP Optimize Plugin for Site Caching on Your Child Site

WP Optimize was originally a plugin that could easily optimize your child site database and site images. In the most recent 3.0.0 release, WP Optimize now includes support for page caching. To access the site caching feature in WP Optimize, make sure you have updated the most current version. From the admin menu, go to; WP Optimize > Cache Which will show tabs for the following; Page cache Preload In preload, you can set how often the site will have site pages requested, so that those site pages will be cached. The preload in WP Optimize will create a cron

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Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Find When the Last Time a Plugin was Updated

It can be a pain to find out when the last time any of the installed plugins on your child site were last updated, but you may find yourself needing to. You would normally need to go to the plugin’s page on WordPress.org, then check the last updated section to see when the last time the plugin was updated on WordPress.org. Another way to search your installed plugins is to click on the developer tab of the plugin page on WordPress.org, to find previous updates and view the changelog. To assist, there is now a lightweight and easy-to-use plugin called

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Sebastian Moran

How to easily add ACF fields to the Registration Form in WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a well-used e-commerce plugin for WordPress. You may find yourself in the position of needing to easily add additional fields to the registration form on My Account on one of your child sites. Luckily, there is an easy way to add additional fields using Advanced Custom Fields. First, you will need to install and activate the ACF plugin on your child site. Next, you will need to create a group of the fields you want to display on the WooCommerce registration form. Look for the admin menu called as follows; Field Groups Then click on Add New. You

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Sebastian Moran

Using the Better Detection Plugin on your Child Site

If you need a lightweight option for tracking content changes made directly into a site’s database, one plugin which can help is Better Detection. Better Detection is best used In the case where a site might have been hacked, or content for malware was inserted into a site. Once the plugin has been installed and activated, it will add a submenu in wp-admin on; Better Detection Settings The plugin will add two tabs for errors and options. The errors will be in the form of content which has been directly changed in the site’s database, and not from wp-admin. In

Using the Better Speed Plugin to Reduce WordPress Core Request Files
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Sebastian Moran

Using the Better Speed Plugin to Reduce WordPress Core Request Files

WordPress (by default) will load a number of assets on the front-end of your Child Site, which will slow it down by adding a number of requests for features you may not be using. Some of the requests that WordPress core adds on load include emojis, embeds, dashicons, jQuery migrate, XML-RPC, pingbacks, generator tag, short link, Windows live writer manifest tag, and the RSD generator. There is an easy-to-use plugin called Better Speed, which will allow you to disable those assets from loading on the front-end of your site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add

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