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Not Ready For WordPress 5 But You Still Need Security Updates For The WordPress 4

WordPress Auto Updates

A few days after the WordPress 5.0 release, the first security update (5.0.1) has been released which resolves vulnerabilities found in all previous versions of WordPress starting with 3.7. These vulnerabilities allow authors to alter metadata and delete files that they weren’t authorized to. Also, authors could create posts of unauthorized post types with specially crafted input which could…

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Delete expired transients automatically on all of your MainWP connected child sites

Delete Expired Transients

What are transients are and why WordPress uses them WordPress uses transients to store data, that can be retrieved short-term from the options database table. But the problem ends up being when different plugins are using transients, but then not deleting that data when it has expired. It can cause performance issues over-time and cause the…

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How to use Zapier for your MainWP Dashboard Site

mainwp & zapier

Zapier is a hosted service where you can mostly connect any 3rd party service with any 3rd party service. So, in this case, Zapier will enable us to filter emails and then based on the subject line, send an SMS to a mobile number that you select. We are going to use Zapier to send the MainWP…

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Where will WordPress be in 2019?

What new projects would you want to try to use in WordPress? Common current examples of using WordPress for different site builds include brochure sites or e-commerce stores. You could also use WordPress for different sites types, using WordPress as a headless application, selling download licenses if you had a store which sold downloadable products.…

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Five more principles from the startup industry can help you run your WordPress business

Learning from the startup industry

A few days ago, we discussed five essential principles from the startup industry can help you run your WordPress business. Today, we are going to dive into five more principles we can learn from startups. You have seen these principles in some of your favorite startups over the years including Dropbox, Slack, Zendesk, and many…

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The Gutenberg editor releases is this week. Are you ready?

WordPress Gutenberg

It looks like everyone’s favorite WordPress update, 5.0.1 which comes with the new Gutenberg editor, is launching on Thursday, December 6. It seems the decision is to coincide with WordCamp US so that contributors can be available to help with any problems. The project has been pushed back a number of times for various reasons,…

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MainWP Dashboard Added to Cloudways 1-Click Installs

MainWP on Cloudways

I’m pleased to announce that the MainWP Dashboard has been added to the Cloudways hosting 1-click installs! This addition means you can quickly and easily install your Dashboard on any of Cloudways providers including AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Linode, and Vultr. As long time proponents of Cloudways this is truly an exciting time for…

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Kick off the new year with business goals and greater productivity

business goals

Last year, I participated in a Secret Santa in a Facebook group. I admit, I thought it was cool. You may remember some time ago that a young lady drew Bill Gates as her Secret Santa on Reddit. By the way, do you participate in a virtual Secret Santa? The gift I received was something…

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