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Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times
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Todd Jones

Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times

When Gutenberg started being a story in the WordPress community, I went searching for resources. One that I found early on was Gutenberg Times (GT). I found out that the person who ran GT was Birgit Pauli-Haack, and over time I struck up a conversation with her via Twitter DMs. She was very nice and very accommodating for any questions I had. Over time I have found her to be a rock in the WordPress space with lots of expertise, credibility, and a great human being. Today, I have the honor of publishing a Q&A article with Birgit asking questions

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

What information Does Jetpack Send to WordPress.com

Jetpack is a heavily used plugin that connects to a service that has over 5+ million active installs. If you are using Jetpack on your site then you should be aware of what information on your site it is sending out. Jetpack connects to WordPress.com in order to be able to provide a number of the modules for its features to function. You should be aware that the plugins, must-use plugins, the uploads directory size, and themes that are being used on the site are being sent over as a daily stats sync to WordPress.com. The Jetpack heartbeat will send

3 ways to use Audiograms
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 ways to use Audiograms + 5 apps to make them

One of the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to creating content is not distributing that content. Marketer Ross Simmonds says: “Many marketers will spend 20 hours to create a masterpiece and spend 20 minutes to promote it. Then they’re left wondering: “Hmm… Why didn’t that take off? “Distribution folks. Embrace it…” Source So, promotion is key and one way to promote is by using audiograms. Over the past few years, I’ve seen my share of audiograms online. Cool. I never really had a use for them, or so I thought. Then I started regularly creating podcasts, the Storyteller

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Disable User Gravatar on Your Site

Gravatar is a hosted service from Automattic which allows you to create an avatar that is used on WordPress sites. If you need to disable user Gravatar on a site for performance reasons you can do so using a couple of free plugins. The first plugin is called Disable User Gravatar and once the plugin has been installed and activated you can disable Gravatar and use a locally uploaded image in the following settings; Settings > Discussion The Disable User Gravatar plugin will also work with a number of avatar plugins such as Avatar Manager. The second plugin is called

October roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

October Roundup: HeroPress, Page Builder Summit, and Acquisitions

We have a lot to digest in the October version of the WordPress roundup. A lot. We are going to take a look at four conferences coming up, a new project by HeroPress, and a rash of acquisitions in the WordPress space. Hold on tight. WordCamp US Full confession. This slipped on me. I missed it until today (Thursday) while writing the article. If you want to attend WordCamp US, here’s your chance, and it’s free. And, you don’t have to leave your house! We’re back. We’re online. And we’re shaking things up a bit! So make a cup of

MainWP Improvements
MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

Maintenance Extension: Some Cleaning Up

This update is to clean up the look of this Extension and bring it into line with the current MainWP design standards. 404 Email Alerts We Removed 404 Error Email alerts. Support was receiving too many complaints about the number of emails sent without resolving the 404 problem. So we turned this off for new users. If this is a feature you need, I recommend a plugin dedicated to the problem, such as 404 to 301. If you had the feature turned on before this release, you still have it available, but I would recommend also using a dedicated plugin.

MainWP White Label Extension
MainWP Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Branding renamed MainWP White Label

We have changed MainWP Branding Extension to MainWP White Label Extension in version 4.1 to better fit in with the current WordPress lexicon. We also included some visual changes and bug fixes with this update. Name Change Of course, the most significant difference is the name change. Note: We have purposely left the slug the same to allow for easy updating. Tool Tips Added informative tooltips to each form field so you can see what action that field performs without having to check the Knowledge Base. Header Icons Changed the header icons from all cogs to be more visually representative

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Hide the Setup Dashboard Widget in WooCommerce

WooCommerce recently added a setup dashboard widget which is loaded in the WooCommerce admin and would display in wp-admin. If you want to remove the extra dashboard widget bloat from displaying for clients then you can easily remove it using a code snippet. Even in the current version of the WooCommerce 5.7.1 the dashboard widget is added extra dashboard widgets in wp-admin. MainWP has a solid and easy-to-use extension for code snippets that you can save and execute code snippets to run on all connected child sites. This would be a good code snippet to have enabled on all child

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

September Toolbox: Audiograms, transcriptions and social management

The time is now! That is, the time is now for the September Toolbox. Now, if you knew me well, you might know I would rather watch professional wrestling than do anything with regular tools for fixing things. In other words, don’t ask me to remodel your kitchen. But, the tools in the Toolbox are different types of tools, and they save me time, which allows me to watch wrestling. So in today’s September Toolbox, we are going to discuss a tool for transcribing, a tool for having some fun, a tool for audiograms, and a robust tool for your

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