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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Improve Site Performance when using Stripe in WooCommerce

The WooCommerce Stripe Gateway is a widely used plugin for adding Stripe integration to your WooCommerce store. A recent release in version 5.7.0 of the Stripe plugin would cause a number of Stripe-related assets requests and external Stripe requests to load on single product pages and cart pages on your site. This would cause product pages and the cart page of the site to be much slower due to the extra requests being loaded from Stripe on them. The express checkout options can be controlled in the Stripe payment gateway from; WooCommerce > Settings > Payments > Stripe If you

web care survey 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The great Web Care Consultant Survey of 2021

Have you ever wondered what your peers charge for web care services? Have you ever wondered what other services your peers offer? Yeah. Me too. That’s why I decided to find out. I created a survey to find out these answers and a few more. And since Google is powerful, I used its form feature to create the survey. It will only take a few minutes to fill out. In today’s article, I will talk a bit about the ins and outs of the Web Care Survey that will be used in an article at MainWP.   Remain anonymous The

Q&A with the DeRosias of Heropress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A With WordPress power couple Cate & Topher DeRosia of HeroPress

Somewhere along the way –I can’t say when– I ran across the HeroPress website. As you all know, I really like stories and the telling of overcoming adversity. HeroPress tells those stories, so I was immediately attracted to the platform. Over the past several years I have been fortunate enough to meet Topher and Cate (virtually) DeRosia, the couple behind HeroPress. I have worked with them in various settings. In the past few months, HeroPress expanded with new projects and looking to be a bigger player in the WordPress space. HeroPress has been around for about six years now. Originally,

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Fluent Support Plugin on Your Site

Self-hosted support plugins are available for WordPress but a number can be limited. One of the newest support plugins that were launched is Fluent Support. The company behind the plugin WP Manage Ninja is also behind well-built plugins such as FluentCRM, Fluent Forms, WP Social Ninja, and Ninja Tables. To get going to setup the support portal setup you will need to create a support portal page and use the shortcode on it. The Portal page in Fluent Support uses the following shortcode. [fluent_support_portal] To show the built-in login form use [fluent_support_login] For the user registration use this shortcode [fluent_support_signup]

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Human Presence Service on Your Site

Stopping spam comments for spam form submissions is normally solved using an anti-spam plugin or service or in the case of a form plugins using reCaptcha or another captcha service. One of the newer options for protecting spam on your site is Human Presence. Unlike using a captcha service on-site forms the spam protection is invisible to site users and a frictionless experience. The service also integrates with a number of other platforms and CMS such as Magento, Drupal, and Shopify. The free version of the Human Presence plugin and service supports the following WordPress, WooCommerce, and form types. If

Writing your Website Care Service page
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Writing your Website Care Service page

Like so many pages, the services page on your website is almost an after-thought. I mean, after all, it’s website content. How hard can that be? Right? How hard can it be to write a page for your website care services that generate some kind of conversion? Yet, often when I look at service pages, I see similar mistakes over and over. So, today, we are going to dive into three types of things you need to write your website care services page. The art of the headline The headline is crucial for a web page, and for some reason,

November roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

November Roundup: Do the Woo, WordPress Awards, an in-person WordCamp

Not sure if you have noticed, but the calendar hit November this week. What happened? Just the other day we will enter a new year in the COVID era trying to navigate. We’ve seen the ups and downs. We have seen acquisitions and we have seen plenty of virtual summits. Now, November is here and it feels like we have two months of holidays. I urge you not to forget Thanksgiving! Be thankful. Of course, our Canadian friends have already celebrated Thanksgiving. When it’s the end of the year, we start to see things like Black Friday, Cyber Monday specials.

WordPress Black Friday 2021
Roundup
Mustaasam Saleem

Best WordPress Black Friday Deals for 2021

This is the time of the year 2021 when everyone is looking for the biggest deals on their favorite WordPress plugins, themes, hosting, and services. And… you are already aware that we didn’t run any Black Friday campaign before as we believe the MainWP is already providing the best value for money comparing the other WordPress management plugins in the industry. But… considering the fact that many businesses are going through hard times, we at MainWP decided to offer something special to our agency, developer, and freelancer users to grow their business on the lowest budget possible. Besides the MainWP

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

What Data Does WooCommerce Usage Tracking Send

WooCommerce can send a bunch of site data out if usage tracking is enabled on your site. This might have been enabled when your first setup WooCommerce on your site when you used the setup wizard. An example of some of the site data that is being sent out when WooCommerce usage tracking is enabled; Site URL Admin email address Active payment gateways Active shipping methods Activated plugins in list form MySQL version PHP version PHP Settings, such as maximum post size, maximum input vars, if suhosin is enabled, if cURL, SOAP and fSock are enabled Template overrides Theme Total

MainWP Extensions
Sebastian Moran

Handy Wordfence Constants

Wordfence is a commonly used plugin for site security that has a free version and a premium version. Wordfence includes a number of constants that can be added to the site’s wp-config.php file to turn off specific features and change some of the defaults. MainWP has an easy-to-use code snippets plugin that will allow you to save these constants to any of the connected child sites into the child sites wp-config.php file. The Wordfence scan results page will show up to 100 results by default this can be increased or decreased by using the following constant and setting the value

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