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Sebastian Moran

Why you need to update WooCommerce and WooCommerce Blocks Plugins Now on Your Site

WooCommerce recently found a critical security issue that was reported that affects all versions of WooCommerce from branches 3.3 to 5.5. You may have already noticed an email with the subject line Action required: Critical vulnerability in WooCommerce that went out around 7pm EST. The most current version of WooCommerce is 5.5.1 but patched versions for branches 3.3 up to version 5.5 have also been released. WordPress.org has the ability to push out automatic plugin updates for security reasons so if you were running version 5.4.1 it would have automatically updated to version 5.4.2. Depending on which branch of WooCommerce

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with the organizers of WordFest Live

As someone who has had many health struggles, I am definitely in favor of looking after my own self-care. In fact, I have written articles about self-care at MainWP. I believe we should be self-aware. For that reason, I appreciate the role that the Big Orange Heart plays in this process. Further, I think that the WordFest Live conference is a worthy event due to the support of self-care and Big Orange Heart. Starting July 23, 2021, the second round of WordFest Live kicks off. Led by Dan Maby of Big Orange Heart, Michelle Frechette of GivWP and WPCoffeeTalk, WordCamp

WordPress Email Newsletters
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

7 WordPress email newsletters to keep you up to date

I have a confession to make. I get entirely too many email newsletters. I can’t read them all. You wanna know what’s hard? Most of them are excellent emails. They are easy to read, done well. It’s just hard to keep up. One thing I need to keep up with on the regular is WordPress news. I am making a concerted effort to streamline the best resources I know about. How about you? There are several WordPress email newsletters available to the community. Today we are going to take a look at seven of those  WordPress email newsletters. I might

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove Malware from your Site

Taking over an existing site for a client which is infected with malware can be a complex mess to deal with and to get the site clean and free of malware. Luckily there are a number of security and malware scanning plugins that will help with being able to clean up the site. The iThemes Security Pro plugin includes a number of security features and includes a site scanner that will scan WordPress core and plugins for files that should not exist on the site. Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall is a plugin that makes it very easy to scan

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the WP Mail Pro Plugin on your site

Having your site send reliable site email can be a mess to deal with. There is now a new service with a plugin called WP Mail Pro. The pricing for WP Mail Pro is very reasonable the free plan includes up to 1,000 emails a month, the lite plan includes 10,000 emails a month, the basic plan is up to 50,000 emails a month and if you need to be able to send even more emails from your site then the premium plan includes up to 100,000 emails a month. You can easily change your plan in WP Mail Pro

July Roundup Freedom
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

July Roundup: Core Web Vitals, Block Patterns, and freedom

Every time I hear “Independence Day,” I tend to think of two things. First, I think of the movie starring a young Will Smith and Bill Pullman as the United States president. You know the one. Will Smith shoots down an alien ship in the desert and drags him back to some Air Force Base. Next thing we know, there is a fight for survival as the alien invasion finally comes. The United States leads the charge as the humans defeat the otherworldly beings. When I hear the words “Independence Day,” the other thing I think of is the song

Bridget Willard
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with WordPress professional and social media expert Bridget Willard

If you are a WordPress professional and you are on Twitter a lot, chances are you have come across Bridget Willard. She is a Twitter expert. She even wrote a book about Twitter. In fact, Bridget has written several books. I did not realize this, but a while back, I found her Amazon author page, and that’s when I realize she has been busy. She helps companies with Twitter, and she will even help WordPress plugin companies launch and gain customers. She has a multitude of skills. Don’t try to keep up; she will leave you in the dust.  

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to create a thank you page for WooCommerce

If you are using WooCommerce on your site and want to create a thank you page for when an order has been created one of the easiest plugins to use is NextMove Lite – Thank You Page for WooCommerce. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new submenu item in wp-admin under; WooCommerce > Thank You Page Default thank you page will be created automatically after the plugin has been installed you can then edit the thank you page or create a new one. When editing the thank you page you can select conditions for

400 articles at MainWP
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

5 things I learned writing 400 articles at MainWP and there is probably a GIF for that

Well, actually, it is 401 articles—more on that in a moment. I happened to notice this week that I had written 400 articles for MainWP. Some might call that a milestone. There are definitely a lot of articles. The MainWP articles have always been there like a good friend who never leaves. Each week, whether I feel like it or not, the article is waiting for me to write. And so I write them. A lot of things have changed in that time. It looks like the first article was in June of 2016, just about five years ago. For

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Useful Code Snippets for WordPress 5.8

WordPress 5.8 is on track to be released on the 20th of July and it contains a number of new features. You can test WordPress 5.8 using a beta version on a staging site if you want to get used to the newer version of WordPress that will be released. WordPress finally includes support for the WebP image format in version 5.8. The image quality that WordPress will use will be similar to JPG and PNG image formats which is set as 82%. In order to change the WebP image quality to 90% you can use the following code snippet.

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