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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Video, FLoC and Page Builder Summit

In this month’s World of WordPress roundup, we talk about a funny video by Brainstorm Force, a plugin for Beaver Builder users, FLoC, and the upcoming Page Builder Summit. Let’s ride. Giddy up. Weaks vs. WordPress, a video for fun Weaks vs. WordPress – Video Put this one down in the fun category. The team at Brainstorm Force to a jab at Wix and their commercials in a video. It features two people discussing this new website builder called Weaks.  The video digs into the conception of an easy-to-use designer versus important functional features like SEO-friendly and bug-free. The video

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Cleanup the WooCommerce GeoIP Related Transients

WooCommerce is one of the most commonly used plugins to add e-commerce features to a site. One of the most regular issues that WooCommerce can cause to a site in terms of performance in the site’s database is related to transients. Transients are temporary data that is stored as options in the options database table. But certain types of WooCommerce transients do not expire and then get deleted as expired transients. If you are using the geolocation feature to work out the customer’s default location which uses the MaxMind API then those transients can cause a lot of bloat. You

mainwp help
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

New to MainWP? Here’s where to find help

New to MainWP? Welcome to the family! We are happy you are here. Now, I know, I know, sometimes getting started with MainWP is like drinking from a firehose. There is so much to learn. Maybe you are tempted to put it off for a while because some other platforms are already set up, and you just start clicking buttons. Some have put it off and eventually came back to MainWP. Yeah, you will have to spend some time learning a bit and bridging the gap, but it is well worth your time. But, it’s not like you don’t have

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Disable Google FLoC on your Child Sites

Google is in the process of rolling out Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) in the Chrome browser. FLoC is intended as a replacement for cookies as interest-based marketing solution that can be used in the same way cookies are currently used. Google FLoC raises a number of privacy issues and due to GDPR rules in place in Europe currently, the FLoC trial is not being rolled out there. WordPress may or may not end up having a filter or a setting in WordPress core that can be used to disable Google FLoC on your site.  But for the moment you can

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Social Proofy Service on your Site

Social Proofy is a service for providing social proof on your website easily. The WordPress for the Social Proofy integration is really easy to use. In order to use Social Proofy on your site, you will need to signup for an account. Pricing starts at $3 a month for up to 1,000 impressions and goes up to $84 a month for 1,000,000 impressions. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your site look for the admin menu called; Social Proofy In the Social Proofy dashboard click on the integration section and then click on WooCommerce. Copy the site

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The April Toolbox: We are talking 3D icons and Reddit.

In today’s edition of Toolbox, we will take a look at 3D icons, Reddit Mania, a backlink tool, and a freelance calculator. Additionally, we are going to talk about a little bit of Toolbox news. So sit back and enjoy. 3D icons that will pop 😉 Icons. There are tons of packages out there. Some are free; most are relatively inexpensive. An icon can really help you communicate your idea visually. I recently came across a set that caught my attention. The 3D icons are something I haven’t seen before. To be honest, I can’t tell if they are really

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Ivory Search plugin to Improve your Site Search

Improving default site search on your site is essential to help users find relevant content. In the case of sites running WooCommerce then improved product search is worth changing to. One useful plugin for improving the search on your site is Ivory Search. After you have installed and activated the plugin then you find all of the relevant settings in the Ivory Search admin menu. The first step is to create a new search form, you can create as many search forms as you want for the site. Select the post that post types you want to include in the

three big ideas
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 Big Ideas to guide your business and marketing

It seems that Wix has recently attempted to launch some kind of campaign. They sent Bose headphones to several WordPress influencers. They used it to give them a QR Code (who uses those anyway?) that takes these influencers (developers) to a video that talks about complaining or something. It was pretty bizarre. Who knows what Wix was trying to accomplish. They seemed to try their hand at influencer marketing with a twist, I guess. Mark that down as one I never heard. WordPress influencers seemed to think they were trying to trash WordPress, so the tactic didn’t land well.  

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy plugins for WooCommerce

WooCommerce is being used on more and more sites for adding e-commerce features to new sites or to existing sites. Knowing of solid plugins which add useful features is worth bookmarking and keeping track of those plugins for when that feature comes up in client request. We are going to cover three really handy plugins for WooCommerce the first is called WPC Fly Cart for WooCommerce. The plugin will add a flyout popup when a customer goes to add a product to the cart and breaks up the cart experience. If you are using the plugin on single product pages

WordPress Roundup: Jukebox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Blocks, retirement, newsletters and jukebox

What’s playing on your jukebox? Do you know what a jukebox is? Today a jukebox is Youtube, Spotify, or Apple Music. Currently, mine is playing Steve Earl, Copperhead Road. These days I’m paying a lot of Van Halen because I am fascinated by the Eddie Van Halen story. He was one of the best rock guitarists. He was innovative, as I learned during an interview he had in 2015. “Necessity is the mother of inventions.” That was certainly the case with Eddie Van Halen. In today’s WordPress roundup, we talk about a new jukebox in the WordPress world as well

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