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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy WooCommerce Code Snippets

WooCommerce is a very heavily used plugin to turn your WordPress child site into a full eCommerce store. MainWP offers a very easy to use code snippets extension which makes it easy to run code snippets over all of the connect child sites. A couple of common of handy code snippets if you needed to temp disable all products from being purchasable on your child site you can use this code snippet; add_filter( ‘woocommerce_is_purchasable’, ‘__return_false’); You would then need to deactivate that code snippet from the child sites where it was running. Another common code snippet fix would be for

screencasting apps
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Screencasting apps to help capture you expertise like a pro

I’ve been trying to do more videos for my business. One thing I’ve done is launch a Youtube show. In 2019 I experimented with some Facebook lives. Sometimes we just need to be comfortable being in front of the camera. Using video can be a huge help for our business. For example, recording or taking a pic of your screen or desktop can be helpful to our customers. Screencasting is something that benefits them and helps us stand out from everyone else. There are plenty of options for screencasting, and today we are going to look at some of those

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Disable the MainWP Child plugin from Showing the Site Health Info

The site health check feature is a new feature in WordPress 5.2. If you have the MainWP child plugin already hidden from the list of plugins on the child site using the branding extension for MainWP, you may also want to hide the MainWP child plugin from showing on the info tab of the Site Health page. There is now an easy way to hide themes and plugins from showing in the site health info tab, using the Site Health Manager plugin. First, you will need to install and activate the Site Health Manager plugin on all the connected child

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Blocking Bad Bots on your Child Site using Booter Plugin

Like something out of a sci-fi movie, bots will inevitably hit your site to index it, trying to add products to cart and create spam accounts if you are using WooCommerce on a child site. One of the easiest ways to block bot crawlers on your child site is to use the Booter plugin to boot those bots. After you have installed and activated the plugin, it will add a new sub-menu in wp-admin on the child site. Settings > Booter – Bots & Crawler Manager Which will take you to the general option settings of the plugin: General Bad

Rob Cairns talks productivity
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A: Rob Cairns talks about productivity for agency owners

In Toronto, Canada, Rob Cairns is making his mark in his part of the world. As an agency owner for over ten years with clients ranging from the local jewelry owner to Fortune 500 clients. Over the years, Cairns has embraced his love of website design, technology, digital marketing, and productivity to become a successful agency. Cairns admits to being somewhat of a podcast junkie, which he often consumes while walking, one of his favorite modes of transportation. Rob is also a huge sports fan. When his beloved Toronto Raptors won the NBA title last year, fewer people were happier

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Cleanly Remove the Really Simple SSL Plugin

Really Simple SSL is a plugin that is used and installed on a number of sites that have a valid SSL cert to make the site load over HTTPS. But the plugin does not need to be used if the site database already has had a search-replace run from HTTP to HTTPS. If you have used WP-CLI then you can very easily run a search and replace in the sites database before baking a site database backup. wp db export wp search-replace ‘http://sitedomain.com’ ‘https:/sitedomain.com’ –recurse-objects –skip-columns=user_email,guid –all-tables wp option update home ‘https://sitedomain.com’ wp option update siteurl ‘https://sitedomain.com’ wp rewrite flush

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

The Best MainWP Posts of 2019

Not only are we launching into a new decade, we are leaving an integral one behind. Here are some highlights and the most useful posts put out in 2019. Using the Koko Analytics Plugin on your Sites https://mainwp.com/using-the-koko-analytics-plugin-on-your-sites/ How to Remove all Wordfence Plugin Created Data https://mainwp.com/how-to-remove-all-wordfence-plugin-created-data/ How to Disable Admin Email Verification on Your Child Sites https://mainwp.com/how-to-disable-admin-email-verification-on-your-child-sites/ How to Remove the W3 Total Cache Plugin Cleanly https://mainwp.com/how-to-remove-the-w3-total-cache-plugin-cleanly/ Losing Information by Activating Jetpack https://mainwp.com/losing-information-by-activating-jetpack/ Using WP Optimize Plugin for Site Caching on Your Child Site https://mainwp.com/using-wp-optimize-plugin-for-site-caching-on-your-child-site/ Handy Code Snippets for the Yoast SEO Plugin on your Child Sites https://mainwp.com/handy-code-snippets-for-the-yoast-seo-plugin-on-your-child-sites/ How

The future of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The future of WordPress: Here are my predictions for WordPress and the industry in 2020

We are standing on the edge of a gorge looking off into the future of 2020 in the WordPress industry. Look closely. What do you see? I can see a few things, and I have outlined them in this article. Am I right? Am I wrong? We will only know this time next year. I think most of these things will happen, but it might take more than 12 months. So today, I bring to you my almost, kind of, sort of 2020 predictions for the future of WordPress. Most of these effect WordPress, some, the broader digital marketing industry.

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Host Google Analytics Locally on Your Child Site

If you are looking at ways to improve the site performance of a site that is using Google Analytics for site analytics, then one option is to host Google Analytics locally on your child site. There is a new plugin called Flying Analytics, which makes it very easy to be able to host Google Analytics locally on your child site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu too; Settings > Flying Analytics There will be two analytics JS options, which will show the recommended option is to go with the analytics.js file

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Website File Changes Monitor Plugin for Tracking File Changes on Your Child Site

Tracking file changes made to your child site can be a messy prospect, depending on which plugin solution is being used. WP White Security, the company behind plugin WP Security Audit Log and Password Policy Manager for WordPress, has created a new plugin called Website File Changes Monitor. First, you will need to install and activate the Website File Changes Monitor plugin on your child site. After the plugin is active on the child site, you will notice a new admin menu created for File Monitor. File Monitor > Settings You can set notification of the file changes, if files

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