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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A bona fide way to pay it forward using the Buy Me a Coffee plus 2 more tools

Do you remember the end of Avengers: Endgame? Of course, you do. There was a defining moment that I remember quite clearly. Our superheroes gathered around. What to at this point when it looked utterly hopeless. Thanos was still wreaking havoc. The conversation had a hint of doubt. It went something like this: Carol Danvers: So let’s get him and use to them to bring everyone back. Bruce Banner: Just like that? Steve Rogers: Yeah. Just like that. Natasha Romanoff: Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this. I mean we owe it to everyone who’s not

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Encoding Emails on Sites Using a Plugin

If you end up displaying emails on a site they have a high chance of being hit by spam bots, email harvesting, and other robots. But there are a couple of easy to use plugin options to protect email addresses being displayed on your sites. The first email is called Email Address Encoder. Once the plugin has been installed and activated on the site it will add new sub-menu item in wp-admin under; Settings > Email Encoder By default, emails will be protected without having to make any changes to the settings. The next plugin option is called Email Encoder

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Export Your Menus Out Using WPS Menu Exporter Plugin

Chances are, you’ll find yourself in a situation where you need to backup a complex menu you’ve created on a child site. WordPress, by default, will not allow you to export menus from; Tools > Export You can use the WPS Menu Exporter plugin to export navigation menu items to an XML file. Install and activate the plugin on the child sites that you need to backup the menus you have created. When you go to wp-admin on the specific child site, click; Tools > Export Now, select Navigation Menu Items. If you have a corrupted menu but have a

Mor Cohen
Interviews
Todd Jones

Q&A with Mor Cohen of FlixFrame and DesignClass

Mor Cohen is a veteran of the design and online industry. She has put in over 20 years, starting with desktop publishing. At one time, Mor even did computer-aided designs for kitchens and bathrooms. Mor got her start during the “IPO Golden Era,” creating pitch decks for companies looking to raise venture capital. “Mor started out as a graphic designer during the “IPO Golden Era”, so to speak, and did a lot of pitch decks for clients who were trying to raise venture capital. Early on in her career, she realized that her value didn’t come from the number of

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Delete Inactive Users on Your Child Sites

Over time, users on a site can easily mount up on your child site. As part of a regular cleanup, you can delete inactive users on your child sites, using a couple of plugin options. The first plugin that can be used is the Inactive User Deleter. After the plugin has been installed and activated, it will add a new admin menu item under users in wp-admin; Users > Inactive users You can use different flags (e.g., if a user has approved comments/ if that user has spam comments). You can then filter out if the user was created longer

Using the Pre-Publish Checklist Plugin for Checking New Site Content
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Pre-Publish Checklist Plugin for Checking New Site Content

Making sure that you check new content that is being added on your site is something that you would automatically check that everything has been set on it. For example, does the new post have a catchy title, is SEO set for the post, does the post have a featured image on it. There is a new plugin that will help be able to check content before it is published on a site. After you have installed and activated the Pre-Publish Checklist plugin on your site it will add a new setting menu in wp-admin; Settings > Pre-Publish Checklist On

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: Security, cash and a new rival on the horizon

In today’s World of WordPress, we dive into a couple of security issues, Automattic’s latest investment, the end of an era at StudioPress, and a new player on the web builder horizon. Let’s get ready to ride. Giddyup. WordPress security issues There seems always to be an issue with security vulnerabilities. I know many people keep up with them through the Wordfence content. Enter WebARX. The new platform several have already implemented to help secure their sites is also keeping up with various vulnerability issues. I had never heard of the “Theme Editor” plugin. I can remember, in times past,

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

The Importance of Self-Esteem

“Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up.” -Jack Canfield As human beings, we have a primal need for positive self-esteem; to feel good about ourselves. As people, we are strongly motivated to maintain a sense of consistency among the different belief systems and self-perceptions that make us who we are. Problems arise when there are differences between our individual aspirations, versus our actual behaviors.  When an actual experience falls short of what we believe we’re capable of, we tend to feel a pattern of negative emotions that can range

Tips & Tricks
Bogdan Rapaic

Remove Custom Branding for a Specific User on Child Sites

MainWP Child 4.0.3, released on October 1st, 2019, introduced one handy filter mainwp_child_branding_init_options that can be used to hide custom branding for a specific user on child sites. Let’s see the usage example: add_filter( ‘mainwp_child_branding_init_options’, ‘mycustom_mainwp_child_branding_init_options’ ); function mycustom_mainwp_child_branding_init_options( $option ) {        $current_user_id = get_current_user_id();        if ( $current_user_id == ‘1’ && is_array( $option ) && isset( $option[ ‘cancelled_branding’ ] ) ) {        $option[ ‘cancelled_branding’ ] = true;    }        return $option; } In this example, all custom MainWP Branding Extension options will be applied for all users no the child site except for the user with ID 1. Also, the filter

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