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Year in Review 2022
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Dennis Dornon

MainWP Year in Review 2022 – Client Management, 600k+ Sites, 98% Positive Support

Hello MainWP Managers; I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Like 2021, 2022 was another exciting year with a focus on digital agencies, improvements in UI/UX, and partnerships aimed at helping you to organize your work better and efficiently. This is the time of the year I really enjoy reading year-in-review posts; they can be very inspiring, and writing my own review is a great way to reflect on the past year and prepare for the future. Let’s look at how much we helped our customers, but before diving in, I’d like to thank all our customers for trusting

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

MainWP Features: Are you using these (newish) features?

Have you ever been caught off guard with a domain renewal? If you haven’t, has your client? We don’t think about domain renewals that much, perhaps once a year. And if we decide to renew for several years, we certainly don’t think about that domain again for a long time! Once we realize there is a renewal, then there becomes a mad scramble to get it renewed before there is “Downtime” for a client’s website. One of the nicest new features in the MainWP Dashboard is the Domain Monitor. The Domain Monitor made an appearance about a year ago and

Remove Unused All in One SEO Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove the All in One SEO Plugin Data on Your WordPress Website

The All in One SEO is a commonly used SEO plugin with 3+ million active installs. If you want to migrate to a different SEO plugin, you should migrate the existing SEO and delete the previous plugin’s stored data. If you are migrating to the Rank Math SEO plugin, it supports the All in One SEO plugin data migration. The All in One SEO plugin uses the following database tables for data storage; wp_aioseo_cache wp_aioseo_notifications wp_aioseo_posts All in One SEO plugin allows you to remove ALL AIOSEO data upon plugin deletion. Make sure the “Uninstall AIOSEO” is enabled before deleting

WordPress Security Roundtable
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Security Roundtable: Using backups and updates to keep sites secure

We are back with your WordPress Security Experts Roundtable. In this article, we will discuss backups and updates of your WordPress website. Remember, our first article with our WordPress Security Expert was “Preventing compromises for your WordPress website.” How often should I update? What should my process be to test after updates? Update a few sites first before updating them all? What is your advice?  According to our experts, here are 6 important things to remember: Security updates ASAP. Automation to check sites. Update busy and problem sites first. Keep and test your updates. Use a staging site to update

Remove Unused WPForms Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove WPForms Plugin Data on Your WordPress Site

One of the most widely used form plugins is WPForms. The lite version of WPForms crossed over 5 million active installs. The WPForms plugin uses the following custom database tables for data storage; wp_wpforms_entries wp_wpforms_entry_meta wp_wpforms_entry_fields wp_wpforms_tasks_meta wp_wpforms_admin_builder_templates_cache_update wp_wpforms_email_summaries_fetch_info_blocks wp_wpforms_process_forms_locator_save wp_wpforms_process_forms_locator_scan wp_wpforms_admin_addons_cache_update The database prefix will differ depending on the table prefix defined in your site’s wp-config.php file. The WPForms plugin has an uninstall option which can be found in the settings menu in wp-admin; WPForms > Settings > Misc When you deactivate and delete the WPForms plugin, all the data it uses will be deleted without needing to manually

WordPress Security Roundtable
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Security Roundtable: Preventing compromises for your WordPress website

Over the next few weeks, we will engage a group of WordPress security experts in the WordPress space.  They will help us sort through good and best practices.  Our roundtable includes Robert Rowley of Patchstack, Chris Bourne of Website Managed and MainWP customer, Kathy Zant of Stellar WP, Edward O’Rourke of Jupiter Media, also a MainWP customer, and Erika Vainoras of Hostinger. We will discuss different areas of security, including plugins, hosts, updates, ecommerce, and preventing compromise.  Our Roundtable WordPress Security Experts Robert Rowley, Patchstack www.patchstack.com “Robert is the Security Advocate for Patchstack and carries with him 2 decades of

Remove Unused Yoast Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove Yoast SEO Plugin Data on Your Site

If you want to migrate from the Yoast SEO plugin to alternative plugins, it is also worth making sure that any Yoast SEO plugin data is deleted from the site’s database. The custom database tables that the Yoast SEO plugin creates; wp_yoast_indexable wp_yoast_indexable_hierarchy wp_yoast_migrations wp_yoast_primary_term wp_yoast_prominent_words(note: only available in the Yoast SEO Premium plugin) wp_yoast_seo_links The option names that the Yoast SEO plugin uses; _transient_wpseo_unindexed_post_link_count _transient_timeout_wpseo_unindexed_post_link_count _transient_wpseo_unindexed_term_link_count _transient_timeout_wpseo_unindexed_term_link_count _transient_wpseo_total_unindexed_general_items _transient_timeout_wpseo_total_unindexed_general_items _transient_wpseo_total_unindexed_post_type_archives _transient_timeout_wpseo_total_unindexed_post_type_archives _transient_yoast_i18n_wordpress-seo_promo_hide wpseo_social wpseo_titles wpseo yoast_migrations_free Wpseo_taxonomy_meta If you migrated to an alternative SEO plugin, such as Rank Math SEO, it could clean Yoast SEO data after migrating. But

MainWP Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

January MainWP Roundup: WordPress themes and plugins

It is a new year and we will find new topics to chat about. This month’s MainWP Roundup includes WordPress plugins and themes, categorization of plugins and themes, healthcare data breaches and a few more. Get ready to ride ya’ll. The Most Popular WordPress Plugins Released in 2022 on WordPress.org Read the Article End of the year means we spend time looking at data and such. I Love WP does just that when it comes to WordPress plugins. Dumitru Brinzan pulled data from the repository to find the top plugins released in 2022. The data is from December 1st 2021

Burst Statistics - WordPress Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use the Burst Statistics Plugin on WordPress

There are some self-hosted analytics solutions for your WordPress website, and one of the most recent plugins is Burst Statistics. It is a privacy-friendly solution as it is designed to store data on your WordPress website, which is not shared with any third party. Its user-friendly features allow for quick setup and convenient viewing of your website visitors. You can consider it as a partial alternative to Google Analytics. After the successful installation and activation of the Burst Statistics plugin, you will see a new menu inside wp-admin; Dashboard > Statistics The plugin comes with a turbo mode which can

Privacy Laws in 2023
Privacy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

2023: The Year of the Privacy Laws

As we ring in 2023, we may think about goals such as making more sales, organizing the garage, and spending more time with family. One slightly less exciting but essential goal in 2023 will be compliance with the six new privacy laws going into effect this year. Regarding privacy compliance requirements, it is important to know that privacy laws protect consumers and thus are not based on where your business is located. In addition, privacy laws can impose very high penalties for violations as penalties are calculated per violation (meaning per website visitor whose privacy rights were infringed upon). In

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