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Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Remove Images without Unregistered Sizes on your Site

When changing themes on a site it could be possible that the registered image sizes no longer exist on your site. This can mean that there might be image size files that exist in your site’s media library that should not exist and those images can be deleted from the media library. The easy-to-use plugin solution would be the Image Regenerate & Select Crop plugin. After you have installed and activated the plugin you will need to go to the new admin menu item it adds; Image Regenerate & Select Crop > General Settings You can then click on the

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Delete all Transients in your Sites Database

WordPress uses transients for storing cached short-term data in a sites database within the options database table. Depending on the set of plugins you are using in your plugin stack those plugins can end up bloating your options database table and those transients might not expire correctly. You can check to see how many transients are being stored in your options database table by using phpMyAdmin and then searching for the following option name from the options database table; _transient_% This will return all of the options that are transients which will give you an idea of the number of

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The May Toolbox: A little CSS magic, an Instagram Uploader and a brand new WordPress plugin

When I grew up in rural Arkansas, we went fishing a lot, especially when we stayed with my grandpa on his farm for a week. One of the things you absolutely had to have when fishing is a tackle box. In that box, you have necessary things like lures, extra hooks, and more. As digital marketers, we have to have a toolbox. Each month, we take the time to talk about what goes in our tackle box or our toolbox. In today’s May Toolbox, we will look at how to use CSS magic, a new (to me) screencasting app, a

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Which WordPress Cron Events Should You Modify

WordPress has WP-Cron which is a built-in system used for scheduling time-based tasks. WordPress core adds a number of default cron events and those can easily be modified using a plugin such as WP Crontrol. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add sub-menu items to; Tools > Cron Events To view, all WordPress core events go to the middle section which will show all of those. Two cron events that are worth modifying would be; delete_expired_transients The delete expired transients cron event normally runs daily to delete transients in the options database table that have expired

summits and wordcamps
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Here are a few summits and WordCamps to attend in the next few months

With the world still dealing with COVID issues, conferences and WordCamps are still going virtual. On the one hand, it allows everyone to attend something they may not have previously. On the other hand, we miss out on the opportunity to go to places like Bolivia, Japan, and Europe. Hopefully, we can begin attending in-person events by 2022. This week, I learned that one conference in the digital space is planning to return to an in-person meeting by November. This may be a good sign for the future. Regardless, we have several conferences and WordCamps coming in the next few

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use Jetpack Boost to Improve your Sites Load Times

One of the easiest ways to improve your Google Web Vitals site performance is to use the just out beta Jetpack Boost plugin on your site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called; Jetpack Boost In your order to use Jetpack Boost you will need to connect it to your WordPress.com account for making the Jetpack connection. After you have connected Jetpack Boost you will see what the performance results are for the site before the performance gains have been made. The site performance uses the Google PageSpeed API. The

Featured image: Page Builder Summit 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Page Builder Summit 2021 kicks off May 10th introducing more users to page builders

Anchen le Roux and Nathan Wrigley are back this with their second Page Builder Summit. The summit was well attended in October of last year and will surely be so this year. The two are hosting 35 industry experts who are focused on helping you take advantage of the many page builders to grow your business. The summit is, of course, free, and it kicks off on Monday, May 10th, 2021. The summit lasts through the remainder of the event. Presentations are recorded, and presenters and hosts will be available during each session. Nathan was kind enough to answer some

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

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