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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use the WP 2FA Plugin on your Child Sites

Keeping your child sites secure is always worth taking the time to setup now more than ever. There is a new easy to use plugin for 2FA (two-factor authentication) and it is called WP 2FA. The plugin is from the same developers as WP Security Audit Log. After you have installed and activated the WP 2FA plugin on your child site you can quickly go through the setup wizard. The recommended method will be to use the Google Authenticator application which is available for iOS and Android. The setup wizard will guide you through the QR code to scan in

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 tips to utilize content distribution and attract the right audience to your website

I’ve always believed that content promotion or content distribution is the missing piece of many content marketing strategies. After all, if no one is there to see, hear, or listen to your content, then it doesn’t really make an impact. In the movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella was told that if he builds it (a baseball field), “they will come.” Unlike what Kinsell was told, creating the content (or website) doesn’t mean they will come. They need to know or hear about the content. Enter content distribution. Some people call it content promotion. The idea is

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the WP Project Manager Plugin

If you need a simple self-hosted project management plugin for being able to deal with client projects a solid option is to use the WP Project Manager plugin. After you have installed and activated the plugin on your site it will add a new admin menu; Project Manager The first thing you will need to do is create a project once you have created a project you can add tasks, milestones, and even discussions. One of the free integrations is with Trello. Where you can import projects, task lists, subtasks, and even users into WP Project Manager. In the settings

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three observations about how business are or can make adjustments during the coronavirus pandemic

For many of us in the digital space, the virus outbreak hasn’t made a big difference. It is business as usual for us as we are almost entirely remote.  For others, the situation is direr. Restaurants are being forced to close, some businesses are laying off workers, and the future is uncertain. One thing I have seen locally is the number of people who are stepping up to help the community. I have seen friends offer to run errands for others, giving tips for working remotely (to those suddenly working remotely), offering homeschool help, offering homemade soap products to anyone

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Why You Should Wait to Update to WooCommerce 4.0

WooCommerce 4.0 was released on the 10th March. It is a major new release and the two major changes are the merging of the WooCommerce Admin and updating the Action Scheduler to version 3.1. The WooCommerce Admin has existed as a featured plugin since April 2019. The WooCommerce Admin uses code now in WordPress 5.3 to be able to use React for powering some of the UI elements. The WooCommerce Admin uses a number of custom database tables in order to store the analytics data in those lookup tables in order to improve the reporting that is included in WooCommerce.

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How to help your business customers use more digital marketing during the Coronavirus outbreak

No doubt, we’ve hit some kind of global crisis in life and in business. With the emergence of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have seen conferences, sporting events, and large gatherings, in general, to decide to cancel events. Businesses are playing it safe and not spending money. I have heard other business owners talk about how their clients are not spending money during this crisis. Other companies are asking workers to work from home. The COVID-19 has affected our lives and our businesses and, ultimately, the economy.  Wednesday night, I was watching my beloved Razorbacks play in the first round of

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Elementor raises $15M, future of WordCamp is in limbo and more in this month’s roundup

Over two months into 2020 and we have already had some hair raising news in the WordPress kingdom. Elementor may win the award for the most jaw-dropping story when they received a nice amount of funding. Today we talk about the fact that Elementor raises $15M, and Jeff Chandler launches a new project. Additionally, we discuss the future of WordCamps in 2020. Buckle up. Jeff Chandler launches WP Mainline Jeff Chandler was the founder and longtime editor for WP Tavern. A few months ago, he left after being part of the site for over a decade. People also know him

engaging content
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 No-frills tips for writing more engaging content that grabs your reader’s attention like a Wonder Woman movie

I love good hooks as much as the next person. We see them in movies all the time. One of my favorite movies in the past couple of years was Wonder Woman. The film, of course, has Gal Gadot playing Diana, Princess of the Themyscira. I always loved the TV series with Linda Carter. In the movie, the scene pans from earth to modern-day, where Diana is going to her office. At the same time, an armored truck pulls up with Wayne Enterprises on the side. Two men get out, and one delivers a briefcase to Diana. As she opens

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using Statically CDN for Performance Gains

If you are looking for a free solid CDN option for your child sites then one of the best options out there is Statically. Statically is powered by Fastly, Cloudflare, BunnyCDN, CDN77 which means it has a higher number of PoPs that will be serving the site assets. Statically now has a plugin for WordPress which is very easy to setup. After you have installed and activated the Statically plugin you will need to go ahead and add your email address, site URL and then you will be able to generate an API key for the plugin. The plugin settings

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Robert Abela

Activity logs in MainWP – the benefits, how to, and the up keeping

WordPress activity logs are critical for the management of a WordPress website. They are even more critical to the management of a MainWP network and the child sites managed through it, where you have hundreds and possible thousands of users with different levels of technical knowledge, working and managing the websites and the network. In this article, we will explain how you can use the WP Security Audit Log plugin and the Activity Logs for MainWP extension to keep a log of everything that happens on both the child websites on the MainWP network, and the MainWP dashboard itself. The

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