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Sebastian Moran

Using Sender.net Marketing Service on your Site

Knowing what newer solid email marketing platforms are out there will help you pick different options than some of the more commonly known ones. Sender.net is one of the newer email marketing platforms which just got a WordPress plugin that also has integration for WooCommerce. Sender.net has a free forever plan which includes up to 2,500 subscribers and 15,000 emails per month. After you have installed and activated the Sender.net plugin you will need to have a Sender.net account. Enter the company name, email address, and then set the password for your new Sender.net account. You will need to check

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Creating presentations can help your business and show your expertise

In the past few months, I have done some presentations. In the world of a Covid pandemic, they are all virtual, of course. To be fair, I have probably been far more comfortable on a computer screen than on a stage in front of people. Following this week’s presentation at the Atarim Web Agency Summit, I reflected on lessons I have learned from my presentations. Today we are doing to discuss creating and delivering a presentation and how to get started. Why do a presentation? Before we dive into getting started with a presentation, let’s address a pressing issue. Why

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the WPVivid Image Optimization Plugin

Keeping your site size down and fast is easy to do with the new plugin from WPVivid which is called WPVivid Image Optimization. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called; WPVivid Imgoptin In order to be able to use the plugin, you will need a create a free account on the WPVivid site in order to get your API key. After you have created your free account you can find your API license key in my account. The free account includes up to 1000 credits per month which you can

web agency summit 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A: Vito Peleg talks Web Agency Summit 2021 and new name

From March 23-26, Atarim (formerly WP Feedback) hosts its second Web Agency Summit. The summit features many Live Sessions, a Networking Lounge, and Virtual Sponsor Booths. The summit is free to attend, but you need to register. Think of this as a virtual WordCamp. The Web Agency Summit is designed to help agency owners build and grow a thriving web agency. Some of the presenters include Donata Stroink-Skillrud of Termageddon, Sam Mulaim, the CEO of FixRunner, Elementor creator Ben Pines, Chris Badgett of LifterLMS, Beth L Livingston of The WP Project Manager’s Academy, Davinder Singh Kainth of The WP Weekly,

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Why your Plugin Stack is Key

The set of plugins that you pick and use on your child sites is key to how well your site will perform. Taking the time to review the plugins that you use for specific features and functions is key to making sure your site does not run into performance issues or cause performance issues. Always pick well-known plugins for key site features be they free or paid plugins. Check the reviews if the plugin is on WordPress.org as well as the type of issues that show in the support threads. One way to find out which of the active plugins

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

10 Tips to increase productivity from your home-based remote office

Recently, my friend Beth Lyles Livingston wrote an article about hygiene and its effect on productivity. I loved her article. I was inspired. So, I came up with ten tips of my own (one cross-over with Beth’s) that help with remote workers’ productivity. My tips are less about hygiene and more about various tasks. These 10 tips are true to my own experience and may also be for yours. 1. Make up your bed… Accomplishing the first task of the day A few years ago, one of those inspirational videos came out from Goalcast. It was retired U.S. Navy Admiral

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to remove UpdraftPlus data on your sites

If you are moving from using UpdraftPlus for site backups to use either Time Capsule or WPVivid then this will cover how to remove any leftover data from the plugin. Compared to more recent backup plugins UpdraftPlus can cause some performance issues. If you were using UpdraftPlus local storage method then the folder you will need to look for would be in; wp-content/updraft Delete all of the files in that folder along with the folder itself. You could also delete the backup files in the UpdraftPlus backup settings if you wanted to run it that way. The UpdraftPlus will also

WordPress Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress Roundup: What did you do Elementor?

Who knew that creating ads for your business might cause a stir in your industry? Well, Elementor certainly did not. Or maybe they did. The backlash from using Full Site Editing in their ad tops our roundup this month. Why was there a backlash? You will just have to keep reading to find out. We also have news from Atarim (who?) and a new add-on for Fluent Forms. Saddle up for this month’s World of WordPress Roundup. What terms can companies use in their ads? Be careful about using a term that highlights a feature of WordPress in your online

Tools: Internet Arcade
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Toolbox Roundup: Enjoy your own online video arcade

When I was teenager Todd in my sleepy little hometown of Northern Arkansas, we had a place or two where we would hang out on a Friday night. One of those places was the Playful Quarters. As you can imagine, it was a video arcade. I would imagine we had a couple of dozen video games in that place. We spent our time going from one game to the next or watching one of our buddies play. There would be TVs on the wall playing episodes of Night Trax. Night Trax played music videos on Friday and Saturday nights. This

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Upcoming Changes Coming to WordPress 5.7

The WordPress 5.7 release is on track for being released on the 9th of March with a number of new features and updates. Continuing with the process to remove jQuery Migrate 3.3.x since it has been updated to version 3.5.1. Previously the Enable jQuery Migrate Helper plugin could be used to revert jQuery Migrate to an earlier version for plugins and themes which used it. When WordPress 5.7 is released the plugin should still work but no new jQuery fixes will be pushed into the plugin. Active plugins on sites should have been updated to work with WordPress 5.7 and

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