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Version Management iThemes Security Pro Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use “Version Management” in iThemes Security Pro

If you are already using the iThemes Security Pro plugin for site security on any of your Child Sites then you can use a built-in module to control automatic updates on your Child Site(s). The module is called “Version Management” which will give you control over automatic updates for WordPress core, plugins, and themes. The version management comes in handy if the site has a limited stack of installed plugins and includes mostly the static content without a lot of common breaking changes. Version Management in iThemes Security Pro You can find the module from the following admin menu item;

Preparing to train WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 tips for preparing to train clients and users for using WordPress

A few weeks ago I received a text from a friend. We were college classmates about 30 years ago or so. He is the pastor at a nearby church. The website for his church was built on WordPress by someone who was previously at the church, and now, they needed some help. The website had some issues that I noticed pretty quickly, but they were interested in some training to use the website. I said I would help, and to be honest, I was a little stressed. I don’t train people to use WordPress much anymore. I was unsure what

Remove MailOptin WordPress Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove MailOptin Plugin Data on Your WordPress Site

If your site is using the MailOptin plugin which is used for lead generation, email automation, and newsletters. It is recommended to use a solid well built external platform for email automation and sending out newsletters than using a plugin that can cause performance issues on your site and cause database bloat. MailOptin WordPress Plugin The plugin will store data using the following custom database tables; wp_mo_campaign_log wp_mo_campaign_logmeta wp_mo_conversions wp_mo_email_campaignmeta wp_mo_email_campaigns wp_mo_optin_campaignmeta Wp_mo_optin_campaigns When the plugin is deactivated and deleted it will not remove the custom database tables that will be bloating out the site’s database. The database tables can

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

April Toolbox: Team building, task completing, e-signing and news reading

This month’s April Toolbox features team building, task completing, e-signing and news reading. We look at four tools that may improve your life or business in an age of paperless and remote work. Let’s ride, shall we? Get your tasks DoneDone Now matter how many tools I look at, I still struggle with my task lists. Sure, I know, there are tons of task lists and project management systems out there, but they always seem to be more than I need. I decided I wanted to keep the user interface more simple and not be overwhelmed. Frankly, I just wanted

Clean Up WordPress Site
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Clean Up WordPress Site for Better Performance

Now is the time of the year to clean up WordPress site for better performance and security. One of the easiest ways would be to remove unused plugins and themes. It is very easy for a site to have several inactive plugins on it. This could happen when plugins have been replaced with better-coded plugins, but the original plugins were not deleted on the site. Also if you have been testing plugins on a site for a specific feature but then the plugin is left on the site and not deleted. Why Remove Inactive Plugins? Removing inactive plugins that are

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)
Privacy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Preparing for the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)

While the United States does not have a federal privacy law (unless you are in healthcare, financial services, or are targeting children under the age of 13), more and more states are passing their own privacy laws to protect their residents. One such state is Virginia, which passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) in 2021. While this law goes into effect on January 1st, 2023, companies that need to comply should begin their preparations now as the requirements of this new law are extensive, and the penalties for failure to comply are steep. In this article, we will

Q&A with Disha Pegu from Atarim
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Disha Pegu from Atarim

If you are part of the Atarim Facebook group, you will know Disha Pegu. She is the person who manages the company’s community and the social media channels. She keeps the conversation going, keeps it energetic, and she really is an advocate for website consultants and agencies. She describes herself as, “A social scientist, huge supporter of diversity inclusion (everywhere), a compassionate marketer.” Indeed, she has experience in Project Management and marketing. She brings a lot of skills to the table for Atarim. Today, we learn more about the Atarim Community Manager Disha Pegu. What have you learned about being

Time to First Byte - TTFB
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Improve Time to First Byte (TTFB) on Your Site

Improving your site server’s Time to First Byte (TTFB) is key to fast a performant site. A slow TTFB will cause site users to experience a blank screen whilst the site then loads. Expected server TTFB times would be between 200 and 500 milliseconds. Some of the reasons why the TTFB could be over 500 milliseconds can be down to a high load on the site server, server infrastructure issues, and high latencies between DNS servers. TTFB slower than 1 second or even higher should be a cause of concern and worth looking into what is causing such a high

MainWP 4.2 Released
Important Updates
Dennis Dornon

MainWP Becomes a True Privacy-First WordPress Manager!

Today, I am happy to announce MainWP 4.2, a relatively big release that includes a lot of privacy updates for us, you, and your clients. Your Privacy Guaranteed Being focused on privacy, we tweaked a few things at our end: For the Plugins: We worked with Donata Stroink-Skillrud of agency attorneys. Donata is not only an attorney focused on privacy, but she is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Along with that, she is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s E-privacy Committee and Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee. Using her knowledge and expertise,

April roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

April Roundup: Pattern Creator is live and a coloring book

It is April folks. Where has this year gone? There are no jokes here, just another roundup of things happening in the WordPress Universe. Let’s get started, shall we? The Pattern Creator is now open The WordPress.org Pattern Creator Now Open to the Public One thing I’m excited about is the new Pattern directory in the WordPress repository. For someone who is trying to make a switch to the Gutenberg editor, the Pattern Directory is great. As Justin Tadlock says at the WP Tavern, “The WordPress pattern directory finally opened its gates to the entire community today. Anyone with a

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