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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to remove the iThemes Security Plugin Created Database Tables

There may be times when you need to change which security plugin on your child site to a different security plugin. In this example, this is going to cover how to remove all of the iThemes Security plugin created custom database tables on your site. All of the iThemes Security plugin created custom database tables; wp_itsec_distributed_storage wp_itsec_fingerprints wp_itsec_geolocation_cache wp_itsec_lockouts wp_itsec_logs wp_itsec_mutexes wp_itsec_opaque_tokens wp_itsec_temp wp_itsec_user_groups The iThemes Security plugin does make it easier than most plugins to remove the created custom database tables in they can be removed when you delete to uninstall the plugin. If you delete the iThemes Security

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How to build backlinks without making your recipient scream in their pillow

Do you ever get an email like this? They are designed to get you to add a link to your website via an article you have already written. The strategy is not new. It has been used for years by certain SEO gurus. The thing is, most of my friends say they simply delete the emails or send them to spam. Nevertheless, this strategy is all about quantity. It’s a numbers game. That’s what they used to say in sales. In fact, I used to have to sign customers up for an email in a retail store. That was a

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Simple Cache Plugin on your Child Sites

Sometimes you need a very simple plugin option to enable page caching on your child site. One of the best very basic page caching plugin options is the Simple Cache. Once you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a sub-menu item into settings in wp-admin. Settings > Simple Cache By default, the settings for Simple Cache will be very basic. If you enable the advanced mode. You will be able to exclude URLs that you want to exclude. If you are using WooCommerce on your child site then some of the URLs that you would want to

Nurture Funnel
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Here is how I created my recent nurture funnel and a checklist for you to download

Recently I launched a new nurture funnel for my product, Website Copy Framework. I wanted to get potential buyers into my funnel and nurture them to buy the product. In this article, I am going to talk about the things I did and how I did them. At the end of the article, I provide you with a little checklist. Setting up my nurture funnel. To get started, you will need to have a specific product or service. For me, my product is the Website Copy Framework I launched last fall. For you, it could be anything such as a

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Connect ConvertKit to your site

ConvertKit is a solid email marketing and automation platform. The ConvertKit platform is very easy to integrate with WordPress. There are a number of plugins to be able to integrate with ConvertKit, also you can integrate with Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, and WooCommerce. ConvertKit does also integrate with Memberpress, aMember, Easy Digital Downloads, and Paid Memberships Pro. After you have created your account in ConvertKit you will be able to find your API credentials. The main ConvertKit plugin settings can be found from; Settings > ConvertKit If you also have the WooCommerce ConvertKit plugin you will be able to

The Setlist
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

August Setlist: the future of WordPress, remember Bing, and a handy screenshot tool

Around the bend, we are headed for August. I’m not quite sure what the rest of 2020 will reveal. So many questions remain. One thing that remains is how we feel when we hear stories. Stories and music make life easier. So today’s setlist includes some oldies, one of which goes back to the early 1960s. We are talking about the future of WordPress, the re-emergence of Bing, and a handy tool to capture screenshots. The times they are a-changin.’ There is a classic song from Bob Dylan that I often think of when I think about change. The song

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy Code Snippets for WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 was released on the 11th of August. The new release of WordPress includes a number of new features. MainWP has a very solid extension to be able to save and activate code snippets on all connected sites. All of the new features in WordPress 5.5 have filters that can be used to disable those features if they are not needed. WordPress core now supports native lazy loading since most browsers now support native lazy loading. To be able to disable the lazy-load feature in WordPress you can use this code snippet; add_filter( ‘wp_lazy_loading_enabled’, ‘__return_false’ ); One of the

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How you can use video email marketing to create an unfair advantage for your business

I remember getting an exclusive email from a copywriting influencer one day. Needless to say, my jaw was on the floor when I got the email and video from Tarzan Kay. Have you ever gotten something like that? She sent me an email with a personalized video. First of all, the fact that she knew my name was pretty cool. I mean, she has thousands of people on her email list. Why did she specify me? It was pretty cool. That was when I realized that we could actually have videos in our email. Now, what she was doing was

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the BunnyCDN to Improve Site Load Times

BunnyCDN is one of the most feature-complete CDNs that can be used to improve your site’s load times. BunnyCDN has 41 data centers which means your site assets will be replicated and served from the edge server nearest to the site users’ location. BunnyCDN includes automatic image optimization and on the fly modifications and compression of static sites assets by using the Bunny Optimizer. In order to be able to use BunnyCDN on your sites, you will need to create an account. After you have created an account you will need to create a pull zone. When creating a pull

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using OptiMole to Image Optimize Your Child Sites

OptiMole is a very easy to use service with a straightforward to use WordPress plugin. Using the OptiMole plugin and service will make it very easy to improve the front-end load times of your child sites. In order to be able to use OptiMole, you will first need to install the plugin on your site. Once the plugin is installed and activated from Media it will add a new menu item. On the new settings page for OptiMole, you can create a new account which you will need to enter your email address. Check your email for the new email

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