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Sebastian Moran

Using the PhastPress Plugin to Improve Site Performance

If you are looking for a very lightweight plugin to help improve your site performance. The PhastPress plugin is worth taking the time to check out. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new sub-menu under settings in wp-admin; Settings > PhastPress The PhastPress plugin settings are broken down into plugin, Images and HTML, CSS and JS. The plugin includes image optimization using a free image optimization service API, being able to inline critical CSS, load all JS script asynchronously. You can also minify HTML, defer iframe loading by being able to lazy load them.

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Sebastian Moran

Using Flying Images Plugin to Improve Image Loading Time on Child Sites

Flying Images is a fairly recent plugin which by default will enable a lot of image-based gains for your child site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new sub-menu item under settings in wp-admin; Settings > Flying Images The tabs it will add are broken down as the following; Lazy load CDN Responsive Compression WebP The default lazy loading enabled is native and JavaScript. Native is only for supported browsers like Google Chrome at the moment. JavaScript will work in all browsers. The CDN which Flying Images provides at no cost is Statically.  Statically

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Todd Jones

Loading lazy images, WordCamp Asia, and two new communities for WordPress entrepreneurs

Frustration. Have you ever been frustrated by working with clients? They don’t follow your instructions. Maybe they just aren’t technically savvy enough.  Getting feedback can be a struggle. Consider what Vito Peleg told me last year, We tried everything from creating elaborate spreadsheets, long google docs, video tutorials, project management systems and so on. It became clear that the available solutions, while great for our side, were rarely followed by the clients. They were too complex and bloated. Vito set out to solve a problem for his team. Now, WP Feedback is making some bold new changes. We talk about

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Increasing engagement with your Facebook posts: 5 tips to help

Trust me when I say this, Facebook posting is an enigma for many of your customers. Some customers don’t use Facebook on their own, so they don’t care. This is a mistake as their customers are already on the platform, regardless the age. Facebook has over 2.5Billion users. They can’t dismiss it. Some customers are disinterested because they don’t use Facebook. Some are believers, and only believers in traditional marketing. Some are afraid to use it, and they will often talk about regulations. Then you have those who try to use Facebook. They try all kinds of things and rarely

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Jetpack Plugin Database Cleanup on Sites Where the Plugin Has been Uninstalled

Jetpack is a well-used plugin on a number of sites and has over 5+ million active installs. But will all modules active it can cause extra requests on load as well as adding a number of extra external requests on load. When you uninstall the Jetpack plugin it will not remove any of the 108 created options that will be left in your sites options database table. You can search for the option_name which matches the following option name patterns; _transient_jetpack% _transient_timeout_jetpack_% jetpack_% Once you can then select the option names that match then select those options to be deleted.

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Sebastian Moran

How to Easily Change the WordPress Database Prefix

A basic security change to make on your child sites is to change the WordPress database prefix. The default WordPress database prefix is normally wp_. An easy plugin to be able to change all of the database tables on a sites database as well as update the prefix table value in the sites wp-config.php is by using the Brozzme DB Prefix & Tools Addon plugin. After the plugin has been installed and activated it will add a menu item; Tools > DB PREFIX Before you change the WordPress database prefix you should create a database backup of the sites database

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Fall in love with taglines that captures the essential part of your company’s message

When I worked for an agency, guess who got to do a lot of pre-launch and post-launch checklists for websites? You guessed it, me. That’s okay; I’m a stickler about getting all the boxes marked; however, over time, I learned others didn’t see the value. Anyway, we had some fairly mundane things to do, like making sure the timezone was correct, adding something for the website title in the settings. Something that would come up regularly was what to put in the tagline. If you didn’t know, the WordPress dashboard has a place in the settings to add a tagline.

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy WooCommerce Code Snippets

WooCommerce is a very heavily used plugin to turn your WordPress child site into a full eCommerce store. MainWP offers a very easy to use code snippets extension which makes it easy to run code snippets over all of the connect child sites. A couple of common of handy code snippets if you needed to temp disable all products from being purchasable on your child site you can use this code snippet; add_filter( ‘woocommerce_is_purchasable’, ‘__return_false’); You would then need to deactivate that code snippet from the child sites where it was running. Another common code snippet fix would be for

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Screencasting apps to help capture you expertise like a pro

I’ve been trying to do more videos for my business. One thing I’ve done is launch a Youtube show. In 2019 I experimented with some Facebook lives. Sometimes we just need to be comfortable being in front of the camera. Using video can be a huge help for our business. For example, recording or taking a pic of your screen or desktop can be helpful to our customers. Screencasting is something that benefits them and helps us stand out from everyone else. There are plenty of options for screencasting, and today we are going to look at some of those

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Disable the MainWP Child plugin from Showing the Site Health Info

The site health check feature is a new feature in WordPress 5.2. If you have the MainWP child plugin already hidden from the list of plugins on the child site using the branding extension for MainWP, you may also want to hide the MainWP child plugin from showing on the info tab of the Site Health page. There is now an easy way to hide themes and plugins from showing in the site health info tab, using the Site Health Manager plugin. First, you will need to install and activate the Site Health Manager plugin on all the connected child

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