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Sebastian Moran

Using the Website File Changes Monitor Plugin for Tracking File Changes on Your Child Site

Tracking file changes made to your child site can be a messy prospect, depending on which plugin solution is being used. WP White Security, the company behind plugin WP Security Audit Log and Password Policy Manager for WordPress, has created a new plugin called Website File Changes Monitor. First, you will need to install and activate the Website File Changes Monitor plugin on your child site. After the plugin is active on the child site, you will notice a new admin menu created for File Monitor. File Monitor > Settings You can set notification of the file changes, if files

5 things to remember 2020
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

5 things to remember while getting ready for 2020

If you have seen the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, you know the story of a man who sacrificed his own dreams to help build others. George Bailey gave up traveling the world to keep the building and loan business going so that people would have a place to live. After his uncle lost a large sum of money (actually stolen by the villain) and facing possible jail time, Bailey thought the best thing he could do was to leave his life behind. But God and Clarence had other ideas. Clarence, his guardian angel, showed him what life would be

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Sebastian Moran

How to Remove the Sumo Plugin Cleanly

Sumo is a service that does have a plugin for WordPress. Sumo works with WooCommerce for abandoned cart recovery as well as being able to create a timed popup for email opt-in forms. Sumo can add a number of requests on load on a site. Example requests on the load that you will see with the Sumo service and plugin active will show as a number of the following external requests; https://sumo.com/api/site/ https://load.sumo.com/ You can replace Sumo with a number of other plugins that work better for timed popups for plugin solutions for abandoned cart recovery in WooCommerce. By default

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using SimpleForm Plugin for Clean Site Forms

Simple but performance-based contact forms on your child sites are worth knowing of clean plugin options. On certain sites, you do not always need a number of extra fields in your contact site forms. There is a recent plugin option that works well and it is called SimpleForm. After you have activated and installed the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called Contacts. The plugin adds basic contact fields and you can set the provided fields you would like to make required. Form submission made using the SimpleForm plugin can be accessed from the following admin menu;

memory lane 2019
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A trip down memory lane at the MainWP blog in 2019

Looking back on 2019 at the ManiWP blog When the ball drops in your part of the year and the calendar turns over to 2020, what will you be doing? Most years, I’m in bed. You? I am thinking about going to a New Year’s Eve party this year and listen to some Blues music. As we approach the end of the year, we often start looking back on the year we are completing. It’s good to look back and see where things went wrong and right. Since we are a few days from the end of December and I

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using WP Search Insights Plugin for Tracking Site Searches

If you are using default search on a child site knowing what terms are being searched for on the site is hard to find unless you are using something like Google Analytics. There is a new plugin that will track search terms on a site and it is called WP Search Insights. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new menu item in wp-admin; Tools > WP Search Insights The first part you will be taken to is the dashboard which will show you popular and the recent searches. Also from the dashboard settings of

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Suki Theme on Your Child Sites

Knowing which fast and performance-based themes for your child sites is something that can take time to research and test. A more recent theme that is clean lightweight and performance-based but has a number of modules built in even in the free version is the Suki theme. After you have installed and activated the Suki theme on your child site it will add a new admin menu under; Appearance > Suki You will be able to find all of the available modules for Suki. Each of the modules can then be opened in the customizer. There is a pro version

wpvivid backup plugin
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WPVivid Backup Plugin launches extension for the MainWP dashboard

Earlier this year, WPVivid Backup Plugin, a new WordPress backup plugin, launched an extension for the MainWP dashboard. The extension helps customers who use WPVivid operate their backup system within the MainWP dashboard. Currently, the extension is free. The team at WPVivid plans on releasing a pro version of their plugin this month. The plugin was released in April of 2019 and currently has 121,441 downloads, including 9,470 in the last seven days. The plugin has 131 ratings in the WordPress repository, with 126 being five stars. Earlier this Fall, I was able to chat with Nicholas, the lead developer,

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using Speed Booster Pack Plugin to Improve Your Child Site Performance

WordPress will try to load a number of additional requests, which in most cases are needed, such as emojis and dashicons. There is an easy to use a plugin called Speed Booster Pack, which can be installed on all connected child sites. The settings can be enabled using the MainWP Bulk Settings Manager extension. You can use this key to save the settings in Speed Booster Pack to all child sites where it has been installed and activated. If you have used WP Disable or Perfmatters plugins in the past, the Speed Booster Pack plugin is similar. After you have

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Disable Plugin Deactivation Plugin on Your Child Sites

On a number of your managed child sites, it is worth knowing how to disable plugins from being deactivated or delete the plugin. There is an easy to use a plugin called Disable Plugin Deactivation which can be installed on all of your connect child sites and then you can easily set those options. After the plugin has been installed and activated on those sites it will add a new admin menu under the plugins admin menu in wp-admin; Plugins > Plugin Deactivate Settings All of the options will be disabled by default. You can then change the options you

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