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content marketing for small businesses
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three principles to get started with content marketing for small businesses

I see it often on TV. Home improvement companies are advertising on local TV stations. I’m sure it is still effective because they keep doing it. Also, I see car dealerships advertise on TV. Their advertisements seem more like overdramatized hype. There is one used car dealer who comes up with some of the corniest stuff I’ve ever seen. At least he’s memorable. We all know that purchasing is changing rapidly, especially as millennials become a big part of the market. Millennials just don’t buy the same way. Check out this infographic for more info. To illustrate this point, a

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Logging Site Email Using the WP Mail Log Plugin

If you need to log site emails but require more control over what data is being logged and how long that data is being stored, WP Mail Logging is a solid plugin that can be installed. After you have installed and activated the plugin, it will add a new admin menu called; WP Mail Logging To view logged email, you can view those from; WP Mail Logging > WP Mail Logging The plugin setting can be found from; WP Mail Logging > Settings > General Settings By default, on plugin deactivation and uninstall, the data will not be removed from

MainWP How To's
Bogdan Rapaic

How to Update MainWP Child Plugin

To update the MainWP Child plugin, there are 2 simple methods: Stanard update method Update by overwriting the old version Stanard update method Once the MainWP Child plugin version is available, and after syncing your sites, the update will be available on the MainWP Updates page. To perform the update, follow these steps: Go to your MainWP Dashboard Go to the MainWP > Updates page Set the Show per updates option to per Plugin/Theme Locate the MainWP Child plugin in the list Click the Update All Button Update by Overwriting the old version Go to WordPress.org to download the latest

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Securing Your Child Site using the WT Security Plugin

There is a new WordPress plugin for site security and it is called WT Security. After the plugin has been installed and activated it will add a new admin menu called; WP Security To be able to use the security plugin you will need to create an account on the Webtotem site. After you have confirmed your account from the email link, now you can log into the site and add your site that you want to protect. After you have added the site that you want to protect now will need to add an API key into the plugin’s

john locke lockedown design & seo
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with John Locke of Lockedown Design & SEO

Like so many of us, John Locke did not begin his career in the website industry. He got his start working in a bakery where he was a manager. He breaks down the story on an episode of WP-Tonic in 2016. Later, John worked for a factory bakery. For years John has been taking care of clients in the Sacramento, California area where he has racked up some top recognitions, including being named one of the top web designers in Sacramento. He has also gathered recognition for his work in SEO. He has served as a Speaker and Co-Organizer for

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Why the Follow Up Emails WooCommerce Plugin Will Cause Site Issues

While trying new plugins can unearth hidden gems in the WooCommerce world, there are certain plugins that are better to stay away from. One such plugin is Follow Up Emails. The plugin sends follow up emails based on different triggers (e.g., if a customer purchased a specific product, a customer created a new subscription to a product or plan, and so on). The custom database tables created by the plugin are as follows; wp_followup_coupons wp_followup_coupon_logs wp_followup_customers wp_followup_customer_carts wp_followup_customer_notes wp_followup_customer_orders wp_followup_email_excludes wp_followup_email_logs wp_followup_email_orders wp_followup_email_tracking wp_followup_followup_history- wp_followup_order_categories- wp_followup_order_items wp_followup_subscribers- wp_followup_subscribers_to_lists wp_followup_subscriber_lists Follow Up Emails plugin for WooCommerce heavily uses the Action Scheduler,

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Ultimate Email Validator Plugin

Spam site registrations or spam form submissions can be blocked by being able to detect and block emails from being used on your child site. There is a new plugin called Ultimate Email Validator. After the plugin has been installed and activated on the site it will add a new admin menu called; Ultimate Email Validator The plugin includes support for the following popular plugins BuddyPress, WooCommerce, MailChimp, Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms and Ninja Forms. As well as support for default WordPress Forms. Ultimate Email Validator uses the SOLYD free API Block Temporary Email to detect and stop the

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: St. Louis, press releases, and a whole site redesign

If you are like many in the US, you are recovering from a night of trick or treating and costumes and kids everywhere. Or maybe, you are celebrating All Saint’s Day today. Or, perhaps, it is just Friday for you. Whatever you please, it is the weekend, and there is much to do! Today we take a look at the power of press releases and WordCamp US taking place this weekend in St. Louis. Writing a press release Justin Tadlock talks about the need for WordPress businesses to write press releases. Tadlock, as you already know, is one of the

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Bogdan Rapaic

Quick way to remove Broken Link Checker plugin from your Child Sites

Recently, WP Scan disclosed the vulnerability in the current version (1.11.8) of the Broken Link Checker plugin. As per WP Scan: “The plugin is still affected and won’t be fixed according to the original advisory”. Since the fix is not expected, we strongly recommend removing the plugin for your WordPress sites and finding an alternative. Here is how you can easily remove the plugin from your sites from your MainWP Dashboard: Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Manage Plugins page Select All your Child Sites Select Active status In the Search Options field, enter “Broken Link Checker” keyword Click

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use the WP Rollback Plugin

It is worth knowing how to rollback plugins or themes on a site, due to either the current version of the plugin having a bug or a current version of a plugin causing a conflict with another active plugin. The plugin which allows you to easily rollback a plugin is WP Rollback. After you have installed and activated the plugin in the plugin list, in wp-admin next to deactivate Rollback will show. When you select rollback next to the plugin that you want to rollback to a previous version, the next screen will show all versions of the plugin which

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