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Outsourcing
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How to be smart and efficient. Five ways to outsource tasks for your WordPress business

The older I get, the more I realize how limited my time and energy is. The harder it is for me, one person, to do everything in my business. I’m not a young man anymore. I wish I had some of the energy that my younger friends have. Let me just say, fourteen hour work days aren’t kind. Sometimes they are necessary to get things done. I have learned that it becomes necessary to hire someone else to do some of the tasks needing to be done. A couple of years ago, I met a young woman who is a

Which WordPress Core Files are Safe to Delete
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Which WordPress Core Files are Safe to Delete

When installed, WordPress will add a number of files which can be safely deleted on any of your child sites. The first of those files is readme.html, which is an information HTML file as part of the famous 5-minute install of WordPress manually. The second of those files is wp-config-sample.php, which is an example of the wp-config.php file, which contains all the site’s database credentials and its salts, along with any constants being used. Remember not to delete the wp-config.php file in the html folder of your site server. This will cause the site not to load, as the database

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress: Staying productive when Facebook goes down

March is a crazy month. Wouldn’t you agree? For many of us, we are exciting Winter and headed straight for Spring. Who still has snow on the ground? The sun starts to shine a little more and the birds start to chirp. It’s almost like we have come out of a slumber. Regardless, there are lots of things happening. Today we take a look into some new WordPress products, the emergence of plugins for the Gutenberg Editor, how we became more productive on the day that Facebook went down, and where we can find more Women leaders in WordPress. Buckle

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to Convert from iThemes Sync to MainWP for your Sites

iThemes Sync is a Software as a service (SaaS) for managing multiple WordPress sites. MainWP is not SaaS-based and it will never be. It is very easy to change over from iThemes Sync to MainWP to manage all your clients’ sites. First, you will need to install MainWP Dashboard to create a Dashboard site to manage all of the connected sites. It is always recommended to use a fresh WordPress install for the MainWP dashboard site. First, install the MainWP Dashboard plugin, then activate and walk through the steps of the setup wizard.  Once you have set up the MainWP Dashboard

Three social media blogs to rule them all
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three social media blogs to rule them all and keep you on top of the social media industry

Social media changes every day. If you aren’t happy about something, wait for a bit, it will change. I used to get excited about social media, but honestly, these days, I just use it as a watercooler. That being said, my watercooler includes my friends like the ones in the MainWP community, so it can lead to a lot of benefits. Regardless, we still have to pay attention to social media. It isn’t going away, but we have to learn to adapt to its changes. That’s why it is so important to follow a social media blog that gives thorough,

Translate Sites
About
Sebastian Moran

How to Translate your Child Sites

With company sites needing to have a more global outreach, there is a number of translation plugins for your Child Sites to ensure your sites will be multi-language. The most commonly known of the translation plugins is WPML. In this post, we are going to cover a number of solid options which will not cause performance issues on your site due to how they work. Weglot Weglot is an easy-to-use plugin with an API, which you can set up on your child site in seconds. First, you will need to install the Weglot plugin on your child site. After the

Finding women to speak at your WordPress event
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three places to find the women speakers for your WordPress event

I remember when I started to discover the power of WordPress. I had a football blog (American brand) and needed more help. Working at a bookstore, I had access to books, lots of books. As employees, we can check out books and read them or we could buy books for a nice discount. We had some perks. And I took advantage of those perks. For example, I checked out the latest books about college football and wrote reviews. Writing reviews lead to a few authors sending me copies of their book to review. Another thing I took advantage of was

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to Convert from InfiniteWP to MainWP for your Sites

InfiniteWP is a self-hosted solution for managing multiple sites, but the UI and UX have a number of issues. The initial setup takes a lot longer than setting up a MainWP dashboard site. It is very easy to change over from InfiniteWP to MainWP to manage all your clients’ sites. First, you will need to install MainWP Dashboard to create a Dashboard site to manage all of the connected sites. It is always recommended to use a fresh WordPress install for the MainWP dashboard site. First, install the MainWP dashboard plugin, then activate and walk through the steps of the

Online COURSES TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Four online courses that can help you grow your business and increase revenue this year

It happens about this time every year. You feel it. That’s feeling of dread and sweaty palms. You know what I’m talking about don’t you? For some of you, it is still cold, but Spring is trying to break through. So, you may be feeling a tad chilled about what is to come. You realize it’s March. Whoa, we just hit the third month of the year. Do you know what that means? The first quarter is almost over. You look up and realize you need to get going on your revenue goals. Maybe you also had a goal to

MainWP & Convesio
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How Well Does Convesio Work for Hosting your MainWP Child Sites

Convesio is one of the newer options for hosting your MainWP Child sites. After you have created your account from an invitation link via email, you should be able to sign into the account. Click on the New Site button, and then select which version of WordPress, PHP version and location. The default for a new site is WordPress 5.1, PHP 7.2 and the location should be the United States. Follow the regular WordPress install screen to create the admin user in the WordPress site. Important Settings The overview will show a wide range of site information. You will be

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