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Site Health Checker Feature in WordPress 5.2
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Site Health Checker Feature in WordPress 5.2

WordPress 5.2 includes a new, exciting feature which will show the health of your site. This helpful feature is on track for release on May 7th. You can access the site health feature on your site if you are an admin user in wp-admin from; Tools > Site Health The first page will end up running a series of tests on your site. Those test results will be displayed back on the page. The percentage, which shows at the top of the page, might be removed before WordPress 5.2 is released and replaced with a more meaningful display of results.

The MainWP Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Choosing the top WordPress podcasts, using a new search engine, and using originality for better content

Today we are going to dive into three different topics from recent articles. We will discuss the top 20 WordPress podcasts, the release of a new search engine, and finally, how you can make your content even better. Buckle up, let’s ride. 20+ Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 In the past, we’ve talked about podcasts on the MainWP blog. We know a thing or two about good podcasts. Well, recently, WP Explorer put out a list of 20+ podcasts. I decided to take a look at the list. The list does have stellar podcasts such as WP-Tonic,

Conversion Rate Optimization
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Using Conversion Rate Optimization for your WordPress business

It never fails. You are busy working on a website, and your client says something like this, “You know, I saw how my friend had his logo on his website. Can we make it bigger.” Or, how about, “I would really like to have a slider on my website? I like how they make the site look.” Finally, how about this one, “Can you make my website pop?” Clients make decisions based on preferences much of the time. Designing a website based on conversion can help with that conversation. For example, when a client says they want a fuchsia button,

Schedule Meetings using Doodle
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Schedule Meetings using Doodle

Sometimes setting up meetings with clients can be a nightmare of back and forth in emails or text messages. A way to get around easily being able to setup meetings is by using Doodle. Doodle is an online scheduling tool that can be used quickly and easily to find a date and time to meet with multiple people. First, you suggest dates and times for your event participants to choose from, then Doodle creates a polling calendar which can be sent to participants for feedback.  As each participant selects the dates and times from the polling calendar that he or

Move to MainWP
Conversion
Sebastian Moran

How to Convert from iControlWP to MainWP for your Sites

iControlWP 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 iControlWP 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 site,

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three tools to help you defeat Thanos and save the universe

We are suckers for tools. I mean, we are always looking for weapons in our arsenal to help us fight against Thanos. Think about it. With a snap of his fingers, things disappear, even our Google search results! So, we have to stay on top of things. Today I’m going to point you to three new WordPress products that are launching soon. These are tools for your toolbox that may be super helpful. WPFeedback Feedback from clients is an area that is crucial to any website project. Developer Vito Peleg is in the process of launching WPFeedback which will streamline

Marketing Funnel
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Four elements of a digital marketing funnel that are mission critical

The other night I watch a documentary on TV. It was about the year 1969. The ABC series about the chaotic year premiered with “Moonshot.” When I think of 1969 (before I was born), I think of the song by Canadian singer Bryan Adams, Summer of ’69. Great song. I digress. The year was 1969, and the United States was at a crossroads. The climate is much like what we see in 2019. There were lots of protests, new styles of clothing emerged (bell bottoms anyone!), the Vietnam War was still raging along. This was the year after the assassinations

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using SendWP for Sending Site Email

The single biggest child site issue that you can end up dealing with is why is the site email not being sent. You could use an SMTP plugin and then use SMTP creds to connect. But using a transactional email provider makes it easier in knowing that your child site email will be delivered correctly. The delivery of site email can be a pain to deal with on child sites. If a site is using WooCommerce or a form plugin like Gravity Forms, you want to ensure that form notifications and customer order notifications are being sent out to customers.

Split Testing
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

10 guides for A/B Split testing to get you ramped up and ready for better conversions

If you watch enough professional wrestling (just go with me here), you will see the scene played out, often on TV. One of the performers will be in the ring, and a decision will come up. It’s time for crowd participation. The wrestler will then ask the crowd if they want to see said alliance or match or whatever the decision needs to be made. Most of the time, the crowd will cheer because they want to see the match like the one at Wrestlemania that included Becky Lynch, Rhonda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair. via GIPHY If you sit and

Using-the-Sleep-Cycle-App-to-Get-A-Better-Nights-Sleep
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Sleep Cycle App to Get A Better Nights Sleep

A good night’s sleep is high on the list of the most important things you can do to make sure you have a fighting chance of being able to achieve your daily goals. Tracking your sleep cycle will provide you with a better idea of how well you are sleeping during the night.  There is an easy-to-use sleep cycle app, available for both Android and iOS devices. The application will monitor your sleep overnight, so you can work out how well you slept the following day. The application will monitor your sleep, which will use either the device’s built-in

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